Giveaway: Downtown Boys at Starline Social Club

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

By |September 20, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Japanese Breakfast at Swedish American Hall

Video Premiere: Latitude, “Say What You Mean”

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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”
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    Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017

Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017

Hiero Day is once again upon us, and the holiday’s sixth annual celebration continues to bridge the gaps among the Bay Area’s avenues of hip-hop, art, and culture right [...]

By |August 30, 2017|Comments Off on Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017
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    Once & Future Band release new single, headline Independent tomorrow night

Once & Future Band release new single, headline Independent tomorrow night

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Coming back to they Bay Area from their East Coast arena tour with Tool, Once & Future Band have a new video for their second single — "Rolando" [...]

By |August 25, 2017|1 Comment

Bill Baird releases a pair of albums for morning and night

Local musician, experimental artist, and all-around brilliant guy Bill Baird has long been one of our favorites, whether he's inventing new instruments, creating an album with 11 billion possible [...]

By |August 25, 2017|Comments Off on Bill Baird releases a pair of albums for morning and night
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    Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Let me lead this story with the fact that there are a lot of "firsts" to be had here: On Friday, August 18, San Francisco’s Old Mint Building on [...]

By |August 17, 2017|Comments Off on Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market
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    This weekend: First annual Oakland Popfest, presented by KALX

This weekend: First annual Oakland Popfest, presented by KALX

This weekend marks the first annual Oakland Popfest: four shows over three nights spotlighting indie pop bands from both sides of the Bay and a few out-of-towners that will [...]

By |August 16, 2017|Comments Off on This weekend: First annual Oakland Popfest, presented by KALX
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    Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

(cover art by John Felix Arnold III)

Last winter, the artist collective and living space know as Ghost Ship burned down in a tragic fire that claimed the lives of 36 [...]

By |August 14, 2017|Comments Off on Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

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