Event | May 20, 2013
Björk performs Biophilia and pieces from other albums at Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, a former Ford assembly plant and a fitting otherworldly setting for the artist's expansive stage productions. By Ben Marks
The Bay Bridged | May 16, 2013
Listen to the new Bay Bridged mix of Bay Area psych-rock, featuring Lumerians, Disappearing People, Golden Void, Coo Coo Birds, Barn Owl, and more.
Music Review | May 15, 2013
For his tenth record, Americana artist Jay Nash creates a contemplative and uplifting set of new songs. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Festival Report | May 14, 2013
A recap of last weekend's rollicking wine-country music festival, from the overheated trenches. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Noise Pop | May 08, 2013
Listen to the Noise Pop mix of red-hot tunes for May, featuring Twigs, Cayucas, Chance The Rapper, King Tuff, Deafheaven and more.
Music | May 07, 2013
Five days of must-see music from the Napa Valley music, comedy, food and drink festival, BottleRock. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
The Bay Bridged | May 03, 2013
Listen to the newest Bay Bridged mix of great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area, featuring Kurt Vile, Tera Melos, Clinic, Shout Out Louds, Suuns and more.
Noise Pop | Apr 25, 2013
Listen to the new Noise Pop mix of songs with uniquely odd time signatures, featuring Elliott Smith, Broken Social Scene, Peter Gabriel, Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, Pink Floyd, and more!
Pop Culture | Apr 23, 2013
A local rapper evolves from high school talent to YouTube sensation, becoming the voice of a generation. By Emily Eifler
Music Review | Apr 22, 2013
April unleashed a healthy amount of new releases into the indie music realm. Check out new music from The Knife, Thee Oh Sees, Tumbleweed Wanderers, Flaming Lips, James Blake, and more. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Josh Homme presides over a dense, textured, unpredictable sound that's equal parts mystery, intensity, beauty and bluster. Watch QOTSA perform ...Like Clockwork in its entirety, then tackle an assortment of older material, in a sold-out show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles on May 23.
The great composer and bandleader was distraught over the 1967 death of Billy Strayhorn, his songwriting and arranging partner of 28 years. But Ellington took Strayhorn's passing as an impetus, born of necessity, to increase his own productivity. Here are five examples.
After weeks of anticipation and cryptic messages the Scottish electronic duo finally shares a new song, and an eerie video.
One of France's most beloved songwriters, Moustaki died Thursday in Nice after a long illness. He was known for infusing French song with sounds from around the world.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
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Enter the New "ImageMakers" Screening Room
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