Oakland trio Night School to release debut album Blush

Alexandra Morte and Baylie Arin formed Night School in the spring of 2013, shortly after becoming friends over shared orange peels at the park. The two musicians quickly discovered [...]

Premiere: Cocktails announce new record, share title track

It's been two years since Cocktails ' last major release, but that doesn't mean that they just disappeared from the Bay Area music scene all together. Oh no: Not [...]

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    Review + Photos: Vetiver wraps extensive tour with homecoming show at the Independent

Review + Photos: Vetiver wraps extensive tour with homecoming show at the Independent

Vetiver (photo: Joshua Huver)

Andy Cabic's Vetiver wrapped an extensive tour Wednesday night with a two-hour homecoming show at the Independent in San Francisco.

"We drove straight through from Chicago to be [...]

Nada Surf returns to SF for sold-out show at GAMH

"We are in the middle of a slow-motion, 20-year tour here in San Francisco," joked Matthew Caws, lead singer and guitarist behind indie rock favorites Nada Surf. On Friday, [...]

Introducing Smoking Room, a new Oakland tape label

(Smoking Room, design by Samuelito Cruz)

The brainchild of tireless Bay Area scene contributor Samuelito Cruz, Smoking Room is a new tape label serving as a launch pad for Cruz's projects [...]

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    Premiere: The Sunset Shipwrecks release angst-fueled “Vengeance Will Be Mine”

Premiere: The Sunset Shipwrecks release angst-fueled “Vengeance Will Be Mine”

What do you do when your band and your city meet their end? Start a new band and sing about it all.

Well, that's exactly what Ryan Massey did when [...]

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    Dead & Company kick off summer tour with free show at the Fillmore

Dead & Company kick off summer tour with free show at the Fillmore

Dead & Company, the latest revitalized legacy project in the name of The Grateful Dead, announced Wednesday afternoon that they will kick off their 25-date summer tour in honor [...]

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    Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

(photo: Emily Hayward and Marta Dymeck

The story of the Berkeley band Bows starts out with tragedy, but continues with desperation, fear, and a post-apocalyptic colony outside of Earth.

Wait, what?

We'll [...]

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    Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

(I Love Myself And Want To Live album art by Phil Elias)

Begun in late 2013, as a recording project with no intentions of live performance, OVVN have since expanded [...]

Get to know: Midnight Sons

When we released our Bay Area twang mixtape, we KNEW there would be some omissions. When there's so much going on around the Bay, it's inevitable when you try [...]

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    The Yellow Dress kicks off tour with local DIY angels this Wednesday

The Yellow Dress kicks off tour with local DIY angels this Wednesday

I'll never forget the night I stood beside my friends in a small attic in the Richmond District, singing loudly along side by side to "Existential Heckle" by The [...]

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    Premiere: Angelica Rockne’s new 7″ “When I See You/Joshua”

Premiere: Angelica Rockne’s new 7″ “When I See You/Joshua”

Angelica Rockne may live in Nevada City, but the former San Francisco resident remains closely tied to the Bay - she collaborated with western-pop band Evil Eyes for a [...]

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