Category Archives: Music

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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Scenes and Video from “The Great Bernal Heights Renegade Piano Recital”

UPDATE: This post has been renamed, with credit due to Artifact Productions for the brilliant title. The piano that appeared on Bernal Hill late last week had a magical effect upon our neighborhood. Almost instantly, the piano became a venue … Continue reading

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UPDATED: A Piano Sprouts on Bernal Hill, Seeking Pianists

The sudden onset of warm weather is having a strange effect on the Bernal Heights ecosystem. (Cue: Koyaanisqatsi) First we got a marmot, then there was a Bikini Jogger sighting, and now a piano has sprouted on Bernal Hill. Anyone … Continue reading

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Music Video from Thao Nguyen Connects Bernal to Brooklyn

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s candid discussion about the impact of gentrification in Bernal Heights, here’s an item that’s both appropriately inappropriate and inappropriately appropriate. Songwriter Thao Nguyen is currently enjoying some much-deserved success in the indie scene. She doesn’t live … Continue reading

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Bernal Rockstar Matt Nathanson Releases New Song and Video

Matt Nathanson is a genuine rockstar, with seven studio albums, two live albums, and a few Top 100 singles marking his musical career. He also lives in Bernal Heights (and brags about it on his Twitter profile). This week Neighbor Matt released a … Continue reading

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Bernal Hill Players Seek Clarinetist to Make Beautiful Music

Neighbor Jennifer Peringer is the pianist with the Bernal Hill Players, a tastefully badass chamber music ensemble based in The Dominion of Bernalwood. (Listen up, here.) Neighbor Jennifer writes to say that the Players are looking for a new member … Continue reading

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Dig the Scene from the Bernal Jazz Quintet Holiday Concert

Neighbor Edward sent along some snippets from the Bernal Jazz Quintet’s Holiday Concert that took place at the Bernal Library on Wednesday night. Dig it, daddy-o:

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Why You Should Attend the Polkapalooza Benefit for the Children of Bernalwood

Neighbor Kristen is the president of the PTA at the J. Serra Elementary School near Bernal’s fashionable Holly Park. In that capacity, Neighbor Kristen does a really really really good job explaining why you really really really should attend the Polkapalooza benefit … Continue reading

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Trippy “My Morning Jacket” Video Was Made in Bernalwood

OMG, did you see the thing in Rolling Stone about the fabulous new video from My Morning Jacket?? My Morning Jacket have unveiled a stimulating new video for the druggy ode “Outta My System,” featuring Zach Galifianakis as a powerful wizard … Continue reading

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Meet the Winner of the Bernalwood Air Guitar Photo Contest

Citizens of Bernalwood, let the record show that Neighbor Clarissa rocks. That’s Clarissa up above, and that’s the photo she submitted as her entry in the Bernalwood Air Guitar Photo Contest to win a pair of tickets to the glamorous … Continue reading

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How to Win Two Free Tickets to The Noisette Festival

Noisette is a “culinary concert block party” that will take place in the Mission District on August 4. Combining food from glamorous local chefs with music by glamorous musicians, Noisette is a pop-up extension of the annual Noise Pop Music … Continue reading

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Carnaval Dancers Shake Their Stuff in Precita Park

Precita Park is never a bad place to spend a glorious weekend afternoon. But it got even better yesterday with the arrival of Fogo na Roupa, a Bay Area-based Brazilian Carnaval dance and percussion troupe whose members young and old … Continue reading

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