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An honor roll of the Bay Area's most enduring artists MSN Music With 2012 marking its fifth...
Metal monarchs Metallica initially got their thrash on in Los Angeles, but the band's perch atop...
Chris Isaak may hail from the Central Valley's "All American city" of Stockton, Calif., but his...
Journey exemplify '70s arena rock bands forged from '60s roots, in their case ties to Santana and...
Santana may have surfaced amid San Francisco's fertile late '60s bloom of psychedelic bands, yet...
Born in New York but synonymous with Oakland's rap and hip-hop emergence in the '80s, Tupac Shakur...
Launched in the late '90s, Train have been unencumbered by San Francisco's '60s tropes and hippie...
In the front rank of the past decade's most distinctive soul revivers, Raphael Saadiq has pulled...
San Francisco's Clover was a sturdy rock band that had the stylistic smarts and musical chops to...
Erupting out of Berkeley's hardy punk rock scene in the early '90s, Green Day delivered cocky...
Guitars ruled San Francisco's putative regional sound in 1968, but in hindsight Tower of Power's...
Charter members of San Francisco's late '60s rock ascendance, Jefferson Airplane flexed folk and...
A decade after the Summer of Love ended, flower power and flowing locks were a distant memory for a...
The great "folk music scare" of the late 1950s saw college audiences thronging to neatly packaged...
Formed from the remnants of a Palo Alto jug band as the Warlocks, the Grateful Dead live on as the...
Sly and the Family Stone followed a unique path through soul, funk and psychedelic rock that broke...
Oakland native Michael Franti has tapped into a multicultural perspective that mirrors the Bay...
Among San Francisco's defining wave of '60s rockers, the Steve Miller Band proved among the...
In a five-year sprint that began in 1967, Creedence Clearwater Revival was a lean, unpretentious hit...
Counting Crows formed in Berkeley in the 1991 as a duo comprising singer Adam Duritz and guitarist...
Under his nom du rap of MC Hammer, Stanley Kirk Burrell became a poster boy for Oakland's burgeoning...
A gonzo sense of humor and freewheeling approach to welding alternative rock, funk and experimental...
South Bay rockers more simpatico with bikers than hippies, the Doobie Brothers formed in San Jose in...
With hard-rock bona fides that began with his stint in Montrose and solidified with his "Red Rocker"...
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