Friday, September 18, 2020

Tag: Jazz

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.

Arts Forecast: More, More, More! (and more)

Autumn Moon Festival, Litquake lineup, Cal Performances at Home... and a special retrospective from a queen of SF drag.

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

Qur’an Shaheed offers meditative frequencies on debut EP ‘Process’

Her boom-bap self-help hits all the right notes, assisted by musicians well-versed in satellite orbit neo-soul.

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...

New Music: Big Joanie, Eki Shola, Osees, Clipping., more deliver fall-ready tunes

August may be fading into fall, but the music in 2020 keeps on a-coming. Here are some joints resonating with us. PSA: STOP MURDERING BLACK PEOPLE. WE JUST WANT TO LIVE. Buscrates,...

Screen Grabs: Get a funky zap from ‘Mr. Soul!’

One had hoped that the passage of over half a century from the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s would provide a view of how far we’ve come as...

On experimental duo Matmos’ latest, 99 is the magic number (and collaboration is key)

M.C. Schmidt of Matmos waves a limp assemblage of taped-together scraps of paper in front of his computer camera. “This is the third hour, this is the second hour,”...