Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs From SF Weekly's latest print music section: On tUnE-yArDs: Welcome to the edge of experimental pop in 2011. Garbus has just seen the release of tUne-yArDs' second album, w h o k i l l, which seems all but certain to accelerate her rise from DIY curiosity into one o ... More >>
Jazz Mafia performing Brass, Bows & BeatsWhat's a hip-hop symphony, you ask? Well for one thing, it's a major musical event -- Jazz Mafia mastermind Adam Theis premiered his Brass, Bows, & Beats at the Palace of Fine Arts in 2009, and later took it to the Montreal Jazz Festival, Newport J ... More >>
Before founding Belle and Sebastian, Stuart Murdoch came here to get healthy. He left with songs, skills, and a promise to return with a band.
Tamara PalmerGarden State's grilled Alaskan cod, potato, and orange sandwich.One of Portland's newest food cart parking lots, or pods, is located at the Mississippi Marketplace in North Portland, and it might well be one of the most health-conscious collection of carts around, at least relati ... More >>
Why Malkmus and Co. still need their seminal band
Listen to the Lion Films The Astral Travels of Van Morrison A brilliant and mercurial singer revisits perhaps his finest hour, 40 years later By Scott Foundas "I believe I've transcended," Van Morrison repeatedly incanted toward the end of the title track from his 1968 album, Astral Weeks, duri ... More >>
Do the funky robot with Lost Sounds, then short-circuit your tear ducts with Portugal's fado diva Mariza
Getting carried away at the 20th anniversary of the Art Deco Society of California
If you're looking for good news -- about kids, the future, and the power of art to change the world -- you needn't look beyond the Oakland Youth Chorus
At the end of the Gershwin centennial, his trust benefits from new copyright laws. But are they protecting artists or merely bank statements?
Using detailed instructions from Orson Welles, film editor and sound designer Walter Murch has remade "the best B-movie ever" -- Welles' Touch of Evil
The return of Yma Sumac