Radio Episode: The One About Pop Art, Zines, and Afro-Indie Soul

Bells Atlas

SF Zine Fest

Everything goes in cycles, or so it seems in the world of self-publishing. Armed with typewriters, Wite-Out and Xerox machines, zine editors in the 1990s flourished. The Bay Area in particular was a hotspot of zine activity at the time, producing issues of the nationally known Absolutely Zippo, Tales of Blarg, and the king of them all, Cometbus. Read more

Pop Art from the Anderson Collection

Ten works from SFMOMA, including an Andy Warhol self-portrait, comprise this small exhibit from the collection donated by Harry W. and Mary Margaret Anderson. Consider it a prelude to the 121 works that will grace Stanford’s newly built museum, which opens in September. Read more

Bells Atlas

Bells Atlas’ self-described “Afro-Indie Soul” manages to sound instantly familiar, and yet entirely unique. Fans of sophisticated sonic journeys are likely to show up in force as the Oakland group brings its seductive chill to the Rickshaw Stop for an all-ages set. Read more

Jason Becker: Not Dead Yet Festival 3

Guitar prodigy Jason Becker battles ALS and, despite losing his ability to play, he continues to compose music with the help of assistive technology. This metal-tinged benefit show, with headliner Richie Kotzen, will help pay for Jason’s medical expenses and contribute to a fund for his future care. Read more

Hiero Day

Join the festivities in Oakland for the third annual Hiero Day at Linden Street Brewery, with three stages and 28 acts celebrating the Bay Area’s hip-hop community. Read more

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Cyrus Musiker

Cyrus Musiker co-hosts The Do List and covers arts and politics for KQED News and The California Report.  His work has been recognized by the Society for Professional Journalists with their Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service in Journalism. Cy is a graduate of Hampshire College, and has a Masters in Journalism from UC Berkeley. He worked in the wine business in New York City and Napa Valley for almost a decade before he found his true calling as a radio newsman. When he can find time, Cy loves to run in the East Bay Hills with his dog, swim in Tomales Bay, and hike in the Sierra.

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