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Noise Pop to Vinyl Dreams: 6 local can’t-miss music streams

Metallica Mondays, SFJAZZ Fridays at Five, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, and more diverse sounds bring the concert home.

New Music: DJ Amir unearths jazz-fusion communiqué ‘The Jupiter Effect’

The music archeologist and archivist releases a super-smooth lost classic by the Larry Rose Band.

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Music sales platform Bandcamp waives its fees: Here's a clutch of snaggable releases, from post-punk reverie to out-there R&B.

New Music: Vinyl Williams’ visionary sunshine pop goes ‘Azure’

Influenced by a Brazilian legend but day-tripping down his own lysergic path, the LA artist speaks about his latest album.

New Music: The bleary-eyed kaleidoscope of Once & Future Band’s ‘Deleted Scenes’

The Oakland outfit's jazzy psyche-rock sound makes rejection sound like dawn spreading out from the previous night.

New Music: Yves Tumor rumbles, soars with ‘Heaven to a Tortured Mind’

Rising from the noise scene into a genre all their own, the polymath creates a glorious rock record from the Black Diaspora.

New Music: Daedelus pushes into the red with ‘What Wands Won’t Break’

Guided by his work with late producer and visionary Ras G, the SoCal electronic musician turns things up.

New Music: On Thundercat’s ‘It is What It Is,’ a fusion of love, life, loss

The bass virtuoso's latest album comes with a jazz-funk strut and playful attitude, plus some existential questions.

New Music: Yazmin Lacey’s ‘Morning Matters’ keeps a high vibration

With her latest EP, the UK vocalist rides a new era of Neo-soul while crafting something forcefully and irresistibly her own.

With Thao’s ‘Phenom’ video, indie enters the Zoom era

The California music act's latest plays off isolation technology to strikingly creative effect.