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A Million Billion Dying Suns is now WOVE

(Photo by David Wasjfelner / Edited by Floyd Hill)

We've been big fans of Nate Mercereau's project A Million Billion Dying Suns since he first shared his self-made kaleidoscope-inspired videos [...]

By |October 28, 2014|Comments Off on A Million Billion Dying Suns is now WOVE

Meat Market drops “Big Cookie” and “Floor”

It's been over a year since we've heard something new from Oakland's Meat Market, but last night they quietly dropped a pair of new tracks on their Bandcamp page. [...]

By |October 28, 2014|Comments Off on Meat Market drops “Big Cookie” and “Floor”

Monster Rally & Jay Stone share “Cognac,” LP on the way

LA instrumental hip-hop producer Monster Rally has teamed up with Oakland MC's Jay Stone and Brandon Rayson on the track "Cognac", and let's just say this collaboration has me [...]

By |October 24, 2014|Comments Off on Monster Rally & Jay Stone share “Cognac,” LP on the way

Mark Kozelek releases a pair of…divergent songs

The Bay Area's crankiest folk singer and Pitchfork's favorite clickbaiter this side of Pharrell, Mark Kozelek, has had a whirlwind last couple of weeks, as we told you about [...]

By |October 24, 2014|Comments Off on Mark Kozelek releases a pair of…divergent songs
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    Giveaway & Playlist: The Seshen, Waterstrider, St. Tropez at Leo’s

Giveaway & Playlist: The Seshen, Waterstrider, St. Tropez at Leo’s

Three of the Bay Areas most innovative pop acts – The Seshen, Waterstrider and St. Tropez – play at Leo's October 11, and we have a pair of tickets [...]

By |October 7, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway & Playlist: The Seshen, Waterstrider, St. Tropez at Leo’s

Video Premiere: Mammoth Life – “Wanna Be Loved”

San Francisco's Mammoth Life produces swelling, dreamy pop sounds, and the video for "Wanna be Loved", which we're pleased to share with you for the first time today, is [...]

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Cougar on a Meth Binge releases ‘Empire Cave’ EP

After a promising debut, Cougar on a Meth Binge literally went underground for their follow up EP, Empire Cave, a split with The Christys. The indie-folk band with the [...]

By |October 2, 2014|Comments Off on Cougar on a Meth Binge releases ‘Empire Cave’ EP

Mark Kozelek and the War on Drugs showdown at The Fillmore?

Although I love his music, I've accepted the fact that San Francisco's Mark Kozelek, aka Sun Kil Moon, isn't exactly the most...um...diplomatic musician out there. Well, recently, he's pretty [...]

By |October 1, 2014|1 Comment

Premiere: Cave Clove – “Kyrie”

(Photo: Anna Curtis)

Cave Clove began as a project from Oakland's Katie Clover, who performed as a solo act with a rotating cast of musicians in shows along the West [...]

By |September 30, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Cave Clove – “Kyrie”

Marine Life releases debut EP

With nothing but a demo and a handful of shows under their belt, San Francisco's Marine Life just released their debut EP Fool of a Kind on Spain's Elefant [...]

By |September 29, 2014|1 Comment

Joe Bagale – “I CAn’t StAND(we Can’t StOP)”

Making new funk is difficult - it was done so exquisitely years ago, and most attempts to recreate that magic in modern times falls flat. Luckily, Joe Bagale started [...]

By |September 26, 2014|Comments Off on Joe Bagale – “I CAn’t StAND(we Can’t StOP)”

Pablo – “Stoners”

Photo: Matthew Miller

Just over a year ago, we introduced you to Pablo, who at the time was in Sacramento and had released an absolutely marvelous solo folk album, Loma [...]

By |September 25, 2014|Comments Off on Pablo – “Stoners”