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MBL likes live music.
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    Photos & Review: 2013 Huichica Festival @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 6/15/13

Photos & Review: 2013 Huichica Festival @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery, 6/15/13

At the 2013 Huichica Music Festival last weekend, Seattle's Damien Jurado stole the show while badmouthing California. It was hot with full sun, clear skies and $23 bottles [...]

By |June 19, 2013|2 Comments
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    Review & Photos: The Bats, The Mantles, Legs @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/13

Review & Photos: The Bats, The Mantles, Legs @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/13

For the first time, the flag of New Zealand waved triumphantly at the Rickshaw Stop. Pass the Ringo, the debut LP from Oakland's Legs just came out in [...]

By |June 17, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: The Bats, The Mantles, Legs @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/14/13

Davis Music Fest 2013, June 22-23, 62 bands, 13 venues, $25

Yes $25, take that Outside Lands! The Davis Music Fest cometh! There will be 13 venues participating, from the schwanky Mondavi Center to sweet little bar/restaurants like Sophia's [...]

By |May 28, 2013|Comments Off on Davis Music Fest 2013, June 22-23, 62 bands, 13 venues, $25
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    Review & Photos: Three Days of 1-2-3-4 Go Records' Go! Go! @ The New Parish, 5/16-5/18/13

Review & Photos: Three Days of 1-2-3-4 Go Records' Go! Go! @ The New Parish, 5/16-5/18/13

Emily's Army began submitting recordings to 1-2-3-4 Go! about four years ago, when most members were 13. I could have fathered them. It helped that the guy to [...]

By |May 21, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Three Days of 1-2-3-4 Go Records' Go! Go! @ The New Parish, 5/16-5/18/13
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    Review & Photos: Man or Astro-man?, Terry Malts, Chuckleberries @ Bimbo's, 5/11/13

Review & Photos: Man or Astro-man?, Terry Malts, Chuckleberries @ Bimbo's, 5/11/13

Stardate 1993, planet 'aLaBaMa', Man or Astro-man? are born. 2013, flying via rental ship (their rocket ship broke down somewhere about 1/2 way to LA), they land 60 [...]

By |May 14, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Man or Astro-man?, Terry Malts, Chuckleberries @ Bimbo's, 5/11/13

Review & Photos: UV Race @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 5/6/13

Melbourne's UV Race passed through town this week, playing the Rickshaw on Sunday and 1-2-3-4 Go! on Monday. It's their first US tour since 2010 and it's a [...]

By |May 8, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: UV Race @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, 5/6/13
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    Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13

Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13

Stereo Total formed more than 20 years ago. They sing in French and German. They mix Casiotone pop, disco and garage rock as if it were completely natural to [...]

By |May 2, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Stereo Total, Giggle Party and Super Adventure Club, Rickshaw Stop, 5/1/13
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    Burger Boogaloo 2013: Redd Kross, Jonathan Richman, Oblivians coming to Oakland's Mosswood Park!

Burger Boogaloo 2013: Redd Kross, Jonathan Richman, Oblivians coming to Oakland's Mosswood Park!

Mark them calendars! Burger Boogaloo 2013 will take place July 6-7 from noon-9pm in Oakland's idyllic Mosswood Park. Rumors abound as to the entertainment. We got [...]

By |April 30, 2013|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2013: Redd Kross, Jonathan Richman, Oblivians coming to Oakland's Mosswood Park!
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    Interview: Greg Ashley on red wine, white shoes, new music and more!

Interview: Greg Ashley on red wine, white shoes, new music and more!

Greg Ashley Band, 6/8/12, Saturn Cafe with Brian Glaze (drums), Josh Miller (bass), Wallace La Font (keys).

Back in March my world came crashing down, Greg Ashley announced he was [...]

By |April 24, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Greg Ashley on red wine, white shoes, new music and more!

Reviews & Photos: Road Trippin' to Mecca

Joshua Tree National Park is a mere eight-hour road trip from here. The trees, rocks and spirit of Gram Parsons are certainly worth the I-5 mayhem, and just [...]

By |April 18, 2013|1 Comment
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    Photos & Review: Fuzz, Acid Baby Jesus, Las Ardillas, Hellshovel, Los Vigilantes @ The Stork Club, 3/27/13

Photos & Review: Fuzz, Acid Baby Jesus, Las Ardillas, Hellshovel, Los Vigilantes @ The Stork Club, 3/27/13

Las Ardillas, from San Juan, Puerto Rico. Sponsored by PBR now in 24oz. alcoholic size, sold out of pink vinyl before I could reach for the cash. [...]

By |March 29, 2013|2 Comments
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    Photo Essay: La Semana en Vivo! Las Ardillas Siempre! Tambien: King Tuff, Kermit Ruffins, Guantanamo Baywatch y Anomalys

Photo Essay: La Semana en Vivo! Las Ardillas Siempre! Tambien: King Tuff, Kermit Ruffins, Guantanamo Baywatch y Anomalys

Editor's note: Yes, this is how M B L submitted this recap to us, so we're relying on him for spelling and grammar.

El Rey: King Tuff en Berkeley! [...]

By |March 29, 2013|Comments Off on Photo Essay: La Semana en Vivo! Las Ardillas Siempre! Tambien: King Tuff, Kermit Ruffins, Guantanamo Baywatch y Anomalys
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