Doug Hream Blunt’s Funk Revival

Three decades after its release, the 67-year old San Francisco musician's debut album finally enters the limelight. SF Weekly (Cover Story) Doug Hream Blunt was watching TV in his first-floor, Visitacion Valley home when the phone rang. It was the middle of 2015, and...

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Crusaders of the Strange

Husband-and-wife duo Vantana Row combines rapping, screaming, and bassy electronic production into inventive, off kilter tunes. SF Weekly It’s hard to categorize East Bay duo Vantana Row’s sound. While their music involves rapping, it also includes screaming. Though...

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Grooving With Rockin’ Jim

For more than four decades, the KPOO DJ has been spinning '50s and '60s tunes on nighttime radio. SF Weekly It’s a little before 8:30 p.m. on a Monday night, and Jim Rigsbee is sitting in the studio at public radio station KPOO, shuffling through a stack of CDs and...

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Dank Digits

Incorporating weed into nail art is the new way to show your love for the plant. SF Weekly Walk into any nail salon and chances are you’ll be greeted with the smells of rubbing alcohol and acetone. But a new trend is sweeping the nail-art world that might introduce...

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A Primer on Skepta and U.K. Grime

SF Weekly It took the award-winning London rapper Skepta at least a decade to get on Coachella’s bill. Even though the 34-year-old — widely regarded as a leading figure in the U.K. grime scene — has reached Kendrick Lamar status overseas, it wasn’t until 2016 that his...

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Pop’s Wild Horse

Bishop Briggs has made a name for herself as a moody, melancholic singer, but there's more than one side to her. SF Weekly Sometimes, mixing business and family can be a terrible idea. Other times, it can be a boon for the whole clan. Fortunately, things worked out...

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Berkeley Rapper Rexx Life Raj is Feeling Like A Dad Right Now

SF Weekly On a recent Saturday night, upwards of a hundred millennials gathered in an Emeryville warehouse to gleefully chant "Got me feeling like a dad right now." Leading the chorus was a 6-foot-3 man with chest-length dreadlocks flecked with gold beads, dressed in...

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Pop Duo Midi Matilda Plans Its Comeback One Single at a Time

SF Weekly Midi Matilda was in a pickle. The electronic-pop duo — consisting of drummer Logan Grimé and multi-instrumentalist and singer Skyler Kilborn — had dozens of three-foot-by-two-foot band posters printed on newsprint, but they had no idea what to do with them....

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Sonic Soul Food

With his debut album, Jentrify, Elujay speaks for both himself and Oakland. SF Weekly Elujay is no stranger to Interstate 5. A third-year business student at the University of Redlands, he's made the roughly 400-mile journey between SoCal and his hometown of Oakland...

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It’s a Shitty World But Someone’s Gotta Save It

Thao Nguyen can't perform miracles, but she can try to instill change one song at a time. SF Weekly Get her behind a microphone, and Thao Nguyen turns into a beast. Her coos evolve into screams, and her murmurs amplify into shouts. She’ll whip her hair so fervently...

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Street Life For The Masses

Buzzing Sacramento rapper Mozzy gives listeners an inside glimpse into a life they otherwise would not know. SF Weekly The average listener probably won’t understand the bulk of what Mozzy raps about or the place from which his life experiences are derived. Do you...

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Another Go For Faith No More

The punk-rockers are re-releasing their out-of-print debut after founding bassist Bill Gould discovered the masters in his basement. SF Weekly It's San Francisco in the early '80s, and Faith No More is a little-known punk-rock band consisting of four musicians all...

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