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Get To Know: Blood & Dust

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Oakland singer-songwriter Doug Tiemann says that his project Blood & Dust’s songs are "inspired by the hard and beautiful parts of life." It's easy to find this uneasy [...]

By |May 13, 2015|1 Comment
  • OIM Records Vol. 1
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    Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation

Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation

OIM Records, Vol. 1

As we told you a couple weeks ago, Oakland booker and promoter Sarah Sexton, musician Angelica Tavella, and producer Jeff Saltzman recently joined forces to create [...]

By |May 11, 2015|Comments Off on Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation
  • Sivan Lioncub Benefit (Tricycle Records)
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    Tricycle Records throwing benefit show for Sivan Lioncub of Everyone Is Dirty this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill

Tricycle Records throwing benefit show for Sivan Lioncub of Everyone Is Dirty this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill

As we told you back in February, Everyone Is Dirty’s Sivan Lioncub has been suffering from liver failure due to an allergic reaction to Augmentin, an antibiotic she was [...]

By |May 7, 2015|Comments Off on Tricycle Records throwing benefit show for Sivan Lioncub of Everyone Is Dirty this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill
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    Swiftumz dropping Everybody Loves Chris later this month on Melters

Swiftumz dropping Everybody Loves Chris later this month on Melters

Bay Area rock outfit Swiftumz will release its new LP Everybody Loves Chris on May 18 via SF label Melters, and if the first two singles are any indication, [...]

By |May 6, 2015|Comments Off on Swiftumz dropping Everybody Loves Chris later this month on Melters
  • WATERS @ The Warfield, 5/2/15 (photo: Jason Shane)
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    Review & Photos: WATERS celebrates homecoming at The Warfield supporting Matt and Kim

Review & Photos: WATERS celebrates homecoming at The Warfield supporting Matt and Kim

(photo: Jason Shane)

"We're from a town called San Francisco, California," WATERS’ frontman Van Pierszalowski wryly, but proudly, informed the early comers Saturday night at The Warfield after the band [...]

By |May 4, 2015|Comments Off on Review & Photos: WATERS celebrates homecoming at The Warfield supporting Matt and Kim
  • John Vanderslice (The Native Sound)
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    Giveaway: Win a copy of The Native Sound’s reissue of John Vanderslice’s debut LP, Mass Suicide Occult Figurines

Giveaway: Win a copy of The Native Sound’s reissue of John Vanderslice’s debut LP, Mass Suicide Occult Figurines

New York City label The Native Sound recently announced that they will reissue San Francisco mainstay John Vanderslice’s 2000 debut LP Mass Suicide Occult Figurines on May 19, and [...]

By |May 4, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: Win a copy of The Native Sound’s reissue of John Vanderslice’s debut LP, Mass Suicide Occult Figurines
  • Huichica (Matt Adams Rhinefarm Session)
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    Exclusive: Watch Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes) perform “Candy” live for a Rhinefarm Session at Huichica

Exclusive: Watch Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes) perform “Candy” live for a Rhinefarm Session at Huichica

As we told you last week, this year's Huichica lineup features some of the best independent acts from around the Bay Area and beyond, as well as a bunch [...]

By |April 30, 2015|1 Comment
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    Phono del Sol performer VÉRITÉ drops new single “Colors”

Phono del Sol performer VÉRITÉ drops new single “Colors”

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New York-based singer-songwriter VÉRITÉ – who will perform at Phono del Sol on July 11 in San Francisco – specializes in entrancing, sultry indie-pop, and now [...]

By |April 23, 2015|1 Comment
  • Huichica 2015 (feature)
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    Huichica pairs all-star food selection with stellar musical lineup

Huichica pairs all-star food selection with stellar musical lineup

(art: Nate Reifke)

Huichica is back again for 2015, and the boutique festival in wine country is better than ever. The 2015 version of the festival takes place on Friday, [...]

By |April 21, 2015|Comments Off on Huichica pairs all-star food selection with stellar musical lineup
  • Sonny Smith (photo: Chloe Aftel) [feature]
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    Phono del Sol performers Sonny & The Sunsets contribute to Lil Bub’s LGBT rights in Indiana comp

Phono del Sol performers Sonny & The Sunsets contribute to Lil Bub’s LGBT rights in Indiana comp

Sonny Smith (photo: Chloe Aftel)

Sonny Smith always seems to have his hands in some new project, and this next one is a doozy. His main gig, Phono del Sol [...]

By |April 20, 2015|Comments Off on Phono del Sol performers Sonny & The Sunsets contribute to Lil Bub’s LGBT rights in Indiana comp
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    Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Music Festival adds The Sam Chase to lineup featuring The Brothers Comatose and T Sisters

Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Music Festival adds The Sam Chase to lineup featuring The Brothers Comatose and T Sisters

On June 7, Santa Rosa's Railroad Square will play host to an absolutely free festival featuring some of the Bay Area's brightest Americana and folk artists, including The Brothers [...]

By |April 14, 2015|Comments Off on Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Music Festival adds The Sam Chase to lineup featuring The Brothers Comatose and T Sisters
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    Best of the Rest – March 2015 (Cathedrals, King Woman, Male Gaze, Vetiver, & more)

Best of the Rest – March 2015 (Cathedrals, King Woman, Male Gaze, Vetiver, & more)

Cathedrals (photo: Jon Bauer)

Every month, our editors hear lots of great new music, at shows around the Bay, exploring the far reaches of the Interwebs, and sifting through the [...]

By |April 10, 2015|2 Comments
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