Latest Jim Harrington Stories

2008-10-10 15:00:21

By Jim Harrington 1. Carlos Santana: Some years back, my colleague Tony Hicks and I came up with a list of the top 25 guitarists in Bay Area history. In retrospect, I'd make a few tweaks to it, but I wouldn't change our choice of Santana (pictured) for the top spot. Details: 7 p.m.

2008-10-07 21:00:26

By Jim Harrington One of the greatest partnerships to ever occur in the recording studio was the pairing of vocalist-songwriter David Byrne and producer Brian Eno.

2008-09-25 21:00:25

By Jim Harrington Despite the international flavor of the 26th annual San Francisco Jazz Festival, American artists are still well-represented. Here are some of our picks for the best homegrown talents at this year's festival. -- Mavis Staples, 7:30 p.m. Oct.

2008-09-22 21:00:21

By Jim Harrington Metallica is now officially in the running to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.

2008-09-19 12:00:22

By Jim Harrington There's nothing about Bart Davenport's Oakland apartment that screams "important indie-pop artist." It's a small, humble abode, located directly above a Chinese restaurant, and the most noticeable thing is the stacks of old LPs.

2008-09-08 21:00:18

By Jim Harrington Everyone knew it was going to an emotional night. It always is when it's the last concert of a lengthy tour. Yet, this closing night of the Dave Matthews Band's annual summer trek carried far more significance than usual. Sunday, you see, would've been LeRoi Moore's 47th birthday.

2008-09-06 21:00:09

By Jim Harrington It was one for the history books. Yet, Friday night's concert at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland may well be one that Brian Wilson will want to forget.

2008-09-05 06:00:13

By Jim Harrington Mere seconds into "That Lucky Old Sun," the title track from original Beach Boy Brian Wilson's new solo record, the listener can tell that there's something different going on.

2008-09-04 06:00:14

By Jim harrington In the current musical climate, where performance spaces are closing and it's getting increasingly hard for local jazz musicians to find gigs, nonprofits and arts organizations are stepping up to the plate and helping out.

2008-09-01 21:00:22

By Jim Harrington The Metal Masters concert was fun to watch. Among the curiosities seen during the nearly six-hour show Sunday at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View were: 1. A horse ridden onstage during Testament's set 2.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.