A chat with Hardly Strictly Bluegrass's booker, as San Francisco's crown jewel of free festivals gears up for its 14th year
LEFT OF THE DIAL: Noise Pop's 2nd annual shindig-in-the-streets features Myron & E, dumplings, everything else good
Emerging from the shadows, a new multi-sensory performance from Bay Area hip-hop veterans The Coup
Birds & Batteries' frontman steps dreamily out on his own. Plus: BottleRock 2.0, and The Chapel says "everyone chill"
Spaced-out electro-pop, Ethiopian-influenced jazz, feminist hip-hop, and a string quartet partial to Radiohead: 11 Bay Area artists who will keep you on your toes this year
The Magik*Magik orchestra gets nostalgic for childhood at the ripe old age of 5
Musicians and the tech industry don't have to be the strangest of bedfellows
Myles Cooper and Alexis Penney are making San Francisco ground zero for gay pop creativity