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Sylvie Simmons releases ‘Blue on Blue’ today!

It's hard to believe it has been six years since Sylvie Simmons released her debut recordings, Sylvie, after 35 years of critically-acclaimed music journalism. A lot has happened: fascism [...]

By |August 14, 2020|Comments Off on Sylvie Simmons releases ‘Blue on Blue’ today!

New music from Dylan Tidyman-Jones: “Polytherian”

Dylan Tidyman-Jones has played in all your favorite bands: Sonny & The Sunsets, FRONDS and the incomparable Mallard. Despite COVID and civil war, he has a new project called [...]

By |July 17, 2020|Comments Off on New music from Dylan Tidyman-Jones: “Polytherian”

Burger Boogaloo rescheduled for Halloween!

A message from John Waters:

"A virus may scare the punk rock world out of Oakland in July but we'll scare it right back on Halloween weekend! Trick or treat, [...]

By |April 2, 2020|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo rescheduled for Halloween!

Preening and MORE at the White Horse Inn!

Have you heard the news? Live music returns to the historic White Horse Inn (66th and Telegraph, Oakland)!

The oldest gay bar in the US has the best vibes around [...]

By |March 3, 2020|Comments Off on Preening and MORE at the White Horse Inn!

Simon Joyner living room show next month

Simon says: Stop what you are doing and get tickets for this now! Simon Joyner is a national treasure, and a chance to enjoy his songs up close and [...]

By |January 28, 2020|Comments Off on Simon Joyner living room show next month
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    Burger Boogaloo presents: Homeless Action Center Fundraiser at White Horse

Burger Boogaloo presents: Homeless Action Center Fundraiser at White Horse

(photo: Jet Lag Rock & Roll)

Live music returns to the oldest gay bar in the US, Oakland's historic White Horse next Thursday, January 30! Brought to you by old [...]

By |January 24, 2020|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo presents: Homeless Action Center Fundraiser at White Horse
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    Burger Boogaloo 11 Revealed: July 11-12 with Bikini Kill and more

Burger Boogaloo 11 Revealed: July 11-12 with Bikini Kill and more

Only 214 more shopping days until Burger Boogaloo! Don't blow your wad on fruitcake. Get the gift that keeps on giving: Boogaloo tickets! The dates are announced and the [...]

By |December 10, 2019|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 11 Revealed: July 11-12 with Bikini Kill and more
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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|Comments Off on Premiere: Anna Hillburg, “I Can’t Get Free” (see her at the Make Out Room this Sunday)

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
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