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San Francsico and Bay Area Music and Theater

The SF Bay has a rich and vaired music scene dating back to the jazz clubs of the 40's and 50's, the Summer of Love and hippy scene centered in Haight Ashbury and Golden Gate Park, the Thrash Metal scene of the 80's that spawned Metallica, Exodus and others, the varied hip-hop scene that spawned the likes of Paris, Mac Dre, E-40, the 70's funk heavyweights Sly and the Family Stone and Tower of Power, electronic and EDM artists like Tycho, Bassnectar, rock and pop royalty such as Journey, Pointer Sisters, Huey Lewis, Counting Crows and Jefferson Airplane, and punk icons Dead Kennedys, Rancid, NOFX and Green Day among others. 

The city also has several historic theaters including the Golden Gate Theater, Orpheum Theater, SF Playhouse, American Conservatory Theater, and the New Conservatory Theater Centre.

Click the link for the latest live music and theater listings. 

Here is a list of some notable San Francisco Bay Area musicians/bands:

  • Grateful Dead
  • Santana
  • Metallica
  • The Dave Brubeck Quartet
  • Joe Satriani
  • Green Day
  • Jefferson Airplane
  • Dead Kennedys
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • E-40
  • Primus
  • Rancid
  • Tycho
  • Sly and the Family Stone
  • Kehlani
  • Faith No More
  • Paris
  • Bassnectar
  • Huey Lewis and the News
  • Night Ranger
  • 4 Non-Blondes
  • Mac Dre
  • Moby Grape
  • Exodus
  • The Brian Jonestown Massacre
  • Deerhoof
  • Two Gallants
  • Testament
  • Jawbreaker
  • Third Eye Blind
  • New End Original
  • Lil B
  • Forbidden
  • Death Angel
  • Mordred
  • Steve Miller Band
  • Hot Tuna
  • Chris Isaak
  • Buckethead
  • Tower of Power
  • Thee Oh Sees
  • John Vanderslice
  • Heidi Newfield
  • Michael Franti & Spearhead
  • Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
  • Charlie Hunter
  • Rova Saxaphone Quartet
  • Kronos Quartet
  • Fred Frith
  • Henry Kaiser
  • We Be The Echo
  • Scott Amendola
  • NOFX
  • Vio-lence
  • Sheila E
  • Pointer Sisters
  • J Church
  • I Am Spoonbender
  • Jellyfish
  • Graham Central Staion
  • Arnocorps
  • Rumah Sakit
  • Tony Toni Tone

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