The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Corrals Academics, Noise Artists, and Cult Experimentalists

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The San Francisco Electronic Music Festival Corrals Academics, Noise Artists, and Cult Experimentalists

Experience the margins of sound at the fifteenth annual fest.

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Future, Shocked

Oakland noise trio Styrofoam Sanchez imagines a grim future with today's waste.

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Dream Logic

Greil Marcus Rejects the Rock Canon in His New Book, 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs'

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Can Birdland Take Flight in Its New Location?

The much-loved fixture of the Berkeley music scene hopes to inspire a new arts district in Oakland.

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Bloom and Doom

Hammered dulcimer black metal meets romantic reverence for the natural world in Otrebor's conceptual project, Botanist.

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Local Bands You Should Listen to, According to Record Store Clerks

Plus, how a new model allows brick-and-mortar music stores to thrive in a beleaguered industry.

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Keep Mutating

The Twisted Music and Career of Chrome's Helios Creed, Psychedelic Devotee

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An Oakland Nonprofit Wants to Change the Rap Paradigm

Hip Hop For Change is creating a grassroots movement to promote socially conscious hip-hop artists.

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'A Spectacular Ruckus'

The Coup's Boots Riley discusses Shadowbox, the evolution of his creative platform, and alienating NPR.

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Turning The Volume Up On Oakland

Veteran Bay Area producer Jeff Saltzman and two Oakland promoters are creating a compilation album designed to elevate twelve indie groups — and the East Bay music scene they represent.

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Assault and Relief

Crass antics, charisma, and twerking at the seventh annual Outside Lands Music Festival.

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Canterbury in California

Skygreen Leopards grapples with its mythical version of California — and each other.

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Capping the Well

For more than a century, the University of California has maintained extensive ties to the fossil fuel industry. A coalition of students, alumni, and climate scientists is trying to sever those bonds.

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