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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|Comments Off on Japanese Breakfast releases new music video, announces fall tour with Bay stops
  • 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|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Jack Johnson, ALO ‘s second night at the Greek

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

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|Comments Off on The long-awaited return of FRONDS!
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    Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley, a year after getting evicted and leaving California, only to return a month later, is back to grace us with two wonderful records that are right in [...]

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Social Work releases new single: “Underweight”

Last week saw the release of "Underweight," the latest single from local Bay Area producer Social Work, or the other Will Butler. The track is Butler's third release since 2015 and first [...]

By |July 24, 2017|Comments Off on Social Work releases new single: “Underweight”
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    Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw

Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw

A few interconnected musicians are celebrating new releases tomorrow night at Rickshaw Stop, and you should get excited!

Headlining the night is Kacey Johansing, who's releasing her first post-Yesway solo [...]

By |July 19, 2017|Comments Off on Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw
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    Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts

Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts

Hazel English (Illustration: Rob Goodman)

I first saw Hazel English when she performed a stripped-down set this past spring opening up for Thao Nguyen at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma. [...]

By |July 12, 2017|Comments Off on Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts
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    A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight

A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight

Grace Sings Sludge (Grace Cooper) and Earth Girl Helen Brown (Heidi Alexander) have been a part of some great San Francisco bands, namely The Sandwitches and The Fresh & [...]

By |June 27, 2017|Comments Off on A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight

Little Hurricane sweep into the Bay with new album

Hailing from San Diego, the infectious blues styling of the duo Little Hurricane finds itself with the third of three Bay Area performances since BottleRock Napa as they support their [...]

By |June 21, 2017|Comments Off on Little Hurricane sweep into the Bay with new album
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    Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Oakland's Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard) digitally released his album Faded Days on Redhouse Records earlier this month, and this weekend he's celebrating the release at Slim's, opening for [...]

By |June 15, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s