About Jody Amable

Jody is TBB's Content Director. A Bay Area native, her work has been seen in KQED, Consequence of Sound, Vinyl Me Please, and local weeklies.

Get ready for Naima Shalhoub’s new album, ‘Siphr’

Remember Naima Shalhoub, whom we profiled back in 2017? She's back — with her very first studip LP.

On August 6, expect her debut full-length, called Siphr. Recorded at Women's [...]

By |August 3, 2020|0 Comments

John Elliott releases “Sanctuary”

John Elliott had plans this year. Really, he did.

He was going to go on a 3,500-mile bike ride to promote his new album, The Information Age, as a way [...]

By |July 31, 2020|2 Comments

Burger Boogaloo pushes dates back again

For obvious reasons, Oakland's beloved Burger Boogaloo has joined Outside Lands and the Olympics in skipping a year and rescheduling for 2021. Now, plan for the festival to take [...]

By |July 15, 2020|0 Comments

Fast Times comes back — this time, online

It's been a while since the Fast Times boys could do their thing. What started as a monthly series, spearheaded by San Francisco songwriter Andrew St. James, evolved into [...]

By |July 10, 2020|0 Comments

Premiere: NRVS LVRS keep going with ‘Cult Lite’

(photo: Kristin Cofer)

Even in these crazy times, NRVS LVRS are back with a new EP Cult Lite. Hear the whole thing, including lead single "Little Cults," right here.

NRVS LVRS [...]

By |July 2, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: NRVS LVRS keep going with ‘Cult Lite’

TBB takes over Inside Lands this Saturday

Even though more and more places are opening up, with even more types of businesses on the way (hello, haircuts!), our beloved live venues — with good reason — [...]

By |June 24, 2020|Comments Off on TBB takes over Inside Lands this Saturday

Baeilou, Nahuel Bronzini, Mani Draper release “Uneven”

Start your week with another striking work from Oakland's Baeilou. This time it's with help from producer Nahuel Bronzini and Mani Draper, recently featured on an Awkward Convos with [...]

By |June 11, 2020|Comments Off on Baeilou, Nahuel Bronzini, Mani Draper release “Uneven”

Bandcamp donates cut of sales to NAACP Friday, June 19

Bandcamp does it again. Twice since COVID-19 shut down live music venues across the country, the music streaming and selling company has donated its share of sales back to [...]

By |June 3, 2020|Comments Off on Bandcamp donates cut of sales to NAACP Friday, June 19

Andrew Levin premieres “If I Died Today” with us

Most of us have been staring mostly at the same four walls for months now, so it's a relief to hear when someone is creating new things: Finally, something [...]

By |May 21, 2020|Comments Off on Andrew Levin premieres “If I Died Today” with us

Stern Grove goes dark, but the show must go on

The Psychedelic Furs at Stern Grove 2019 (photo: Patric Carver)

Like most other planned outdoor gatherings Stern Grove has had to cancel its in-person concerts for the year.

Instead (also like [...]

By |May 14, 2020|Comments Off on Stern Grove goes dark, but the show must go on
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    Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Everyone, please give a warm welcome to new Oakland artist Queera Nightly.

Though they're already an established drag performer in the Bay, "Summoning" marks Queera's first recorded musical endeavor (produced [...]

By |May 8, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Drink some brews and watch some bands with #SongsToSIPBy

Listen. We know you are probably overwhelmed with livestreams at this point of shelter in place. But we're not! With so much talent packed into nine counties, there's an [...]

By |May 8, 2020|Comments Off on Drink some brews and watch some bands with #SongsToSIPBy
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