Redd Kross and the Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

The Melvins (photo: Karen Goldman)

A few years ago, I came to really understand what living in the Bay Area was all about when I was invited to a group [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Redd Kross and the Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room

Multi-medium creatives and resident Oakland punk-rockers Copyslut are playing their first Bay Area gig since their sold-out show benefiting the Homeless Youth Alliance at the end of Pride month. [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room
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    Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset

Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset

For the sixth year in a row, the Ocean Beach Music + Art Festival is coming back to the Outer Sunset. Celebrate the neighborhood with a day of live [...]

By |September 11, 2019|Comments Off on Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset
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    Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Hieroglyphics (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Local hip hop legends Hieroglyphics brought out their annual block party Hiero Day to celebrate the sounds and life of Oakland in a celebration that always brings out [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Text Me Records drops weekend starter, “First to Party”

Photo courtesy of Wabless

With few summer Fridays left, the Text Me crew drops off a new track to keep the warm nights going. On "First to Party", Lord Morgan, [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Text Me Records drops weekend starter, “First to Party”
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    Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is a rapping space cadet in his new video, "Moonwalk" sent on an expedition to save Kenny Beats. The producer has been missing since the 1980s [...]

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John Courage goes unplugged for “Afraid to Fall”

Songwriter John Courage returns to his roots as an acoustic troubadour with his first acoustic-centric release in almost 10 years. All sounds were recorded and performed by the towering Santa Rosa [...]

By |September 5, 2019|Comments Off on John Courage goes unplugged for “Afraid to Fall”

Mr. Hong returns home with new project, ‘Vacation’

Artwork by Günseli Sepici

Mr. Hong, a 24-year-old San Francisco beat producer, has a real talent for taking all sensory input and turning it into music. Take, for example, his [...]

By |August 30, 2019|Comments Off on Mr. Hong returns home with new project, ‘Vacation’

Representing: The true debut of Sour Widows

“Nirvana. Radiohead. Weezer. A lot of jazz.” Members of Sour Widows are listing some of their biggest influences. Bouncing ideas off each other. There’s a calm and friendly dynamic [...]

By |August 27, 2019|Comments Off on Representing: The true debut of Sour Widows

Video Premiere: Aish’s “Joy and Sorrow”

Ahead of his forthcoming album, The Sex Issue (MCV Records) Aish just released his new music video for “Joy and Sorrow” and it is a truly captivating piece. The [...]

By |August 22, 2019|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Aish’s “Joy and Sorrow”

Band Art with Harry Nordlinger

What first caught our eye about artist Harry Nordlinger was the album artwork he did for San Francisco band Schlotman. Earlier this year, the band released their first LP [...]

By |August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Band Art with Harry Nordlinger

Audium 11 coming this fall

Audium, a sound-sculpture theater in San Francisco, has announced the premiere of their latest composition. This is the second composition from father-son duo Stan and David Shaff, with a [...]

By |August 20, 2019|Comments Off on Audium 11 coming this fall