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    Time Fraud premieres EP and video for “Cry Me A Highway”

Time Fraud premieres EP and video for “Cry Me A Highway”

Time Fraud is the musical venture of Oakland-based illustrator, zine maker, and musician Nick Wortham. He describes his art as a way to channel his anxiety into both his visual [...]

By |May 4, 2020|Comments Off on Time Fraud premieres EP and video for “Cry Me A Highway”

May Day! Bandcamp takes no cut 5/1

Somehow the weeks have flown by and it’s almost May. Not to put words in Bandcamp’s mouth, but what I can only assume is in honor of May Day, [...]

By |April 28, 2020|Comments Off on May Day! Bandcamp takes no cut 5/1
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    Thao + The Get Down Stay Down release Zoom music video for “Phenom”

Thao + The Get Down Stay Down release Zoom music video for “Phenom”

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down (photo: Jon Ching)

Earlier this month, Oakland-based indie band Thao & The Get Down Stay Down released the music video for their latest single "Phenom." [...]

By |April 21, 2020|Comments Off on Thao + The Get Down Stay Down release Zoom music video for “Phenom”

Rogue Wave’s “Aesop Rock” is a solid return

After a two-year hiatus, Oakland’s Rogue Wave released their new single “Aesop Rock,” a pleasing response to rapper Aesop Rock’s single “Rogue Wave” released in January. The catchy indie [...]

By |April 17, 2020|Comments Off on Rogue Wave’s “Aesop Rock” is a solid return
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    Stories from Slim’s, Part 2: Stephan Jenkins, Fat Mike and more share memories of Slim’s

Stories from Slim’s, Part 2: Stephan Jenkins, Fat Mike and more share memories of Slim’s

 
Michael Bingham, Spiritual Cramp
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"My fondest memory of Slim's had less to do with my experience at the show and more to do with my partner's. In our many [...]

By |April 10, 2020|Comments Off on Stories from Slim’s, Part 2: Stephan Jenkins, Fat Mike and more share memories of Slim’s

Video: Decent Criminal, “Bleached”

Hey, what you doing right now? Yeah that's what I thought. Here, take 4 minutes out of your busy day of Zoom meetings, bread baking, and fluctuating existential dread [...]

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Album Premiere: Unconditional Arms, ‘Formation’

So I think it's safe to say we're all in a transition period, right? Both as individuals and as a society? Yeahhhh. That's why the timing for the release [...]

By |April 3, 2020|Comments Off on Album Premiere: Unconditional Arms, ‘Formation’

“The Good Times Roll” with DONCAT

At a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, San Francisco-based songwriter and performer Duncan Nielsen of DONCAT brings us a sunny new single titled "The Good Times Roll" to uplift [...]

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    Oakland’s Day Wave releases new single “Potions” off upcoming EP

Oakland’s Day Wave releases new single “Potions” off upcoming EP

Day Wave (photo: Jessica Perez)

In preparation of the upcoming release of his EP Crush, Oakland shoegaze project Day Wave released the second single titled "Potions." The song "is about being drawn towards the [...]

By |March 31, 2020|Comments Off on Oakland’s Day Wave releases new single “Potions” off upcoming EP

Boy Scouts release video for “Wish”

Boy Scouts (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Last month, Oakland singer-songwriter Taylor Vick of Boy Scouts released "Wish," her first track since her most recent album Free Company, which was recorded entirely in a [...]

By |March 27, 2020|Comments Off on Boy Scouts release video for “Wish”

Video Premiere: Schlee, “Run Run Baby”

Look around you. Doesn't it feel like you're living in a dream world right now? Can you even remember what life was like before this? My advice: go with [...]

By |March 20, 2020|2 Comments

Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

The Wood Brothers (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

I have heard much hubbub over the last year over the Americana folk-rock band The Wood Brothers. Friends and colleagues have expounded [...]

By |March 13, 2020|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater