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

Maggie Gently releases “Alive” ahead of May 29 EP

Photo cred: Amayah Harrison

We’re stoked on this week’s release from a San Francisco pop-punk favorite. EP Good Cry arrives this Friday from queer indie artist Maggie Gently, the solo [...]

By |May 26, 2020|Comments Off on Maggie Gently releases “Alive” ahead of May 29 EP

Debut album ‘Evan Myall’ is terribly lovely

Known for playing with psych rock group Sleepy Sun for the last decade, Evan Myall Reiss (who drops the last name as an artist) released his debut, self-titled album [...]

By |May 8, 2020|Comments Off on Debut album ‘Evan Myall’ is terribly lovely
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    Supporting BFF.fm keeps the music coming and shines a silver lining

Supporting BFF.fm keeps the music coming and shines a silver lining

We’ve all been hearing stories of resilience, boundary pushing (in a good way), and communities coming together in new ways.

One of our biggest sources of togetherness during the times [...]

By |May 1, 2020|Comments Off on Supporting BFF.fm keeps the music coming and shines a silver lining

Premiere: Baybs’ dreamy “Would You Dare”

(photo: Nikki Pratchios)

After the release of last year’s single “You’re the Only One,” we’ve been ready and waiting for Baybs’ next dreamy pop tune and were delighted to put [...]

May Day! Bandcamp takes no cut 5/1

Somehow the weeks have flown by and it’s almost May. Not to put words in Bandcamp’s mouth, but what I can only assume is in honor of May Day, [...]

By |April 28, 2020|Comments Off on May Day! Bandcamp takes no cut 5/1
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    ‘Murder in the Front Row’: An interview with director Adam Dubin

‘Murder in the Front Row’: An interview with director Adam Dubin

When Adam Dubin set out to film Murder in the Front Row, a documentary about the beginnings of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, it wasn’t supposed to be [...]

By |April 21, 2020|Comments Off on ‘Murder in the Front Row’: An interview with director Adam Dubin

Rogue Wave’s “Aesop Rock” is a solid return

After a two-year hiatus, Oakland’s Rogue Wave released their new single “Aesop Rock,” a pleasing response to rapper Aesop Rock’s single “Rogue Wave” released in January. The catchy indie [...]

By |April 17, 2020|Comments Off on Rogue Wave’s “Aesop Rock” is a solid return

Video: Hectorine’s “Your Severed Hand”

A year after the release of Hectorine’s debut, self-titled album, on April 7 the San Francisco space folk group released the music video for the album's closing track, “Your [...]

By |April 14, 2020|Comments Off on Video: Hectorine’s “Your Severed Hand”
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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 [...]

By |March 27, 2020|Comments Off on Once + Future Band’s “Freaks” is freakin good

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 [...]

By |March 19, 2020|Comments Off on Bandcamp takes no cut on Friday March 20th

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 [...]

By |March 17, 2020|Comments Off on If we were at SXSW, here’s who we would have seen
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