InTune. A Bay Area Live Music Guide and More

Intune is my blog of live local music listings around the Bay Area including info on venues as well as music documentaries Radio and TV recommendations. The emphasis of this blog is in part to talk and promote all the great local music talent in the Bay Area and the venues that help and support the musicians as well as the national and international talent that comes to perform here. .

If you want to see some live Music tonight some suggestions are

Sierra Nevada World Music Festival continues today at the Mendocino Fairgrounds in Boonville, California. The festival is a weekend filled with the sweet sounds of roots reggae and world music.. Headliners include Steel Pulse, The Mighty Diamonds andBeres Hammond. $70-$350 Cover Charge

Cafe Claude 7 Claude Lane, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime. Nick Rossi Trio.. Nick is a great jazz guitarist. He plays standards, swing, and bebop as well as anyone in the Bay Area. Highly recommended!! N/C

Stern Grove Festival 19th Avenue & Sloat Blvd. 2:00 PM Showtime Ziggy Marley the GRAMMY® and EMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, humanitarian, and visionary headlines the afternoon. Opening the show is Brazilian rap, reggae, and raga singer Flavio Coelho. Highly recommended!!N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-10:30 PM Showtime..The Hot Baked Goods are a band of young jazz musicians playing hot tunes of the 30’s. Most of the band members started as swing dancers, and became so infatuated with the music that they decided to make some themselves. I saw them at the Amnesia and this band really swings. N/C

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime.. Bernal Hillbillies .. A great three hours of bluegrass music at a really great venue reminiscent of the jams at the Old Paul Saloon many years ago. N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes.. Danielle Nicole is one the upcoming and blues and soul music forces. Her distinctive and inventive bass work resulted in her becoming the first woman to win the Blues Foundation’s 2014 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist, Bass. Highly recommended!! $22 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 7:00 PM Showtime.. In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor. I highly recommend seeing her!!! $54 Cover Charge

Looking into the future, There are some great upcoming concerts this summer. Here is a list of some shows that are worth checking out..


24th Shawn Colvin at the Freight and Salvage
24th The Pretenders at the Mountain Winery
29th Primus at the Greek Theatre
30th Steve Martin Martin Short at the Mountain Winery
30th Guitar Shorty at the Freight & Salvage
30th Michael Franti at The Marin County Fair


3rd Los Lobos at the Marin County Fair
4th LeAnn Rimes at the Marin County Fair
7th Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Review at the Plough and the Stars
8th Billy Bob Thorton & the Boxmasters at the SF Independant
12th Dustbowl Revival & Hot Club Of Cowtown at SF Jazz
13th David Grisman “The Dawg Trio”
13th Mike Farris at the Sweetwater Mill Valley
14th Del McCoury & The Travelin’ McCourys at SF Jazz
15th Sam Bush at SF Jazz
18th Bombino at the Independant SF
19th Phillip Glass at SF Jazz
20th Phillip Glass at SF Jazz
20th Jake Shimabukuro at the Mountain Winery
21st Phillip Glass at SF Jazz
21st Bill Kirchen and the Hounds of Bakersfield at the Freight & Salvage
21st Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Great American Music Hall
22nd Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Great American Music Hall
22nd Phillip Glass at SF Jazz
24th Phish at the Bill Graham Auditorium
25th Phish at the Bill Graham Auditorium
25th Reckless Kelly at the Great American Music Hall
27th Dave Alvin & Jimmy Dale Gilmore & The Guilty Ones @ Great American Music Hall
27th Marcia Ball at the Freight and Salvage
27th Decemberist at the Greek Theatre
31st Taj Mahal Keb Mo Band at the Mountain Winery


2nd Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba at SF Jazz
3rd Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba at SF Jazz
4th Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba at SF Jazz
5th Chucho Valdes & Gonzalo Rubalcaba at SF Jazz
5th Junior Brown at the Freight & Salvage
6th Willie Nelson & Alison Kraus at the Mountain Winery
10th Sasha Masakowski at SF Jazz
11th Don McClean at the Freight & Salvage
11th Jerry Lee Lewis at the Mountain Winery
14th Van Morrison at the SF Masonic
15th Van Morrison at the SF Masonic
15th Jack White at the Bill Graham Auditorium
15th Buddy Guy at the Mountain Winery
16th Jack White at the Bill Graham Auditorium
16th Van Morrison at the SF Masonic
16th M-TET at SF Jazz
16th Taj Mahal at SF Jazz
17th Taj Mahal at SF Jazz
18th Taj Mahal at SF Jazz
19th Taj Mahal at SF Jazz
22nd David Byrne at the Bill Graham Auditorium
22nd Brandi Carlille at the Mountain Winery


6th The Mavericks at the Mountain Winery
7th The Zombies at the Fillmore
7th Leon Bridges Greek Theatre
12th Mavis Staples at the Freight & Salvage
12th Korn at the SF Masonic
13th SEXMOB Plays Fellini at SF Jazz
14th SEXMOB Plays Ellington at SF Jazz
14th Trombone Shorty, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band with Cyril Neville Kermit Ruffins Walter Wolfman Washington @ Greek Theatre
15th Lake Street Dive at the Fillmore
16th Lake Street Dive at the Fillmore
20th Jane Bunnett & Maqueque at SF Jazz
20th Joey DeFrancesco Trio at SF Jazz
20th Ray Wylie Hubbard at the Freight & Salvage
23rd Jazz at Lincoln Center orchestra Wynton Marsalis with Jon Baptist @ Greek Theatre
30th Yo Yo Ma at the Greek Theatre

If you at looking for something to do today you may want to check out..

The 48th Annual San Francisco Pride Parade runs from 10:30 AM-6:00 PM starting on Market and Beale and ending at Market and 8th in downtown San Francisco. The parade is the largest gathering of the LGBT community and allies in the nation.

The 81st Stern Grove Festival, an admission-free performing arts series in the Sigmund Stern Grove outdoor amphitheater starting at 2:00 PM. Today’s show features Ziggy Marley the GRAMMY® and EMMY® Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer, and Brazilian rap, reggae, and raga singer Flavio Coelho. The Grove is located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard in San Francisco.

Get ready to swing in Golden Gate Park every sunny Sunday at “Lindy In The Park, a weekly free event near the de Young Museum, when the streets of Golden Gate Park are closed to traffic and the dancers take over. Every Sunday from 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM “Lindy in the Park” offers a free weekly beginning swing dance lesson, taught by Hep Jen. The lessons are short, easy and fun and then you can practice your new steps with the whole group until 2 pm. No partner is required, as they rotate leaders and followers throughout the lesson. “Lindy in the Park” is located on JFK Dr. between 8th and 10th, behind the De Young Museum.

If you need a rest from lindy hopping head on over the the band shell and check out The Golden Gate Park Band, under the new direction of Robert Calonico, presents the 136th season in Golden Gate Park’s music concourse located between the de Young and the California Academy of Sciences . That’s right, this symphony has been playing free concerts in Golden Gate Park for more than 100 years. The weekly concerts take place most Sundays at 1 pm, run about 90 minutes and are free and open to the public. The weekly concert series feature music of specific nationalities or cultures, including costumed guest performances from dancers, singers and speakers, who will enlighten and entertain.

Radio worth Listening to

If you are out and about today or at home doing projects or just hanging out and have the radio on or able to stream this is my recommendation for great music programming throughout the day and evening.

I recommend starting the morning off at 6:30 AM streaming WWOZ with The Gospel Show hosted by Lauren Mastro

Following Lauren at 8:00 AM is Old Time Country and Bluegrass with Hazel The Delta Rambler. Hazel has been hosting this great program since 1977 with music and interviews with old-time country, folk and bluegrass musicians.

Following The Delta Rambler at 10:00 AM is The Cajun and Zydeco Show hosted by the Acadian Charles Laborde.

I then suggest at 11:00 AM turning on your radio and tuning the dial or streaming over to KPFA 94.1 for six hours of great music programming starting at 11:00 AM with Across The Great Divide.. Kevin Vance hosts a program of folk, rock, blues and acoustic music. Highly recommended!!

Following Kevin at 1:00 PM is without question the best Americana music show this side of the Milky Way America’s Back Forty the hicks from coast to coast hosted by the truly wonderful and Bay Area treasure Mary Tilson.

Following Mary from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM you will hear either Panhandle Country hosted by Tom Diamont or Pig In A Pen hosted by Ray Edlund. Both programs feature some of the best traditional country, bluegrass, cajun, western swing, old time string band and country jazz.

Television Worth Watching

If you are at home this evening, have the TV on and surf channeling, you may want to check out AXS TV at 6:00 PM for Rock & Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar: Red ‘Til I’m (Not) Dead.. Join Sammy and an all-star lineup including Eddie Money, Chad Kroeger, Toby Keith, Darryl McDaniels, Bob Weir, Vinnie Paul and Kenny Aronoff as they celebrate Sammy’s 70th birthday at the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Video Pick Of The Week

I Call Him Morgan.. Kasper Collin’s poignant documentary shines a light on the life of jazz trumpeter, Lee Morgan – who earned his musical stripes from the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and Art Blakey – and was fatally shot by his common-law wife, Helen, inside of a Harlem nightclub in 1972. Bouncing from a timeline that details how Helen helped Morgan pull himself up by his bootstraps, to revealing audio interviews with her after she was incarcerated and then released, the film is somber, impactful and mysterious.