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Last call at beloved live music mainstay Amnesia

SF loses one more independent venue—for now. This was the scene at the club's final happy hour.

New Music: The Seshen’s sonic-visual journey through ‘Cyan’

The Bay Area favorites deftly and unapologetically explore new territory—and produce a short film—with their latest.

Ethio-jazz legend Mulatu Astatke still defines contemporary cool

A reissue of 'Mulatu of Africa' helped fuel the club jazz renaissance—Astatke himself appears two nights at UC Theatre.

New Music: Stone Foxes polish their rock into ‘Gold’

Local indie band's new EP shows a leap in studio shine while keeping the charm intact.

New Music: Jay Som’s fever dream—from chopsticks and a trumpet

The Oakland-raised lo-fi bedroom indie sensation drops a new single before embarking on a world tour.

New Music: Andy Shauf’s ‘The Neon Skyline’ traces old flames in wee hours

Dive bars, woodwinds, and soft rock come together in the Canadian's tales of lonely hearts.

New Music: Afrikan Sciences takes an affecting electronic ‘Journey into Mr. Re’

The Deepblak label honcho's latest 13-track album alerts us to how art can cut through the noise.

New Music: Transcendental dancing with Eris Drew’s ‘Fluids of Emotion’

The Chicago artist delivers 'proto-rave ecstasy music' on new EP, looking to classic turntable techniques.

As Afrobeat heroes Antibalas arrive, recalling a classic track

The Brooklyn band celebrates 20 years with a new album and three local shows. Their cross-cultural influence still runs deep.

New Music: Bells Rang’s synth-rock makes a California Wave

The promising local band releases a new EP—in a San Francisco where venues and studios are disappearing fast.