About Walker Spence

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

The Y Axes release “Get Away,” announce upcoming LP

Picture this: It’s the first day of your sophomore year of high school. You wake up in your twin bed and stumble into the shower. Your binder says “school [...]

Ryan Von Gonten at the Knockout

Along with SEEMWAY and Gracie Gray, Ryan Von Gonten will be playing the Knockout this Sunday, May 5. His music is slow, sad and sentimental featuring gentle string and [...]

More Fatter premiere “Silly Goose”

Local funk outfit More Fatter’s latest track continues their trend towards poppier tunes. “Silly Goose” chronicles some of the petty annoyances that come with relationships. Backed by gang vocals [...]

By |April 1, 2019|Comments Off on More Fatter premiere “Silly Goose”
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    Club Night celebrates release of debut album “What Life” at Bandcamp store

Club Night celebrates release of debut album “What Life” at Bandcamp store

Club Night is a local band making waves in Oakland right now, playing chaotic-but-exhilarating indie rock. Their sound is a bizarre blend of guitar riffs usually found in midwest [...]

By |April 1, 2019|Comments Off on Club Night celebrates release of debut album “What Life” at Bandcamp store
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    Wizard Apprentice drops “Betrayal Internalized” video, announces album

Wizard Apprentice drops “Betrayal Internalized” video, announces album

Wizard Apprentice is a genre-bending artist, writing personal electronic music that still keeps the audience at an arm’s length. Tieraney Carter, the woman behind the project, self-describes her music [...]

By |March 18, 2019|1 Comment

Sink into Versâam’s ‘Pisces Tape II’

In celebration of his birthday and the fact that we’re chest-deep in pisces szn, Berkeley-based beatmaker Ellis Newton, aka Versâam, released a concise, heavily sample-based beat tape last week [...]

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Half Waif rejoices in emotion at Rickshaw Stop

Nandi Rose Plunkett, the woman behind Half Waif, emerges onstage clad in a dark dress and a white mesh coat, which lends her an almost medical aura as she [...]

By |February 25, 2019|Comments Off on Half Waif rejoices in emotion at Rickshaw Stop
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    Field Medic releases new single, show at Swedish American Hall

Field Medic releases new single, show at Swedish American Hall

Kevin Patrick, better known by his stage name Field Medic, is a sentimental folk punk artist with deep roots in the Bay Area. Patrick leans heavily on personal lyrics [...]

By |February 19, 2019|Comments Off on Field Medic releases new single, show at Swedish American Hall

Dinner with Wander

(photo: Christian Dao)

Christian Francisco, the guitarist and de-facto manager for Wander, and I arranged to meet at the Shooting Star Cafe in downtown Oakland. In our emails, Christian had [...]

By |February 12, 2019|Comments Off on Dinner with Wander

Review: Efrim Manuel Menuck at the Rickshaw Stop

As I walk into the Rickshaw Stop on a rainy sunday night, I'm a little bit surprised to find that it's almost empty, save 10 or 15 folks milling [...]

By |February 8, 2019|Comments Off on Review: Efrim Manuel Menuck at the Rickshaw Stop

Preview: Efrim Menuck at Rickshaw Stop

(photo: Louise Michel Jackson)

Efrim Menuck, known for founding Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, plays meandering and eerie music for the end of the [...]

By |February 1, 2019|Comments Off on Preview: Efrim Menuck at Rickshaw Stop

Exposé Deux at Pro Arts featuring Kahj

Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland is a nonprofit art space dedicated to providing a safe space for marginalized local artists to perform and find exposure. On February 9, they [...]

By |January 28, 2019|Comments Off on Exposé Deux at Pro Arts featuring Kahj
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