Sunday, September 20, 2020

Tag: Hip-hop

Naima Shalhoub wields strength of community on debut studio album ‘SIPHR’

The multi-faceted Oakland musician summons Lebanese heritage on follow-up to 'Live in San Francisco County Jail.'

Now Watch This: Ride away the summer on these 5 new music videos

It's all in the visuals for this second installation of our music video column—with new work from Fontaines D.C., Frank Ivy, Sylvan Esso, and more.

Remembering Kool & The Gang’s perpetual reincarnation, in the wake of Ronald Bell’s passing

The legendary group maintained a five-decade career through reinvention—and its cofounder's expansive songwriting.

All Ears: 25 new albums for fall survival

From Sade and RĂłisĂ­n Murphy to Hot Chip and the Flaming Lips, here are the sounds you'll need to keep your own world spinning.

Oakland’s Jun Yu represents in ‘Mulan’

The young actor, playing Cricket in the live-action version of the beloved film, breaks out on the big (and small) screen.

The genius of Chadwick Boseman’s James Brown

In the James Brown bio-pic Get On Up from 2014, actor Chadwick Boseman presented the American composer and bandleader in the same manner life presented itself to Brown from a...

SF Symphony dives into diverse local sounds with online ‘Currents’

"Music isn't just about an end result. It's about what people do and how people come into things," conductor Michael Morgan told me over the phone. "While symphonic music...

All Ears: Nubya Garcia’s debut album ‘Source’ is a family affair

Via her debut full-length record Source, the moment has arrived for those searching out an entry point to the root of 28-year-old London tenor sax player Nubya Garcia's inspiration....

All Ears: 9 classic concerts to cue when you’re missing the stage

In June, Outside Lands canceled its 2020 edition due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the festival has released details on its new Inside Lands virtual festival, set to take...

Out of the Crate: When ‘Bitches Brew’ put us all on notice

Miles Davis entered Columbia Records Studio B in Manhattan on Tuesday, August 19, 1969—one day after the Woodstock Music festival ended. There, his explorations with electronic, funk-rock, and experimental...