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San Francisco singer Ariel B. is facing the pandemic that has shut down the...

Protest in Song

Quinn DeVeaux is sheltering at home in Palo Alto, writing songs and making plans...

Rexx Life Raj Drops ‘War’

Local rapper Rexx Life Raj didn't initially want to re-release his 2019 song, "War."...

The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops are a party band and proud of it. When they take...

TreasureFest is now a Virtual Marketplace

TreasureFest had already outgrown its original location on Treasure Island before Covid-19 arrived. This...

The Ravenous Creativity of Marica Petrey’s Girl Swallows Nightingale

Vocalist and songwriter Marica Petrey is too young to have experienced mind-blowing Bay Area...

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Zemonade

If you want lemonade delivered to your door, Zemyran Prater is your guy. Mere...

Cosmic Country Music from Oakland and Oakdale

The poster the Sunset Canyoneers created for their album release party in Oakland is...

Kamaiyah On East Oakland: Don’t F*** With My Culture

East Oakland has a prismatic reputation. Though the mainstream media tends to focus on...

Building Community in Conscious Rap

Jada Imani has been writing songs since she was five years old. At 21,...

Kronos Once Again Conveys the Unifying Power of Music

Without disrespecting the formidable prowess of the Kronos Quartet, the contemporary string quartet was...

Houserockin’ Music With a Positive Message

Marcia Ball has been on the road, playing good-time music, for as long as...

Rapper on Rollerblades 

It's been years since 23 year-old rapper Chrisbaby played a show without his rollerblades....

Confounding Expectations For More Than 50 Years

Just last weekend, The Residents performed their latest theatrical piece, God In 3 Persons,...
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