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This ain't the old Fillmore jazz scene - where once small, smoky joints like Bop City reigned among the mid-century locals-in-the-know. This Yoshi's venue is upscale to the max. The longtime Oakland jazz venue that brings national talent to the East Bay now brings more of the same to a central-city location. While the whole thing reeks a little of gentrification, at least the calendar is usually packed with top-flight players. Their food menu centers on Japanese items.
One night, two sets with the man who's been featured on The Tonight Show more than any Latino comedian in that show's 50-year history.
Armed with blinding guitar skills, bone-dry wit, and a deep baritone voice, Austin-based country institution Junior Brown has been entertaining audiences across the globe for decades. He got his start in the '60s, playing guitar and lap steel in... More »
Dawn Richard's Goldenheart album is the sound of freedom, of a singer-songwriter unfettered by the binds of the pop music machine. Released in January, Goldenheart quickly topped the iTunes R&B chart ... More »
No R&B duo of the '80s was as harmonious as Cherrelle and Alexander O'Neal, the platonic pair of singers who belted out anthems of deep love ("Never Knew Love Like This") and secret dalliances ("Satur... More »
Yoshi's S.F., the swanky Fillmore District jazz club and Japanese restaurant that opened in 2007, filed for bankruptcy last week, SF Weekly has learned. Yoshi's representatives say the move is intend... More »
Henry RollinsThursday, Nov. 22, 2012Yoshi's SFBetter than: The turkey-induced coma most people were in, post-Thanksgiving dinner (by about a million times). At the end of two and a half hours of non-s... More »
Those who enjoy their jazz served with a side of boom-bap have been flocking to Yoshi's to see shows that walk the line between jazz and hip-hop. The "Beyond Jazz" series recently paired Fatlip (formerly of the Pharcyde) with local funkateers Bayonics, who provided live instrumentation. Fillmore lifestyle boutique Brooklyn Circus brought through Talib Kweli's space-rock side project, Idle Warship; and now Dan the Automator's "Audio Alchemy" series is pairing DJs like Mixmaster Mike and Kid... More »
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