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Welcome to Pass the Aux, a series where KQED Arts & Culture brings you our favorite new tracks by Bay Area artists.

Series Creator: Pendarvis Harshaw | Series Editor: Nastia Voynovskaya | Designer: Kelly Heigert | Contributors: Rae Alexandra, Justin Ebrahemi, Samuel Getachew, Sarah Hotchkiss, Gabe Meline, Emma Silvers, Adesh Thapliyal

a young Asian-American presenting man in a yellow shirt and brown pants poses against a wall

Seiji Oda's ‘ANRI (city pop 003)’ Celebrates the Lunar New Year With a Ride Through Japantown

a young white man with longish brown hair in a dark sweater stands next to a white woman with light pink hair in a purple jacket against a concrete wall

Oakland’s abracadabra Hops in Soapbox Derby Cars for ‘in a photo’

Processing New Motherhood, Suzanimal Sings From a Sea Creature’s Perspective

a trio of women pose in front of a colorful foil backdrop

Rainbow Girls’ ‘American Dream’ Reminds Us We’re More Than Our Bank Accounts

Pissed Off About Climate Change? ‘Green’ Is a Jazzy Rallying Cry

a black and white photo of a man with a beard in a suit jacket and bowler hat

A Hip-Hop Anthem for Sinatra Fans — Really — in Richie Cunning's 'All the Gold in the World'

Love and Magic Abound on Mystic’s ‘Dreaming in Cursive: The Girl Who Loved Sparklers’

J. Lately's 'Good Lasts' is Your Late-Summer Hangout Soundtrack

Megan Slankard's 'California' Is a Breakup Anthem for the Whole State

A young R&B singer in a red beret poses at a bus stop.

Jada Imani’s ‘Rosa Parks’ is History with a Jazzy R&B Finish

Pass The Aux: Poo$ie, 'Words Don't Hurt'

Star 99 members Thomas Romero, Jeremy Romero, Saoirse Alesandro and Chris Gough stand side by side in a black and white image.

San Jose’s Star 99 Blossom from Their D.I.Y. Punk Beginnings