Get to Know: Healers, an Oakland trio led by Nick Wortham

Healers is an East Bay-based trio led by Oakland-via-Olympia, Washington artist and musician Nick Wortham (above). The band's angular, art-rock feel immediately calls to mind the sound of old [...]

By |February 27, 2014|Comments Off on Get to Know: Healers, an Oakland trio led by Nick Wortham

City of Women mixes old-school edge with modern day cool

City of Women is a band that will remind you how cool guitar solos really are.  Guitar solos, remember those?  You may hear the ghosts of that eroding rock [...]

By |February 27, 2014|1 Comment

Burger Boogaloo 2014 lineup announced

Now in its third year, Burgerama has become a staple of Orange County label Burger Records. Thanks to the addition of Burger Boogaloo in Oakland as of last year, [...]

By |February 25, 2014|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo 2014 lineup announced

Noise Pop 2014: Best of what’s left

Noise Pop 2014 is upon us! As per usual, there are many excellent shows to choose from during the annual Noise Pop festival; some are already sold out, and [...]

By |February 24, 2014|1 Comment

Noise Pop 2014: Free events to check out

As per usual, there are many ways to enjoy the annual Noise Pop festival: buy a badge and explore everything the festival has to offer, buy tickets to individual [...]

By |February 21, 2014|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2014: Free events to check out

Your Cannons release debut album, ‘Lost In Here’

Following two EPs released since 2009, Your Cannons just recently released their much anticipated debut full length, Lost In Here.

The post-punk/shoegaze quintet bring those genres into new territory with their newest [...]

By |February 20, 2014|Comments Off on Your Cannons release debut album, ‘Lost In Here’

Teenager – “Broke”

Teenager, the moniker of Bay Area artist Bevan Herbekian, has decided stagger the release of his upcoming full length by releasing one new song per week. In December, we [...]

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    Pizza Wars: Personal and the Pizzas announce show same night as Pizza Underground

Pizza Wars: Personal and the Pizzas announce show same night as Pizza Underground

Macaulay Culkin’s Pizza Underground is amusing at best and gimmicky at worst. Unsurprisingly, the pizza-themed tribute band that exploded on the internet plays a sold out show at Neck [...]

By |February 20, 2014|Comments Off on Pizza Wars: Personal and the Pizzas announce show same night as Pizza Underground

Get to Know Papa Bear & The Easy Love

Aaron Glass, aka "Papa Bear", may be a bit of a dying breed. As the barefooted frontman of his folk group Papa Bear & The Easy Love, Glass leads [...]

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Interview: Hard work paying off for The Soft White Sixties

Octavio Genera, frontman and vocalist for San Francisco soul rock quartet The Soft White Sixties, sits in a plush chair in front of a futuristic dashboard of mixers and [...]

By |February 19, 2014|1 Comment

Q&A: Debbie Neigher talks sophomore album, ‘Unravel’

San Francisco resident Debbie Neigher released the sophomore followup to her eponymous 2011 debut in November. Much like her self-titled debut, 2013's Unravel was recorded at Tiny Telephone Studios [...]

By |February 18, 2014|Comments Off on Q&A: Debbie Neigher talks sophomore album, ‘Unravel’

Premiere & Interview: Magic Fight’s swan song

Magic Fight made some noise locally last year when they released their debut album, participated in the Music Video Race, and capped it off with an appearance at our [...]

By |February 18, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere & Interview: Magic Fight’s swan song