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    Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Let me lead this story with the fact that there are a lot of "firsts" to be had here: On Friday, August 18, San Francisco’s Old Mint Building on [...]

By |August 17, 2017|0 Comments
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    This weekend: First annual Oakland Popfest, presented by KALX

This weekend: First annual Oakland Popfest, presented by KALX

This weekend marks the first annual Oakland Popfest: four shows over three nights spotlighting indie pop bands from both sides of the Bay and a few out-of-towners that will [...]

By |August 16, 2017|0 Comments
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    Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

(cover art by John Felix Arnold III)

Last winter, the artist collective and living space know as Ghost Ship burned down in a tragic fire that claimed the lives of 36 [...]

By |August 14, 2017|0 Comments

Review: Priests and Lithics at Swedish American Hall

Monday night’s double-bill post-punk show at the Swedish American Hall was over by 10pm, following two extremely satisfying sets from Portland’s Lithics and Washington D.C.’s Priests — and oh [...]

By |August 10, 2017|0 Comments
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    Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

Yea-Ming and the Rumours have a brand new 7 inch out this month and you need it! Side A is "Baby Blue," and no, it is not a [...]

By |August 9, 2017|0 Comments
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    Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Attention Bay Area: one of the most diverse festival lineups in the typically white male dominated world of punk rock is coming to Oakland this weekend for Near Dark [...]

By |August 4, 2017|0 Comments
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    Giveaway: King Woman to shake your soul at GAMH with the help of Mane and Plush

Giveaway: King Woman to shake your soul at GAMH with the help of Mane and Plush

San Francisco's very own King Woman will always be an act not worth missing, especially now that the lead and brain of it all, Kristina Esfandiari, is touring all [...]

By |August 3, 2017|0 Comments
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    Japanese Breakfast releases new music video, announces fall tour with Bay stops

Japanese Breakfast releases new music video, announces fall tour with Bay stops

Michelle Zauner, better known as the mastermind behind Japanese Breakfast, recently accompanied a fall tour announcement with the release of a new music video for "Road Head." The song [...]

By |August 3, 2017|0 Comments
  • ALO and Jack Johnson at the Greek Theatre, by Joshua Huver
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    Review + Photos: Jack Johnson, ALO ‘s second night at the Greek

Review + Photos: Jack Johnson, ALO ‘s second night at the Greek

Jack Johnson (photo: Joshua Huver)

Despite having a reputation as one of the most laid-back musicians of the past fifteen years, Jack Johnson, the Hawaii-dwelling acoustic guitar wielding surf nut who can [...]

By |August 1, 2017|0 Comments

Get To Know: The Laytcomers

The Laytcomers have been around for several years, but they've only recently begun performing their honest, lo-fi no wave influenced songs live. They began as a quartet of Fremont [...]

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    New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

San Francisco's Text Me Records brings back its monthly roster showcase and this month's edition features a nicely mixed crop of up-and-coming and seasoned R&B acts.

At first glance, Kyle [...]

By |July 31, 2017|0 Comments

The long-awaited return of FRONDS!

MBL missed you! How have you been?

I haven't had much to say since FRONDS released it's tremendous debut recording in 2013. After the premature demise of Bay Area Superheroes [...]

By |July 27, 2017|0 Comments
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