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, [...]

Wolf Jett perform “Garden of Pain” in CZU fire rubble

Sometimes loss, like beauty, is ineffable. No words can convey what's captured in music and film. On Nov. 7, Santa Cruz/NY Americana band Wolf Jett released a breathtaking music video for their original song "Garden of Pain." The song is a live performance with the accompaniment of the T Sisters, set in the ashen remains of the home of drummer Jon Payne, which was lost to the CZU Lightning Complex Fire. Before the fire, Chris Jones and Jon Payne (both members of local stalwarts Scary Little Friends) had been laboring ceaselessly to create a music community, performance hall, recording studio, [...]

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