The Redwood City band is emblematic of a Bay Area moment when rock, emo, punk, and pop combined—and audiences sang along.
Legends Paul Simon and Mavis Staples alongside newcomers Tierra Whack and Kacey Musgraves in a fest more balanced than usual
The garage rock stalwart launches new label Rocks In Your Head and still believes deeply in the local scene.
"I meditated today with diamonds on," says the Detroit up-and-comer, who aims for a pop sweet spot between Lil Pump and Deepak Chopra.
The Neo-Soul goddess took her sweet time, but once she let her hair down there was no stopping her.
The Internet, Tierra Whack, Ashley Monroe, Prince, and an uncanny Ryuichi Sakamoto mashup make our critic's list.
Through Ghost Ship tragedy to 183-song release, Michael Dadonna's label delivers interesting music from diverse players.
Wolfgang Voigt's storied ambient project debuts in SF with ethereal Königsforst vibes and earthy visions of erlkings.
Local label honcho Patrick Brown on his eclectic roster, collaborative DIY model, and the lasting influence of Soulja Boy