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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 [...]

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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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    Review: Alejandro Escovedo brings magic to a Piedmont living room

Review: Alejandro Escovedo brings magic to a Piedmont living room

Yesterday, SXSW proudly announced that Anheuser-Busch will sponsor this year's music orgy -- pretty gross. You hope to see something new and exciting, and of course you will. You [...]

By |October 9, 2015|Comments Off on Review: Alejandro Escovedo brings magic to a Piedmont living room

Ghost & the City set to unveil ‘Patchwork Soul’

Ghost & the City have a brand new, seven-song EP coming out called Patchwork Soul. Tomorrow, you can find it on iTunes and Spotify, but today you can [...]

By |September 23, 2015|Comments Off on Ghost & the City set to unveil ‘Patchwork Soul’

Total Trash Halloween Bash 2015 lineup announced

Read it and weep! The line-up for Total Trash 2015 is here!! The world's grimiest music festival returns with a schedule that only a super fucked-up music fanatic [...]

By |September 2, 2015|Comments Off on Total Trash Halloween Bash 2015 lineup announced

Yea-Ming & The Rumours Single Debut plus Upcoming Shows

Fans of pop music rejoice! The long awaited single is now available from Oakland's very own Yea-Ming & The Rumours. Yea-Ming ranks amongst the best in SF Bay pop [...]

By |August 13, 2015|Comments Off on Yea-Ming & The Rumours Single Debut plus Upcoming Shows
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    Video Premiere: Yea-Ming and The Rumours – “When You Were Young”

Video Premiere: Yea-Ming and The Rumours – “When You Were Young”

Here it is! The long-awaited premiere video from Yea-Ming and The Rumours. The star studded cast includes Anna Hillburg (Dreamdate), Josh Miller (Extra Classic, The Wrong Words), Dulcinea Gonzalez [...]

By |May 14, 2015|1 Comment

The Octopus Literary Salon is open!

Three weeks ago, The Octopus Literary Salon finally opened its doors at 2101 Webster Street in Oakland. In that time, the Octopus has hosted The John Brothers Piano Company [...]

By |April 24, 2015|Comments Off on The Octopus Literary Salon is open!
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