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Son Little’s gritty takes on vintage R&B run deep

The Californian dips into gospel, rock, and blues for a fresh sound that will surely shake a hip or two.

Fierce rock energy at Miss June’s ‘Bad Luck Party’

New Zealand four-piece moves through pop-punk, no wave, and noise with an acerbic Riot Grrrl slant.

Monophonics return with chest-out soul ‘Changes’

New single mixes Stax and Funk Brothers feel with modern effects and powerhouse vocals from Kelly Finnigan.

Broken-beat pioneer Mark de Clive-Lowe revives his CHURCH

A 13-track celebration of open-minded connectivity keys into the groundbreaker's roving jazz club and dance party.

Michael Sneed’s ‘Days We Lost’ claps back at depression, debt

An ebullient new mixtape highlights this freewheeling nerd's talent for combining styles and pushing things forward.

Bumping serious boogie-funk with The Pendletons

The duo, known for its slow-mo approach to soul, raises the tempo on excellent new '2 Steps Away'

Midtown Social’s sweet retro soul revives SF’s spirit

Two bright singles from upcoming album 'Fantastic Colors' celebrate the diverse street style and long sunsets we love.

Beloved techno ex-pat Alland Byallo pops his head in

With new EP 'Rule of Thirds,' the Cali-born, Berlin-based DJ-producer returns with an addictive, ruminative set of tracks.

From legendary roots, a great new Afrobeat record

Kelata & the Super Yamba Band's 'Mèdaho' rides psychedelic energy and masterly playing to the top of the reinvigorated genre.

The classic funk gem that inspires one of SF’s best parties

Daft Punk famously sampled it—but the great local Sweater Funk crew prefers the original, now rereleased.