What are the chances of being serenaded twice in one day? On Wednesday afternoon, I encountered a street band, and in the evening, I heard a band in honor of a transportation and land use nonprofit.
Early afternoon: The Spirit of 29, Bancroft Ave., Berkeley, California, "playing songs from the '29 Depression for this depression."
Early evening: Freddie and the Freeloaders, 2nd Street, San Francisco, playing at the TransForm (formerly TALC) party.
For more about the role of music in "restoring the civic spirit and bringing life back to cities and towns," read Terrain.org Issue 19, The Music of It All.