Music: Test of Time

Twenty years ago, when eclectic roots-rock duo Gypsy Soul was just starting out, husband-and-wife collaborators Roman Morykit and Cilette Swann moved to San Anselmo...

Music: Grounded

Contemporary country music songwriter Corey Smith was born in Jefferson, Georgia, and his roots in the small town have been a huge part of...

Music: Happy Flow

Misner & Smith created their new album ‘headwaters’ to pay tribute to artists who have influenced them, like Gram Parsons, Neil Young and Patty...

Music: Music Bond

Metallica has represented the Bay Area since 1983, and now the heavy metal icon will headline a massive fire relief benefit concert at San...

Music: Giving Back

When Mario Guarneri was just 13 years old, he played trumpet onstage in a concert with jazz legend Louis Armstrong. The life-changing experience, which...

Music: Punk Pledge

If all had gone according to plan, fun-loving punk band and Santa Rosa natives Decent Criminal would be celebrating the October 13 release of...

Music: Pickin’ Pretty

As the memories of three days full of easy, breezy, bluegrassy music from the annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival in San Francisco begin to...

Music: Rock Solid

Formed in San Francisco 51 years ago, psychedelic funk legends Sly and the Family Stone broke all the rules and revolutionized soul music, and...

Arts: Infectious Love

“It’s kind of a brutal story,” Jerry Hannan says. “Brutal, but beautiful.”The Marin County musician is describing Mad Hannans, a new documentary about the...

Music: Young Again

“Each show is an adventure,” says singer/songwriter Jesse Colin Young, who formed a new band with his son last year. “It’s a thrill.”“It’s...