Band of the week

The new album is about a quiet black princess who must follow her heart back to a tetherball court

Recommended if you like: Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald, Nirvana

She's been known to sing with Damien Jurado and sounds like Joni Mitchell!

"We have the responsibility to use [our music] in a way that's empowering, positive, uplifting, and socially and culturally equitable, especially to those who identify as POC, LGBTQ, Muslim, Jewish, and female in a country whose newfound government wants to silence them."

Catching up with Adra of Fly Moon Royalty, playing its last show this Friday at Neumos

Sultry singer/songwriter Star Anna's country-noir tinged vocals have been called "the real deal" by Duff McKagan

"I only intend to delve deeper into my art form, to become a better MC, a better performer and a more impactful writer and artist. I want to be the best. I want to make a difference in people's lives, and I want to inspire our youth forever."