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Get to Know: Talkies

Photo: Jeff Harland

Talkies are a brand-spankin' new four-piece that will take you back to the glamorous days of slick guitar-driven power pop. Frontman Ray Seraphin (whom you may know [...]

By |August 21, 2014|Comments Off on Get to Know: Talkies

Get to Know: A Carnival of Hours

A Carnival of Hours is a fairly new band out of Oakland with formed by three guys who are no stranger to the local scene – the band is [...]

By |August 19, 2014|Comments Off on Get to Know: A Carnival of Hours
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    We Became Owls release ‘there are other animals at the zoo’

We Became Owls release ‘there are other animals at the zoo’

Photo: Don Albonico

Last month, Oakland Americana outfit We Became Owls released their second EP, there are other animals at the zoo. While their debut self-titled EP was an [...]

By |August 15, 2014|Comments Off on We Became Owls release ‘there are other animals at the zoo’

Get to Know: Shaggy Sample

Oakland's Shaggy Sample, fronted by David Jaberi and his Wurlitzer, just released their debut album of throwback pop entitled My Other Car Is. Shaggy Samples' members previously played with [...]

By |August 14, 2014|Comments Off on Get to Know: Shaggy Sample

Astronauts, etc. shares “Fuss”, announces EP

After spending time playing keys in Toro y Moi's touring band, Berkeley's multi-talented Anthony Ferraro has shared a new track as Astronauts, etc., "Fuss". "Fuss" will appear on Astronauts, [...]

By |August 11, 2014|Comments Off on Astronauts, etc. shares “Fuss”, announces EP

Get to know: The Vale

The Vale, the duo of Marissa Deitz and Chace Wall, recently moved to Oakland from Chicago to study music composition at Mills. Not only is it wonderful to hear [...]

By |August 8, 2014|Comments Off on Get to know: The Vale

Chris Klippel releases clarinet-heavy soul album ‘A/B’

San Francisco's Chris Klippel makes perhaps the finest clarinet-heavy bedroom indie-soul I've ever heard, and he's back with a new collection of originals, A/B. Despite heavy influence from soul [...]

By |August 8, 2014|Comments Off on Chris Klippel releases clarinet-heavy soul album ‘A/B’

Hobocop releases ‘Half Man Half Cop’

(Photo: Lisa Mancini)

In May, Slovenly Records released a 10-inch from the now bi-coastal Hobocop, the duo of Brooklyn's Owen Cook and Oakland's Cody Blanchard, who you should already know [...]

By |August 4, 2014|Comments Off on Hobocop releases ‘Half Man Half Cop’

Scary Little Friends take over Amnesia in August

Not only does Amnesia have a wonderful beer selection, they have absolutely killing it with their local band residencies this year: Farralons, Bill Baird, Cool Ghouls and Cellar Doors, [...]

By |July 31, 2014|Comments Off on Scary Little Friends take over Amnesia in August

Get to Know: New Faultlines

Earlier this month, New Faultlines of Oakland released Runaway, their most recent album, on cassette. New Faultlines' members have been around - they have or currently performed with bands [...]

Watch the Music Video Race award-winning videos

The Music Video Race had its third annual screening and awards show July 20, and they've since shared the fruits of everyone's labor on the interwebs. Just like the [...]

By |July 28, 2014|Comments Off on Watch the Music Video Race award-winning videos

Main Attrakionz headlines an eclectic night at Milk Bar

If there's one thing I dislike about our local music scene, it's the relative lack of quality hip hop shows compared to their rock and roll peers. Well, Milk [...]

By |July 22, 2014|Comments Off on Main Attrakionz headlines an eclectic night at Milk Bar