Sam Lefebvre covers music for the Express and is the former music editor.
The upstart Sacramento-via Mobile, Ala. rapper navigates new-money anxieties and his region-straddling identity on debut release Humble Beginnings.
by Sam Lefebvre | Oct 4, 2017
Owners of the storied Mission District dive, which is slated for demolition, will re-launch the struggling Night Light bar and venue as Elbo Room Jack London in January.
by Sam Lefebvre | Dec 26, 2017
Artists, promoters, and civil-rights advocates say police policy bans artists and levies huge security fees on rap venues.
by Sam Lefebvre | Apr 26, 2017
The volunteer owner-operators seek $100,000 to re-launch nearby in November — just in time for the venue's sixth anniversary.
by Sam Lefebvre | Aug 1, 2018
An irreverent field recordist and archivist, Megan Mitchell debuts with 'Disambiguation.'
by Sam Lefebvre | Jul 18, 2018
Smythe's has weathered recession, online competition, and a perception of accordions as coarse-sounding period props. Now it's the only public accordion center in the Bay Area.
by Sam Lefebvre | Jul 11, 2018
With 'Sorry to Bother You,' the first-time filmmaker and multi-hyphenate artist and activist is poised to speak, on his own terms, to the largest audience of his life.
by Sam Lefebvre | Jul 4, 2018
The New Parish's former owner Jason Perkins is accused of threatening homeless people, prompting outcry from local artists and activists.
by Sam Lefebvre | Jun 27, 2018
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