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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.