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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Festival Starts This Sunday With a Headlining Performance From Janelle Monáe

Stern Grove Festival Starts This Sunday With a Headlining Performance From Janelle Monáe

Stern Grove's 79th festival season starts this Sunday, June 19 with performances by Grammy Award-nominated singer-songwriter Janelle Monáe and the San Francisco funk band Midtown Social. Throughout June, July, and August, the event will host free (!) musical performances…
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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Festival Launches With Janelle Monáe

Stern Grove Festival Launches With Janelle Monáe

People all over the world will join in and form a love train, love train. The 79th Stern Grove Festival lineup is out, and the O'Jays are part of it: Aug. 7, to be exact. Every Sunday from June 19…
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Music, All Shook Down This Year's Stern Grove Festival Kicks Off June 19 With Janelle Monáe

This Year's Stern Grove Festival Kicks Off June 19 With Janelle Monáe

The 79th Stern Grove Festival begins on Sunday, June 19 with none other than Janelle Monáe. The effortlessly chic, 30-year-old Kansas native will headline the festival's opening benefit, The Big Picnic, a free concert that begins at 2 p.m.…
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Music, All Shook Down Merrill Garbus Is the Spiritual Heiress to David Byrne

Merrill Garbus Is the Spiritual Heiress to David Byrne

This past Sunday, on what was possibly the hottest day in the history of the chilly canyon known as Stern Grove, Merrill Garbus, the creative force behind tUnE-yArDs, took over the summertime festival in a muu-muu that made her…
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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

Stern Grove Festival Announces 2015 Lineup

The 2015 Stern Grove Festival is here, and it's everything you would expect it to be. It has The San Francisco Symphony, some classic rock, a touch of Latin jazz, funk, soul, an indie buzz band, etc. New York's Talib…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Burning Man in the Bay, Idea One: Stern Grove Festival Closes 77th Season With Psych-pop Legends, The Zombies

Burning Man in the Bay, Idea One: Stern Grove Festival Closes 77th Season With Psych-pop Legends, The Zombies

While some of us cheer that the burners are gone, others feel left out by not making it to the playa. Either way, throughout the duration of Burning Man we'll be sharing events and places in S.F. that would normally…
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Music, All Shook Down Psych-Pop Legends The Zombies on Getting Back Together and Reminiscing About the '60s

Psych-Pop Legends The Zombies on Getting Back Together and Reminiscing About the '60s

When Colin Blunstone recalls the beginning of his musical career, he speaks as if he is in awe, in almost disbelief even by his own story. The lead singer of the legendary psych-pop group, The Zombies, formed the band with…
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Music, All Shook Down Darlene Love, Star of Oscar-Winning <i>20 Feet From Stardom</i>, Is Performing at Stern Grove This Summer

Darlene Love, Star of Oscar-Winning 20 Feet From Stardom, Is Performing at Stern Grove This Summer

Maybe you remember this moment from the Oscars on Sunday: After 20 Feet From Stardom, a documentary about backup singers, won the award for Best Documentary, a few of the people behind the movie went onstage to give their thank-you…
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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove Fest 2013 Lineup: Deltron 3030, Shuggie Otis, SF Symphony, and More

Stern Grove Fest 2013 Lineup: Deltron 3030, Shuggie Otis, SF Symphony, and More

Warm(er) nights and light evenings mean a number of things in San Francisco, and one of them is that it will soon be time to spend your Sunday afternoons relaxing on a lawn in Stern Grove, enjoying good live music…
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Calendar, Night&Day Case on Point

Case on Point

Even for people with an aversion to bun-heads, it is difficult to resist the beauty and elegance of professionally trained ballet dancers in a natural amphitheater ringed by Eucalyptus trees. Which is exactly what Rosalie Stern had in mind when…
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Calendar, Night&Day Old Meets New

Old Meets New

The San Francisco Symphony closes out Fourth of July weekend with a free afternoon concert in Stern Grove’s idyllic outdoor amphitheater. The San Francisco Symphony Concert is part of the Stern Grove Festival, an annual, family-friendly performance series that highlights…
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Music, All Shook Down Stern Grove 2012 Lineup: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ozomatli, OK GO, and More to Play Free This Summer

Stern Grove 2012 Lineup: Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Ozomatli, OK GO, and More to Play Free This Summer

Festival season is now in full swing. And San Francisco's own Stern Grove Festival -- which brings free performances to that serene grove on the western side of the city -- just announced its 2012 lineup, which includes Preservation…
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Music, Hear This Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Revue: Show Preview

Quinn Deveaux and the Blue Beat Revue: Show Preview

He calls his music "blue beat." But what comes out when Quinn Deveaux hits the mic might as well just be called joy. The Indiana native distills decades of American blues, country, soul, and gospel into a funky sound that…
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Music, A Guide to NorCal Music Festivals

A Guide to NorCal Music Festivals

Even in San Francisco, there are so many music festivals that it can be hard to keep them all straight. Start taking into account some of the bigger annual festivals around Northern California, and it's darn near impossible to remember…
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Music, All Shook Down My Big Fat World Music Weekend

My Big Fat World Music Weekend

In this economy, who has the means to travel internationally anymore? Luckily, with all the world music acts coming through the Bay Area of late, you don't have to have a passport, visa, hotel, and plane ticket to catch…
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