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Music

An Oakland Black Jazz reissue is a revelation—and comes with questions

A Black-empowering label's catalog from the 1970s is re-released. Should Black people helm its return?

Don’t be alarmed by Squadda B’s lanky arms

Oakland rapper-producer releases a one-two punch: two smoked-out albums that reflect both sides of the pandemic

Now Watch This: 4 new music videos for nostalgic November feels

The Safdie brothers directed Oneohtrix Point Never's "Lost But Never Alone," and an Oakland creative turned Brijean's "Daydreaming" into an immersive psychedelic world.

Music, life, and racial justice at Yerba Buena Gardens Festival’s ‘Creative Voices’

Samora Pinderhughes, Marcus Shelby, Ukulenny, the Curtis Family Cnotes, more featured in lively online series.

New Music: On ‘Ways,’ Xyla expands euphoric electronic visions

Trippy yet somehow measured, the Sunset District artist's debut album counts influences from French horn to footwork.

New Music: Nappy Nina, Lunchbox, Balkan Bump, more great artists to support

Bandcamp Day picks: Peppy indie, scrappy rap, Turkish trumpet, experimental oboe... oh, and a side of Hi-NRG techno.

Revel in the soul genius of Sharon Jones with new posthumous covers compilation

Unforgettable takes on Woodie Guthrie, Shuggie Otis, and more with 'Just Dropped in to See What Condition My Rendition Was In'

New Music: Cracking women-led compilations from Moxie and SOS keep it fresh

Tracks from Club Chai's Lara Sarkissian, rRoxymore, Pursuit Grooves, other forward-thinking producers expand fall 2020's range.

Dougie Stu’s ‘Familiar Future’ shows how California is updating astral jazz alchemy

The Oakland artist's album brings visions of Alice Coltrane's peace and tranquility, while performing its own type of spiritual utility

For Puerto Rican freedom, MaJo Montijo summons a bomba ‘Huracán’

Oakland musician fights "continuous colonial disaster," including Hurricane MarĂ­a aftermath, with gale-force release.