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The Bay Bridged | Feb 19, 2014

Mixtape: Fourteen Bay Area Bands to Watch in 2014

Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of 14 local bands to look out for in 2014, including: Kitten Grenade, Satan Wriders, Fronds, Chasms, Cold Beat, Golden Drugs and more.   



Music | Feb 17, 2014

Off/Page Project Poets Draw on Public Housing Investigation

Watch Off/Page's new video, This is Home, which weaves the narratives of a new investigation about the failures of Richmond, CA's public housing agency with three poets' experiences growing up in Richmond. By José Vadi, Off/Page Project   

Noise Pop | Feb 14, 2014

It's Complicated: The Agony and Ecstasy of Love Mix

Listen to Noise Pop's mix of complicated love songs featuring Fiona Apple, Magnetic Fields, Lauryn Hill, Sun Kil Moon and more.   



Event | Feb 12, 2014

Spend Valentine's Day with Band Of Horses

Band of Horses comes to the Palace of Fine Arts to support of their latest release, Acoustic at the Ryman. By T.J. Mimbs   

Event | Feb 12, 2014

Spend Valentine's Day with Henry Kaiser

Local experimental jazz guitarist plays solo show for lovers at Oakland's Duende. By Andrew Gilbert   

Event | Feb 11, 2014

Record Labels! Vinyl! Bands! Oh My! B.A.R.F. Takes Over Thee Parkside

This Saturday, 24 record labels descend on Thee Parkside for the first-ever Bay Area Record Label Fair By Amanda Roscoe Mayo   

Event | Feb 11, 2014

Thomas Mapfumo: Still in Exile from Africa and Still Making Music with Style and Substance

"The Lion of Zimbabwe," Thomas Mapfumo, brings his legacy of protest music to Berkeley's Ashkenaz By Jonathan Curiel   

The Bay Bridged | Feb 08, 2014

Live This Month: February 2014

Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of bands playing live in the Bay Area this month, including: Dog Party, Xiu Xiu, Majical Cloudz, Quilt, WATERS, and more.   



Noise Pop | Feb 03, 2014

Noise Pop 2014 Roundup

Listen to the Noise Pop mix of ten bands playing this year's Noise Pop festival, including Courtney Barnett, Shabazz Palaces, Real Estate, Majical Cloudz, Papercuts and more.   



Event | Jan 29, 2014

Celebrating Five Years of Magik*Magik

The local orchestra's Artistic and Music Director Minna Choi reflects on five years of making music with indie pop luminaries in the Bay Area and beyond, and looks forward to the Friday, January 31, 2014 celebration at the Fox Theater, which is also a benefit for the group's children's program, Magik For Kids. By T.J. Mimbs   

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  • Alice Boman, 'Be Mine'

    Take a deep breath, in black & white. Alice Boman's fragile singing, mixed with ethereal images from the Swedish countryside, make for a small, laptop vacation.

  • Metropolis: 8/23/14

    This week's episode of Metropolis, curated by KCRW's Jason Bentley, features a variety of Basement Jaxx-related material, plus new music from Kelela, SBTRKT and more.

  • Drum Fill Friday, From Guest Quizmaster Mark Reznicek Of Toadies

    This week's puzzler for careful listeners is from guest Quizmaster Mark Reznicek, drummer for the Fort Worth rock band Toadies. Hear the fills (or intro) and match it to the song.

  • Makoto Ozoné On Piano Jazz

    The pianist solos in his original "Lullaby for Rabbit," host Marian McPartland performs a "Portrait of Makoto Ozoné," and together they enjoy musical jokes in Sonny Rollins' "Sonnymoon for Two."

Also on KQED.org this week ...

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KQED Summer Fun Adventures

This summer, KQED is partnering with tons of fun places in the Bay Area offering exciting adventures and special savings when you show your MemberCard.

Summer Arts Guide
San Francisco Opera on KQED

Get your front row seat at one of the leading opera companies in the world! Shot in brilliant HD, the fifth season of San Francisco Opera's acclaimed series brings you four spectacular productions performed by world-class singers.