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John-Paul Shiver

John-Paul Shiver has been contributing to 48 Hills since 2019. His work as an experienced music journalist and pop culture commentator has appeared in the Wire, Resident Advisor, SF Weekly, Bandcamp Daily, PulpLab, AFROPUNK, and Drowned In Sound.

Under the Stars: Still swooning for Roísin Murphy’s Portola Music Fest booking

Plus: Black Artist Database drops a compilation that predicts the future.

Madison McFerrin reveals 5 albums that inspire her uncrowded artistry

Thrilling to the singer-songwriter's tonal references in advance of her June 2 gig at The Independent.

How Aretha Franklin came to The Fillmore and conquered rock ‘n’ roll

It was 1971 and the Queen of Soul even bested The Beatles at their game.

Under the Stars: Legendary Fanny rocked hard in the ’70s, even harder today

Ground-breaking women's band playing free outside gig, check. New music? Got that too.

3 tracks to honor Gordon Lightfoot, king of AM radio

Here's why the kinda-cheesy, soft-rock songwriter was so beloved.

Ahmad Jamal bids adieu after 70 years of using jazz to speak to the human condition

The jazz pianist has left us, but—judging from a formidable list of samples—his music never will.

Under the Stars: Ash Walker rides new fusion moods, and other soul selections

Buscrates summons hot summer nights, Harrison's watercolored dream jams, Hermeto Pascal pays a rare visit

6 music festivals to jumpstart your summer

Mill Valley Music Fest, Carnaval, Northern Nights, Mosswood Meltdown, and more explosive sonic fireworks

Under the Stars: Pardoner spikes your sugar bowl with a dash of white pepper

This months's Bandcamp Friday picks: Homeboy Sandman's 'A!,' Cindy's 'Why Not Now?' and more sonic greatness

Under the Stars: You’ve never heard shoegaze like Nabihah Iqbal’s radiant tones

Plus: Stern Grove Festival announces its 2023 lineup!