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Classical-rock hybridists Ginger Ibex to stream live concert from Boston’s WMFO 91.5 FM

Classical-rock hybridists Ginger Ibex to stream live concert from Boston’s WMFO 91.5 FM

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer “Keith Jarrett, Astor Piazzolla and Sergei Rachmaninov walk into a bar.” It sounds like the start of a nerdy music school joke but an ensuing jam session between the jazz, tango and classical music icons might give you an idea of Ginger Ibex’s sound. However, when you consider that […]

Rock and roll satirist Gomer Hendrix brings politically incorrect party rock to San Jose

Rock and roll satirist Gomer Hendrix brings politically incorrect party rock to San Jose

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer Falling somewhere between an R-rated Weird Al Yankovic and a keg party version of Frank Zappa, the Bay Area’s own parody meister, Gomer Hendrix, stands firm on how to get a laugh. “If you can’t make fun of somebody, there’s no joke. When you’re politically correct you’re too much […]

Perennial troubadours Four Shillings Short return to Bay Area for Celtic Winter Solstice Concert

Perennial troubadours Four Shillings Short return to Bay Area for Celtic Winter Solstice Concert

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer Most touring musicians hit the road for weeks or months at a time while superstar acts may stick it out promoting their latest chart-buster for the better part of a year — with breaks. Small stuff for husband-and-wife folk duo Four Shillings Short who have toured continuously for over […]

Oakland’s Sharon Knight Releases New Album “Neofolk Romantique”

Oakland’s Sharon Knight Releases New Album “Neofolk Romantique”

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer At first glance there is nothing traditional about folk musician Sharon Knight; her wild red mane, leather arm bracers and studded bell-bottoms conjure a heavy metal Janis Joplin more than a coy coffee house chanteuse. And she does front a rock band — the “gothic tribal folk metal” ensemble […]

North Bay’s KGGV 95.1 FM Presents Pioneer Harvest Fair and Chautauqua Fundraiser

North Bay’s KGGV 95.1 FM Presents Pioneer Harvest Fair and Chautauqua Fundraiser

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer Nonprofit community radio station KGGV 95.1 FM “The Bridge” will hold a Pioneer Harvest Fair and Chautauqua fundraiser Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Guerneville Community Church, 14520 Armstrong Woods Road in Guerneville, located in Sonoma County’s Russian River Valley. The event will feature a […]

Bass and Bassoon Duo OoN Bring Melodic Chamber Rock to Benicia

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Bass and Bassoon Duo OoN Bring Melodic Chamber Rock to Benicia

By Keith Johnson San Francisco Informer What happens when a bassoonist and electric bassist, each acclaimed monster musicians in their own right, unite to perform songs using dazzling playing techniques? Music lovers can find out when dual virtuosos OoN perform at 851 Music Studio in Benicia July 27 at 8 p.m. “People may be scared […]

Bay Area “Avantgarde World Rockers” Arcane Dimension to Perform at Tribal Fest 13

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Bay Area “Avantgarde World Rockers” Arcane Dimension to Perform at Tribal Fest 13

By Keith Johnson, contributing writer San Francisco Informer North Bay duo Arcane Dimension will bring their blend of ethereal, ethnic-infused rock music and belly dance to the thirteenth annual Tribal Fest at the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center Friday at 4 p.m. Arcane Dimension are lead vocalist and belly dancer Teresa Camp and her husband, Polish-born […]

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