Music | Apr 14, 2014

What Is Up With BottleRock 2014?

If I could use only one word to describe the 2014 edition of the Napa Valley wine, food and rock festival's eclectic rundown of artists (based on the opinions I've heard voiced and, to a lesser extent, my own) it would be: huh? By T.J. Mimbs   

Event | Apr 08, 2014

Todd Sickafoose's Tiny Resistors present 'Bear Proof'

East Bay bassist/composer Todd Sickafoose presents the world premiere of Bear Proof, an hour-long, "wordless portrait of booms and busts in the Golden State" composed for his Tiny Resistors octet. By Andrew Gilbert   

The Bay Bridged | Apr 04, 2014

Live This Month: April 2014

Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of bands playing the Bay Area in April 2014, including music by Temples, The She's, Factory Floor, Future Islands, Blood Orange, Burnt Ones, and more.   

Noise Pop | Mar 26, 2014

Meta Songs

Listen to the Noise Pop mix of songs that shout out to other songs, including tracks by Metric, Drake, CSS, Okkervil River, and more.   

Event | Mar 25, 2014

Fanfarlo to Play San Francisco with Confident New Dynamic

London's Fanfarlo take the Great American Music Hall stage this Wednesday in support of their new album, Let's Go Extinct, a sweeping set of songs exploring what it means to be human. By T.J. Mimbs   

The Bay Bridged | Mar 19, 2014

Mixtape: Highlights from South by Southwest 2014

Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of highlights from the 2014 South by Southwest festival, featuring: Sylvan Esso, Future Islands, Jungle, Withered Hand, and more.   

Event | Mar 18, 2014

New Frontiers in Jewish Soul

Oakland bass Anthony Russell explores a deep connection between 19th-century black music and Yiddish art songs at Berkeley's Jewish Music Festival. By Andrew Gilbert   

Noise Pop | Mar 17, 2014

Spring Has Sprung Mix

Listen to Noise Pop's mix heralding this week's arrival of spring with new music by Franke Cosmos, How to Dress Well, Saint Pepsi, Slasher Flick, Cathedrals and more.   

Music | Mar 16, 2014

From Israel, a Jewish Singer with Arab Roots Revives the Music of His Family's Past

Dudu Tassa performs his "Kuwaiti Brothers" songs at the Jewish Music Festival in San Francisco. By Jonathan Curiel   

Music | Mar 13, 2014

Laurie Lewis Brings Berkeley Roots to a Bluegrass Sound All Her Own

Laurie Lewis is a Bay Area bluegrass legend. The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist continues to craft a unique sound of her own while helping to guide the next generation of Bay-Area roots musicians. By Amy Miller   

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