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Premiere: Jay Stone warns us about “Flying Monkeys”

Oakland's Jay Stone has long been our radar for his contributions to the film Morris in America, his stellar collaboration with LA producer Monster Rally, and his early solo [...]

By |June 30, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Jay Stone warns us about “Flying Monkeys”
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    A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight

A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight

Grace Sings Sludge (Grace Cooper) and Earth Girl Helen Brown (Heidi Alexander) have been a part of some great San Francisco bands, namely The Sandwitches and The Fresh & [...]

By |June 27, 2017|Comments Off on A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight
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    Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Oakland's Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard) digitally released his album Faded Days on Redhouse Records earlier this month, and this weekend he's celebrating the release at Slim's, opening for [...]

By |June 15, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Video Premiere: Pregnant’s a “Wimp”

Sacramento's Pregnant makes electronic pop music that is definitely weird, but also deeply moving and thoughtful. June 30, the Daniel Trudeau fronted outfit is adding to their extensive discography [...]

By |May 30, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Pregnant’s a “Wimp”
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    Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP

Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP

San Francisco's Latitude has been performing around the Bay and slowly releasing singles for several years now, but they're finally releasing their debut full-length, L'atitude on June 2 via [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP
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    Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP

Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP

Patrick Jeffords of Kid Trails and Chris Prudhomme have been collaborating since Jeffords toured on bass with Prudhomme's Painted Palms, and the two always had a mutual respect for [...]

By |May 19, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP
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    Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP

Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP

Oakland drum, bass, and synth trio Outer Embassy is set to release their debut LP June 2. Outer Embassy "was born from the desire to find a distinct crossing [...]

By |May 15, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP
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    Cocktails perform at Rickshaw ahead of EU tour and vinyl release

Cocktails perform at Rickshaw ahead of EU tour and vinyl release

Some of our favorite local pop-rockers, Cocktails, have laid pretty low since the release of their second full-length, Hypochondriac, but not for much longer. Tonight, Cocktails opens for NE-HI [...]

By |April 25, 2017|Comments Off on Cocktails perform at Rickshaw ahead of EU tour and vinyl release

Actual Wolf prepares new album, shows

Actual Wolf is the project of Minnesota native and current Oakland resident Eric Pollard, who has had a brief stint in Nashville since leaving Minnesota and winding up in [...]

By |April 17, 2017|1 Comment

Premiere: Killer Whale’s ‘Casual Crush’ LP

Photo: Tyrone Bartoli

Killer Whale's unique sound has been on my radar for quite some time, so I'm pleased as punch to give you all your first listen at his [...]

By |March 29, 2017|1 Comment

Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “We Finish Where We Start”

Since it's first release with Tino Drima last year, Gaylord's Party Music has built a wonderful roster of Bay Area artists that are always just a little left of [...]

By |March 23, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “We Finish Where We Start”

Premiere: Spooky Mansion’s latest EP

Photo: Kristin Cofer

On Spooky Mansion's latest, they've taken a step away from the sunny surf rock sounds for their latest EP, I'm the Moon, You're the Wave (so [...]

By |March 9, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Spooky Mansion’s latest EP
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