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    Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

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Until two years ago, Oakland's Nic Russo was a talent known mostly among his close circle of friends. He'd played in bands since high school, [...]

By |January 17, 2018|Comments Off on Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

Take Care Tapes provides a safe space for artists of color

(Take Care Tapes, from left to right Cinytha, Monika, Rubita, and Jess, photo by Jess Wu-O)This past June, four friends got together to discuss their plans for building a [...]

By |November 30, 2017|Comments Off on Take Care Tapes provides a safe space for artists of color
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    Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

(cover art by John Felix Arnold III)

Last winter, the artist collective and living space know as Ghost Ship burned down in a tragic fire that claimed the lives of 36 [...]

By |August 14, 2017|Comments Off on Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation
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    Interview: Gay Henry returns to NorCal for festival performance

Interview: Gay Henry returns to NorCal for festival performance

'Gay Henry' is a heterosexual millennial drag queen in Guerneville, a small town in rural northern California still populated by descendants of loggers. Gay Henry is especially unusual in [...]

By |June 15, 2017|Comments Off on Interview: Gay Henry returns to NorCal for festival performance
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    Premiere: The Down House to release triumphant debut ‘Our Mess’

Premiere: The Down House to release triumphant debut ‘Our Mess’

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Over the last few years, Santa Rosa has become a regular addition to tour routes and been the subject of numerous features covering its rising [...]

By |February 21, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: The Down House to release triumphant debut ‘Our Mess’

Preview: King Woman celebrate record release at Starline

2016 was a huge year for King Woman — starting with a sold-out show at Starline Social, followed by their first US tour with Wax Idols and culminating in [...]

By |February 14, 2017|Comments Off on Preview: King Woman celebrate record release at Starline
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    Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release

Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release

It's been an extremely trying couple of months here in the Bay, between the never-ending fallout from the election results and the continuing tragedy of the Ghost Ship Fire, [...]

By |January 23, 2017|Comments Off on Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release
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    Premiere: The Peels unveil bluesy single prior to record release

Premiere: The Peels unveil bluesy single prior to record release

It feels like there's been a renaissance for the twangy, blues driven guitar music of the '60s and '70s, and the strong personas that helm these projects, most recently with [...]

By |November 3, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: The Peels unveil bluesy single prior to record release
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    Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts

Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts

In the early 2000s, Apple debuted Garageband, and forever changed the relationship between recording artists and the 'studio.' Breaking down the costly barriers between DIY artists and spaces to capture [...]

By |September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts

Premiere: The Nopes to release noisy, relentless debut LP

Although they only released their first EP this time last year, The Nopes are already back with a 12- song LP. The Jack Shirley-produced Never Heard of It sees the [...]

By |September 23, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: The Nopes to release noisy, relentless debut LP
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    Preview: The Abigails, L.A. Witch + more at Brick and Mortar tonight

Preview: The Abigails, L.A. Witch + more at Brick and Mortar tonight

(flier by Ben Tipton)

Acting as a sort of liaison between the Los Angeles garage scene and San Francisco, Hellbent Booking has curated another bill of bluesy, '60s-inspired rock acts that hearken [...]

By |September 9, 2016|Comments Off on Preview: The Abigails, L.A. Witch + more at Brick and Mortar tonight
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    Preview: Creative Adult release sophomore record at Bottom of the Hill

Preview: Creative Adult release sophomore record at Bottom of the Hill

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At the end of the month San Francisco's Creative Adult will be releasing their sophomore record, Fear of Life, which sees the band further departing from their formative [...]

By |August 10, 2016|Comments Off on Preview: Creative Adult release sophomore record at Bottom of the Hill
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