Music | Apr 14, 2014
If I could use only one word to describe the 2014 edition of the Napa Valley wine, food and rock festival's eclectic rundown of artists (based on the opinions I've heard voiced and, to a lesser extent, my own) it would be: huh? By T.J. Mimbs
Event | Apr 08, 2014
East Bay bassist/composer Todd Sickafoose presents the world premiere of Bear Proof, an hour-long, "wordless portrait of booms and busts in the Golden State" composed for his Tiny Resistors octet. By Andrew Gilbert
The Bay Bridged | Apr 04, 2014
Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of bands playing the Bay Area in April 2014, including music by Temples, The She's, Factory Floor, Future Islands, Blood Orange, Burnt Ones, and more.
Noise Pop | Mar 26, 2014
Listen to the Noise Pop mix of songs that shout out to other songs, including tracks by Metric, Drake, CSS, Okkervil River, and more.
Event | Mar 25, 2014
London's Fanfarlo take the Great American Music Hall stage this Wednesday in support of their new album, Let's Go Extinct, a sweeping set of songs exploring what it means to be human. By T.J. Mimbs
The Bay Bridged | Mar 19, 2014
Listen to The Bay Bridged mix of highlights from the 2014 South by Southwest festival, featuring: Sylvan Esso, Future Islands, Jungle, Withered Hand, and more.
Event | Mar 18, 2014
Oakland bass Anthony Russell explores a deep connection between 19th-century black music and Yiddish art songs at Berkeley's Jewish Music Festival. By Andrew Gilbert
Noise Pop | Mar 17, 2014
Listen to Noise Pop's mix heralding this week's arrival of spring with new music by Franke Cosmos, How to Dress Well, Saint Pepsi, Slasher Flick, Cathedrals and more.
Music | Mar 16, 2014
Dudu Tassa performs his "Kuwaiti Brothers" songs at the Jewish Music Festival in San Francisco. By Jonathan Curiel
Music | Mar 13, 2014
Laurie Lewis is a Bay Area bluegrass legend. The Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist continues to craft a unique sound of her own while helping to guide the next generation of Bay-Area roots musicians. By Amy Miller
Music : NPR
3rd and Lindsley, a performance space for big and small acts in Music City, lets the music shine by keeping things (like its name) simple.
Almost 140 years ago, Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote a solo piano piece for every month of the year called The Seasons. Now saxophonist Ben Wendel has taken this famous body of work and reinterpreted each piece by bringing along a different artist every month. Reviewer Michelle Mercer says through these collaborations, Wendel is giving the listener insight into some of today's sharpest musicians.
In Swedish culture, ABBA holds a significant place — one big enough for an entire ABBA museum that doesn't have to wait for visitors. Hear the World Cafe interview with the curator.
He was with the Boston Symphony for 50 years, and his name was also stamped on the sticks of drummers from Buddy Rich to Charlie Watts to Questlove. Firth died Sunday at age 85.
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