Sep 26, 2023

Broken Promises

The second album by Sheetal Singh’s solo project, Forest Bees, is Between the Lines. The songs on the record take on some weighty subjects, including climate change, racial inequality, romantic difficulties and the fears of raising children in a world that seems like it’s falling apart. “The name of the...
Sep 19, 2023

Cosmic Country

Sep 19, 2023

Homegrown Groovin’

Sep 12, 2023

Forward and Back

Everyday Bluesman
Sep 5, 2023

Everyday Bluesman

Tom Heyman’s new album, 24th Street Blues, presents 11 vignettes that dig deep into the heart of the people who make up San Francisco’s everyday culture, while also shining a light on the songwriter’s own history. The...
Aug 30, 2023

Alexis Harte

A New Deal for today and tomorrow  Alexis Harte said his latest song, “Your Rose Garden,” was inspired by an evening he spent in Berkeley’s Rose Garden. “I grew up in Berkeley and started playing guitar when I...
Aug 23, 2023

Kronos Quartet

Mint-condition musical experiences Kronos Quartet celebrates their 50th Anniversary this year. One of the world’s most unique string quartets, the group plays music from every genre—classical, electronic, rock, jazz, film soundtracks, modern classical and world music. Kronos leader David...
Aug 16, 2023

Mitch Woods

‘Friends Along the Way’ to a ‘Happy Hour’ Mitch Woods has been rockin’ and rollin’ and playing boogie since he first discovered it. “My stepdad got me a piano when I was a kid,” he said. “I heard...
Aug 9, 2023

The 1981

The end of an affair, the start of a new life Before they began playing together as the 1981, Adam Widener and Bobby Martinez collaborated on several other projects, including Circuits, a punky pop band. “When we were doing...
Aug 2, 2023

Rachel Garlin

Love songs from the past Rachel Garlin’s newest album, The Ballad of Madelyne & Therese, is a slight departure for the San Francisco-based singer and songwriter. It’s a suite of songs that tells the story of two women...
Aug 2, 2023


Nobuko Miyamoto’s ‘120,000 Stories’ helps people find a path forward As people across the country and around the world became antsy while enduring iterations of the pandemic lockdown, Nobuko Miyamoto dug deep into her creative well to find...
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