Christopher Owens embraces his country and gospel roots with sophomore solo work 'A New Testament'
A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year
With a hook-filled, hard-charging new record, Bob Mould explores loss, acceptance, and looks, as always, to the future
Three new albums that should magically appear on your iPod in place of Songs of Innocence
With a slew of solo work under her belt and new full-band songs on the way, Kim Deal slows down for no one
Bart Davenport on musical thrifting, the influence of palm trees, and how he just can't quit the Bay Area
With a new record and a whole new generation of fans, Oakland's Souls of Mischief take it back to the old school
LEFT OF THE DIAL: Noise Pop's 2nd annual shindig-in-the-streets features Myron & E, dumplings, everything else good
A cheat sheet to hometown pride at the year's biggest, priciest party in the park
Diana Gameros brings her unique musical perspective to the YBCA's MEX I AM Festival
The pop-punk whiz kid comes of age. Plus: More festivals!
In the midst of a severe drought, the Soundwave art and music biennial encourages reflection on our most precious natural resource
LEFT OF THE DIAL Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner on the band's new sound, and the doubts she overcame to create her favorite record yet. Plus: BARF #2, and Viracocha is back!
At 70, the original bad girl of rock 'n' roll is having the time of her life
Brooklyn's Cakes da Killa wants to be more than just "the blowjob rapper"
The erstwhile suburban rap queen comes into her own -- and lands a spot on the Warped Tour
Oakland Afro-soul veteran steps out her own. Plus: Adios Amigo fights cynicism with Erasable Truth, and other local releases
Bay Area bands breathe new life into a salty, windswept West Coast tradition
Doe Eye retreats to her high school bedroom and emerges with a full-length debut. Plus: Papercuts' Jason Quever on writing, catharsis, and how he's not as depressed as everyone thinks
Summer in the Bay means music festival season — hold on to your butts (and your wallets)
Birds & Batteries' frontman steps dreamily out on his own. Plus: BottleRock 2.0, and The Chapel says "everyone chill"
A new band from Bay Area punk veterans — with members of Green Day and Jawbreaker — wants to earn your fandom on its own terms
A new Oakland music festival aims to bring art downtown. Plus: If you still believe in college radio, KUSF still needs you
CAREERS + ED ISSUE: How one guitarist's passion became a means of San Francisco survival