About Walker Spence

I like music, and I like to write about music.

Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room

Multi-medium creatives and resident Oakland punk-rockers Copyslut are playing their first Bay Area gig since their sold-out show benefiting the Homeless Youth Alliance at the end of Pride month. [...]

By |September 13, 2019|0 Comments
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    Local musicians organize Berkeley folk benefit concert for KIND

Local musicians organize Berkeley folk benefit concert for KIND

(flyer art: Kira Lynn Cain)

If you’re skipping Outside Lands this year and perhaps looking for a more productive use for your money, check out this Berkeley benefit for Kids [...]

By |August 7, 2019|2 Comments
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    Vivian Girls announce first new album in 8 years, fall tour dates

Vivian Girls announce first new album in 8 years, fall tour dates

(photo: Neil Kryszak)

Vivian Girls are decisively focused on the future. Having an eight-year gap between albums — and having been the subject of indie misogyny from both critics and [...]

By |July 22, 2019|Comments Off on Vivian Girls announce first new album in 8 years, fall tour dates

Self-mythologizing with Abe Hollow

I first met Adam Hirsch, the man behind the project Abe Hollow, at a house show in Oakland.

We only chatted briefly, introducing ourselves and setting up a time to [...]

By |July 10, 2019|Comments Off on Self-mythologizing with Abe Hollow

Premiere: Sunset Lines: “Smoke Signals”

Sunset Lines’s latest single starts with a bang, with lead singer Liz Brooks boldly announcing that she has “big plans to get fucked up.” “Smoke Signals” is a groovy, [...]

By |June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Premiere: Sunset Lines: “Smoke Signals”
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    Copyslut announces Pride show benefitting Homeless Youth Alliance

Copyslut announces Pride show benefitting Homeless Youth Alliance

(photo: Kristen Wrezeneski)

San Francisco-based band Copyslut are throwing a benefit show in the last few days of Pride month. Proceeds will benefit the Homeless Youth Alliance, a Bay Area [...]

By |June 25, 2019|Comments Off on Copyslut announces Pride show benefitting Homeless Youth Alliance

Ramonda Hammer to visit Amnesia

Ramonda Hammer, fronted by Devin Davis, are stopping in San Francisco in the lead-up to the release of their debut LP I Never Wanted Company. Ramonda Hammer is well [...]

By |June 14, 2019|Comments Off on Ramonda Hammer to visit Amnesia

Have a Nice Life to bring dark post-punk to DNA Lounge

Have a Nice Life are bringing their unique sound to the DNA Lounge on July 13th. All the pieces of their compositions are recognizable, seemingly plucked from the post-punk, [...]

By |June 14, 2019|Comments Off on Have a Nice Life to bring dark post-punk to DNA Lounge

More Fatter announce first California tour

Bay Bridged favorites More Fatter are bringing their spirited pop-funk tunes on the road! Specifically onto Highway 1, as they travel up and down the California coast, stopping in [...]

By |June 13, 2019|Comments Off on More Fatter announce first California tour
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    Phono del Sol: Chastity Belt are equal parts earnestness and irony

Phono del Sol: Chastity Belt are equal parts earnestness and irony

Hailing from Walla Walla Washington, Chastity Belt will be gracing the Phono Del Sol stage on June 15.

Featuring Julia Shapiro on guitar and vocals, Lydia Lund on guitar, Annie [...]

By |June 11, 2019|Comments Off on Phono del Sol: Chastity Belt are equal parts earnestness and irony

Jay Som announces sophomore album, tour with Boy Scouts

Jay Som, the moniker under which musician Melina Duterte releases music, recently announced her new album Anak Ko (2019) and an accompanying fall tour.

The title translates to “my child” [...]

By |June 11, 2019|Comments Off on Jay Som announces sophomore album, tour with Boy Scouts
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    Interview: Ryan Von Gonten speaks on Christian-core influence and upcoming music

Interview: Ryan Von Gonten speaks on Christian-core influence and upcoming music

I caught Ryan Von Gonten walking into the Knockout about five minutes before doors were supposed to open.

Following the procession of amplifier- and guitar-carrying musicians, I spotted Von Gonten [...]

By |May 28, 2019|Comments Off on Interview: Ryan Von Gonten speaks on Christian-core influence and upcoming music
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