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Noise Pop snaps, crackles, and jangles with surprises and new favorites

Sarchasm, Habibi, Seablite, DJ QBert, Angelica Garcia, Helado Negro, Tré Burt, and many more filled a week with great music.

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.

As Afrobeat heroes Antibalas arrive, recalling a classic track

The Brooklyn band celebrates 20 years with a new album and three local shows. Their cross-cultural influence still runs deep.

You’ve never seen a ‘Gatsby’ like this

One entire classic book, six hours, rave reviews. Elevator Repair Service brings its Fitzgerald treatment to Berkeley Rep.

Noise Pop’s latest round showcases newcomers

Among more familiar names like Washed Out and Lower Dens are fresh gems Victoria Canal, Angelica Garcia, more

Goldie returns to revive SF’s golden age of drum and bass

The dance music style he pioneered is back in vogue: Here's a walk down memory lane of the SF scene in the 1990s.

5 artists you can’t miss from Noise Pop’s second wave

For 2020, the 28-year-old festival shows a renewed emphasis on diverse offerings.

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.

The big money in the major SF races

Who do the cops and realtors support? Who do the teachers support? The money trail tells a story.

Arts Forecast: Day of the Dead in the City of Souls

Swervedriver, Dead Ghosts, Kathy Griffin, Convoy 31000, Clark Price, Noctuary, and more upcoming events