About Ruby Perez

Originating from Reagan Country, Ruby Perez made her great escape to San Francisco in late 2009. She's obsessive about all things music and often gets depressed when she encounters multiple Barbra Streisand records at thrift stores. She owns a 1980 Peugeot named Baby Roy.

Waxahatchee – “Under a Rock”

Waxahatchee’s American Weekend was a soft spoken, heartbreaking work of personal narratives that brought you into the room with Katie Crutchfield. One album later, and it’s clear that Crutchfield [...]

By |March 4, 2015|Comments Off on Waxahatchee – “Under a Rock”
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    Lizzie McGuire or As Told By Ginger? Getting real with Los Angeles’ Slutever

Lizzie McGuire or As Told By Ginger? Getting real with Los Angeles’ Slutever

Los Angeles’ Slutever are Nicole Snyder and Rachel Gagliardi, a two piece that started off as best friends but have evolved into something much more. They are creators of the most honest [...]

By |February 23, 2015|Comments Off on Lizzie McGuire or As Told By Ginger? Getting real with Los Angeles’ Slutever

Try the Pie releases “Domestication”

Try the Pie is the creative brain baby of San Jose’s Bean Kaloni Tupou. Having been involved in an array of local Bay Area projects, including Crabapple and Sourpatch, [...]

By |February 11, 2015|Comments Off on Try the Pie releases “Domestication”
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    Jailed BFF’s & Lost Shoes: Introducing Oakland’s Puzzled

Jailed BFF’s & Lost Shoes: Introducing Oakland’s Puzzled

Oakland's Puzzled might be the best thing to come out of the Bay Area right now. Composed modestly of three members—Stephen Taylor, Mike Morales, and Elyse Schrock, together they make driven, melodic [...]

By |February 5, 2015|Comments Off on Jailed BFF’s & Lost Shoes: Introducing Oakland’s Puzzled

Stoned and Alone: Oakland’s Toner drops self-titled LP

(Photo by Ant Boyd)

Oakland’s Samuelito Cruz is well versed in the Bay Area music scene. Having been involved in a variety of local Bay projects, including Happy Diving and [...]

By |December 23, 2014|2 Comments

Avant-garde trash rock: Urthdance cassette release

Urthdance is abrasive and explosive. It sounds very angry, like something that has been kept in a tiny box, but is now ready to come out into the world. [...]

By |December 18, 2014|1 Comment

’90s Nostalgia: San Francisco’s Fish Breath

The dream of the '90s is alive and well in San Francisco's Fish Breath. Their self-titled cassette, out now on Hair Growth Records, is a grab bag of sad boy [...]

By |December 12, 2014|2 Comments

Foxes in Fiction comes to the Great American Music Hall

The first Foxes in Fiction album I ever listened to was 2010’s Swung from The Branches. The songs––a mixture of field recordings and ambient noises––served as my bedroom soundtrack that [...]

By |August 19, 2014|Comments Off on Foxes in Fiction comes to the Great American Music Hall

Ticket Giveaway: Slint at the Fillmore

Slint is a band that has resonated deeply among many - having disbanded themselves by the time their most acclaimed album Spiderland released, the group produced the kind of post hardcore epitome [...]

By |August 18, 2014|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Slint at the Fillmore

Review & Photos: Alex G packs the Rickshaw Stop

Alex G (Photo: Ruby Perez)

Wrapping almost entirely around the block stood a line of young people as they waited impatiently to enter the Rickshaw Stop. At nearly 9 p.m., [...]

By |August 7, 2014|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Alex G packs the Rickshaw Stop

Thurston Moore / Sebadoh announce joint West Coast tour

All you sensitive alt babies get ready, because Sebadoh and Thurston Moore have joined forces for a double bill at the Great American Music Hall on October 7th.

Thurston Moore is a [...]

By |July 24, 2014|Comments Off on Thurston Moore / Sebadoh announce joint West Coast tour

Father/Daughter announces Happy Diving – ‘Big World’

It’s more or less amusing that many of the members of the East Bay’s Happy Diving have yet to reach the legal drinking age. Even more so is the [...]

By |July 21, 2014|Comments Off on Father/Daughter announces Happy Diving – ‘Big World’
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