About Michelle Kicherer

Michelle Kicherer is a fiction writer and music journalist living in Oakland. She writes for several local and national outlets, enjoys long walks and her second novel is in the works. Instagram @michellekicherer
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    Wednesdays at Wally’s live show featuring Oakland’s Alycia Lang alongside others

Wednesdays at Wally’s live show featuring Oakland’s Alycia Lang alongside others

In honor of today’s Wednesdays at Wally’s online streaming concert for Hyde Street Studio C, we’d like to showcase the first artist on the lineup, one Alycia Lang. The [...]

Once + Future Band’s “Freaks” is freakin good

Photo Cred: Rob Williamson

This month, Oakland’s Once & Future Band released two fresh singles off their forthcoming album, Deleted Scenes. Single “Freaks” is a tune with that jumps in with [...]

Bandcamp takes no cut on Friday March 20th

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With venues closing, tours halting, and even practice spaces closing down, many musicians are quite suddenly no longer able to make their bills. In an effort [...]

If we were at SXSW, here’s who we would have seen

In times of excitement or exhaustion; happiness or sadness, one of the most powerful saviors of a mood, a day, or even a life, is music.

Before things shut down [...]

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    Premiere: Shrouded Strangers release “Night Prancer” video

Premiere: Shrouded Strangers release “Night Prancer” video

After last year’s album Night Prancing (Burger Records), Shrouded Strangers just released the video for single “Night Prancer” and it's a trippy fun treat. The song feels perfect for [...]

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    The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

(photo: Connor Sorenson)

When Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice got married, Erenkov’s vows weren’t your typical declarations. “They were about our mortality,” says The Saxophones’ drummer Alison Alderdice with a [...]

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Lauren Ruth Ward explodes onto Cafe du Nord stage

Grungy '70s psych-rock singer Lauren Ruth Ward just released “Water Sign” from her forthcoming album, Volume II ahead of her US tour jumping off this month. On the 19th [...]

By |March 4, 2020|Comments Off on Lauren Ruth Ward explodes onto Cafe du Nord stage
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    Noise Pop 2020: Resavoir livens SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab

Noise Pop 2020: Resavoir livens SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab

(photo: Tim Nagle)

Following the release of last fall's self-titled Resavoir, the Chicago-based band started the first night of their tour at SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab on February 29 as [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd

Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd

On the third night of Noise Pop 2020 at Great American Music Hall, Meerna opened the night with a room-silencing cover of Joan Baez’s “Silver Dagger” and set the [...]

By |February 27, 2020|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd

The Seshen dive into ‘CYAN’ in time for Noise Pop

(photo: Brittany Powers)

Synthesizers, drum machines, and live percussion blend with the cool, soulful voice of the Seshen’s Lalin St. Juste to create a harmonious combination of synth-pop and electronic [...]

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Jack Symes’ Prom Night at Great American

Singer-songwriter Jack Symes returns to his old San Francisco stomping grounds this March to grace the Great American stage. Didn’t get the prom night you wanted in high school? [...]

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    Canadian folk pop singer Andy Shauf plays August Hall February 21

Canadian folk pop singer Andy Shauf plays August Hall February 21

Lookin’ for a good time? Look no further than next week. August Hall is hosting Toronto-based Andy Shauf, whose latest album The Neon Skyline dropped in January (ANTI-). The album is [...]

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