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    Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP

Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP

Conceived during a three month stint in solitary confinement, Oakland's undō perform a jarring brand of screamy, freewheeling grind.

The trio features members of long time East Bay electropunk group [...]

By |July 27, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP
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    Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

 

The Grassy Null and Oakland's Vacant Stare Records recently teamed up, releasing a cassette compilation comprised of all the audio from live sessions recorded last year. Today, we're premiering [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

San Francisco’s Pardoner release new, collaborative EP

 

Several groups of artists are putting San Francisco's Outer Sunset on the map in a big way. One group of affiliates congregate under the tape label Discontinuous Innovation and include names [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Comments Off on San Francisco’s Pardoner release new, collaborative EP

Happy Diving release singles ahead of LP, announce tour

(Happy Diving. photo: AV Club)

Birthed in the suburbs of the East Bay but now distributed across the West Coast, Happy Diving turned heads in 2014, releasing a self-titled EP [...]

By |July 11, 2016|Comments Off on Happy Diving release singles ahead of LP, announce tour
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    Vacant Stare Records to team up with The Grassy Null for compilation tape

Vacant Stare Records to team up with The Grassy Null for compilation tape

Since early 2015, a group of Oakland-based artists and recording engineers have been bringing in their favorite local bands and creating lo-fi, improvised videos that occupy a space somewhere between live performance [...]

By |June 29, 2016|Comments Off on Vacant Stare Records to team up with The Grassy Null for compilation tape
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    Oakland’s Marbled Eye debut concise and effective post-punk

Oakland’s Marbled Eye debut concise and effective post-punk

(EP cover. design: Michael Lucero)

Marbled Eye's debut comes at a time when uninformed critics have used Silicon Valley's Bay migration and the subsequent displacement of local artists to question the state [...]

By |June 22, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland’s Marbled Eye debut concise and effective post-punk

Interview: Bilinda Butchers on their upcoming tour of Asia

Last week I sat down with Michael Palmer and Adam Honingford of The Bilinda Butchers, middle school friends turned songwriting duo, to discuss their upcoming tour of Asia, which also happens [...]

By |June 7, 2016|Comments Off on Interview: Bilinda Butchers on their upcoming tour of Asia
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    San Francisco’s Commissure release EP in anticipation of West Coast tour

San Francisco’s Commissure release EP in anticipation of West Coast tour

Despite the thinning out of post-rock torchbearers in recent years, a few pockets of passionate devotees have kept fires burning across the Bay. Most recently, it's been acts like [...]

By |May 31, 2016|Comments Off on San Francisco’s Commissure release EP in anticipation of West Coast tour

Introducing Smoking Room, a new Oakland tape label

(Smoking Room, design by Samuelito Cruz)

The brainchild of tireless Bay Area scene contributor Samuelito Cruz, Smoking Room is a new tape label serving as a launch pad for Cruz's projects [...]

By |May 23, 2016|Comments Off on Introducing Smoking Room, a new Oakland tape label
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    Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

(I Love Myself And Want To Live album art by Phil Elias)

Begun in late 2013, as a recording project with no intentions of live performance, OVVN have since expanded [...]

By |May 18, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock
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    Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Several iterations of Creepers have popped up throughout the years. The Bay Area group began in 2010 as a guitar and drum duo, but has since expanded into a [...]

By |May 3, 2016|Comments Off on Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Ticket Giveaway: Toyota, Unraze, Lysine, Lil Dowager

This Thursday the Bay Bridged will be giving away two tickets to this stacked locals bill at SF's Hemlock Tavern. Comprised entirely of local experimenters, this lineup is a great introduction to [...]

By |April 27, 2016|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Toyota, Unraze, Lysine, Lil Dowager
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