Video: Street Eaters – “Empty Rooms”

Oakland-based "truewave" punk duo Street Eaters have a new video for the track "Empty Rooms" from their new album, BLOOD::MUSCLES::BONES, which was just released last month. Check out the [...]

By |August 5, 2014|Comments Off on Video: Street Eaters – “Empty Rooms”

Premiere: Watch Steel Cranes’ video for “Before Dawn”

Oakland duo Steel Cranes' debut LP Ouroboros was one of the Bay Area's heaviest records of 2013, and they followed that release with a lengthy fall US tour and [...]

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Hobocop releases ‘Half Man Half Cop’

(Photo: Lisa Mancini)

In May, Slovenly Records released a 10-inch from the now bi-coastal Hobocop, the duo of Brooklyn's Owen Cook and Oakland's Cody Blanchard, who you should already know [...]

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Field Medic premieres new single “Neon Flowerz”

Field Medic, the solo project of Rin Tin Tiger's Kevin Patrick, has a new single out, one that is just as haunting and subtlety captivating as anything on his [...]

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Introducing: RZN8R makes robot music with soul

Sometimes the best way to describe an artist's music is to use their own words.  In the case of Oakland-raised producer/singer RZN8R, he describes his sound as 'music to [...]

A ride in a van with the boys of Goodnight, Texas

7:40 p.m.

Avi Vinocur is practicing. The back of his new car, a 2011 Ford E-150—a behemoth on the slender streets of San Francisco—is hanging open; a stack of black [...]

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Scary Little Friends take over Amnesia in August

Not only does Amnesia have a wonderful beer selection, they have absolutely killing it with their local band residencies this year: Farralons, Bill Baird, Cool Ghouls and Cellar Doors, [...]

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Alison May gets experimental on “Loved/Dark”

Alison May is a Texan who has lived in Oakland for a couple years now, and she credits her new home with pushing her music in a more experimental [...]

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Get to Know: Thick Red Wine

Thick Red Wine – the moniker of San Francisco-via-New Jersey artist Mike Wojciechowski (pronounced Whoa-juhh-house-key) – plays an intense and, well, open and honest brand of anti-folk, folk-punk, or [...]

By |July 30, 2014|Comments Off on Get to Know: Thick Red Wine

Get to Know: New Faultlines

Earlier this month, New Faultlines of Oakland released Runaway, their most recent album, on cassette. New Faultlines' members have been around - they have or currently performed with bands [...]

Campout at Bandit Town, USA over Labor Day weekend

Bandit Town, USA sounds like a fictional wonderland, the wet dream of any biker, rock and roller, tattooed vagabond, or city dweller looking for a quick get away. Thanks [...]

By |July 29, 2014|Comments Off on Campout at Bandit Town, USA over Labor Day weekend

Watch the Music Video Race award-winning videos

The Music Video Race had its third annual screening and awards show July 20, and they've since shared the fruits of everyone's labor on the interwebs. Just like the [...]

By |July 28, 2014|Comments Off on Watch the Music Video Race award-winning videos