Sunday, May 16, 2021

Music

New Music: Support these awesome artists directly this week!

Hot releases from SPELLLING, Foodman, The Steoples, and Jaimie Branch are up for this month's Bandcamp Friday

NanosauR roar: Local rap producer gets gothic on new album

'Fell Off Before I Ever Got On' is a surprisingly introspective, post-punk journey from the beats maker.

New Music: On ‘Crossing Over,’ Sour Widows build sensitive slowcore worlds

Local trio's new EP limns conquering moments with measured vocals and mindhive-intricate guitar work

Living Large: A tribute to Shock G from a Bay Area kid

Outlandish rapper's gleeful freedom presented an alternative form of masculinity for a Mexican American fifth grader.

San Jose emo trio Damper gets ‘Existential’ on new split EP

Rock chops and spiky self-awareness come through in songs like 'Showed Up Too Late For The Emo Revival'

In memory of Shock G, the Piano Man

The death of a Bay Area funk and rap legend hits home

RIP, Shock G: Local musicians share their memories

DJ Cutso, Nick Andre, Pursuit Grooves, DJ Amir, and more on why the Bay Area rap legend means so much

Sweater Funk’s finest: DāM-FunK’s latest hints at breakbeat expansions to come

The producer—who took early steps towards greatness in a Chinatown basement—delivers a simple and poignant mantra with 'Atmosphere III.'

The best albums of 2021 (so far)

All that time stuck indoors last year is paying off—2021 has been bountiful when it comes to new sounds, from Madlib's post-DOOM triumph to Brijean's tropicalia expansiveness.

New Music: Dance releases bring the April heat

The Jacksons' mid-career landmark, Anz's morphing UK bass, Kumail's pastel boogie, more to get you on your feet