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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...

Synthesizing a legacy

One of the last times that Naut Humon saw Don Buchla was at a festival they both attended. Now Humon has helped plan a festival...

Party Radar: Summers of Love

PARTY RADAR Nightlife in San Francisco is descended more from the acid house-drenched 1988 Second Summer of Love in the UK -- brought to our shores...

La Favi reigns

Natalia García a.k.a. La Favi was raised in San Francisco’s Glen Park neighborhood. She started performing as a little kid who danced in the...

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...

Gays Hate Techno loves techno

ALL EARS As contemporary music lovers, we're all floating, flags raised, on an almost unnavigable sea of current releases, backlog reissues, surprise leaks, and...

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...

Juanga’s amor eterno

The first song I ever loved was El Noa Noa by Juan Gabriel. My mother was so obsessed with it, the title became one...

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...

The right to remain

Seven years ago, on a weekend like this past one, we would be sitting at The Revolution Cafe in the Mission district. All day....