Jorja Smith steals hearts of San Francisco

The barely legal crowd members impatiently stomped their Stan Smiths during the latter half of the two-hour DJ set, awaiting Jorja Smith’s entrance. The venue that once had enough room for fans to dance along to opener Aaron Axelsen’s impressive selections suddenly condensed into a sold-out crowd of bodies packing
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Gabriel Garzón-Montano Jardín | Stones Throw Records Grade: A-

Gabriel Garzón-Montano makes quiet magic on ‘Jardín’

In February 2015, a full year after releasing his debut album Bishouné: Alma del Huila, Gabriel Garzón-Montano emerged from obscurity to become an overnight sensation as the sampled voice on Drake’s “Jungle” that suffocated so tenderly under Drake’s own vocals. In the years that followed, there was no new music
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Migos Culture | 300 Entertainment Grade: A-

Migos defines ‘Culture’ on latest album

Migos’ second studio album, Culture, opens with a boast from perennial hypeman DJ Khaled. Maybe having DJ Khaled spit out his Snapchat truisms on a track is a symbol of the Atlanta-based rap trio’s heightened clout. But here, Khaled operates as a mediator — a middleman who handily, if bluntly,
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Never ‘Alone’ again with Marshmello

Last Saturday night in San Francisco, it was impossible to look in any direction without seeing the same curious costume: an enigmatic figure completely covered head to toe in white with an equally white bucket on his head. Painted on the bucket were two black “x”s where the eyes should’ve
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The Skins perform eclectic, powerful set opening for DNCE

DNCE’s show at the Fillmore on Sunday was unambiguously a pop show, except not exactly. While the band brought pop-style extravagance to hits like “Cake by the Ocean” and “Toothbrush,” its opener, The Skins, was not so stylistically easy to pin down. Composed of siblings Bay Li, Reef Cole and
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