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Bay Area native. Play it loud.

Premiere: MANICS show their shine on “Embrace”

The flair of NY disco and flashiness of contemporary synth-pop are just two stems that make up the bouquet MANICS' unique sound, and their newest single has them in [...]

By |March 6, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: MANICS show their shine on “Embrace”
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    Pearl Charles gets glossy on ‘Sleepless Dreamer,’ plays Santa Cruz next week

Pearl Charles gets glossy on ‘Sleepless Dreamer,’ plays Santa Cruz next week

The evolution of an artist is always something that warrants recognition. What Pearl Charles, the LA singer-songwriter with vintage California-country vibes, has done on the follow up to her [...]

By |February 9, 2018|Comments Off on Pearl Charles gets glossy on ‘Sleepless Dreamer,’ plays Santa Cruz next week

Ghost & The City offer wholesome soul on “N.W.T.A”

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Before immersing oneself in the vastly ambient "N.W.T.A" off Ghost & The City's Time, one should note that this is only the band's second effort. Kia Fay, [...]

By |February 1, 2018|Comments Off on Ghost & The City offer wholesome soul on “N.W.T.A”
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    Public Access TV’s “Lost in the Game” brightens a gloomy winter

Public Access TV’s “Lost in the Game” brightens a gloomy winter

Despite the frigid temperatures that have blown through the East Coast, New York’s own Public Access T.V. have emerged with the ever-warming, “Lost in the Game.” That is to [...]

By |January 19, 2018|Comments Off on Public Access TV’s “Lost in the Game” brightens a gloomy winter
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    Ticket Giveaway: Desert Daze Caravan to kick off at The Chapel

Ticket Giveaway: Desert Daze Caravan to kick off at The Chapel

Many moons ago, in the mystic haze of desert night, a map was drawn. In the right hands, it would lead to dazzling spectacles of light and troves of [...]

By |February 21, 2017|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Desert Daze Caravan to kick off at The Chapel
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    Lady Lamb unveils living room tour in support of ‘Tender Warriors Club’

Lady Lamb unveils living room tour in support of ‘Tender Warriors Club’

To say Lady Lamb has never done anything but wear her heart on her sleeve would seem obvious to any listeners of the debut, After. Lyrically and musically, Aly [...]

By |December 16, 2016|1 Comment

Giveaway: DonCat’s Year-Ender Bender to hit Milk Bar

DonCat, aka Duncan Nielsen, aka San Francisco's sultan of soul-drenched folk, first lassoed our attention with the 2014 debut, Don Gato. His sound carried the air of a dusty Lone Ranger-type [...]

By |November 23, 2016|Comments Off on Giveaway: DonCat’s Year-Ender Bender to hit Milk Bar

The Big Moon shine down with Madonna cover and US tour

In light of the recent "supermoon" spectacle, our eyes have been distracted by news of The Big Moon's long-awaited US tour. While it has been just over a year [...]

By |November 18, 2016|Comments Off on The Big Moon shine down with Madonna cover and US tour

Lady Wray brings ‘Queen Alone’ to the West Coast

While the name Nicole Wray, aka Lady Wray, may be new to some, her presence on the scene has been bending ears since she was fifteen. Discovered by Missy [...]

By |November 10, 2016|Comments Off on Lady Wray brings ‘Queen Alone’ to the West Coast