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Mitski's sad punk songs and sharp cultural critique are not to be overlooked. 

Lilian Min | Fri, Apr 10th- 11:37am | Culture, Gender, Music

The next Kollaboration San Francisco event will take place on August 23, 2014 at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Arvin Temkar | Tue, Jun 24th- 11:10am | 19 Diamonds, Danny Cavero, DRC Beatbox, Kollaboration San Francisco 2014, Lawrence Park, Ribbon in the Sky, Ruby and Donna Str8jacket, Music

Hyphen catches up with keyboardist Borahm Lee of the electronic duo Break Science. He's played with the likes of Lauryn Hill and Kanye West, but these days you'll find him in Los Angeles doing his own thing.


Sara Kim | Thu, Mar 20th- 1:53pm | adam deitch, borahm lee, break science, electronic music, kanye west, Music

To witness Ben Ahn performing live is like sitting on the porch in the afternoon sun with your childhood best friend -- eating a cone topped with an oversized scoop of your favorite ice cream. That is to say: pure joy.  

Abigail Licad | Tue, Feb 18th- 9:22am | Ben Ahn, ukelele, Music

Most precious to Hyphen among Sukhadia’s many achievements is the rich legacy he has left as our very first Mr. Hyphen contest winner.

Abigail Licad | Fri, Mar 7th- 5:40pm | Robin Sukhadia, Tabla, Mr. Hyphen, Music

This year, if you’re throwing the festivities for home or office, you might just want to listen to more than Mariah’s “All I Want for Christmas is You” on repeat. 

Tanwi Nandini Islam | Wed, Dec 18th- 5:28pm | Anoushka Shankar, Cassie, Clasixx, Jai Paul, Kelis, Lady, Norah Jones, Omar Souleyman, Rainbow Chan, Yamantaka, Yuna, Music

Lorde, the New Zealand wunderkind who released her debut Pure Heroine this year, with smash-hit single “Royals,” is caught in a crosshairs for doing the unthinkable:

Dating an Asian guy.

Tanwi Nandini Islam | Sun, Jan 5th- 5:43pm | Dating Asian Males, Lorde, Music

Kristianne Bautista, lead vocalist of the rising indie band Kan Wakan, has a sugar and smoke voice backed by a haunting orchestral ensemble.

Tanwi Nandini Islam | Wed, Nov 6th- 4:47am | Kan Wakan, Kristianne Bautista, Music, Profiles

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