Posts Tagged ‘rock’

Take the skinheads swapping

KUSF, the great punk rock college radio station owned by the Roman Catholic USF, holds its periodic music swap Saturday, August 9 in McLaren Hall on the USF campus (circled in red on the map):

Fans trade vinyl, CDs, 8-track tapes for all I know (hey, they’re making a resurgence). Admission to the main event from 10 a.m. to 3 pm is $3, but if you want to beat everyone else, get there early, and trade with the real players, show up between 6 and 10 a.m. and pay $20. All proceeds go to keeping the great station on the air.

Face The Music This Week: Jello, McLagan, Ruby Howl, etc

Lots of good music has been, and continues trickling through the local live music stream lately, and this week is no exception. Tonight, the amazing and amusing Dengue Fever is at The Castro Theater, while the Red Devil Lounge offers up a rare opportunity to see Ian ‘Mac’ McLagan’s latest band. The silver haired Brit who relocated to Austin TX, continues his legacy as a road warrior with a resume including too many greats & near greats to mention in one blog post. If you are familiar with the Faces and Rod Stewart, The Rolling Stones or Billy Bragg…you have likely been exposed to his key tickling skills.

Macs Latest Release on his Maniac imprint Never Say Never

Mac's Latest Release on his Maniac imprint "Never Say Never"

His latest indie album is a solid & sincere effort from a veteran rocker, and of course he’ll likely spice up the live set with old faves, possibly dating back to his first chart topping days circa 1966 with Steve Marriott & Ronnie Lane in The Small Faces.

On Thursday night, while Bimbo’s in North Beach features Cake, meanwhile the deep down underground will possibly be sucked into the Vortex Room with Mr. Lucky and the Ramshackle Romeos. Others may be down on Harrison @ The Eagle Tavern. Bands playing there include former Nice Strong Arm bandleader Kevin Thompson’s new project “bun bun bun” and Sunward Spike. Ruby Howl hits the stage in the middle slot, a band featuring the talented alterna-chanteuse Laurie Hall who has played in numerous local combos over the past couple decades. Maybe you saw her with her mom in the Hall Flowers, or with her sis in Ovarian Trolley, or perhaps opening for the Pixies reunion at The Greek with Knife + Fork. She knows her craft and has a new band called Ruby Howl plying their trade with her husband Pat and a somewhat shy drummer who wishes to remain anonymous. More info on Ruby Howl at

Pat & Laurie

Pat & Laurie

Friday night , two soul music legends hit the stage on a double bill at the Independent, Booker T. Jones of the MG’s preceded by Detroit’s own Bettye LaVette, both of whom are promoting new albums on the Anti label, an Epitaph offshoot.

On Saturday night @ Annie’s Social Club, old school punkers will be in force catching Social Unrest, and Ribzy as well as the debut of Jello Biafra’s latest unnamed musical project. Before leaving on a reunion tour with his old band, Faith No More bassist Billy Gould will be backing Biafra alongside drummer Jon Weiss and guitar wizard Ralph Spight of Victim’s Family. If you get bored of the jurassic punks onstage at this Alcoholocaust, head to the backroom and be yer own D.I.Y rock star via the punk schlock karaoke set up…

Saturday night

Tonight and tomorrow only, mugwumpin‘s theater piece super.anti.reluctant is performed for the last times before they take it to the International Theater Festival in Cairo. Call 415-621-7978 for tickets.

The Treasure Island Music Festival is happening, with Justice headlining. But you don’t drive there; you to to the parking lot by AT&T Park and take a bus from there.

Tom Stoppard’s Rock and Roll, a play about would-be rock stars in Stoppard’s native Czecholslovakia, opened last night at American Conservatory Theater.

Return of the Bastard

Guerrero is Espanol for Warrior, while Bing Ji Ling is Chinese for Ice Cream…

What they have in common is going to go down at 12 Galaxies, a club celebrating it’s 4 year anniversary tonight…

Time truly flies when we’re all having fun, and here’s a chance to prove that scientifically…

Local skateboarding legend turned “loco lite rocker” Tommy Guerrero has a CD release party for his new album on the Galaxia label called Return of the Bastard tonight Friday, March 7 @ the 12 Galaxies nightclub at 2565 Mission St near 22nd. Joining him in celebration will be his pop infusing pal, and former local resident Bing Ji LingBing Ji Ling who also has a new disc to flog…

Both gentleman have a sly funky sensibility which will only be compounded by the presence of retro soul-tastic opener and Ubiquity recording artist Nino Moschella…

It should be quite the to do tonight and I would be there myself if I wasn’t on biz in LA …

So since I cannot attend, here’s all the extraneous detailz & some mp3’z ya might need to prep for this par-tay are below …

Guerrero, whose been making increasingly popular instrumental solo CDs for a decade now has remained loyal to da Bay, running his Real skateboard & 40’s clothing businesses while raising a family here. His occasional musical collaborator Bing Ji Ling, has ventured from SF to NYC where he completed his latest album June Degrees In December. Both boyz return to the city tonight to lay down some seriously funky grooves for their many fans, and you may just find yourself converted if yer in the hizzo…

June Degrees in DecemberBing Ji Ling
“Be Here With You” (mp3)
from “June Degrees in December”
(To The Curb Productions)

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Here’s an interview with Tommy from a recent appearance, plus two MP3s from Tommy’s last album that came out on the always impressive Quannum imprint, the 2006 release from The Soil To The Soul.

Tommy Guerrero – Just Ain’t Me

From the Soil To the SoulTommy Guerrero
“War No More” (mp3)
both tracks from “From the Soil To the Soul”
(Quannum Projects)

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