What's new in the Bat Area -- excuse me, the Bay Area -- right now? Enclosed find some new sounds for the weekend courtesy of Frisco beatsmith Edison, who peddles grimy skip-hop jams made from a monome done up like a lunchbox. Here he/it is in action: Not that Edison needs any particular reason t ... More >>
Lazer SwordRainbow ArabiaReligious GirlsSister CrayonRickshaw Stop8 p.m., $12-$14As Lazer Sword, producers Low Limit and Lando Kal spearheaded San Francisco's experimental beat scene for a few years. Now that they're making their bones roaming the country and the world as ambassadors of their dis ... More >>
Lazer Sword's self-titled album's cover artEven though Low Limit and Lando Kal aren't San Francisco residents any longer, the two producers' collaborative project, Lazer Sword, has long been the darling of our city's electronic beat scene. In fact, the duo have been working hard at their next-lev ... More >>
While year-end, catch-all wrap-ups are common to every musical genre, in no other style of music do they turn into the hand-wringing, "state of the game" examinations that hip-hop seems to provoke. (I've certainly written a few.) We worry because we care, of course. But at some point, like a thirty- ... More >>
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