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Screen Grabs: ’90s UK rave scene springs back to life in ‘Beats’

Plus: an excellent 'The Audition," brassy Ella Fitzgerald doc, dance-based 'Aviva," "The Last Tree" and more new movies

Score new music on Juneteenth—and support NAACP Legal Fund

Nappy Nina, King Britt, Moodymann, Georgia Ann Muldrow, and more great picks as Bandcamp donates its fees this Friday.

Techno-arts fest Mutek.SF recreates a trippy rave blueprint online

With "NEXUS Experience," the two-day electronic celebration presents multiple "rooms" full of innovative sounds and visuals.

New Music: Yves Tumor rumbles, soars with ‘Heaven to a Tortured Mind’

Rising from the noise scene into a genre all their own, the polymath creates a glorious rock record from the Black Diaspora.

Screen Grabs: More marathon movies to help sustain you

Sprawling, captivating epics from Italy, The Philippines, Portugal, Germany, Sweden, and more—plus a cinematic Holy Grail

Screen Grabs: Marathon movies to fill long days

Part one of our guide to enduring classics—from 'slow cinema' to epic sweep—to help pass time in isolation.

New Music: On Thundercat’s ‘It is What It Is,’ a fusion of love, life, loss

The bass virtuoso's latest album comes with a jazz-funk strut and playful attitude, plus some existential questions.

Burger Boogaloo, other big fests reschedule in COVID wake

Fall festival season gets packed full of options as Mutek, BottleRock also move dates.

Silenced in place? SF’s resilient music scene faces its latest obstacle

COVID froze tours, shuttered venues, shelved releases, and canceled festivals. Local bands do their best to carry on.

New Music: Monophonics’ ‘It’s Only Us’ summons classic soul’s expansive phase

The local outfit's retro vibe expands into that '70s moment when icons explored new sonic territory.