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    Premiere: Anna Hillburg, “I Can’t Get Free” (see her at the Make Out Room this Sunday)

Premiere: Anna Hillburg, “I Can’t Get Free” (see her at the Make Out Room this Sunday)

Does it get any better than this?

The Make Out Room is throwing one hell of a party this Sunday and you should be there. Three local legends on the [...]

By |September 27, 2018|0 Comments

The Seshen activate a fantastic local lineup at the Indy

Featuring three local favorites — The Seshen, Midtown Social, and Ghost & The City — the September 1 show at the Independent will be the Seshen's last Bay Area [...]

By |August 24, 2018|Comments Off on The Seshen activate a fantastic local lineup at the Indy

Anna Hillburg: Video premiere, new record and shows!

"Let it Breathe" is the first single from Anna Hillburg's upcoming second album Really Real. The video was shot at Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery by Swiss directing duo DasPlayground [...]

By |August 17, 2018|2 Comments

SXSW 2018: THICK

CHAI - Hotel Vegas, Sunday, Burgermania

Sunday is always a tough day at SXSW. Everyone is super hung over and dragging, but Japan sent CHAI to put more smiles on [...]

By |March 26, 2018|Comments Off on SXSW 2018: THICK

Wreche: New music of the future

Don't listen to this now! Take a drive on some open road and play this at maximum volume. Or lie down, close your eyes, and put on headphones at [...]

By |October 12, 2017|Comments Off on Wreche: New music of the future

New Music: Naked Beast featuring members of Crime

This Friday, Friday the 13th, the first record from Naked Beast will be released on Oakland's very own Guitars & Bongos! Have a listen and buy the record HERE. [...]

By |October 12, 2017|Comments Off on New Music: Naked Beast featuring members of Crime
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    Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue celebrate ‘Sex & Sadness’ release September 10

Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue celebrate ‘Sex & Sadness’ release September 10

In 2015 singer/guitarist Madi Sipes and longtime friends Nick Cunningham (bass) and Caleb Koehn (drums) joined forces as Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue. The debut EP, Sex & [...]

By |September 7, 2017|Comments Off on Madi Sipes & the Painted Blue celebrate ‘Sex & Sadness’ release September 10
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    Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

Yea-Ming and the Rumours have a brand new 7 inch out this month and you need it! Side A is "Baby Blue," and no, it is not a [...]

By |August 9, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

The long-awaited return of FRONDS!

MBL missed you! How have you been?

I haven't had much to say since FRONDS released it's tremendous debut recording in 2013. After the premature demise of Bay Area Superheroes [...]

By |July 27, 2017|Comments Off on The long-awaited return of FRONDS!

SXSW 2017: Gurr, Die Heiterkeit, Oh my

Laure Briard 3/15 5pm 2737 Webberville Rd.

1st stop was the backyard of a home last visited for a ketchup & mustard covered, Les Marinellis show a few years ago. [...]

By |March 23, 2017|Comments Off on SXSW 2017: Gurr, Die Heiterkeit, Oh my

Exclusive: The Burger Boogaloo 2017 lineup

You heard it here first. These ain't no alternative facts. These are thee facts, Jack.

FACT: Iggy Pop and Buzzcocks will perform for the first time ever in [...]

By |February 15, 2017|2 Comments

John Steven Morgan: New songs, video, live appearance

Photo: Wes Marsala

For years John Morgan was the heart and soul of The John Brothers Piano Company. He rolled his heavy upright piano from BART station to station playing [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on John Steven Morgan: New songs, video, live appearance
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