Thao Nguyen takes over ‘Song Exploder’ for 2019

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On Twitter this week, longtime San Francisco songwriter Thao Nguyen announced that she will take over hosting duties from Hrishikesh Hirway for popular music podcast Song Exploder for [...]

By |December 6, 2018|0 Comments

DEWR releases new video for “Front Line”

San Francisco-based folk pop solo artist DEWR (AKA Brian Dewar) is here to remind you "Dream Pop is Over."

OK, technically it isn't. However, that is the title of his [...]

By |December 5, 2018|0 Comments

NOLA supergroup Dragon Smoke return to SF

Dragon Smoke returns to headline The Independent tonight, Friday, November 30, 2018. Locally based space-funk band El Metate and DJ Kevvy Kev open the show.

Dragon Smoke is the high-class, high-energy [...]

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    Jay Stone, Queens D. Light, newcomers highlight SMART BOMB v.53

Jay Stone, Queens D. Light, newcomers highlight SMART BOMB v.53

With the shuttering of Los Angeles' legendary Low End Theory in August, it's comforting to know a like-minded spirit lives on and is recognized in the Bay Area through [...]

By |November 16, 2018|0 Comments

Premiere: Jay Stone and his mind are ‘Calibrating…’

When "Flying Monkeys" first came across our desks, we were hooked on to Jay Stone's ruminations and the classically hip-hop sound anchored by producer Micah Aza's soul-sampling. The single [...]

By |October 31, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: Jay Stone and his mind are ‘Calibrating…’
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    With ‘Chains Are Broken,’ The Devil Makes Three headline the Fox

With ‘Chains Are Broken,’ The Devil Makes Three headline the Fox

The Devil Makes Three performs at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 in Madison, WI (Photo: Jay Westcott)

The Devil Makes Three, a high-energy bluegrass/punk amalgamation of Santa [...]

By |October 26, 2018|Comments Off on With ‘Chains Are Broken,’ The Devil Makes Three headline the Fox

Desiree Cannon releases ‘Beach Sleeper’

Oakland's Desiree Cannon has just released her debut LP Beach Sleeper on Long Road Society, a fairly new (and by early indications, wonderful) label, also based in Oakland. Mixing [...]

By |October 17, 2018|Comments Off on Desiree Cannon releases ‘Beach Sleeper’

LoFi Satellites: Self-made in San Francisco

LoFi Satellites rehearsing at their practice space. L-R: Matthew Nance, Federico Pardo Sagueir, Jim Nunes and Marc Belluomini.

Meet Marc Belluomini, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Bay Area [...]

By |October 17, 2018|Comments Off on LoFi Satellites: Self-made in San Francisco

Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival 2018

A$AP Rocky (photo: Priscilla Rodriguez)

Read our review here.

After taking a year off, one of the best local festivals, Treasure Island Music Festival, returned to the Bay with a [...]

By |October 16, 2018|Comments Off on Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival 2018
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    Tonight In Oakland: The Sh8peshifter’s ‘Embedded Experience’ with Nina Sol

Tonight In Oakland: The Sh8peshifter’s ‘Embedded Experience’ with Nina Sol

Zakiya Harris' biomythographical 'Embedded' event takes place Thursday, October 11, at the Starline Social Club in Oakland.

Zakiya Harris, better known across the Bay Area music scene by her stage [...]

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Oakland-based R&B artist Leair debuts new song “You”

Oakland-based R&B artist Leair released his new single "You" which happens to be the perfect song to keep in mind for your Valentine's playlist. It's better to plan early, [...]

By |September 21, 2018|Comments Off on Oakland-based R&B artist Leair debuts new song “You”

Bells Atlas celebrate their EP at the New Parish

Bells Atlas will celebrate the release of their new EP Salt and Soap with Tender Loving Empire on Thursday, September 20 at the New Parish, blending jazz, psychedelic noise-pop, [...]

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