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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 [...]

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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

Sylvie Simmons: A heroine for our times

As we stumble towards 2015 with our pathetic iPhone habit we could really use a hero. Sylvie Simmons was born in London, but she has lived in the [...]

By |December 5, 2014|1 Comment

MEGADOME Grand Finale!

If you haven't been to a show in the MEGADOME at Chabot Space & Science, time is running out. The monthly series has only 3 events left! Don't miss [...]

By |November 12, 2014|Comments Off on MEGADOME Grand Finale!
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    The Only Band That Matters: Fat White Family at Rickshaw Stop

The Only Band That Matters: Fat White Family at Rickshaw Stop

Fat White Family

London's Fat White Family are the only band that matters. Born in 2011, Fat White Babies really, the six-piece has already won the contest. They [...]

By |November 4, 2014|Comments Off on The Only Band That Matters: Fat White Family at Rickshaw Stop
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