This Month's Picks

Son Of A Pimp Part 2 (CD)

Mistah F.A.B.
2005’s Son of a Pimp established North Oakland emcee Mistah FAB as a rising star and a major factor in a resurgent Bay Area rap scene. A decade later—older, wiser, and more resilient—FAB returns with S on of A Pimp Part 2 , a no-holds-barred, 21-track extravaganza that serves as the truest representation of his artistic talent to date. More
Genre: Hip Hop

What One Becomes (CD)

Sumac
On their new epic double album, What One Becomes , the trio walks the line between chaos and control. This sophomore album sees Sumac take a leap forward from their 2015 debut, The Deal , revealing a new side of Aaron Turner’s (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer) combustible songwriting and guitar playing. More
Genre: Rock

A Man Alive (CD)

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
Funky, eclectic, sincere, defiant, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down's latest album is full of infectious rhythms, engaging layers, and fascinating lyrics. “Departure” has a psychedelic carnival sound that rides the line between euphoria and madness, while “Nobody Dies” is a steady rocker with its driving drum beat and ragged guitar tone, and “The Evening” sounds like an impromptu jam session between George Clinton and The Strokes in a junkyard. More
Genre: Rock

Live At The Hollywood Bowl (CD)

The Beatles
Finally remastered, and released in conjunction with Ron Howard's documentary , Eight days A Week: The Touring Years , Live At The Hollywood Bowl pulls from The Beatles' famed 1964 and 1965 performances at the iconic venue. Not only is this record a document of the band in the prime of their early years, but it also functions as a document of the hysteria of Beatlemania, with the squeals, tears and cheers from the crowd almost as present as the music itself. Crank it up and hear The Fab Four at their most rockin' and raw! More
Genre: Rock

Live In San Francisco (CD)

Thee Oh Sees
Though John Dwyer may have left some San Franciscans feeling snubbed after relocating Thee Oh Sees to Los Angeles, the chemistry between the City By The Bay and the band are ever apparent on this live album, recorded over a three night residency at The Chapel. Get ready for an unrelenting 58 minutes of high-octane, groovy, punch-in-the-face mayhem. More
Genre: Rock

Skilled Mechanics (CD)

Tricky
The latest album from UK musician/producer Tricky employs help from DJ Milo, Oh Land, Luke Harris, and others. Features eleven new tracks plus covers of songs by Corey Taylor (Slipknot) and Porno For Pyros.More

The Color Purple [New Broadway Cast Recording] (CD)

New Broadway Cast
Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, the cast is led by Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner Jennifer Hudson, London breakout star Cynthia Erivo, and Orange is the New Black 's Danielle Brooks. With a fresh, joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel, and blues. More
Genre: Soundtracks

A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke (CD)

Vijay Iyer, Wadada Leo Smith
Features pianist Vijay Iyer and the musician he has described as his “hero, friend and teacher,” trumpeter, Wadada Leo Smith. The centerpiece of the album is the spellbinding title suite, dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), the innovative Indian artist whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms. More
Genre: Jazz

Paradise (CD)

White Lung
Bringing all the energy, unique guitar work, and lyrical prowess the music press has praised them for in the past few years, White Lung curated their songs with a new pop sensibility. Their smartest, brightest songwriting yet. More
Genre: Rock

Ojos Del Sol (CD)

Y La Bamba
Ojos Del Sol screams of radical transformation on every level. The Portland act’s fourth offering is a sweeping, playful, and vulnerable collection that’s ripe with both musical and personal discovery. This is an album that’s painstakingly produced while remaining emotionally raw. More
Genre: Rock