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Music in SF® provides interviews with some of the biggest names in the live music scene in San Francisco, the Bay Area and Beyond. Music in SF® features interviews, Q&As and portraits with both Bay Area, San Francisco bands as well as National musical acts.

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Q&A: Patrick Simmons of the Doobie Brothers

For founding Doobie Brothers member Patrick Simmons, Rock n’ Roll never died and is very much still alive. “There’s a reason the movies about Elton John, and Queen are huge successes,” said Simmons. “People still are in love with the music.” With the recent success of tours like the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, and Guns…
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Q&A: Nora En Pure

Swiss/South African Daniela – Nora En Pure – is one of the leading female DJ/producers in the world. In just a few short years, she’s won the IDMA Award for Best Female Act (House) and her Purified Radio Show on SiriusXM Chill was nominated for the Best Podcast / Radio Show. Nora En Pure played…
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Q&A: Patti LuPone

Called the Broadway diva of her generation by some, Patti LuPone is coming back to the Bay Area on July 12, with her new show, Don’t Monkey With Broadway. Conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, this two-act, two-hour performance features classic Broadway show tunes by the likes of Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jule Styne, Stephen…
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Q&A: Grammy Award Nominated Reggae Artist, Etana

Grammy Award-nominated reggae artist Etana recently announced her 2019 tour in support of her album Reggae Forever. The album received wide accolades including a Grammy Award nomination for the “Best Reggae Album” category, which makes her the first female in 21 years to be nominated for that award. The last time that happened was in…
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Q&A: Wild Child

We caught up with Wild Child’s Alexander Beggins as he geared up for a West Coast tour that will cruise by The Independent Jan. 27.  The cofounder and sometimes frontman of the shapeshifting Austin ensemble – currently at seven members – reflects on their growth as a band and reserves the right to keep changing…
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Q&A: Vanessa Williams

Cultural icon Vanessa Williams will be joining The Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and the San Francisco Symphony this holiday season for two magical nights of graceful vocals and tantalizing harmonies in the city by the Bay. The iconic singer/actress that’s sold millions of records worldwide and received critical acclaim for her work in film, television,…
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Q&A: Dream Wife

You released your debut album earlier this year to critical acclaim, earning ‘Best of 2018 So Far’ nods from multiple music outlets. What does that feel like? Getting our songs out there with the debut felt like a milestone obviously, kind of like we just had this baby together. Releasing the album last January seems…
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Q&A: Pearl

This interview took place prior to Pearl’s show at the Warfield in San Francisco on 8/4/18. In a cramped, basement dressing room, Pearl puts the finishing touches on her makeup and makes time to video chat her family before taking the stage. Revel Young, her buoyant son with husband Scott Ian is on tour with…
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Q&A: Olivia Chaney

London-based singer/songwriter Olivia Chaney recently followed up her 2015  debut, The Longest River, with Shelter, an album produced by Thomas Bartlett (David Byrne, The National, St. Vincent). This rising folk star has already shared the stage with legendary acts includes Robert Plant, Zero 7, the Labeque Sisters, Martin and Eliza Carthy, and Kronos Quartet. Most recently…
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Hēran Soun
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Q&A: Hēran Soun

How would describe your music? The reason why I made this music alone was purely due to my failure at being able to describe my music. I failed with the musicians I loved playing with. I failed to articulate how they could get the noises out that would make the music. That’s the same way…
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