Music | Mar 12, 2014
Son Jarocho, a traditional music from the Mexican state of Veracruz that blends African, indigenous, and European influences, is being transformed by Sistema Bomb, Hector "Hecdog" Perez's music project that adds hip hop and electronica to the mix. By Julie Caine/KALW
Music | Mar 11, 2014
On Friday, March 14, Bay Area residents will have the opportunity to check out a bona fide candidate for 2014's buzziest band. Lake Street Dive will be gracing the stage of Great American Music Hall and showing us what is up with all the hype. By T.J. Mimbs
Music | Mar 08, 2014
The Rosenthal family adds a new creative endeavor to their South of Market building. By T.J. Mimbs
The Bay Bridged | Mar 05, 2014
Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of bands playing the Bay Area in March 2014, including: Bart Davenport, Cellar Doors, Carsick Cars, Mirah, Perfect Pussy and more.
Music | Mar 04, 2014
Fresh from a Grammy win for Best Tropical Latin Album, local 19-piece Pacific Mambo Orchestra joins KQED's Forum to discuss their local history and the return of the big band Latin sound. By Amanda Stupi
Event | Mar 03, 2014
Once a driving force behind the swing music revival of the 1990s, Lavay Smith and Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are still going strong with a four-night residency at SFJAZZ celebrating blues and jazz legends. By Andrew Gilbert
Noise Pop | Mar 02, 2014
Listen to Noise Pop's new music mix for March 2014 featuring cuts by Angel Olsen, Cloud Nothings, Tokyo Police Club, YACHT, Future Islands and more.
Music | Feb 26, 2014
Zydeco lovers across the country are getting ready for Fat Tuesday. Local zydeco musician Andre Thierry keeps the tradition alive by teaching youngsters how to play. By Rachel Dornhelm
Event | Feb 24, 2014
Noise Pop Industries General Manager Dawson Ludwig, who is also the host of KQED's Noise Pop podcast, talks Noise Pop history, what "indie" and "alt" mean today and picks his favorite bands out of the 2014 lineup. By T.J. Mimbs
Music | Feb 19, 2014
Oakland band DRMS' latest release American 707 is many things -- a suite of songs, a soundtrack, and a video work. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo
Music : NPR
The characters in Walker's song revolve like celestial bodies around a neighborhood dive bar. A "blitzkrieg celebration" in a Chicago neighborhood on the Fourth of July serves as the video's locale.
The folk-pop band builds mountains out of sensitive harmony lines at the Newport Folk Festival. Kam Franklin of Houston soul band The Suffers joined them on a Woody Guthrie-Wilco cover.
"These are the smallest songs you'll hear at this folk festival this year, I think," Shelley said of her set with guitarist Nathan Salsburg. Small songs, perhaps, but each one contained a world.
In a beautifully animated new video, Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner shows off the poppy side of her sound.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Coverage of Housing in the Bay Area
KQED reports on the housing crisis in the Bay Area.
Watch, Vote, and Share Your Favorite Film School Short at the 2016 PBS Online Film Festival
Watch independent films from across the country on your browser, mobile device, and on Xbox, Roku, and Apple TV.