Big Tree & Guy Fox have a remix contest

Guy Fox and Big Tree have a show together Friday night, and they also have tracks named "San Francisco". To celebrate this unique set of circumstances, the bands are [...]

By |March 17, 2014|Comments Off on Big Tree & Guy Fox have a remix contest

Luke Sweeney’s got a new cassingle

Don't let the fact that "cassingle" is a horrible word that never should have happened stop you from buying Luke Sweeney's new, er, cassingle for the track "Miss Me". [...]

By |March 13, 2014|Comments Off on Luke Sweeney’s got a new cassingle

Video: White Mic & Z-Man – “Preachin & Plantin”

San Francisco MCs White Mic & Z-Man took a trip to the farm to shoot the video for their new track "Preachin & Plantin", a bonus song for the [...]

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Sea Knight explores dark waters on debut EP

Quietly captivating, subtlety gripping, delicately engrossing--there are countless combinations of adverbs and adjectives that can be used to describe the sound of Sea Knight. The band's debut EP Where Are [...]

By |March 7, 2014|Comments Off on Sea Knight explores dark waters on debut EP

Echo and Maw release debut full-length, ‘Evergreen’

After building up anticipation, Echo and Maw will be finally releasing their first full-length album, Evergreen, on March 15th.

The album is filled with uplifting melodies, nurtured with an addictive sense of [...]

By |March 5, 2014|Comments Off on Echo and Maw release debut full-length, ‘Evergreen’

The Sweethearts release debut self-titled EP

Garage pop-punk band The Sweethearts just released a new self-titled EP that is sure to shake some ground.

The album is electrifying, raw, and thoroughly beguiling. Their opening song, "You Don't Call" [...]

By |March 4, 2014|2 Comments
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    West by West Oakland, a free day show at Linden Street Brewery

West by West Oakland, a free day show at Linden Street Brewery

SXSW is just around the corner, and like always, the festival will be packed with free day parties, featuring lots of bands and lots of beer. Unlike the SXSW [...]

By |March 4, 2014|Comments Off on West by West Oakland, a free day show at Linden Street Brewery
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    Future Twin, Cocktails, & Blood Sister rocked our Noise Pop Happy Hour

Future Twin, Cocktails, & Blood Sister rocked our Noise Pop Happy Hour

Photos by Daniel Kielman

Not to brag or anything (OK, totally to brag), but we throw one hell of a party. To welcome in the weekend of 2014’s Noise Pop, [...]

By |March 2, 2014|Comments Off on Future Twin, Cocktails, & Blood Sister rocked our Noise Pop Happy Hour

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