Empress Theatre Vallejo
The Empress Theatre is a gorgeous live music venue in Vallejo, California. Tectonic Audio Lab sound system, Midas console, huge stage, and plush velvet seats!
- 330 Virginia Street, Vallejo Ca 94590
Neil at the Bay Area Music Awards (1990).
This house which was originally built by a scion of the Spreckels sugar fortune, was owned by Graham Nash of Crosby Stills & Nash. The house had a small recording studio in it where many of the early bay area rockers recorded demos and honed their craft. Quicksilver Messenger Service and the Steve Miller band made early recordings here.
The Great Society ~ Daydream Nightmare, Love ~ The Great Society were a 1960s San Francisco rock band that existed between 1965 and 1966, and were closely associated with the burgeoning Bay Area acid rock scene. Best known as the original group of model turned singer, Grace Slick, the initial line-up: Jerry Slick on drums, Darby Slick on guitar, David Miner on vocals and guitar, Bard DuPont on bass, and Peter van Gelder on flute, bass, and saxophone.
Did you know that Sheila E. began her "Glamorous Life" in #Oakland, CA? "Oakland also provided its own mix of music for the young artist. “I’ll tell you, it’s the best place to be born. I love D.C. but the Bay Area, oh my gosh.” Calling it a mecca for music with a rich variety of ethnicities, Escovedo cited the many bands that came from the area, including her uncle’s band, Azteca."
Over the past six years, Monophonics have staked their claim as the San Fran Bay Area premier funk/soul band Raised amid the city's rich musical culture, these young musicians proudly carry on the tradition of music. Monophonics were formed in 2005; originally an instrumental ensemble comprised of guitarist Ian McDonald, bassist Myles O'Mahony, saxophonist Alex Baky, trumpeter Ryan Scott, & drummer Austin Bohlman, the band has recently added the dynamic soul vocals of keyboardist Kelly Finnigan
What is Hip? One of the best bands of the SF Bay Area. The best horn section.
Phish. Saw them at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in The Bay Area in 1997. Also saw them in Louisville and Detroit. Hard to think of a band that is more fun to see!
I love Les Claypool. Since about 6 years ago I have seen just about every Bay area performance of Les' , whether its with Primus or otherwise. Les showed you could front a band and play bass and be as weird as they come. Plus he loves the Residents and that's a plus in my book.
Janis Joplin grew to fame as the singer for Big Brother & The Holding Company, one of the biggest bands of the 1960s San Francisco scene. Joplin was a Texas-born blues singer who moved to the Bay Area in 1963, living in North Beach, and later Haight–Ashbury Janis Joplin and Her Band at Winterland 3/20-22/69 Fillmore West 3/23/69 by Randy Tuten & D. Bread & Jim Marshall