Bursting into color

        Sat/6 at Rickshaw Stop, Bay Area audiences will have a chance to hear the sound of an artist’s limitations falling away. Local favorite Meklit,...

        9 bands, 175 musicians, 1 epic funk tribute: ‘Stand!’

              UnderCover returns January 24 with its rapturous tribute to Sly & the Family Stone's landmark 1969 album 'Stand!'By Marke B. ALL EARS Last year kicked off with...

              A month of listening adventurously

                    ALL EARS Why July? This month seems especially full of experimental, experiential, and just plain extra-lovely live music, much of it contemporary. SF has...

                    Champagne supernovas, spilling over

                          SCREEN GRABS/ALL EARS The biggest noise of 90s Britpop, Manchester’s Oasis was briefly as massive as their hype -- not to mention their self-estimation...

                          ALL EARS: 15 great DJ mixes for the new year

                                Brazilian psychedelia, Taiwanese disco, Israeli "emotive techno," lost new wave …. DJ mixes from the last year or so that deserve to be heard.By...

                                Lydia Lunch: “I’m still the enemy within”

                                      No Wave pioneer brings her band RETROVIRUS -- and 38 years of music -- to DNA Lounge, Wed/29. By Marke B.ALL EARS It's a perverse thrill...

                                      8th Annual Switchboard Festival dials in new sounds

                                            Eight-hour sonic cornucopia attracts a local community of contemporary musical adventurers and longtime groundbreakers, Sat/4.By Marke B.ALL EARS One possible positive about the so-called...

                                            Megablast for a minimal giant

                                                  ALL EARS One of the most incredible yet undersung developments of the past decade on the SF scene has been the explosion of interest in...

                                                  Synth City

                                                        It may not officially be National Modular Synth Day, but it’ll sure feel like it Sat/5 in San Francisco. Not one but two synthesizer expos...

                                                        Pussy Riot, unmasked

                                                              A couple of weeks back I found myself scrambling around the internet trying to glean the password for the Citibank Visa Card ticket presale...