Confounding Expectations For More Than 50 Years

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

Black London, Bringing ‘Voodoo’ Back to the East Bay

Lamentations about the wounds inflicted by gentrification can start to sound like a broken...

Edward Simon’s Latin Improvisations

The space between two things — be they people, musical notes, performers and audiences,...

Out In the Reeds With Beth Custer

When people lament the passing of the weird, old San Francisco, Trance Mission isn't...

Crowd-Sourcing an Oakland Grammy Nomination

The motto of the Alphabet Rockers is: "We make music that makes change." On...

The Pacific Mambo Orchestra is Back for More

When the Pacific Mambo Orchestra received a Grammy nomination for The Best Tropical Latin...

Remixing Tchaikovsky for the Kids of Oakland

This week, The People's Conservatory will premiere Kola: An Afro Diasporic Remix of The...

Legendary Country Guitar Player Bobby Black Goes Hawaiian

Like many fellow citizens on the mainland, Bobby Black fell in love with the...

A Folk Opera That Gives the Devil His Due

Sam Chase, the front man of The Sam Chase and The Untraditional, has always...

A Soulful Page From the American Songbook

Tony Lindsay is inextricably linked to Santana, and not just because he spent about...

Stepping Out of the Darkness

Sh8peshifter calls her new record After Darkness. The songs on the EP portray a...

Vetiver’s Songs of Quiet Passion

The music Andy Cabic makes as Vetiver is full of delicate fervor. Up On...

Natu Camara’s Songs of Healing

At the end of guitarist and singer-songwriter Natu Camara's setlist at Berkeley's big house...

Lucinda Williams, Never Too Late

Lucinda Williams performs Saturday at Oakland's Fox Theater as part of a celebration marking...

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