Chris Klippel releases clarinet-heavy soul album ‘A/B’

San Francisco's Chris Klippel makes perhaps the finest clarinet-heavy bedroom indie-soul I've ever heard, and he's back with a new collection of originals, A/B. Despite heavy influence from soul [...]

By |August 8, 2014|Comments Off on Chris Klippel releases clarinet-heavy soul album ‘A/B’

Push the Feeling announces free OSL after party on Friday

The Push the Feeling crew has announced a free show on Friday night at Milk Bar, featuring Silver Hands and Running in the Fog. Not only does the location [...]

By |August 7, 2014|Comments Off on Push the Feeling announces free OSL after party on Friday

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, [...]

By |July 31, 2014|Comments Off on Scary Little Friends take over Amnesia in August

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 [...]