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Homegrown soul sensation Con Brio is back

With a new album and tour (including a stop at the Fillmore Sat/5), the beloved band still uses music as a weapon of love.

21st Romani Music Festival lights up with electrifying horns, cultural openness

Balkan powerhouse Džambo Aguševi Orchestra headlines Voice of Roma's annual gathering, happening Fri/9 in Oakland.

‘Women in Jazz’ bookends Women’s March with musical solidarity

Concert organizer Caroline Chung speaks about sexism in the local music scene, and her two-night series of live empowerment.

Diana Gameros sings lullabies of Mexico

Heralding a return to her childhood home after 15 years, the local favorite brings family together on new album 'Arrullo.'

To be blunt, a blast

Smoked Out Soul party at Monarch is a risky, ebullient mix of live instruments and recorded soul-funk grooves.

Drop the oratorio

Ensemble Mik Nawooj speaks about fusing classical and hip-hop -- and ambitious new piece 'Death Become Life.'

Sgt. Pepper, UnderCover

Musical collective UnderCover tackles on the beloved 50-year-old Beatles album -- in its entirety, in a multitude of styles

APART of the scene

APARTY at Hotel Utah showcases Asian rappers and rockers -- and skewers cultural stereotypes.

Bursting into color

Meklit's new album 'When the People Move, the Music Moves Too" blossoms with Ethio-jazz and big-name guests.

Sax, unleashed

Local saxophone sensation Howard Wiley of Extra Nappy dishes out hot licks before his appearance at SFJAZZ, Sat/22.