John-Paul Shiver

88 POSTS 0 COMMENTS
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.

All Ears: Denise Young takes the helm of the SFJAZZ board of trustees

As the world grapples with how to stabilize itself this summer, SFJAZZ has announced a change that should catapult the esteemed institution; effective September...

New Music: Kamaal Williams’ latest showcases London jazz agility

Kamaal Williams rolled through San Francisco last December for a whirlybird DJ set at 1015 Folsom in support of the latest edition of his...

Out of the Crate: The proper tools

Out of the Crate is our monthly column that takes a look into the fluid world of new vinyl releases, including reissues, compilations, and...

All Ears: How to craft the perfect BBQ playlist

Guess what chicken butt, it's summer. Time for properly charred specialty foodstuffs—and don’t we need 'em? Grab a grill, a heating source be it propane...

New Music: Oakland collective SMARTBOMB has that feeling of futurism

Beat music, the defiant all-inclusive electronic aesthetic that seizes and chops up odd bits of hip-hop, library music, jazz, bass music, IDM, and anything...

New Music: A classic Oneness of Juju re-release jolts consciousness

Witness the rhythmic agency of soundtracking a movement. Prudent is the beat that moves your feet and mind simultaneously, jolting up new pathways of...

New Music: Compilation recalls the greatness of Om Records’ city synthesis

Better go grab yourself a burrito and Jarritos before you sit down to assess the money behind today's electronic music. According to the Ibiza...

Forget what makes sense: Anteloper vaporizes on ‘Tour Beats Vol. 1’

Free jazz trumpeter Jaimie Branch, and drummer Jason Nazary—longtime friends and collaborators—recorded over two years ago in a shipping container-turned-recording studio in Brooklyn. They...

New Music: Jayda G channels life-force into the moment with ‘Both of Us’

Let's get one thing straight. Jayda Guy is smart. Like nerdy, goofy, love the environment, NASA scientist-type intelligence. No joke. She's got the marine...

New Music: With ‘Mordechai,’ Khruangbin follows inner compass to success

Attaining the title "DJ's DJ" during the early 2000s, a certain heyday for San Francisco's musical landscape, was one of the loftiest forms of...