By CORY SKLAR It's Oscar season again, which means close to nothing to music nerds. Most of the time, of course, the Oscars bring very little to the table in terms of great music. Sure, they have their Best Original Song and Best Score categories. And sure, sometimes Three 6 Mafia, Trent Reznor, or ... More >>
By Chris Gray It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, ... More >>
Local promoters take a big risk to give S.F. a music fest that will restore the city's cool cred
Wherein we find the coining of our new favorite word: "Jew-pergroup"
Devil Music sweetens silents
But discovering a great deli sandwich during a great summer festival is quite nice
Can ya dig it?
Two Bay Area collectors put the spotlight on vintage Hawaiian music
The majesty and imagination of American Ballet Theater
Hyacinths and Thistles (Merge)
Contemporary Jazz (Columbia)
The Way You Wear Your Past
The Dismemberment Plan takes its cabaret-punk back underground
Magnetic Fields, Citizen Fish, Ana D., and eX-Girl
At the end of the Gershwin centennial, his trust benefits from new copyright laws. But are they protecting artists or merely bank statements?
Jazz great Sonny Rollins talks about old songs, speaking in tongues, and 40 years of spiritual intensity
SF Weekly contributors salute the best (and worst) music of 1995