Saturday, October 31, 2020

Tag: Hip-hop

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...

All Ears: Denise Young takes the helm of the SFJAZZ board of trustees

As the world grapples with how to stabilize itself this summer, SFJAZZ has announced a change that should catapult the esteemed institution; effective September 1, Denise Young will become...

New Music: Kamaal Williams’ latest showcases London jazz agility

Kamaal Williams rolled through San Francisco last December for a whirlybird DJ set at 1015 Folsom in support of the latest edition of his DJ-Kicks album series. Yes, he's...

Out of the Crate: The proper tools

Out of the Crate is our monthly column that takes a look into the fluid world of new vinyl releases, including reissues, compilations, and whatever else is available and...

New Music: Oakland collective SMARTBOMB has that feeling of futurism

Beat music, the defiant all-inclusive electronic aesthetic that seizes and chops up odd bits of hip-hop, library music, jazz, bass music, IDM, and anything else that shouldn't fit but...

New Music: A classic Oneness of Juju re-release jolts consciousness

Witness the rhythmic agency of soundtracking a movement. Prudent is the beat that moves your feet and mind simultaneously, jolting up new pathways of consciousness. Full-body instruction keeps a...

New Music: Compilation recalls the greatness of Om Records’ city synthesis

Better go grab yourself a burrito and Jarritos before you sit down to assess the money behind today's electronic music. According to the Ibiza Music Summit's last business report,...