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

The best Boogaloo bloopers and vendors

From the Chats to The Clams, to Mr. Waters and a giant, diving panda, this year’s Burger Boogaloo was a solid, fun-filled weekend. It certainly had its moments, and some [...]

Billie Gale plays Temescal Block Party July 20

Dream pop duo Billie Gale is up to their usual dreamy tricks. Their forthcoming single, “The Rules” is a synth-lined heaven with vocals that border on Gaelic and guitar [...]

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    Boy Scouts release balloon-filled video for “Get Well Soon”

Boy Scouts release balloon-filled video for “Get Well Soon”

Boy Scouts at Phono del Sol 2019 (photo: Ian Young)

For anyone having a low day, a tough time, or who just enjoys colorful moments watching balloons doing what they [...]

Bear Call’s upcoming album to debut at Rickshaw Stop

This September, San Francisco’s trippy psych-rock band Bear Call releases their newest album, Fancy Acid. It’s their first vinyl record and we’re stoked. Recorded and produced by the band, [...]

Watch Oakland band No Lovely Thing’s “Storm” video

The gentle funky soul group No Lovely Thing recently released their latest music video for “Storm,” the first single off their new album, SHE BE. The video is a [...]

Celebrate “Interdependence Day” in Jack London Square

This July 4, the free annual “Interdependence Day” block party is back at Jack London Square! Produced in partnership with Oakhella, Youth Aid, and Field of Verge Alliance, the [...]

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    Meet Brijean, the beatmaker behind your favorite local bands

Meet Brijean, the beatmaker behind your favorite local bands

Brijean Murphy and Doug Stuart (all photos: Jon Bauer)

“Should I smile?” she asks the photographer.

Brijean is wearing a green and blue floral blouse with track pants, platform sneakers, rose-tinted [...]

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    Video Premiere: Credit Electric’s “Lightning Written Down”

Video Premiere: Credit Electric’s “Lightning Written Down”

Peaceful easy feeling / No need to say goodbye

We’re pleased we got our hands on the latest from Oakland’s Credit Electric.

The tracks on forthcoming EP Easy Moon have a [...]

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    Boogaloo Preview: The Chats bring funny-angry punk to Mosswood Park

Boogaloo Preview: The Chats bring funny-angry punk to Mosswood Park

“I feel bad asking / I really do / but all I need...is a BUCK OR TWO!”

We feel you, boys! Every track off the Chats’ Get This in Ya [...]

Blisses B host album release party at Bottom of the Hill

Blisses B is an upbeat, Americana indie pop band with a Dr. Dog vibe and a passion for positivity. On July 5, they release their album Tell your Friends [...]

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Brijean releases single “Walkie Talkie” off new album

Earlier this week, Brijean released the single “Walkie Talkie” off their first album of the same name and lordy, it’s a tune that’s hard to get out of your [...]

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    Wayne Wallace Jazz Quintet release ‘The Rhythm of Invention’

Wayne Wallace Jazz Quintet release ‘The Rhythm of Invention’

Friday June 7, native San Franciscan trombonist Wayne Wallace and his Grammy-nominated Wayne Wallace Jazz Quintet released their new album The Rhythm of Invention (Patois Records). Led by trombonist [...]

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