Front Country returns for two nights in the Bay Area

Next week, former Bay Area residents Front Country return for two high energy genre-bending Americana performances.

Front Country will be performing a solo show in Felton at the new Flynn's [...]

By |February 12, 2018|Comments Off on Front Country returns for two nights in the Bay Area

JAKLYN releases cinematic video “Syrup”

JAKLYN, an Oakland based soul-pop artist, recently debuted her first music video, "Syrup," a song made in collaboration with duo TRKRNR (composed of Gyrefunk and Saul Vallens). The bright, [...]

By |February 9, 2018|Comments Off on JAKLYN releases cinematic video “Syrup”
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    Producer Mikos Da Gawd lends vocal chops to his latest, “Start Something New”

Producer Mikos Da Gawd lends vocal chops to his latest, “Start Something New”

Mikos Da Gawd never stays quiet for too long — when he's not the go-to producer for Rayana Jay, Elujay, and Caleborate, he's releasing packages of loosies, or as [...]

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Get To Know: Almas Fronterizas

(photo: Jaimes Rodriguez, styled by J.C. Luna of Barrio Dandy)

Almas Fronterizas is a band out of Oakland. They mostly sing in Spanish, but please don't use that to try [...]

By |February 8, 2018|Comments Off on Get To Know: Almas Fronterizas
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    New rock and roll bands from around the Bay unite at Hotel Utah

New rock and roll bands from around the Bay unite at Hotel Utah

On Saturday, February 10, the Bay Area rock scene will be getting a major injection of energy at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco. Featuring some brand new [...]

By |February 7, 2018|Comments Off on New rock and roll bands from around the Bay unite at Hotel Utah

SOB x RBE announces debut album ‘Gangin’

SOB x RBE, one of the most exciting new hip-hop groups in the country, much less the Bay, just announced the release of their debut proper album Gangin, set [...]

By |February 7, 2018|Comments Off on SOB x RBE announces debut album ‘Gangin’
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    Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

In case you haven't noticed, it turns out Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys loves the Bay. He's signed two fantastic Bay Area bands to his label Easy Eye [...]

By |February 2, 2018|Comments Off on Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

Video Premiere: Cryderman, “Vape Pen”

Oakland's Cryderman was on our list of Musicians to Watch in 2018, and today, you get a chance to literally watch them as we suggested. The new band of [...]

By |February 1, 2018|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Cryderman, “Vape Pen”

Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’

The great Berkeley musician Ezra Furman returns in February with the follow-up to 2015's beloved Perpetual Motion People. Judging from the two videos below, Transangelic Exodus (out 2/9 on [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’
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    Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Local psychedelic soul titan Monophonics has a new EP, Mirrors, coming February 15. The six-song set of covers finds the band digging into and reinterpreting a number of their [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”
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    Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Oakland's Rob Miller is always doing something you should know about. As the brain behind Vacant Stare Records, he's introduced us to loads of new local bands. You can [...]

By |January 25, 2018|Comments Off on Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Evil Twins release debut on Vacant Stare

Like your pop full of attitude, lo-fi, and quick and to the point? If so, Evil Twins are for you. With just one song on their debut over 75 [...]

By |January 23, 2018|Comments Off on Evil Twins release debut on Vacant Stare