Longtime experimental artist Marco Benevento ventures into pop territory—and singing
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Del the Funky Homosapien is still making his mark on hip-hop
Konrad Wert goes all in for his musical passion as Possessed by Paul James
How Regina Carter’s forgotten family history shaped her musical memory and her sound
Reel Big Fish was an MTV sensation in the ’90s, but did they sell out?
George Cole performs the work of Nat King Cole on Valentine’s Day
The California Honeydrops on why setlists don’t really work
New York-born Tor Miller on his latest EP and how the concrete jungle inspires him
Tim Flannery found fame as the Giants’ third-base coach, now he finds his muse
Mat Callahan brings Irish revolutionary’s lost songs to life in ‘Songs of Freedom’
Surfer Blood recovers from a gnarly year, comes West
Patti Smith and the ecstasy of the unexpected
Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan speeds up his personal life and slows down his sound
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks go all in for the Dead sound on ‘Country Agenda’
Blending the dark and the tranquil, the spacious and the dense, Phutureprimitive, a.k.a. Rain, has made a name for himself as one...
Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O turns beloved holiday songs into improvisational joy rides
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In its fourth year, the California Banjo Extravaganza brings a spectrum of masters to the Rio
The Banana Slug String Band celebrates 30 years with shows and a video for ‘Too Hot’
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Made of Oak’s emotive sound pushes the evolution of electronic music
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Call it chamber folk—or don’t—but Bombadil combines sharp songwriting with a fascinating soundscape
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Nomalakadoja’s name is quite a mouthful. It’s pronounced “NO-ma-lack-a-DO-ja.” Don’t worry if you’ve never heard it before—the members of the band made...
Chucho Valdés celebrates 40 years of his influential Cuban band Irakere at Santa Cruz show
Unexpected jazz-fusion approach of Super Soul Bros. stands out in new wave of video-game cover bands