Music | Jan 28, 2014
A major advocate for the folk-style five-string banjo and one of the most prominent folk music icons of his generation, Seeger was also a political and environmental activist. He died Monday at age 94. By Paul Brown
Music | Jan 23, 2014
Bay Area artists may be largely locked out of the 56th Grammy Awards' glamour categories, but when it comes to jazz, blues, folk and Latin music, our region is well represented this year, with several dark horse candidates up against far better-known acts. By Andrew Gilbert
Art School | Jan 22, 2014
Hassan El-Tayyab and Shiloh Parkerson are singer-songwriters who front the band American Nomad. They are inspired by roots music traditions, telling stories through their music that convey genuine emotion and character in their signature Americana style.
The Bay Bridged | Jan 18, 2014
Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of music from 14 Bay Area record labels, including tracks from Loglady, Polyvinyl, 1-2-3-4 Go!, Gold Robot, and more, and featuring music by Moon Glyph, Magic Trick, The Blank Tapes, Meanest Man Contest, and others.
Music | Jan 15, 2014
San Francisco jazz vocalist Mary Stallings shares her memories of the city's famous Fillmore District club scene, but says looking back is not a way forward. By Amanda Stupi
Noise Pop | Jan 15, 2014
Listen to Noise Pop's mix of new music for the first month of 2014 including tracks by Dum Dum Girls, Painted Palms, Clams Casino, Drive By Truckers, Angel Haze and more.
The Bay Bridged | Jan 04, 2014
Listen to The Bay Bridged podcast of bands playing the Bay Area in January 2014, featuring: Magik*Magik Orchestra, Painted Palms, Pickwick, Yuck, Tennis and more.
Music | Jan 01, 2014
We asked Forum's producers to each pick their favorite arts show from 2013. Producer Irene Noguchi chose Oakland composer Hector Pérez, who goes by the name "Sistema Bomb." By KQED Forum
Event | Dec 26, 2013
San Francisco group channels the full depth of African-influenced music. By Jonathan Curiel
Noise Pop | Dec 19, 2013
Listen to the Noise Pop mix of alternative Christmas tunes that you can use to ride out the remainder of the holiday season, featuring: Sufjan Stevens, The Flaming Lips, The Magnetic Fields, Tom Waits, Low and more.
Hear the alt-country band play songs off their new album and talk about their transition to pop.
"I made a promise to myself," says the Detroit rapper. "I would never ever not follow my heart again. That way if I rise or fall, sink or swim, it's by my own choice and my own decisions."
The musicians who made the score for the Netflix series discuss their recording process.
The former singer of the old-time string band Carolina Chocolate Drops discusses her musical path.
Also on KQED.org this week ...
KQED Celebrates Black History Month
KQED proudly celebrates the diversity of our community by commemorating Black History Month. During February, KQED Public TV 9 and KQED 88.5 FM schedule programs that focus on African American themes and issues.
"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.