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Sax, unleashed

Howard Wiley has earned the right to talk. At age 37, the saxophone prodigy (and drummer) has a cool 25 years of professional gigs...

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...

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...
Yaelisa's of Caminos Flamenco. Photo by Y. Takahashi

The passions of Yaelisa

ONSTAGE "All that drama must keep you young," I thought, when local flamenco legend Yaelisa -- she of fierce looks, emphatic twirls, and thunderous...

Party Radar: Super Bowl Survival Edition

PARTY RADAR Hi, I'm a professional San Francisco nightlife writer, and I want to slit my delicate, ladylike wrists in a fit of melodramatic...
New Year's Day Parties: 48 Hills Party Radar

Comedowns are for losers: New Year’s Day parties 2016

Ditch the amateurs. Here are our annual picks for the true party champions among us.  By Marke B.   PARTY RADAR Once more unto the breech,...
48 Hills Big Week

BIG WEEK: 10 great things to do Dec. 2-6, 2015

Golden Girls, Alternative Tentacles, Man Candy, Heron Oblivion, Jingletown Art Walk, and more this week. By Marke B.  GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES This one's gonna...

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...

33rd SF Jazz Fest buzzes with diverse styles, global sounds

Ambitious sonic reach includes multicultural soul, rollicking boogie-woogie, experimental R&B, country crossovers, big brass, and Cuban classics.  By Marke B. ALL EARS  The 33rd annual installment...