Stories about New Music

New Music: Isaac Aesili’s ‘Hidden Truths’ brings elegant electronic grooves

The Maōri producer-DJ fuses multiple styles into a great backyard party record (solo with the Solo cups, please).

Silenced in place? SF’s resilient music scene faces its latest obstacle

COVID froze tours, shuttered venues, shelved releases, and canceled festivals. Local bands do their best to carry on.

50 years of Jimi Hendrix’s radical, redefining ‘Band of Gypsys’

Revisiting a classic album that proved to be a turning point in rock's political expressionism.

New Music: ‘Who Sent You?’ asks free jazz combo Irreversible Entanglements

In an uncertain time, the quintet asks essential questions and pushes improvisation into a moving statement.

New Music: Monophonics’ ‘It’s Only Us’ summons classic soul’s expansive phase

The local outfit's retro vibe expands into that '70s moment when icons explored new sonic territory.

New Music: Rejoicer’s ‘Spiritual Sleaze’ brings attention to the Israeli beat scene

The Tel Aviv-based producer's latest is full of dreamy, hallucinatory vibes and textures from outer space.

New Music: Okay Kaya’s ‘Watch This Liquid Pour Itself’ laughs through the tears

The young singer-songwriter pokes fun at everyday struggles, Millennial ennui with synth-edged jams.

New Music: The Seshen’s sonic-visual journey through ‘Cyan’

The Bay Area favorites deftly and unapologetically explore new territory—and produce a short film—with their latest.

New Music: Stone Foxes polish their rock into ‘Gold’

Local indie band's new EP shows a leap in studio shine while keeping the charm intact.

New Music: Jay Som’s fever dream—from chopsticks and a trumpet

The Oakland-raised lo-fi bedroom indie sensation drops a new single before embarking on a world tour.