Stories about Music

‘Recycle’ artist Romanowski looks back ‘Every Now & Then’

With a retrospective at 111 Minna, the iconic Lower Haight artist and musician presents 30 years of assemblages and collaged sounds.

The sun hasn’t set yet on Sonny Smith’s SF

The garage rock stalwart launches new label Rocks In Your Head and still believes deeply in the local scene.

Review: Tuskegee Airmen take flight again in ‘Black Eagles’

African-American Shakespeare Company production views heroic saga of segregated WWII squadron through poetic lens.

San Pablo’s Los Cenzontles ramps up its Mexican rhythms

A new sound system and renovated space, a collaboration with Linda Ronstadt, youth programs, a cross-border documentary—what can't this cultural academy (and band) do?

Reviews: Gender under the microscope in ‘Queent’ and ‘Boys in Trouble’

Fauxnique and VivvyAnne Forevermore exploded drag's cliches, Sean Dorsey Dance took on toxic masculinity and gender performance.

From Mali to Memphis: Dee Dee Bridgewater fires up the soul of her youth

The brilliant blues-jazz singer digs deep into her past for latest release—and puts one over on Elvis.

Screen Grabs: Brazilian classics, the Gospel of Eureka, a Silicon Valley scam….

Campy Australian horror, RIP Albert Finney, a Chinese gangster epic, Albany Film Fest, and more in cinemas this week.

Arts Forecast: Reptaliens, Spear of Destiny, V Vale….

An epic Peter Murphy residency, Kitka, DJ Saoirse, Electric Church, Flashing After Dark, The Great SF Corn Dog Festival, and more.

Review: ‘Fiorello!’ sets the LaGuardia legend to rousing music

A union-backing, immigrant-boosting, Tammany-busting mayor to inspire a new generation in 42nd Street Moon's latest.

John Pizzarelli salutes ‘swinging’ Nat King Cole at 100

The jazz guitarist speaks about his connection to the velvet-voiced legend and new album, 'For Centennial Reasons'