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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)
Guardian Small Business Award winner has been rocking the city for 85 years
Birds & Batteries' frontman steps dreamily out on his own. Plus: BottleRock 2.0, and The Chapel says "everyone chill"
San Francisco's wunderkind "Trumpet Kid" on the musical education he's gained from playing in the city streets