Switchboard Festival: Show Preview

There are two kinds of music: classical, or “art music,” and pop music. And they're fundamentally different and separate. Right? Wrong. For five years,…

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Sizzle & Fizzle: Outside Lands Edition

Sizzle Sunday's biggest surprise was Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler guesting on a version of the Band standard “The Weight” with soul legend Mavis…

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Thao and Mirah: Show Preview

It wasn't entirely obvious that pairing the considerable talents of Bay Area singer-songwriters Thao Nguyen and Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn would lead to something…

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The Subversive Beauty of tUnE-yArDs

The name of Merrill Garbus' musical project is tUnE-yArDs. It is not Tune-Yards. Garbus herself is lenient about this distinction, but the wacky lettering…

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