Category Archives: Music

San Francisco of the Early 1990s Is Alive and Well and Open for Business at Thrillhouse Records

Amid all the current whinging about gentrification, The Change, tech buses, and coffee boutiques, it’s good to know the “real” San Francisco of bohemian memory is alive and well — if you know where to look for it. Thrillhouse Records is such a place. … Continue reading

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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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