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

Representing: The true debut of Sour Widows

“Nirvana. Radiohead. Weezer. A lot of jazz.” Members of Sour Widows are listing some of their biggest influences. Bouncing ideas off each other. There’s a calm and friendly dynamic [...]

By |August 27, 2019|Comments Off on Representing: The true debut of Sour Widows

Alex Lahey comes up from down under to the Independent

(Photo: Callum Preston)

Alex Lahey’s sophomore LP, The Best of Luck Club, is filled with those power-punk anthems she’s known for but this time with a little more sophistication. Songs are [...]

By |August 26, 2019|Comments Off on Alex Lahey comes up from down under to the Independent

Video Premiere: Aish’s “Joy and Sorrow”

Ahead of his forthcoming album, The Sex Issue (MCV Records) Aish just released his new music video for “Joy and Sorrow” and it is a truly captivating piece. The [...]

By |August 22, 2019|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Aish’s “Joy and Sorrow”

Band Art with Harry Nordlinger

What first caught our eye about artist Harry Nordlinger was the album artwork he did for San Francisco band Schlotman. Earlier this year, the band released their first LP [...]

By |August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Band Art with Harry Nordlinger

Sheer Mag’s power-pop gets heavy at the New Parish

Artwork by Robert Beatty

Sheer Mag’s new album A Distant Call hits the stands August 23...and might we suggest starting with “The Killer” if you want a sweet taste? It’s [...]

By |August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Sheer Mag’s power-pop gets heavy at the New Parish

LA’s Rose Dorn make their Bay Area debut next month

(photo: Derec Patrick)

Rose Dorn just released the video for “Champ” off their forthcoming album, Days You Were Leaving (out August 23 on Bar/None Records). This video rates high amongst [...]

By |August 16, 2019|Comments Off on LA’s Rose Dorn make their Bay Area debut next month

Baybs release “You’re the Only One”

We are grateful to Baybs for bringing us this summery tune just at the the peak of that I-don’t-want-summer-to-be-over-yet feeling. Baybs, the duo of Craig Jacobs and Melissa Russi, [...]

By |August 9, 2019|Comments Off on Baybs release “You’re the Only One”

Sour Widows premiere with “Tommy”

“It’s like the anti-single,” says Sour Widows' Susanna Thomson. She tells us that the track is a bit of an outlier from the rest of their forthcoming, self-titled EP. [...]

By |August 2, 2019|Comments Off on Sour Widows premiere with “Tommy”

‘Hot Sick Vile and Fun,’ out on Rocks in Your Head

Rocks in Your Head, the new San Francisco record label started by Sonny Smith (Sonny and the Sunsets) just released its second album, Volume 1: Hot Sick Vile and [...]

By |August 2, 2019|Comments Off on ‘Hot Sick Vile and Fun,’ out on Rocks in Your Head

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 [...]

By |July 5, 2019|Comments Off on Billie Gale plays Temescal Block Party July 20
  • Boy Scouts at Phono del Sol 2019, by Ian Young
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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 [...]

By |July 3, 2019|Comments Off on Boy Scouts release balloon-filled video for “Get Well Soon”
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