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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

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’
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