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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    Eyedress brings captivating performance to Bottom of the Hill December 4

Eyedress brings captivating performance to Bottom of the Hill December 4

Eyedress, the LA-based project of Manila-born Idris Vicuna, is a psych rock experience. It's got some poppy punk and lots of shoegaze dreaminess.

My first exposure to Eyedress was the [...]

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Credit Electric’s record release show at the Uptown

Credit Electric, the Oakland-based psych-Americana band is set to release their new self-released, self-titled LP, Credit Electric, and we are pleased with what our ol’ ears have found. If [...]

By |November 18, 2019|Comments Off on Credit Electric’s record release show at the Uptown
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    The Seshen release “Dive” video and song ahead of new album

The Seshen release “Dive” video and song ahead of new album

“Dive,” released on November 5, is the first single released off forthcoming album CYAN, the third full LP from East Bay-based the Seshen. Vocalist Lalin St. Juste brings sensual [...]

By |November 15, 2019|Comments Off on The Seshen release “Dive” video and song ahead of new album

Five things you didn’t know about the Gonks: the album

Hot dog we’re excited to have gotten our hands on the new Gonks album, put out by San Francisco’s Rocks in Your Head Records (Sonny Smith’s babychild). Five Things [...]

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Son Little brings nu-soul to Swedish American November 11

(photo: Shervin Lainez)

LA’s Son Little is bringing his soul pop nu-soul to Swedish American on Monday and we highly recommend you attend.

What a refreshing discovery we made this month! [...]

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Band Art with Annie Bacon

“This album was all about centering connection, which is what I see as my purpose as an artist.”

Annie Bacon’s folk rock has touches of Ani DiFranco and Joan Osborne [...]

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    An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

The first Luke Sweeney song I heard started with crickets.

It begins like a warm summer evening: the chirping, a simple solid baseline, a soft, kind voice. Then the song [...]

By |November 5, 2019|Comments Off on An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

Whitney sweetly kills at Old Redwood Barn in Sonoma County

“Who’s into Halloween?” asks Julien Ehrlich as he sits with painted face at his drum kit looking out into the crowd on Halloween night. The audience cheers and he [...]

By |November 1, 2019|Comments Off on Whitney sweetly kills at Old Redwood Barn in Sonoma County
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    We’re all about Hello Yello’s ‘My Life As A Teenage Robot’

We’re all about Hello Yello’s ‘My Life As A Teenage Robot’

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Oakland trio Hello Yello released two tracks as a duo called My Life As A Teenage Robot. The singles "Lifeguard" and "I Really Loved You" are a [...]

By |October 31, 2019|Comments Off on We’re all about Hello Yello’s ‘My Life As A Teenage Robot’

Tenacious D rocks Masonic October 25

This Friday, Tenacious D is playing the Masonic with some new tunes and classic favorites. They just released a new single this month (produced by Jack White, man of [...]

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The Dodos release the sweetly melodic “The Atlantic”

Folk rock duo the Dodos just released another one-off single, “The Atlantic.” The track starts with sweetly melodic folksy guitar picking with that signature Dodos percussive backbone, which quickly [...]

By |October 18, 2019|Comments Off on The Dodos release the sweetly melodic “The Atlantic”

Punk rockers Witch play Oct 18 at Historic Redwood Barn

Boy does FolkYEAH knows how to put on a show. On the 18th of October the cozy Historic Redwood Barn in Sonoma is hosting Witch to satisfy all of your punkin,' [...]

By |October 11, 2019|Comments Off on Punk rockers Witch play Oct 18 at Historic Redwood Barn
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