Music | Apr 14, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dudu Tassa performs his "Kuwaiti Brothers" songs at the Jewish Music Festival in San Francisco. By Jonathan Curiel
Music | Mar 13, 2014
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
The Welsh band's name is a play on that of singer-songwriter Joanna Newsom. Ken Tucker likens the group's second album to a high-wire act accompanied by "furiously strummed punk-rock guitar chords."
A young man with an old musical soul has a spellbinding voice, fluid fiddle playing and and warm-toned banjo picking.
The pianist brings nuance and impressive technique to a set that includes two of her original tunes, "Porridge" and "A Stone."
West Coast legend DJ Quik enlists Kurupt, IAMSU! and Boogie for his fonky remix of indie rock group Spoon's "Inside Out."
Also on KQED.org this week ...
Drought Watch 2015: Record-Low Sierra Snowpack
The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which typically supplies nearly a third of California's water, is showing the lowest water content on record: 6 percent of the long-term average for April 1. That shatters last year's low-water mark of 25 percent (tied with 1977).
"Boomtown" History of the San Francisco Bay Area
KQED's "Boomtown" series will seek to identify what is happening in real time in the current boom, and also draw out the causes and possible solutions to the conflicts and pressures between the old and the new.