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DaVinci & Sweet Valley drop ‘Ghetto Cuisine’

Fillmore rapper DaVinci teamed up with Sweet Valley, (Wavves frontman Nathan Williams and his brother Kynan) for their Ghetto Cuisine album, available now as a free download from Fools […]

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    Interview/Album Premiere: The Parmesans – ‘Nature’s Burrito’

Interview/Album Premiere: The Parmesans – ‘Nature’s Burrito’

We’ve written about The Parmesans a great deal since their formation less than two years ago, and with good reason. The trio features some of the cheesiest goofballs around […]

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    Interview: Bob Frank discusses his Light in the Attic Reissue

Interview: Bob Frank discusses his Light in the Attic Reissue

Singer/songwriter Bob Frank is perhaps the Bay Area’s most unknown musical genius. Forty years ago, Frank released his critically-acclaimed debut self-titled album on Vanguard Records. For reasons I’ll let […]

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    Cocktails drop “Tough Love”; ‘Adult Life’ LP out June 17

Cocktails drop “Tough Love”; ‘Adult Life’ LP out June 17

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Fresh off a trip to South by Southwest, San Francisco’s Cocktails just released “Tough Love”, the first single from their debut LP Adult Life, which is […]

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    Catch Le Vice, DUCKWRTH, & sayknowledge tonight at Elbo Room

Catch Le Vice, DUCKWRTH, & sayknowledge tonight at Elbo Room

Friday night, Le Vice headlines a night of live hip-hop at the Elbo Room, with support from RGLND & DUCKWRTH and sayknowledge – all artists that have released new […]

TV Mike & the Scarecrowes take over Legionnaire Saloon

Oakland’s Legionnaire Saloon deserves major props for being what I’m pretty sure is the only venue in town with regularly scheduled live hip hop and heavy metal events. Monday’s […]

Adam Lipman releases ‘Prove the Beast’ LP

Half Moon Bay’s Adam Lipman is releasing his Prove the Beast LP April 15 on Shrimper Records, his follow up to 2013′s The Western Bounce. At the core of […]

Get to Know: Summer Peaks

Let’s be honest, most bands formed by high school friends are pretty bad. And although Summer Peaks of Brentwood (the NorCal one) was formed at their high school, they […]

Premiere: Sioux City Kid – “Heartbreak Shakedown”

Last year, we told you about Jared Griffin of Sioux City Kid traveling to Nashville to record “Heartbreak Shakedown” in Jack White’s Third Man Record Booth. Today, we’re so […]

Spencer Owen releases ‘Blue Circle’ on vinyl

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We told you about Spencer Owen’s plans for his Blue Circle LP a few months back, and now he’s back with the album in shiny new vinyl. […]

bAd bAd releases debut album on cassette

We told you about San Francisco’s bAd bAd earlier this year, and not long ago they released their debut full-length cassette. 14 songs of furious punk energy and rhythms […]

Get to Know: Rachel Angel & The Revelations

Rachel Angel & The Revelations are an Oakland band fronted by none other than (you guessed it) Rachel Angel herself. Angel, a Miami native and student at Mills, shines […]

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