Stories about Prince

New Music: I, Ced maps the funky zigs and zags of modern romance

On 'Interpretations,' the SoCal studio wiz brings in a roomful of friends and synthesized basslines.

New Music: Five revitalizing mixes to fortify your spirit

A Prince birthday tribute, two UK breakbeat legends, cosmic jazz, South African house, and SF's very own Brown Amy.

The radical glamour and versatility of Bonnie Pointer

The Oakland-born singer passed away this week at 69, but her legacy with the Pointer Sisters shines bright.

DJs and musicians scramble for income in devastated scene

Paywalled streams? Online education? Charitable mask-making? Local players experiment with options.

New Music: Yves Tumor rumbles, soars with ‘Heaven to a Tortured Mind’

Rising from the noise scene into a genre all their own, the polymath creates a glorious rock record from the Black Diaspora.

Screen Grabs: Marathon movies to fill long days

Part one of our guide to enduring classics—from 'slow cinema' to epic sweep—to help pass time in isolation.

Staying in? Binge on mixtape romance ‘High Fidelity’

Zoë Kravitz shines in update of Nick Hornby's music nerd novel, pairing vinyl knowledge with relationship excavation.

Our critic picks 2019’s Music of Note

Spaced-out funk, Afrobeat, progressive soul, rave revivalism, heavy-rooted blues, breakbeats, and a lot of brass on this year's list

Arts Forecast: Drag Queens on Ice, Burning Man: The Musical, more

Heiroglyphics, Krampus Pageant, Paranoid London, Sophie, Go Bang!, a couple great art walks, and more this week.

Brittany Howard’s fearless ‘Jaime’ blasts racism’s specter

The Alabama Shakes singer's soul-inferno album confronts uncomfortable truths—and was almost called 'Black Björk'