Category Archives: Music

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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Tonight: See Soul Music Born in Bernal Heights, Live at Amnesia

Baby and the Luvies is a local band that performs 1960s-style Memphis soul music. Apart from making some terrific music, the band also has strong Bernal Heights DNA, with celebrity Bernal writer Chris Colin on bass, Bernal journalist Lessley Anderson on vocals/keyboards, and … Continue reading

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New Song by Neighbor Jeremy Passion Is Rather Gorgeous

It’s a turning out to be a busy week for Bernal Heights rock stars. Neighbor Jeremy Passion Manongdo is a singer-songwriter who was born and raised in Bernal, and he still calls Nevada Street home. He checked in with us … Continue reading

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Neighbor Matt Nathanson Releases a Big New Album Today

Today is a big day for Matt Nathanson, Bernal’s celebrity rockstar next door. Around here, he’s Neighbor Matt, a musician from the southeast side of the hill who often draws creative inspiration from walks around the neighborhood. (Just like us!!) … Continue reading

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The Surprising Joy of Live Music at the Lucky Horseshoe

Okay, so it’s not quite as exotic as a sunset piano recital on Bernal Hill, but still… When I drifted in to the Lucky Horseshoe on Cortland to have a drink with a friend last Sunday, we were greeted by … Continue reading

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