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

Night Moves bust moves at Bottom of the Hill Sept 19

Photo credit Elise Tyler

This Thursday, September 19 Night Moves is gracing the Bottom of the Hill stage. Their latest album, Can You Really Find Me(produced by Spoon's Jim Eno) came [...]

By |September 19, 2019|Comments Off on Night Moves bust moves at Bottom of the Hill Sept 19

Faye Webster is comin’ to town

We were curious to know how Faye Webster’s new Atlanta Millionaires Club would feel and boy-dee-la were we delighted at what we heard. Tunes like “Room Temperature” and “Right Side [...]

By |September 10, 2019|Comments Off on Faye Webster is comin’ to town

Band Art with Jesse Rimler

“The idea isn’t to draw a specific musician, but to capture the feeling of making music.”

It’s always exciting to find a multi-faceted artist: The writer meets musician meets illustrator. [...]

By |September 10, 2019|Comments Off on Band Art with Jesse Rimler

Courtney Barnett comes solo to Sonoma

If this spring’s single “Everybody Here Hates You” is an indicator of Courtney Barnett’s forthcoming album, well, la dee da, we’re stoked. The title is one some of us [...]

By |September 9, 2019|1 Comment
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    Whitney release ‘Forever Turned Around’ with some Bay Area dates

Whitney release ‘Forever Turned Around’ with some Bay Area dates

(photo: Olivia Bee)

After a three-year record lull, Whitney’s much-anticipated sophomore album is out and it’s the treasure we were hoping for. In true Whitney fashion, Forever Turned Around (on [...]

By |August 30, 2019|Comments Off on Whitney release ‘Forever Turned Around’ with some Bay Area dates

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”
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