Playlist: Our lost year, captured.

(Rexx Life Raj photo: Salihah Saadiq) It's been a year and a week since the Bay Area collectively dimmed the lights on our venues — not that you needed a reminder. And while we'll all be glad to retire words like "pandemic," "unprecedented," and "quarantine" from our vernacular later this year, "defund," "Karen," and "climate change" are likely here to stay. In a lot of ways, the past year has felt like a slow-motion collision of disparate moments shoved unceremoniously into a time capsule for future generations to gawk at in horror and awe. Isolation, grief, survival, wildfires, and yes, [...]

FREDDIE releases debut EP, hosts digital release party for ‘Melanin Monroe’

Fresh off a recent stint at Black Joy parade (remember those?), Bay Area local Freddie Seipoldt is primed for the spotlight. Their EP, released digitally today, is a vibrant showcase of a growing talent, skillfully deploying '90s production techniques while blurring the lines between hip-hop, soul, and R&B. Freddie joins a cast of queer-forward artists in the Bay Area who are unapologetic about who they are, deeply enriching the soil along the way. Want to turn up? Prominent early singles "Fitness" and "Banjee" are bangers that will have you vibing in your home during quarantine. Meanwhile, standout track "YDKMN" flips [...]

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