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Noise Pop’s latest round showcases newcomers

Among more familiar names like Washed Out and Lower Dens are fresh gems Victoria Canal, Angelica Garcia, more

Comedian Moshe Kasher’s ‘Crowd Surfing’ album mortifies, delights

Oakland's self-proclaimed 'Phil Donahue of the Internet Age' works the room like a hilarious punk-rock savant.

New Music: Werkha strikes dance floor gold with ‘The Rigour’

UK artist's five-track EP breaks into singular territory, with spaceship synths and a jazz-inflected approach.

All Ears: 17 music releases to look forward to in 2020

Future funk, post-grunge, global Creole, surf rock, avant pop, and more on the musical menu for the new year.

New music: Orion Sun brings winter warmth with ‘Ne me quitte pas’

This melodic vocal stroll, delivered with unhurried lethal precision, is a great introduction to the Philly artist.

For thriller ‘Uncut Gems,’ an electronic soundtrack of erupting chakras

Daniel Lopatin's work for the Adam Sandler hit is full of foreboding synth-squelches—and harks back to 70s classics.

LA producer Elusive steps into a fidgety ‘Ambient Void’

The scene fixture's latest builds minaiture worlds from cascading synths, vinyl crackles, and flush atmospherics.

Our critic picks 2019’s Music of Note

Spaced-out funk, Afrobeat, progressive soul, rave revivalism, heavy-rooted blues, breakbeats, and a lot of brass on this year's list

Burger Boogaloo 2020 announces killer lineup

Legends Alice Bag, Bikini Kill, Circle Jerks, Flipper, and Pansy Division join Younger Lovers, Plastic Bertrand, and more.

Kamaal Williams brings London’s nightlife jazz explosion to SF

'70s funk and fusion meet contemporary hip-hop and electronics in the DJ's work, representative of a massive scene.