Does place still matter? One year and nearly 400 releases later, a reflection on what I learned by tuning my ears to local music from Oakland, San Francisco, and the entire Bay Area. What began with a simple post has evolved into a weekly digest of the best new music from the Ba…
La Doña joins San Cha on "Oveja Negra"; ambient techno from As You Like It resident Mossmoss; plus a minor hit from the Summer of Love
Photos of Shipwreck Detective, Infinexhuma, and Leila Abdul-Rauf performing at FALL MASS; a new soul funk hip hop gem from James Wavey; and more
Guapdad 4000 and King Woman to perform at Noise Pop Fest; Chime School keeps the jangle pop train running; Lolo Zouaï rides a "Scooter"; plus hippie th…
Kronos Quartet collaborates with Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat; Berkeley teacher Mahea Uchiyama publishes a book on mbira; Metallica live in Oakland in 1…
New interview with SF ambient artist Shipwreck Detective, Oakland producer Space Ghost assembles a set for Mixmag, and it's always summer with Gilberto…
Dev Bhat discusses video game soundtracks and other new music, the good and the bad in being a Bay Area musician, and how live ambient can be a little …
New interview with SF ambient artist Joel St. Julien ahead of FALL MASS; Kehlani's debut "Cloud 19" comes to streaming services; Ravi Shankar treats th…
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