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Courtesy PhotoJulie Edwards

Deap Vally goes for impropriety

As a kid, Julie Edwards constantly had her grammar corrected by her…

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Courtesy PhotoBritish electronic dance music giant Roni Size plays San Francisco and Coachella this week.

Jungle king Roni Size on the prowl in San Francisco

U.K. jungle music legend Roni Size returns to San Francisco on Saturday…

Courtesy PhotoBritish electronic dance music giant Roni Size plays San Francisco and Coachella this week.
Courtesy PhotoPiano sensation Rafal Blechacz makes his third appearance in The City this weekend

Rafal Blechacz digs into Chopin — and more

Rafal Blechacz made headlines in 2005 when he became the first Polish…

Courtesy PhotoPiano sensation Rafal Blechacz makes his third appearance in The City this weekend
Courtesy PhotoLondon-based Savages are touring to promote their debut album “Silence Yourself.”

Savages’ Jehnny Beth has very big plans

French-born, London-based art rocker Jehnny Beth isn’t content with her new, all-girl,…

Courtesy PhotoLondon-based Savages are touring to promote their debut album “Silence Yourself.”
Courtesy PhotoBlue Sky Riders – from left

Blue Sky Riders bring 'a little country, a little folk, a little Marie Osmond' to Mill Valley

Nashville, Tenn., musicians Georgia Middleton and Gary Burr and their writing partner…

Courtesy PhotoBlue Sky Riders – from left
Courtesy PhotoThe Tokyo String Quartet – clockwise

Tokyo String Quartet says sayonara to Bay Area this Thursday

In spite of its name, the venerable Tokyo String Quartet has long…

Courtesy PhotoThe Tokyo String Quartet – clockwise
COURTESY TED BARRONSteve Earle and the Dukes’ new album “Terraplane” is all blues.

Steve Earle actin’ and singin’ at Amoeba Music

Country-rock kingpin and part-time thespian Steve Earle truly delights in the depravity…

COURTESY TED BARRONSteve Earle and the Dukes’ new album “Terraplane” is all blues.
COURTESY PHOTOMelody and movement: Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan created her new album “The Haunted Man” with the help of a choreographer.

Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan dances on

When Natasha Khan – who records under the name Bat for Lashes…

COURTESY PHOTOMelody and movement: Bat for Lashes’ Natasha Khan created her new album “The Haunted Man” with the help of a choreographer.
COURTESY PHOTOLife’s a challenge: In her solo performance piece “Bahu-Beti-Biwi

Sheetal Ghandi tells tale of three women

Choreographer, writer and performance artist Sheetal Gandhi's gentle persona and youthful, lilting…

COURTESY PHOTOLife’s a challenge: In her solo performance piece “Bahu-Beti-Biwi
Courtesy PhotoClairy Browne

Clairy Browne talks gender politics

When Aussie singer Clairy Browne hits San Francisco this week with her…

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Courtesy PhotoRyan Merry’s Icee Hot parties at Public Works focus on the music

Ghosts on Tape Keeps It Icee Hot at Public Works

Modern house aficionados will pack Public Works on Friday for another “Icee…

Courtesy PhotoRyan Merry’s Icee Hot parties at Public Works focus on the music
Courtesy PhotoSinger-songwriter John Murry is releasing his years-in-the making CD “The Graceless Age” in The City.

John Murry’s emotional journey

John Murry is hoping his CD release show Sunday at the Make-Out…

Courtesy PhotoSinger-songwriter John Murry is releasing his years-in-the making CD “The Graceless Age” in The City.
Courtesy PhotoDead Can Dance brings its sensory-stimulating show to Davies Symphony Hall on Monday.

Otherworldly sounds from Dead Can Dance

When Dead Can Dance co-founder Brendan Perry is strumming onstage next to…

Courtesy PhotoDead Can Dance brings its sensory-stimulating show to Davies Symphony Hall on Monday.
Courtesy PhotoFoals’ frontman Yannis Philippakis

Diverse modern music from Foals

Karpathos is a minuscule Greek island in the south Aegean sea, 24…

Courtesy PhotoFoals’ frontman Yannis Philippakis
Courtesy PhotoAmanda Warner

MNDR leaves street life behind for synth-pop

Amanda Warner would love to recount optimistic stories of her post-college years…

Courtesy PhotoAmanda Warner
Courtesy PhotoGuitar great Johnny Marr says he wants the music on his new solo album

At last, Johnny Marr steps into solo spotlight

Ex-Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr titled his debut solo CD “The Messenger” for…

Courtesy PhotoGuitar great Johnny Marr says he wants the music on his new solo album
Courtesy PhotoBritain’s Esben and the Witch play in San Francisco to promote their new album “Wash the Sins Not Only the Face.”

British goths Esben and the Witch coming to San Francisco's Brick and Mortar

Rachel Davies, dark-minded frontwoman for British gothic trio Esben and the Witch,…

Courtesy PhotoBritain’s Esben and the Witch play in San Francisco to promote their new album “Wash the Sins Not Only the Face.”
COURTESY PATTI MILLERS.F.-based electronic artist Devonwho wants to release an official

Devonwho helms Ableton ‘nerd-out’ at Public Works

Sunny, funky experimental electronic artist Devonwho will help leading music software company…

COURTESY PATTI MILLERS.F.-based electronic artist Devonwho wants to release an official
PHOTO COURTESY KOPOL BONICKGabe Meyers

Behind the scenes of Napa's BottleRock festival with Gabe Meyers

Looks are deceiving when it comes to BottleRock Napa Valley, the four-day…

PHOTO COURTESY KOPOL BONICKGabe Meyers
Courtesy PhotoOpening show: Italian piaist Stefano Bollani and his trio are the first act in the 31st annual SF Jazz Festival.

SF Jazz announces summer fest lineup

As is typical, the lineup for the 31st annual San Francisco Jazz…

Courtesy PhotoOpening show: Italian piaist Stefano Bollani and his trio are the first act in the 31st annual SF Jazz Festival.