Stories about All Ears

A hot-button ‘Ring’ at SF Opera? You bet your Brünnhilde

#MeToo, environmentalism, and deeply personal stories—director Francesca Zambello brings out the contemporary side of Wagner's epic.

Homegrown soul sensation Con Brio is back

With a new album and tour (including a stop at the Fillmore Sat/5), the beloved band still uses music as a weapon of love.

Funky old Iceland? DJ Platurn dives into Reykjavik’s rare grooves

Local turntablist took 12 painstaking years to find and combine 65+ records from the 1960s-'80s into awesome 'Breaking the Ice' mix.

21st Romani Music Festival lights up with electrifying horns, cultural openness

Balkan powerhouse Džambo Aguševi Orchestra headlines Voice of Roma's annual gathering, happening Fri/9 in Oakland.

Rapping the ‘Housing Crisis’

Local hip-hop artist SCS takes on skyrocketing inequality and political corruption in incendiary new video.

A new guerrilla folk opera immerses you in 2014’s Ukrainian revolution

Lemon Bucket Orkestra's 'Counting Sheep' uses traditional folk songs to create in-your-face theater at the Oakland Metro Operhouse.

DJ David Harness gathers his soulful house ‘Friends in Harmony’

Bay Area DJ and nightlife legend David Harness talks about his lovely new album and the meaning of "soulful" in a post-EDM world.

‘Women in Jazz’ bookends Women’s March with musical solidarity

Concert organizer Caroline Chung speaks about sexism in the local music scene, and her two-night series of live empowerment.

‘Girls of the Golden West’: a new opera’s fresh take on the Gold Rush

At the San Francisco Opera, composer John Adams and director Peter Sellars foreground the often-overlooked stories of women and people of color.

Diana Gameros sings lullabies of Mexico

Heralding a return to her childhood home after 15 years, the local favorite brings family together on new album 'Arrullo.'