Mark Hummel's Ultimate Harmonica Blowout Returns to Oakland

The blues and jazz showcase will take over Yoshi's on January 20.


Jim Kaiser, Eccentric Champion of Incredibly Strange Music, Dies at 46

Friends and collaborators remember the musician, record shop fixture, and label operator.


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Album drops this winter.


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A year of unprecedented loss and bold expression for the local music community.


Members of Toro Y Moi Groove on a Different Sound with Kid Trails

The new Oakland-based group will release its first tape album Friday at Starline.


Will Oakland Arts Organizations Find A Home at the Rehabilitated Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center?

As plans solidify for the refurbished civic center, some performing arts and music leaders are skeptical.


Oakland Rapper Yared Kiflai Drops Debut Single, EP Coming Soon


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