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48 Hills: Community Music Center, Sean Jones

Pick up your horn and blow!

Housed in a stunning Mission Edwardian for 94 years, Community Music Center continues to bring music to the masses. ALL EARS "Take up a musical instrument....

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,...

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...

Megapolis Audio Festival builds a sonic wonderland

Perpetual sound machines, stimulating hip-hop, light theremins, Fantastic Negrito, rapid prototyping, brain-wave encephalophones, and more, June 5-7   By Marke B. ALL EARS Somebody may have...

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...

APART of the scene

Leave it to a rapper to find a name for her show that has, not one, but three layers of meaning. Sat/13, local "smart...

Switchboard Music Fest lights up with new sounds

ALL EARS Festival fatigue can come on quickly -- I'm exhausted just looking at the recently rereleased Treasure Island Music Festival lineup -- especially when...

Party Radar: All the Bowie bashes

PARTY RADAR Hey, all the young dudes, the Starman has ascended. And while Sir David Bowie's influence on nightlife has already been incalculable, from placing...

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...

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...