Stories about All Ears

Old school Chinatown funk? 50 years of Jest Jammin’ with Rev. Norman Fong

From the turbulent, racist '60s to next week's Chinatown CDC fundraiser, the band keeps the Motown hits coming.

Hold, please, for Text Me Records

Local label honcho Patrick Brown on his eclectic roster, collaborative DIY model, and the lasting influence of Soulja Boy

Making noise and empowering girls: 15 years of Women’s Audio Mission

Founder Terri Winston speaks about educating young women in recording studio technology—and WAM's big fundraising bash, coming September 21.

Opera singer Russell Thomas on diversity, drive, and ‘Roberto Devereux’

Starring in SF Opera's latest, the tenor calls on arts institutions to "look to their communities" for talent that attracts audiences.

A swell wave of female talent rolls in with TIDES

Vibrant showcase of local, women-led bands and visual artists with a charitable twist comes to El Rio August 29.

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.