At Ebbing Sounds, Performance and Critique Collide

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At Ebbing Sounds, Performance and Critique Collide

The San Francisco symposium pairs scholarly analysis of the digital music ecosystem with an international cast of electronic acts.

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New Sounds from Local East Bay Latinx Bands

These five artists tie culture, politics, and social consciousness into their latest releases.

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Ashkenaz Adjusts to a Changing East Bay with More Experimentation, Wider Representation

Some regulars accuse the stalwart Berkeley music venue of 'politically correct multiculturalism.'

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Spurred by Threatening Legislation, Musicians Rally Behind Sex Workers

Underground artists— many sex workers themselves — are raising awareness of a congressional bill package that undermines sex workers' safety.

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Oakland's Caleon Fox Emerges as a Serious Rapper

He's best known for his funny viral videos, but that might change after he plays Blurry Vision.

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Berkeley Native Turned London Cabaret Star Holly Penfield Reveals Inner Songwriter

She returns to the Bay Area to perform vulnerable, original songs in her one-woman show.

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How Gracie and Rachel's Berkeley Roots Influence Their Violin-and-Piano Pop

The rising duo talks Berkeley High School, robot culture, and moving to New York.

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Oakhella Turns Two

The collective celebrates two years of preserving local culture — and throwing great day parties.

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Jane Handcock Embarks on Transformation from Industry Songwriter to Solo Artist

The East Bay R&B singer has been called a 'musical medium.'

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California Jazz Conservatory Offers a New Stage for Jazz

Rendon Hall showcases jazz as an art form in the heart of Berkeley.

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Oakland Artist Bindiram Wants to Put Guyana on the Map

The rapper and producer discusses healing, hyphy, and the communities that made him.

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Yaeji Makes Life a Banger

The Korean-American artist specializes in dance-worthy club beats that feel quiet and cozy.

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Elbo Room Jack London, Oakland's Newest Music Venue, Opens

The bar promises an eclectic mix of DJs, live bands, and strong drinks.

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In Response to Industry Misogyny, Oakland's Women in Music Festival Returns in a Big Way

Festival founders focus on enhancing the experience while maintaining intimacy and intersectionality.

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New Rap Releases from DJ Fresh & Zion I, SOB x RBE, and Prezi 

Conscious and street collide, the foursome strikes again, and a debut doesn't deliver on its breakout single.

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