Volunteers wanted for 2016 Phono del Sol!

The 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is almost here (Saturday, July 9th) and we need your help to make it happen!

Volunteers at Phono del Sol assist our day-of [...]

By |June 21, 2016|Comments Off on Volunteers wanted for 2016 Phono del Sol!
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    Rexx Life Raj to hold ‘Father Figure’ listening party at Midsummer Studios in Emeryville

Rexx Life Raj to hold ‘Father Figure’ listening party at Midsummer Studios in Emeryville

The other night I spent (probably too much) time talking with a friend about the importance of hip-hop and rap being geographically contingent. West Coast hip-hop doesn't sound like East Coast hip-hop. [...]

By |June 17, 2016|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj to hold ‘Father Figure’ listening party at Midsummer Studios in Emeryville
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    Little Person injects dreamy summer vibes into your Friday with “She Loves You”

Little Person injects dreamy summer vibes into your Friday with “She Loves You”

It's not yet the summer solstice, but San Francisco quartet Little Person are scooping a big dollop of summer onto our plates with single "She Loves You." Informed by [...]

By |June 17, 2016|Comments Off on Little Person injects dreamy summer vibes into your Friday with “She Loves You”
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    Video: 2015 Phono del Sol recap (+ win a pair of GA tickets to 2016 Phono del Sol!)

Video: 2015 Phono del Sol recap (+ win a pair of GA tickets to 2016 Phono del Sol!)

We're at the home stretch to our 6th Annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival!

Less than a month away, this year's festival is slated to be our largest yet, [...]

By |June 17, 2016|Comments Off on Video: 2015 Phono del Sol recap (+ win a pair of GA tickets to 2016 Phono del Sol!)
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    Meet The Heartlights and see them live for the first time at Hotel Utah

Meet The Heartlights and see them live for the first time at Hotel Utah

The Heartlights are the newest Oakland band of lovesick misfits by Jason Testasecca (Nobunny, The Okmoniks, Elvis Christ) and Maggie Aytac. These two, with help of other amazingly talented local musicians, [...]

By |June 16, 2016|Comments Off on Meet The Heartlights and see them live for the first time at Hotel Utah

Today declared Tupac Shakur Day in Oakland

There's plenty to celebrate in Oakland today. First and foremost, go Warriors. Second, happy Tupac Shakur Day. Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf, has declared June 16 in honor of the [...]

By |June 16, 2016|Comments Off on Today declared Tupac Shakur Day in Oakland
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    Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday

Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday

We're officially kicking off our Phono del Sol festivities this weekend with the first of our two Pre-Parties.

This Friday, we bring An Intimate Show with Dick Stusso, the moniker [...]

By |June 15, 2016|Comments Off on Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday

Nikolas Escudero releases honest debut album ‘100’

At times it's easier to keep a tough persona rather than really sink into those feelings you've grown to find embarrassing. They are not embarrassing. Everyone feels alone, hatred [...]

By |June 13, 2016|Comments Off on Nikolas Escudero releases honest debut album ‘100’
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    Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Waterstrider are definitely one of those bands you keep rooting for. A mainstay in the Berkeley co-op scene in the last handful of years, the band's sound has grown [...]

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    Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Put on that darkest shade of lipstick and eyeliner, folks: Oakland's Introflirt are ready to send you down a moody dance spiral.

We highlighted the trio of Vafa, Ben Benjamin, [...]

By |June 10, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Get To Know: 1988

From its beginnings as a bedroom project fronted by Luis Gutierrez, 1988 has since grown into a 5-piece band with a couple of albums, hundreds of unreleased songs, and [...]

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Wax Idols and King Woman return home with Plush on June 19

After a hectic beginning of a tour that quickly ended the Wax Idols and King Woman tour dates with Pentagram, these unstoppable women have only proved their strength. All [...]

By |June 9, 2016|Comments Off on Wax Idols and King Woman return home with Plush on June 19