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RIP, Shock G: Local musicians share their memories

DJ Cutso, Nick Andre, Pursuit Grooves, DJ Amir, and more on why the Bay Area rap legend means so much

The best albums of 2021 (so far)

All that time stuck indoors last year is paying off—2021 has been bountiful when it comes to new sounds, from Madlib's post-DOOM triumph to Brijean's tropicalia expansiveness.

New Music: Dance releases bring the April heat

The Jacksons' mid-career landmark, Anz's morphing UK bass, Kumail's pastel boogie, more to get you on your feet

Que mujer, que cantante: Bay-Cuban singer Bobi Céspedes celebrates 40 years onstage

Missed the 2020 release of the Yoruba priestess' 'Mujer y Cantante' album? Here's your chance to right that wrong.

With ‘Sounds of Haejin,’ Caroline Chung at last releases an album of her own

The veteran bassist collaborates with a bounty of Bay Area talent for lush, jazz-rooted collection of songs.

Good Things: Hiatus Kaiyote’s healing ‘Get Sun,’ more newly released gems

Great listening from Afrikan Sciences, Loraine James, more. Plus a tribute to the inventor of the cassette

Local Listen: Mndsgn, Nappy Nina, Nick Andre, more new releases

Laidback Bay Area rap, post-punk to die for, wavvy mellow funk, more from Cali artists

31 years later, a live album captures Neil Young’s elevation to grunge icon

'Way Down in the Rust Bucket" documents free-wheeling rehearsal in Santa Cruz, on eve of the alternative '90s

PHOTOS: Celebrating Skatin’ Place, SF’s ‘joy vortex’ during the pandemic

A colorful community rolled, danced, and twirled through the dark days of COVID—led by the Skate Godfather, of course.

Everything played: Cue the 20th anniversary re-release of J Dilla’s ‘Welcome 2 Detroit’

The wizard producer changed hip-hop several times over before his early death, and we're all still catching up.