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CHVRCHES Plays The Greek

The laser-drenched synthwave band with just a smidge of witch house darkness recalls giants of Britain’s 1980s synth heyday like David Bowie, the Eurythmics, and New Order.
April 17, 2019

Optimism, Hope Dominate Mokoomba’s Message

The band uses traditional African music and modern jazz/reggae influences to share Zimbabwe’s rich inner life.
April 16, 2019

Oakland DNA Shines Through in Hello Yello’s Music

The trio — songwriter and lead guitarist Dylan, bass player and harmony vocalist Jaden, and drummer / percussionist Martin — plays music without limitations.
April 11, 2019

Enjoy Some Genre-Bending by Beats Antique

The hard-to-pin down fusion band mixes music, storytelling, and more.
April 10, 2019

Weezer to Rock Out at Oracle

The nerdcore dorktastic band is on the road to promote two new albums.
April 8, 2019

Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Brings Memphis Soul to Yoshi’s

A jazz diva lets her Memphis soul side shine in a two-night run at Yoshi’s.
March 18, 2019

Healing Sounds of Music Guide Pezzettino’s Latest

Oakland artist Margaret Stutt, who records as Pezzettino, emerges from trying times with a new release, ‘Resin.’
March 13, 2019

Justin Timberlake Brings the Nashville Style to Oracle

His sound has gone from effervescent boy band pop to smoky regret-tinged blues and rough honky-tonk tunes.
March 13, 2019

Introducing Jeremy Geffen

As its third leader, Jeremy Geffen envisions boundary-pushing work for Cal Performances.
March 12, 2019

Orquesta La Moderna Tradición Brings on the Danzón

The Freight opens the dance floor so Orquesta La Moderna Tradición can properly express the soul of Cuban dance.
February 15, 2019