The Bay Bridged | Dec 16, 2013

Mixtape: Thirteen Bay Area Highlights from 2013

Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of the year's best Bay Area music featuring Dan Casey, Cool Ghouls, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Thee Oh Sees, Warm Soda and more.   

Noise Pop | Dec 11, 2013

Heavy Rotation: The Best Tracks of 2013

Listen to Noise Pop's mix of the year's best songs, featuring: Volcano Choir, Lorde, Deafheaven, Savages, James Blake, Rhye and more.   

Music | Dec 10, 2013

Top California Pop for 2013

The California Report's Steve Hochman provides his list for the best California albums of 2013. By Steve Hochman   

Music | Dec 09, 2013

The Golden State of Jazz: The Best California Jazz CDs of 2013

The California Report's Andrew Gilbert picks his ten favorite California jazz CDs for 2013. By Andrew Gilbert   

The Bay Bridged | Dec 04, 2013

Live This Month: December 2013

Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of bands playing the Bay Area in December 2013, including: King Krule, Blood Sister, The Herms, Sun Araw, Holy Ghost!, and more.   

Noise Pop | Nov 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 -- The Best Unsung Songs of the Year

Listen to Noise Pop's mix of the songs that almost got away this year, including track by Tennis, Pissed Jeans, Dead Girlfriends, Juana Molina, Moonface and more.   

Event | Nov 18, 2013

How Yassir Chadly Came to Terms With Music and Islam

Moroccan-American instrumentalist performs Friday, November 22, at Ashkenaz in Berkeley. By Jonathan Curiel   

The Bay Bridged | Nov 14, 2013

Mixtape: Bay Area Jams to Accompany Beer Drinking

Listen to the Bay Bridged mix of local tunes for that beer drinking afternoon, including: Shannon and the Clams, Wax Idols, Sleepy Sun, Golden Void, The Spyrals, and more.   

Music | Nov 13, 2013

Bill Callahan: A Love Letter

Some words of appreciation for Bill Callahan, who released Dream River earlier this month and plays two sold out shows in San Francisco this week. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo   

Music Review | Nov 11, 2013

Wooden Shjips: 'Back to Land,' Coming into Focus

The psych/space rock band is back with their fourth album, the first one made after half the band moved away from San Francisco. By Amanda Roscoe Mayo   

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    The Canadian synth pop group offers an intimate live performance of its song "A Real Hero," popularized in the 2011 film Drive.

  • Ages And Ages, Singing An Anthem For (And With) Everyone

    Recorded with the Berklee Gospel and Roots Choir in the ruins within Newport's Fort Adams State Park, "Divisionary (Do The Right Thing)" has a message and a chorus that everyone can enjoy.

  • A Surge Of Scarlatti Sonatas

    Three centuries ago, Domenico Scarlatti churned out 555 keyboard sonatas. Today, pianists, harpsichordists and even accordionists still can't get enough. Hear a clutch of new recordings.

  • 'Miles Davis And Gil Evans: Still Ahead' On JazzSet

    In three collaborations in the late 1950s, Gil Evans and Miles Davis steered their projects into a new era for jazz. Terence Blanchard plays Davis' role with commitment and emotion in this set.

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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.