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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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    Review & Photos: South by Southwest 2015 — Whine, Women & Song

Review & Photos: South by Southwest 2015 — Whine, Women & Song

La Luz - Hotel Vegas 3/19, 4pm

Yeah, it rained more than any other South by Southwest in history. Sure you felt a little trapped at the muddy swamp [...]

By |March 27, 2015|Comments Off on Review & Photos: South by Southwest 2015 — Whine, Women & Song

The Return of Sir Lord Von Raven

Six years in the making, it finally arrives! It's the second album from Sir Lord Von Raven, The Age of Machines, and yeah it was worth the wait. Not [...]

By |March 3, 2015|Comments Off on The Return of Sir Lord Von Raven
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    Noise Pop 2015: The Church play a sold-out show at the Chapel

Noise Pop 2015: The Church play a sold-out show at the Chapel

Steve Kilbey

In high school, Bill had a record player that would start over after finishing a side. Ultimately this led to many a night of listening such that the [...]

By |February 28, 2015|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2015: The Church play a sold-out show at the Chapel

See Quinn DeVeaux play a living room show this weekend

Quinn DeVeaux kicks ass. He is single handedly ruling the Bay Area soul scene. Like a young Ray Charles, he exudes the joy of music. Quinn [...]

By |February 18, 2015|Comments Off on See Quinn DeVeaux play a living room show this weekend
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    Burger Boogaloo 2015: Mummies, Gories, King Khan & BBQ, Black Lips and more!

Burger Boogaloo 2015: Mummies, Gories, King Khan & BBQ, Black Lips and more!

Find somewhere to sit down! Take a deep breath!!

BURGER BOOGALOO is returning to Oakland's MOSSWOOD PARK on July 4 and 5!!!

Oakland’s biggest musical bang for [...]

By |February 11, 2015|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2015: Mummies, Gories, King Khan & BBQ, Black Lips and more!
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    Last chance to party in the MEGADOME! This Saturday with Delmarva and Slouching Stars

Last chance to party in the MEGADOME! This Saturday with Delmarva and Slouching Stars

The Octopus Literary Salon will open its doors in the next few weeks at 2101 Webster in Oakland. They present the very last pop-up in their killer MEGADOME series [...]

By |January 27, 2015|Comments Off on Last chance to party in the MEGADOME! This Saturday with Delmarva and Slouching Stars
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    Odawas, Yea-Ming & the Rumours, and Bob Frank coming to The Starry Plough

Odawas, Yea-Ming & the Rumours, and Bob Frank coming to The Starry Plough

Yea-Ming & the Rumours

When is the last time you saw a show at the Plough? Open since 1973, it feels particularly appropriate to host Bob Frank.

Jim Dickinson called Frank [...]

By |January 22, 2015|Comments Off on Odawas, Yea-Ming & the Rumours, and Bob Frank coming to The Starry Plough

Fronds live in the MEGADOME this Saturday

Fronds’ self-titled debut LP came out in late 2013 and made a lot of "best of" lists. Videos were made. Sexy videos... Unfortunately the band played very few gigs. [...]

By |December 18, 2014|Comments Off on Fronds live in the MEGADOME this Saturday

MBL’s 2014: best of the best of the blah blah blah

As we head toward the end of 2014, we'll be running a series of looks back at the year in music. Here's our man MBL's report on his 2014 [...]

By |December 15, 2014|Comments Off on MBL’s 2014: best of the best of the blah blah blah
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