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  • Clipping at the Starline Social Club for Noise Pop 2017, by Jon Bauer
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    Noise Pop: Clipping.’s sold out shows at Starline and Brick and Mortar

Noise Pop: Clipping.’s sold out shows at Starline and Brick and Mortar

Clipping. at the Starline Social Club (photo: Jon Bauer)

Note: This review is for the Clipping. show February 25 - all photos are from their show at the Starline Social Club [...]

By |February 27, 2017|0 Comments
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    Meanest Man Contest covers Thee More Shallows “Night at the Knight School”

Meanest Man Contest covers Thee More Shallows “Night at the Knight School”

Meanest Man Contest, an off-the-wall hip-hop/R&B/soft rock duo, released their debut album way back in 2003, and somehow they're still making great music today. Their most recent release is [...]

By |February 7, 2017|0 Comments

Get to Know: Vantana Row

Vantana Row is a married couple (Volly Rocket and Jamey Blaze), who live in a van in Alameda and make what I guess could be called hip-hop influenced chiptune [...]

By |February 3, 2017|1 Comment
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    Premiere: John McBain – “First Earth Battalion,” new album on Vacant Stare Feb. 24

Premiere: John McBain – “First Earth Battalion,” new album on Vacant Stare Feb. 24

San Francisco resident John McBain has been on the fringe of rock-and-roll royalty for much of his career. He was a founding member of Monster Magnet, collaborated with Pearl [...]

By |January 25, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: John McBain – “First Earth Battalion,” new album on Vacant Stare Feb. 24
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    Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”

Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”

Oakland genre-less band Meernaa has been busy in the studio recording a host of singles to be released in 2017, and we're pleased to share their first release of [...]

By |January 10, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”
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    Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

I've never been one to sit down and follow along to the lyrics when I listen to an album, but there were a few lyrical moments from local artists [...]

By |December 29, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments
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    Magic Magic Roses celebrate ‘Dusk’ release tomorrow night

Magic Magic Roses celebrate ‘Dusk’ release tomorrow night

San Francisco's Magic Magic Roses, purveyors of dark-yet-beautiful, harmony-driven country/folk have just released a new album entitled Dusk on Seattle-based label Plume Records. On Dusk, the two-part harmonies from [...]

By |December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Magic Magic Roses celebrate ‘Dusk’ release tomorrow night

Get To Know: B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y

(photo: Matt Araquistain)

Everybody loves the Stranger Things soundtrack, right? I'd dismissed it as unearned hype until I'd like, actually watched the show and fell in love with the creepy [...]

By |November 18, 2016|1 Comment

bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight

Christian Zamora started bAd bAd a few years ago as a bedroom recording project, (and one that we've loved from the start). Despite the fact that Zamora's left the [...]

By |November 17, 2016|Comments Off on bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight

Get to know: UT Kirin

Yes, UT Kirin is a prolific bedroom recording project from Berkeley's HR Huber-Rodriguez. No, he's not quite as prolific or polished as Will Toledo's early Car Seat Headrest days, [...]

By |November 16, 2016|Comments Off on Get to know: UT Kirin
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    Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Last year, we introduced you to San Francisco duo mini and the Bear, and hinted that the duo's next release would not be released on vinyl or cassette, but [...]

By |November 11, 2016|Comments Off on Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’
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    Inaniel Swims of France covers Greg Ashley as a very sweet tribute

Inaniel Swims of France covers Greg Ashley as a very sweet tribute

Greg Ashley and Inaniel Swims at the old Creamery Studios

A little over a year ago, Caen, France's Inaniel Swims came to the Pacific Coast to play some amazing shows [...]

By |October 28, 2016|Comments Off on Inaniel Swims of France covers Greg Ashley as a very sweet tribute
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