The new music director of the San Francisco Symphony, Esa-Pekka Salonen, has created a collaborative council to do, uh, something.
Garrett Harris 3 p.m., Feb. 20
Sound description: Rad rockabilly.
RIYL: The Blue Cats, the Rockin' Aces, Hot Rod Lincoln, the Beat Farmers, the David Patrone Quartet, Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Stray Cats
Influences: Johnny Cash, Hot Rod Lincoln, the Blasters, the Stray Cats, Mojo Nixon, Elvis Presley, Hot Rod Trio, the Amazing Rhythm Aces, Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen, Dave Grisman, Norman Greenbaum, Dr. West's Medicine Show
The Stilettos are fronted by Tommy Price, who was raised in Baltimore and moved to San Diego in 1997, and his wife Tina Star. They play rockabilly and swing tunes from the '50s and early '60s, along with originals and contemporary rockabilly. Band members have performed with the Blue Cats, the Rockin' Aces, Hot Rod Lincoln, the Beat Farmers, and the David Patrone Quartet.
Their album Walkin’ Down the Boulevard was released in 2010.