Tag Archives: Music


Mission Band Releases Album, Holds On To Heritage

Local band Soltron will play at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts this Friday to mark the release of its self-titled album celebrating the Mission District’s culture and exploring themes of gentrification and displacement....
File photo by Leslie Nguyen-Okwu: A tourist snaps photos of Balmy Alley's famous murals.

24th Street Art Crawl Returns This Sunday!

On every second Sunday of the month, the 14 blocks along 24th Street between Valencia Street and Potrero Avenue come to life with music, art, poetry and cultural activities in a day-long art crawl called...
Soltron performed at the 34th Annual Encuentro Canto Del Popular at 777 Valencia St. on December 6. Photo by Laura Waxmann

SF Mission’s ‘Encuentro’ Celebrates Community with the Sound of Cuba

As pulsating Afro-Cuban rhythms drummed up a crowd in the Chapel’s auditorium, Juan Fuentes looked on from the music venue’s balcony on Sunday evening. “Here at the Chapel is where it all began,” said Fuentes about Encuentro Del...