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Music

Good things, small packages

33 1/3, the ultimate record collector's novella series, turns 10

No thanks, Bono

Three new albums that should magically appear on your iPod in place of Songs of Innocence

A show a day: Your fall music calendar

FALL ARTS 2014 Like a daily multivitamin, your recommended dose of live shows through November

Summer sounds

August 19, 2014

New releases from bands that call the Bay home

Burnachella

Has Burning Man become just another music festival?

Snap sounds

August 5, 2014

Quick takes on new releases

Locals only: Outside Lands edition

A cheat sheet to hometown pride at the year's biggest, priciest party in the park

Snap sounds

Quick takes on new releases

Of borders and love songs

Diana Gameros brings her unique musical perspective to the YBCA's MEX I AM Festival

Snap sounds

Quick takes on new releases

A hard look at ‘A Hard Day’s Night’

At 50, the Beatles third album demands a critical re-listen

Start your engines

The little SF music video contest that could is all grown up — and expanding

Burger Boogaloo Breakdown

July 2, 2014

Our picks for the best of the rest

Summer spins

Quick-takes on new releases

Dirty, sweet, and far from down low

Brooklyn's Cakes da Killa wants to be more than just "the blowjob rapper"

Jazz jams in Brisbane

May 13, 2014

In an unpretentious location, the 7 Mile House serves up some of the city's most storied jazz veterans

The shaman, the oracle, and the engineer

Sleep Genius bands are pushing boundaries — and proving the Bay Area underground is alive and well

A musician grows on Market Street

San Francisco's wunderkind "Trumpet Kid" on the musical education he's gained from playing in the city streets

Stalin: Darkness Visible

With his new album, Bay Area boss J.Stalin shines a light on Bay Area rap — and his own 12-year career

Spring chickens

'Tis the season for new releases, featuring a bumper crop of Bay Area bands. Plus, an identity crisis: Bay Area surf-mariachi-punks bAd bAd defend their honor against LA electro-pop kids badbad

Love rumbles

Who is Charlie Megira? A Berlin rebel with a Bay Area connection

All (really, all) are welcome

April 1, 2014

Composer Mark Growden finds his calling with the Calling All Choir

Soul power to the people

March 25, 2014

Sharon Jones kicks cancer and hits the road with the Dap-Kings

On the Rise: Avalon Emerson

A playful combination of house and techno, preferably listened to on a big club sound system