Christopher Fairman Agent Ribbons plays the Crescent Hotel this FridaySan Francisco spoils you. It really does. There are so many free or dirt-cheap shows this weekend, you'll have your choice of genre and neighborhood. We hope you feel blessed to live in such an music-friendly city. Here's our l ... More >>
Kush AroraAre the old beats getting, well, old? Are you craving some new musical mishmash? Well, check out a new dose of bass-leaning jams from San Francisco's tribally obsessed dubstep producer Kush Arora.
Local dubstep/bass music producer Kush Arora has long had his eyes and ears set far from standard American music. Throughout the four-plus years Kush has been crafting his eclectic tunes, he has kept a strong focus on the international styles and instruments from such locales as Jamaica, Africa, ... More >>
Flux Summit April 29, 2010 Pyramind Studios Better Than: The ninth season of American Idol remixed by Moby. It's a good thing that the Flux Summit's bar was situated in the same room as its music critique contest. Nervous electronic music artists needed a stiff belt before auditioning their p ... More >>
Wholphin screening Friday at ATAShake off the workday without shedding too many bills. Check out this week's picks for living cheaply without giving up your weekend dose of pop culture and pedal steel. Street Art San Francisco: Mission Muralismo @ de Young (Fri.) The art produced on the streets ( ... More >>
Pensive: Jega I've always thought IDM--intelligent dance music--to be somewhat of a strange name for a microgenre. Its implications seem rather assumptive, namely that most dance music (and, by extension, dance music audiences) is stupid. Also, since dance music's primary function is to move our ... More >>
The Dread Bass Chronicles (Kush Arora Productions)
Kelly KoehlerGot Bass? Kush AroraThe evolution of dub takes another step forward with the release of Kush Arora's The Dread Bass Chronicles. Influenced by the European "digi-dub" sound--a minimalist, post-dancehall style which preceded dubstep by a good ten years--as well as the exotic cultural fl ... More >>