New Music: Naked Beast featuring members of Crime

This Friday, Friday the 13th, the first record from Naked Beast will be released on Oakland's very own Guitars & Bongos! Have a listen and buy the record HERE. [...]

By |October 12, 2017|Comments Off on New Music: Naked Beast featuring members of Crime
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    Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

San Francisco label Text Me Records has done a good job thus far of pushing a vast selection of new artists through its New Phone, Who Dis? monthly showcase. [...]

By |October 11, 2017|Comments Off on Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord
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    Lunice breaks hiatus with debut album “CCCLX,” hits 1015 Folsom this week

Lunice breaks hiatus with debut album “CCCLX,” hits 1015 Folsom this week

It has been almost five years since TNGHT — duo-producers Lunice and Hudson Mohawke — declared their hiatus from their otherworldly trap beats that shook down clubs and venues. [...]

By |October 10, 2017|Comments Off on Lunice breaks hiatus with debut album “CCCLX,” hits 1015 Folsom this week

Celebrate 20 years of Tiny Telephone tomorrow

This Saturday, come celebrate 20 years of Tiny Telephone at the place many great hits have and will be recorded. The Tiny Telephone 20 Year Bash is at Tiny [...]

By |October 6, 2017|Comments Off on Celebrate 20 years of Tiny Telephone tomorrow

Sea Witch Fest continues tonight with hex filled tunes

Three different nights, three different venues, and three different lineups, but they're all worth it. Sea Witch Productions has been ensuring perfect lineups for a while, and now they're [...]

By |September 29, 2017|Comments Off on Sea Witch Fest continues tonight with hex filled tunes
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    Parentz share “LoseCTRL,” playing Great American Music Hall with Tennyson

Parentz share “LoseCTRL,” playing Great American Music Hall with Tennyson

It's finally Friday, and you know what that means: another sexy single from Bay Area duo PARENTZ courtesy of Popgang Records. The series of weekly digital releases has been [...]

By |September 29, 2017|Comments Off on Parentz share “LoseCTRL,” playing Great American Music Hall with Tennyson
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    Burner Herzog releases ‘Wonderful American’ on Death Records

Burner Herzog releases ‘Wonderful American’ on Death Records

Photo: Caroline Hamel

According to legend, Burner Herzog was born under an Oakland new moon while Jasper Patrick Leach (Brasil and several others) was recording "Dark Places," a song on [...]

By |September 21, 2017|Comments Off on Burner Herzog releases ‘Wonderful American’ on Death Records

Giveaway: Downtown Boys at Starline Social Club

(photo: Farrah Skeiky)

I have never felt so at home on nepantla, the bridge between where I live and where my family emigrated from, than I have in the past [...]

By |September 21, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Downtown Boys at Starline Social Club

Giveaway: Japanese Breakfast at Swedish American Hall

To have a chance to see Japanese Breakfast live is to have a chance to be beamed up into space, to have the stars envelop you, and to be [...]

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Video Premiere: Latitude, “Say What You Mean”

(photo: Yasamine June

San Francisco's Latitude released their debut album L'attitude this past June, which is a jangly exploration and reinterpretation of pop and rock and roll from the '60s [...]

By |September 14, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Latitude, “Say What You Mean”
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    Video Premiere: Sob Stories, “I Don’t Know About Love”

Video Premiere: Sob Stories, “I Don’t Know About Love”

If you've been to many shows in the Bay over the past few years, there's a good chance you've seen Joel Cusumano perform. He's been a member of Cocktails, [...]

By |September 11, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Sob Stories, “I Don’t Know About Love”

Julia Lewis teams up with Elujay for “On the Regular”

Even though Julia Lewis has been permeating from Bay Area speakers for the better part of these last few years — think Rexx Life Raj’s “Handheld GPS” and a [...]

By |September 8, 2017|Comments Off on Julia Lewis teams up with Elujay for “On the Regular”