Mija's Unexpected Ambience and 11 Other Albums for Heavy Rotation

This week's essential listening includes playful raps, optimistic jazz-fusion, spa ambience, and totally crushing noise. Something for everyone.


After the Fire, an Uncertain Future for Artists in Oakland

7 days after the deadly blaze, the city's creative community fears more dangers lie ahead.


The Rave Queen Next Door: Remembering the Life and Legacy of My Friend Cherushii

Songwriter and producer Maria Minerva remembers the beloved Bay Area musician, who died in the Oakland fire on December 2.


We'll Never Forget the Music and Lives of the Oakland Fire Victims

"Even though they're gone, they can live forever, because their music is out there and that's hopeful to me."


Musicians Cherushii and Nackt Identified as Victims of the Oakland Fire

Officials have also determined that a refrigerator may have caused the blaze.


Update: 30 Now Reported Dead, Several More Still Missing After Fire at Underground Party in Oakland

The fire started at the Ghost Ship live/work space in Fruitvale.


Death Toll in Massive Oakland Warehouse Fire Rises to 33

Update: A criminal investigation is also underway.


Cherushii and Roche to Release "Run The Length Of Your Wildness" Compilation

The compilation celebrates one year of the San Francisco party of the same name.


'Daphne' Series Celebrating Women and Non-binary Electronic Musicians Returns to Smartbar

The scheduled performers for the event include Cherushii and The Black Madonna.