San Francisco Bay Area Music Resources

General Resources

Upcoming.org - A decent site for events around the bay although most are in SF. You might still find some stuff in SJ and Palo Alto, etc…

Yelp – A good resource for restaurant reviews in the Bay Area

Music Resources

Jazz Links For the Bay Area

CD/Record Shops

Amoeba - Upper Haight - One of the biggest and the best in the Bay Area with several locations. This one has taken over an old bowling alley. If you can't find it here it probably doesn't exist.

Aquarius Records - Mission - Great indie shop with lots of psych, experimental, indie world and metal among others.


Lark In The Morning - located in The Cannery at Del Monte Square (map) 2801 Leavenworth and Beach at Fisherman's Wharf - a great place for all kinds of strange and unique ethnic instruments.

Haight Ashbury Music Center - Upper Haight - Specializing in guitars and percussions with some electronics.

Guitar Center - Van Ness near Market - Massive chain store for all your needs.


Audium - Space music in an interesting space

Bottom of the Hill - Portrero - excellent, small club with tons of great indie acts of all kinds.

The Fillmore - Fillmore - an SF institution and a great place to see a show

Great American Music Hall - Tenderloin - my favorite medium sized club in the city. It's like a mini Fillmore of sorts.

Slim's - SoMA - another good medium-small venue featuring all kinds of indie acts.

Stanford University Events

Yoshi's – Jazz club in Oakland


Fillmore Street Jazz Festival
June, 30 – July 1 2007

Radio Stations

KCSM – Jazz radio station and might have some good jazz resources on the site

KFJC (89.7 FM) - The wave of the west, broadcasting from Foothill College in Los Altos Hills. Everything you've always wanted from a college radio station and more

KZSU (90.1) - Stanford college station with a good mix of just about everything


Vietnamese Coffee

photo by Evil Jungle Prince

Vietnamese Coffe or Cà phê sữa đá as it's known in Vietnamese is a coffee drink that really packs a punch. Sweetened with condensed milk I prefer it poured over ice to mellow the taste and cut some of the sweetness. The folks at Gadling do a good job of explaining the details. And if that's not enough, check out the Wikipedia entry.