The Bay Area music scene had a particular flair for making headlines for reasons other than actual music in 2012. Some of these 10 incidents are totally tabloid, others are cold and criminal, but none of them are boring. From Ecstasy rings and instrument thievery to lascivious infidelity and shockin ... More >>
Update (12:22 p.m.): Good news. Police sent out a release informing us that the "priceless cello has been recovered." However, the suspects are still on the loose. Read the suspect description at the bottom of this story.Original story (7:35 a.m.):Travis Young, the father of a truly skilled music st ... More >>
Photo by Jenne WarrenGet high with Cypress Hill at the Warfield tonight.Any crunker still mired to the concept of time recognizes and observes the entirely spurious significance of April 20. Sadly, organized recognition of the day is just as ad-hoc, leaving teaheads to the dictates of their colle ... More >>
Zoe KeatingThe Bay Area is at the center of one of the most radical movements in music these days: the joyful destruction of the boundary between so-called "classical" music and "popular" music. The two worlds have been cross-fertilizing for years -- see Lou Reed and John Cale hanging with minima ... More >>
Kirby Dominant brings together niggaz and white girlz
Week of Wednesday, May 4, 2005
As the San Francisco Conservatory of Music moves to fancy new digs, its students struggle with a shrinking professional marketplace.
The writer, an anthropology and film teacher, balances scholarship with spice
Make your own manikin at MOCHA
She dreams of being the next Janet Jackson, but she's just a Stanford grad who sings syrupy pop, looks absolutely fab, and makes local teens swoon.
Which, come to think of it, may be enough, for everyone involved.
Pianist Jacob Aginsky fosters the new jazz evolution by embracing electronica and other musics
Deborah Hayden's new book, Pox, pulls the covers off famous people with syphilis. That's right: syphilis.
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
To its obsessed fans, Go isn't just a board game. It's a way of life, a key to building better computers, and maybe even the savior of American education.
The Land Deeds They Are A-Changin'
There're not enough buglers and honor guards to keep pace with dying vets
New software lets anyone sing like Sinatra or compose like Mahler. But do we really want computers that make country-and- western stars croon on key?