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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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    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” [...]

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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 [...]

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Naytronix and Salami Rose Joe Louis play Bandcamp June 7

This Friday, June 7, Naytronix (aka Nate Brenner of tUnE-yArDs) releases his latest album, Air, on Botcave Records. To celebrate, he’ll be playing a free show at the Bandcamp [...]

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Serious in all the right ways: An interview with Meernaa

(photo: Ginger Fierstein)

Meernaa’s frontwoman Carly Bond is a charming goofball — perhaps not entirely what one might expect after hearing her pour so much soul into the songs off [...]

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Mariee Sioux to debut ‘Grief in Exile’ in Bolinas

(photo: Aubrey Trinnaman)

Mariee Sioux, whose folk songs are interwoven with haunting flutes and intricate guitar work, releases her latest album, Grief in Exile, on Night Bloom Records on June [...]

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Field Medic returns for first headlining show in SF

(photo: Stephen Beebout)

How autobiographical are the songs off this album? We asked Field Medic’s Kevin Patrick.

“100%,” he said. “I don’t really write fiction, I just write [my] truth...I wouldn’t [...]

By |May 23, 2019|Comments Off on Field Medic returns for first headlining show in SF
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    Shannon and the Clams hit the road with Greta Van Fleet, the Black Keys

Shannon and the Clams hit the road with Greta Van Fleet, the Black Keys

Oakland’s prized set of dreamboats, Shannon and the Clams, just announced their early fall tour supporting Greta Van Fleet. Later in the fall they’ll be touring with the Black [...]

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    Waterstrider’s new single “Way Out” another nice sip off new EP

Waterstrider’s new single “Way Out” another nice sip off new EP

Waterstrider just released another single off their upcoming EP of the same name. “Way Out” is a more bass-heavy track than previous release “Breed,” which embalmed listeners in a [...]

By |May 17, 2019|Comments Off on Waterstrider’s new single “Way Out” another nice sip off new EP
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    Y La Bamba signs new record ‘Mujeres’ at Bandcamp Oakland next week

Y La Bamba signs new record ‘Mujeres’ at Bandcamp Oakland next week

We’re happy to announce Y La Bamba is playing a special (free!) show at the Bandcamp record store in Oakland on May 13.

Their fifth record, Mujeres, was released in [...]

By |May 9, 2019|Comments Off on Y La Bamba signs new record ‘Mujeres’ at Bandcamp Oakland next week
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    BFF.fm presents MUSH, a concert series at Jack London Square

BFF.fm presents MUSH, a concert series at Jack London Square

This week, Jack London Square will host the inaugural show for the new concert series, MUSH (a name inspired by Jack London’s Call of the Wild). The series, which [...]

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