Stories about Music

Honoring a queer anti-establishment harpsichordist

30 years after Scott Ross's death from AIDS, an acolyte recreates one of the revolutionary musician's recitals.

Arts Forecast: And here’s the real kicker…

'Stomp' still stomps. Plus: Lavender Country, Cuban neon, Recombinant Fest, Patrick Cowley, a drag 'The Wall,' more.

The lo-fi psych-pop joys of Still Woozy

'Being an artist is almost like being a curator of your favorite things,' says the Oakland-born sensation, performing at New Parish.

Fog City News celebrates 20 years of great reads (and sweet treats)

The newsstand and chocolate shop is a perennial "Best of' with its blend of nostalgia and sophistication. What's the secret?

Son Little’s gritty takes on vintage R&B run deep

The Californian dips into gospel, rock, and blues for a fresh sound that will surely shake a hip or two.

Local musicians step up to ‘Blanket the Homeless’

With double-album and concert, producer Scott Mickelson recruits an all-star roster to assist in direct acton during crisis.

Screen Grabs: South Asian cinema, transgender visions, amateur porn…

Three diverse festivals open up. Plus: Soviets and Surrealists, Synonyms, Collisions, more in cinemas this week.

Red-hot but clear-eyed, Flea recounts his youth in ‘Acid for the Children’

Legendary bassist and actor recalls childhood, punk, and early Chili Peppers days—and ditches anger for forgiveness.

At Dirtybird Campout, chasing summer’s waggling tail-feather

20 years in, SF-based techno label still throws an exceptional festival, 'White Clawdes' and all.

San Francisco’s doomed! Listen to this mix

As we dive into election time, here's an optimistic mix of classic SF jams that have foretold and saved us from glorious ruin.