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Singing the Blues

Aki Kumar brings Delta blues harmonica with Hindi vocals and sitars to Alameda.

Birds, Natural Wonders, and Foot-Tapping Tunes

Two guides and choro music inform the mind this month.

Naima Shalhoub Sings About Pushing the Limits

A Lebanese-American songstress ushers listeners through the borderlands with her prophetic musical message.

Crying Time for George Jones

Famous Frontman

Roger Daltrey plays the Fox.

Lorde Brings Melancholy to Her Melodrama Tour

Oracle hosts the dream-pop sensation.

Ryan Brown Mingles Sound and Surgery

The Oakland composer uses Richard Selzer’s book on surgery as a musical muse.

John Schott’s Actual Trio Gets Bigger

A Symphonic Coming of Age

Berkeley Youth Orchestra offers an enriching “harmonic progression” into musical maturity.

Manifest Destiny, the East Bay Hills, and Show Business

Revisiting the Donner Party, East Bay hills history, and Tom Heyman.