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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

Burger Boogaloo tickets on sale now!

The Burger Boogaloo returns July 1st and 2nd to Oakland's Mosswood Park! Early bird tickets are a measly $29 dollars for the two-day fest. This week 100% of the [...]

By |December 2, 2016|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo tickets on sale now!

Violent Change: New LP, upcoming shows

VC3, the third LP from Violent Change, is a fuzzy, noisy delight. Orders began shipping on September 16 via Melters. It is also streaming on Melter's Bandcamp page, where [...]

By |October 7, 2016|Comments Off on Violent Change: New LP, upcoming shows
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    Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

The Chapel felt like a Baptist church as Charles Bradley preached the title track of his new record, Changes (even if it is a Black Sabbath tune). The man [...]

By |September 6, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

Yea-Ming and the Rumours release ‘I Will Make You Mine’

The wait is over! I Will Make You Mine, the debut record from Yea Ming and the Rumours, is finally HERE. It contains classics you have had stuck in [...]

By |July 17, 2016|Comments Off on Yea-Ming and the Rumours release ‘I Will Make You Mine’

Davis Music Fest gets going June 17

The Davis Music Festival, celebrating its sixth year, kicks off three days of festivities on June 17. The festival highlights 44 separate acts performing on 10 different stages throughout [...]

By |June 2, 2016|Comments Off on Davis Music Fest gets going June 17
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    SXSW 2016: Lone Star, Protomartyr & the severed head of Donald Trump

SXSW 2016: Lone Star, Protomartyr & the severed head of Donald Trump

Charles Bradley is pure magic. I raced directly to Stubb's from the airport, cracked my first Lone Star and melted in his charms. How amazing to see [...]

By |April 14, 2016|Comments Off on SXSW 2016: Lone Star, Protomartyr & the severed head of Donald Trump
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    A Rainbow of Hideousness: Burger Boogaloo 2016 lineup revealed! Plus an exclusive interview with John Waters!

A Rainbow of Hideousness: Burger Boogaloo 2016 lineup revealed! Plus an exclusive interview with John Waters!

This year's Burger Boogaloo will include a meet and greet with Traci Lords
Are you sitting down? Sit the fuck down, this is huge. The lineup for this year's Burger [...]

By |February 10, 2016|1 Comment

Burger Boogaloo 2016 dates and discounts!

Helllooooo scumbags! Dust off that pocket calendar, there is finally something worth penciling in. 2016 Burger Boogaloo dates will be....drum roll please....June 25th and 26th!

It all [...]

By |January 13, 2016|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2016 dates and discounts!

Totally Trashed 2015 – Exposed!

Total Trash raged across town with Friday at Berkeley's 924 Gilman, Saturday at Oakland's Metro Opera House and Sunday at SF's Brick & Mortar.

Personal & the Pizzas played Friday [...]

By |November 4, 2015|Comments Off on Totally Trashed 2015 – Exposed!

Snapshots from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015

Robyn Hitchcock & The Sadies playing Sweetheart of the Rodeo and other delights

Here are some pictures our MBL took during last weekend's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015.

Waco Brothers

Walter Salas Humara [...]

By |October 9, 2015|Comments Off on Snapshots from Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 2015
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