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

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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

By |June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Meet Brijean, the beatmaker behind your favorite local bands
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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 [...]

By |June 25, 2019|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Credit Electric’s “Lightning Written Down”
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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 [...]

By |June 25, 2019|Comments Off on Boogaloo Preview: The Chats bring funny-angry punk to Mosswood Park

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 [...]

By |June 7, 2019|Comments Off on Brijean releases single “Walkie Talkie” off new album
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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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Tyler, The Creator’s tour stops in SF

In case you’re not familiar with Tyler, The Creator, we suggest you start with the video for “Earfquake” to clue yourself into his genius. “You make my earth quake” [...]

By |June 7, 2019|Comments Off on Tyler, The Creator’s tour stops in SF

Boy Scouts graces US, Phono del Sol stages

It’s a welcomed sunny afternoon after quite a long rainy spell in Oakland. Plants lining the sidewalks are vibrant shades of peach, purple, and yellow, and as I stroll [...]

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Lucy Dacus announces North American headlining tour

Lucy Dacus has just announced tour dates for 2019 and we’re pleased as pie. The pure-voiced folk singer has also just released a single, “My Mother and I,” and [...]

By |June 4, 2019|Comments Off on Lucy Dacus announces North American headlining tour
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