Avanti Awards take place in Mill Valley

by Janelle MoncadaEvery year, a selection of people who are driven by their passion of music and the arts are acknowledged during the Avanti...

Music: Finger-pickin’ good

by Greg CahillYou might expect to find insights into guitar-playing on Leo Kottke’s website—after all, Kottke is one of the heirs to American primitive...

Music: Stax of wax

by Greg CahillTime for a Stax soul serenade.There’s a great scene in the critically acclaimed 2014 film documentary Take Me to the River, produced...
Olompali: A California Story

Feature: All about Olompali

by Mal Karman“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age...
Local musicians inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Music: Nothing but the blues

by Greg CahillThey proved that white boys can play the blues.In 1963, then 20-year-old blues singer and harmonica player Paul Butterfield, a classically trained...
Carlos Santana

Feature: Carlos Santana

by Steve Heilig In the past decade, it was quite possible for virtually any Marinite to have lunch with one of modern music’s biggest legends—Carlos...
Cheer on the cheap Pacific Sun

Music: Cheer on the cheap

by Greg CahillLast week, I offered a list of big-ticket items—big box sets and pricey coffee-table books—that might make great gifts. But there’s no...

Music: Love me two times

by Greg CahillOne of the hallmarks of the modern world is the rise of retro culture—the fashionable AMC hit series Mad Men helped fuel millennials’...

Music: Charity never sleeps

By Greg CahillIn Jimmy McDonough's insightful 2002 Neil Young biography, Shakey, the iconic singer/songwriter didn't mince words when it came to those who write about...