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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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Music Review

Noise Pop rewind: So, how did the giant music fest do this year?

Surging local talent, national praise, unusual venues—and a couple suggestions for next year from our music critic

Cat Power plugged into Dylan’s electric shocker with pitch-perfect tribute

Known for her choice covers, the musician recreated 1966's (in)famous ‘Royal Albert Hall’ concert at the Herbst.

Noise Pop report: Chiquimamani-Condori rebuked the algorithm at Gray Area

Bolivian American noise artist cut through autoplay BS for adoring fans; UK headliner Actress was not so steady.

Noise Pop report: Hailu Mergia shot Ethiopian jazz into stratosphere for adoring GAMH crowd

The septuagenarian keyboardist was all but forgotten, driving a DC cab, but he's making up for lost time with fire.

Noise Pop report: Diode diva Suzanne Ciani channeled Grace Cathedral’s ambient majesty

Kiss the Buchla: One of our most vital electronic music trailblazers took an awe-struck crowd to church

Noise Pop report: Seablite grabbed center stage at the Chapel with hypnogogic glee

Full of psychedelic alt-'90s energy, the locals perfectly complemented headliner Laetitia Sadier and Broun Fellinis' sax.

‘It’s a celebration’: Madonna pulled out all stops on tour through decades of hits

Firing up Chase Center for a two-night extravaganza, pop's iconic provocateur provided plenty of nostalgia.

Noise Pop report: Tommy Guerrero’s psychedelic vamp at 4-Star Theatre was quintessential SF

Noise Pop show put the revival of a beloved neighborhood cinema on display.

André 3000 spoke another language at Bimbo’s

In the first of five local shows, the Outkast star improvised with friends, babbled glossolalia, and warned that the audience was being sampled.

‘Omar’ is pretty to look at, but opera treats slavery with kid gloves

New work by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels traces the tempestuous life of enslaved African scholar Omar ibn Said.

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