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Say Goodbye to Will Blades at The Freight

The East Bay organist is moving to LA but not before celebrating a birthday that doubles as a farewell bash.
August 22, 2019

New Short Stories, a 4-Song EP, and a Chefs’ Cookbook

Enjoy storytelling with a flair by Juan Alvarado Valdivia, confessional rock by Christopher Danzig, and delicious recipes from Bay Area chefs from Carolyn Jung.
August 13, 2019

World Music at the Laurel StreetFair

The all-day auditory music spectacular takes over six blocks with music, arts and crafts, kids activities, and more.
August 8, 2019

Sonny Smith’s Festival Promotes Young Bands

His Orinda Rocks in Your Head Festival is named for his new record label through which Smith plans to promote up-and-coming bands.
July 26, 2019

Marco Diaz Steps Forward

With his multi-instrumental prowess the San Francisco-born musician is often referred to as a double threat, but that’s selling him short. He’s also an arranger, composer, and now he’s a recording leader, too.
July 25, 2019

Folktronica, Plums, and Relationships

Hear new music by Frank Harris & Maria Marquez and read Ruth Reichel’s memoir and Robyn Carr’s romance novel.
July 9, 2019

The Electric Squeezebox Orchestra Is Sure to Impress

In the midst of a long run of Sunday afternoon performances, the band celebrates the release of its third album joined by the special guests featured on the project.
June 28, 2019

Love Songs by Kitka Honor the Solstice

Kitka, the nine-piece Oakland women’s choir originally devoted to Balkan choral music, celebrated 40 years in March and manages to keep its repertoire fresh.
June 19, 2019

Ticks, Golden State, and Musical Artistry

Kris Newby spins a conspiratorial tale about Lyme disease in Bitten; Marcus Thompson II goes deep on Kevin Durant in KD; and Barbara Higbie presents music for healing and renewal.
June 19, 2019

Pacific Boychoir Academy Survives a Major Financial Crisis

A major donation of apparently forged art resulting in a financial crisis has made the nation’s only nondenominational boy choir school stronger than ever.
June 11, 2019