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Daniel Bromfield

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Daniel Bromfield is a San Francisco native and arts journalist whose work has appeared in the Bay Guardian, San Francisco Magazine, Resident Advisor, and various music sites. He ran the SF Rebirth blog, documenting all-ages shows in the Bay Area, from 2010 to 2013. His work can be found at danielbromfield.com

Symphony meets sci-fi—AI and all—in ‘Ligeti: Paradigms’

SF Symphony's new streaming production combines digital wizardry and robotics with otherworldly hymns.

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Floating mountains, urgent Urdu, quotidian ambient, fakeout psychobilly, and a synth-drone take on Sun Ra top our charts—Lana Del Rey, too.

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The storied experimental group showed why its imprint has been so lasting, troubling imagery and all.

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Radical jazz legend meets electronic wizard. The results… are sleepy?

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Oakland’s Brijean on effervescent new LP ‘Feelings’—and music’s essential conviviality

"It was like sampling ourselves or our group of friends," say duo, whose technique included hours of improvisation.

Paul McCartney becomes bedroom-pop patron saint on ‘McCartney III’

Is Sir Paul weird because he wants to be—or because we want him to be? We dive in.

Albums of the Year 2020: An experimental bent seized the isolating zeitgeist

Deep reggaeton, sonic healing, coatcheck ambient, hyperkinetic crust punk covers... and Ariana Grande? It was a wild ride inside