Category Archives: Music

Bernal Rockstar Matt Nathanson Is On Tour, Having Fun, but Feeling Homesick. So He Sent Us This Postcard.

It’s been a busy summer for our local rockstars. Neighbor Matt Nathanson, Bernal’s very own rockstar next-door, is out on the road doing a summer tour that’s already taken him from Vegas to Fargo and from Cedar Rapids to Toledo. On Wednesday he was in … Continue reading

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Bernal Rockstar Dan The Automator Talks with NPR About “Got a Girl,” His New Musical Collaboration

As we all know, everyone who lives in Bernal Heights is a rockstar. But some express it more than others. Music producer Dan Nakamura — aka Dan The Automator — is a Bernal resident who is famous in the music biz for the work … Continue reading

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Saturday: Band Called “View From Bernal Hill” Is Not From Bernal Heights, But Will Perform Near Bernal Hill

The View from Bernal Hill is a “chamber-flavored jazz” group that used to be called the Camille Mai Trio, until recently, when they decided to change their name to “The View from Bernal Hill.” This is confusing, because the musicians in The View … Continue reading

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Coleridge Neighbors Planning Informal Community Concert

Neighbor Ania was recently seen posting handbills about an ad hoc concert planned for next Sunday afternoon, May 18, at the glamorous Coleridge Minipark. It sounded like a charming idea, so Bernalwood asked her to share the details for those who might like … Continue reading

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This Sunday, Bernal’s Own “Music on the Hill” Presents: The Stern Trio

Neighbor Sheri brings news of a chamber music performance happening on Sunday: Music on the Hill  is a uniquely Bernal Heights organization — a community-supported chamber music non-profit dedicated to presenting high-quality concerts featuring Bay Area musicians at affordable prices. … Continue reading

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Jackie Jones (and Her Dancing Cat) Need Our Help

Back in August 2011, your Bernalwood editor wrote a few appreciative words about the incomparable Jackie Jones: Jackie Jones has been a Saturday fixture at Bernal’s own Alemany Farmer’s Market for as long as I can remember, entertaining foodies — … Continue reading

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Sunday: Rock Your Face Off with Bernal Kids at the Rock Band Land Album Release Party

This is Neighbor Odin. He lives with his parents on Montcalm in Bernal Heights, and as you might have guessed from the photo, he ROCKS. Specifically, he rocks with Rock Band Land, a ridiculously awesome music education and storytelling program … Continue reading

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First Openly Gay American Idol Contestant Raised in Bernal Heights

Neighbor Barbara brings the glamorous TV celebrity news that Emkay Nobilette, a contestant on the current American Idol, is an OG Bernal native: I noticed on sfgate that an SF kid made the top 30. I sent the link to … Continue reading

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Neighbor Mindi’s Acapella Christmas on Anderson Street

Tonight is Christmas eve, and we can’t think of a better way to kick-start the spirit than by watching this terrific acapella carol recorded by Neighbor Mindi Hadan at her home on Anderson Street with friends Kristine Johnson and Judy Butterfield: … Continue reading

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What Happened to “Breakfast With Enzo?”

Breakfast with Enzo is a weekly show of children’s music and storytelling created and performed by Enzo Garcia. Held at the Bernal Heights Neighborhood Center for the last 11 years, Breakfast with Enzo was much-loved by local children… and their parents. … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Becomes CEO of Glamorous Jazz Organization

Neighbor Diane shares a tip that “a member of the Bernalwood tribe has taken on a CEO position in the SF music and cultural scene.” Celebrity Alert! It seems Bernal Neighbor Donald Derheim, a skilled observer of Google Maps survey equipment, is leaving his executive … Continue reading

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Bernal Neighbor Matt Nathanson Now On Tour, Working Hard, Rocking America

Natt Nathanson, Bernal’s friendly neighborhood rockstar next-door, has been away from home a lot lately. He’s on tour to support his new album, although he was back on-hill recently for a local swing to headline a glamorous show at the Fox in Oakland: … Continue reading

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New Video Documents “The Great Bernal Heights Renegade Piano Recital”

Something magical happened on June 28, after a few clever people got the clever idea to haul a piano to the top of Bernal Hill and stage an ad hoc hilltop recital on a (blessedly) warm and welcoming evening. The … Continue reading

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