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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.

Screen Grabs: Cinemas go dark, but here’s what to watch

As even the Silent Film Fest falls silent, there are local resources and online releases to keep you occupied.

New Music: Rejoicer’s ‘Spiritual Sleaze’ brings attention to the Israeli beat scene

The Tel Aviv-based producer's latest is full of dreamy, hallucinatory vibes and textures from outer space.

Noise Pop snaps, crackles, and jangles with surprises and new favorites

Sarchasm, Habibi, Seablite, DJ QBert, Angelica Garcia, Helado Negro, Tré Burt, and many more filled a week with great music.

These film revivals prove SF is still a place for movie lovers

Kirk Douglas, Fellini, and American Zoetrope retrospectives, Jesus Christ Superstar, punk videos, and more this week

What we saw at Sundance, part 3: Crossed borders and different lives

Themes of mortality, nature, change, and solidarity lit up the screens at the annual Park City fest.

What we saw at Sundance, Part 2: A side-trip to Slamdance

Pet moms, super-typhoons, Indian tacos, dying malls and more at Park City's feisty alternative fest.

What we saw at Sundance, part 1: Wild rides and deep looks

Our annual trip to the fest turned up dreamy features, experimental masterworks, and a strikingly intelligent horror doc.

Screen Grabs: Raining Internet cats and live-action dogs

Call of the Wild, Cat Video Fest, gay Georgian dancers, Kamikaze Hearts, Wesley Snipes, Bllly Crystal, Liam Neeson, more movies.