Review: Priests and Lithics at Swedish American Hall

Monday night’s double-bill post-punk show at the Swedish American Hall was over by 10pm, following two extremely satisfying sets from Portland’s Lithics and Washington D.C.’s Priests — and oh [...]

By |August 10, 2017|Comments Off on Review: Priests and Lithics at Swedish American Hall
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    Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

Yea-Ming and the Rumours have a brand new 7 inch out this month and you need it! Side A is "Baby Blue," and no, it is not a [...]

By |August 9, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!
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    Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Attention Bay Area: one of the most diverse festival lineups in the typically white male dominated world of punk rock is coming to Oakland this weekend for Near Dark [...]

By |August 4, 2017|Comments Off on Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend
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    Giveaway: King Woman to shake your soul at GAMH with the help of Mane and Plush

Giveaway: King Woman to shake your soul at GAMH with the help of Mane and Plush

San Francisco's very own King Woman will always be an act not worth missing, especially now that the lead and brain of it all, Kristina Esfandiari, is touring all [...]

By |August 3, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: King Woman to shake your soul at GAMH with the help of Mane and Plush
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    Japanese Breakfast releases new music video, announces fall tour with Bay stops

Japanese Breakfast releases new music video, announces fall tour with Bay stops

Michelle Zauner, better known as the mastermind behind Japanese Breakfast, recently accompanied a fall tour announcement with the release of a new music video for "Road Head." The song [...]

By |August 3, 2017|Comments Off on Japanese Breakfast releases new music video, announces fall tour with Bay stops
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    Review + Photos: Jack Johnson, ALO ‘s second night at the Greek

Review + Photos: Jack Johnson, ALO ‘s second night at the Greek

Jack Johnson (photo: Joshua Huver)

Despite having a reputation as one of the most laid-back musicians of the past fifteen years, Jack Johnson, the Hawaii-dwelling acoustic guitar wielding surf nut who can [...]

By |August 1, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Jack Johnson, ALO ‘s second night at the Greek

Get To Know: The Laytcomers

The Laytcomers have been around for several years, but they've only recently begun performing their honest, lo-fi no wave influenced songs live. They began as a quartet of Fremont [...]

By |August 1, 2017|Comments Off on Get To Know: The Laytcomers
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    New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

San Francisco's Text Me Records brings back its monthly roster showcase and this month's edition features a nicely mixed crop of up-and-coming and seasoned R&B acts.

At first glance, Kyle [...]

By |July 31, 2017|Comments Off on New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

The long-awaited return of FRONDS!

MBL missed you! How have you been?

I haven't had much to say since FRONDS released it's tremendous debut recording in 2013. After the premature demise of Bay Area Superheroes [...]

By |July 27, 2017|Comments Off on The long-awaited return of FRONDS!
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    Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley, a year after getting evicted and leaving California, only to return a month later, is back to grace us with two wonderful records that are right in [...]

By |July 27, 2017|Comments Off on Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Social Work releases new single: “Underweight”

Last week saw the release of "Underweight," the latest single from local Bay Area producer Social Work, or the other Will Butler. The track is Butler's third release since 2015 and first [...]

By |July 24, 2017|Comments Off on Social Work releases new single: “Underweight”
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    Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw

Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw

A few interconnected musicians are celebrating new releases tomorrow night at Rickshaw Stop, and you should get excited!

Headlining the night is Kacey Johansing, who's releasing her first post-Yesway solo [...]

By |July 19, 2017|Comments Off on Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw