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Music in SF® provides interviews with some of the biggest names in the live music scene in San Francisco, the Bay Area and Beyond. Music in SF® features interviews, Q&As and portraits with both Bay Area, San Francisco bands as well as National musical acts.

Olivia Chaney
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Q&A: Olivia Chaney

London-based singer/songwriter Olivia Chaney recently followed up her 2015  debut, The Longest River, with Shelter, an album produced by Thomas Bartlett (David Byrne, The National, St. Vincent). This rising folk star has already shared the stage with legendary acts includes Robert Plant, Zero 7, the Labeque Sisters, Martin and Eliza Carthy, and Kronos Quartet. Most recently… Keep Reading

Hēran Soun
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Q&A: Hēran Soun

How would describe your music? The reason why I made this music alone was purely due to my failure at being able to describe my music. I failed with the musicians I loved playing with. I failed to articulate how they could get the noises out that would make the music. That’s the same way… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Clarence Bucaro

Clarence Bucaro was recently named one of 10 new artists to watch by Rolling Stone magazine. It’s a label that seems a tad misleading since the singer has released a dozen albums over the last 15 years, nevertheless, this humble artist welcomes the honor. “It’s very humbling,” said Bukaro. “Rolling Stone is the musician’s magazine.… Keep Reading

Tanukichan
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Q&A: Tanukichan

Bay Area shoegaze musician Hannah Van Loon, known as Tanukican, is set to release her debut album “Sundays” on 7/13. The album was produced by Chaz Bear of Toro y Moi and its title encapsulates Tanukichan’s shoegaze sound. It’s been described as being “bolstered by hazy synths, fuzzy guitars, and contemplative, yearning lyrics about the… Keep Reading

Rachel Rolleri
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Q&A: Bay Area Local Singer-Songwriter Rachel Rolleri

When did you first become interested in playing music? Growing up, there was always an inclination towards music. It always settled just right and sounded different to me than it did to my family. But when I was thirteen— that’s when I picked up the guitar. I just listened to a Beatle’s record and I… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Sebastian Bach is Back in the Bay

We all know the series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. But how many of you know about Keeping Up with the Sebastians? The new show is ex-Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach’s recent entry into reality TV (or in this case Youtube) and one that stems from a realization that if anyone should do a reality… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Too Many Zooz’s Matt Doe

If you’ve never heard of the band Too Many Zooz, chances are that you’ve seen their videos on YouTube that have racked up millions of views, showcasing the fancy moves of their pompadoured baritone sax player Leo P. The trio is a busking phenom in the subways of New York City for the past few… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Leah Shapiro of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Local heroes Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be headlining a hometown show at The Fillmore in SF on Wednesday, May 23, in support of Wrong Creatures, their eighth full-length studio album, and one that took the band five years to complete. About the record Pitchfork said, “Black Rebel Motorcycle Club don’t sound like a band… Keep Reading

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Q&A: Audra McDonald Set to Perform with the San Francisco Symphony

The New York Times calls Audra McDonald a “one-of-a-kind musical super-talent.” She’s won a record-breaking six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and an Emmy Award, making her the most decorated performer in American theater. Audra is set to perform with the SF Symphony this coming Friday, May 18, in a one-night-only performance, presenting renditions of Broadway… Keep Reading

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Q&A: LIVVIA

For Bay Area musician LIVVIA, balancing both a rigorous academic schedule at UC Berkeley and a blooming music career in LA can be a little hectic at times. But according to her, she wouldn’t have it any other way. “I love both sides of my life so I don’t mind the weekly travel back and… Keep Reading

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