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Blues Lawyer shares track from debut LP

Blues Lawyer, the East Bay's premier supergroup if there ever was one, just announced their debut LP, Guess Work, set for a May release on Emotional Response and Vacant [...]

Video Premiere: Swiftumz, “Game Six”

Swiftumz released a 7" single "Game Six" on Fruits and Flowers late last year, and today we're pleased to share the accompanying visuals for "Game Six," shot and directed [...]

Spooky Mansion share “Torture” from forthcoming LP

(photo: Kristin Cofer)

San Francisco's Spooky Mansion are back with a brand-new track "Torture" off their forthcoming LP Alright. As usual, the track is dominated by Grayson Converse's impassioned wails [...]

By |March 20, 2018|Comments Off on Spooky Mansion share “Torture” from forthcoming LP

The Saxophones announce debut LP on Full Time Hobby

(Photo of and by The Saxophones)

Bay Area duo the Saxophones have developed a bit of a following across the pond, with UK label Full Time Hobby releasing a 7" [...]

By |March 8, 2018|Comments Off on The Saxophones announce debut LP on Full Time Hobby

B. Hamilton shares ‘Covers of Others’

Oakland trio B. Hamilton just released a collection of cover songs, appropriately entitled Covers of Others. The project began as a reward for their Indiegogo campaign to mix and [...]

By |February 14, 2018|Comments Off on B. Hamilton shares ‘Covers of Others’

Get To Know: Almas Fronterizas

(photo: Jaimes Rodriguez, styled by J.C. Luna of Barrio Dandy)

Almas Fronterizas is a band out of Oakland. They mostly sing in Spanish, but please don't use that to try [...]

By |February 8, 2018|Comments Off on Get To Know: Almas Fronterizas

SOB x RBE announces debut album ‘Gangin’

SOB x RBE, one of the most exciting new hip-hop groups in the country, much less the Bay, just announced the release of their debut proper album Gangin, set [...]

By |February 7, 2018|Comments Off on SOB x RBE announces debut album ‘Gangin’
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    Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

In case you haven't noticed, it turns out Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys loves the Bay. He's signed two fantastic Bay Area bands to his label Easy Eye [...]

By |February 2, 2018|Comments Off on Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

Video Premiere: Cryderman, “Vape Pen”

Oakland's Cryderman was on our list of Musicians to Watch in 2018, and today, you get a chance to literally watch them as we suggested. The new band of [...]

By |February 1, 2018|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Cryderman, “Vape Pen”

Cool Ghouls and Pardoner on Post Trash Comp (for charity!)

Post Trash just released their third annual compilation of 51(!) underground-ish bands from all corners of the rock and roll genresphere. All proceeds from sales of the comp will [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on Cool Ghouls and Pardoner on Post Trash Comp (for charity!)
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    Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Oakland's Rob Miller is always doing something you should know about. As the brain behind Vacant Stare Records, he's introduced us to loads of new local bands. You can [...]

By |January 25, 2018|Comments Off on Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Evil Twins release debut on Vacant Stare

Like your pop full of attitude, lo-fi, and quick and to the point? If so, Evil Twins are for you. With just one song on their debut over 75 [...]

By |January 23, 2018|Comments Off on Evil Twins release debut on Vacant Stare
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