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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.
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    Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

What is it about the Bay that is driving people from environmental science to enter the folk and country music fields? First Ismay, and now Oakland's Charles Orgbon III, [...]

By |September 10, 2020|Comments Off on Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

Frank Ivy dreams a day away in “Deja Vu”

It's not often you hear about Concord as it pertains to local music. But the 925 has birthed some good ones — perhaps you've heard of Cass McCombs? How [...]

By |September 4, 2020|Comments Off on Frank Ivy dreams a day away in “Deja Vu”

Newcomers AG Club make their mark with “Hngover”

AG Club (photo: Cameron Cortez)

OK so I am very late on this, because IDK about you but I've all but lost the ability to know what day it is [...]

By |August 24, 2020|Comments Off on Newcomers AG Club make their mark with “Hngover”

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 studio LP.

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

By |August 3, 2020|Comments Off on Get ready for Naima Shalhoub’s new album, ‘Siphr’

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|3 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|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo pushes dates back again

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|Comments Off on Fast Times comes back — this time, online

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
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