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Cosmic Country
Sep 19, 2023

Cosmic Country

Ryan Wong, longtime member of the garage-rock outfit Cool Ghouls, recently released his first solo album, The New Country Sounds of Ryan Wong. “I...
Forward and Back
Sep 12, 2023

Forward and Back

Savannah Du and Michael Zhang got together as the corner club duo while students at Princeton University. “We first met singing in an Asian...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...