Oakland-based R&B artist Leair debuts new song “You”

Oakland-based R&B artist Leair released his new single "You" which happens to be the perfect song to keep in mind for your Valentine's playlist. It's better to plan early, right? Leair embraced his musical traits after taking a music class back in high school. From then on, he went on to learn how to play multiple instruments and read/write sheet music. Fun fact — he learned how to sing from a singing lesson kit he purchased online for a school project. Sounds like that kit paid off. Check out his new single below.

By |September 21, 2018|Tags: |

Bells Atlas celebrate their EP at the New Parish

Bells Atlas will celebrate the release of their new EP Salt and Soap with Tender Loving Empire on Thursday, September 20 at the New Parish, blending jazz, psychedelic noise-pop, and the serene sounds of soul. This hometown show is a fitting sendoff for the band's US Fall tour, which includes stops in Chicago, Denver, and Phoenix. Since 2016 they've toured with NPR’s Snap Judgment and have shared the stage with a variety of performers, such as Hiatus Kaiyote, Badbadnotgood, Bilal, Meshell Ndegeocello, W. Kamau Bell, Angélique Kidjo and more. Their kaleidoscopic sound and presence will allow you to walk right [...]

DMP Music Festival reunites Lil B, The Pack, and more at SoMa Streat Park

The company that brought Too Short, Mistah FAB and Rexx Life Raj to SoMa Streat Park is back with a 2018 edition of DMP Festival on September 23. Ardent supporters of the Bay Area's local rap scene, the folks at DMP Music Group have culled another legendary lineup, reuniting Lil B the Based God himself with the Pack for their first performance as a full group in nearly a decade. Rounding out the lineup is a strong showing of rap veterans and current regional champions such as Nef the Pharaoh, Guapdad4000, YMTK, D-Lo, the Federation, Dee Dot Jones and more. [...]

By |September 18, 2018|Tags: , , |

The Bay Bridged x Imprint.City Present: BayviewLIVE, featuring Kamaiyah

Mark your calendars — actually, clear your schedules — for this year's BayviewLIVE, a celebration of San Francisco's Eastern neighborhoods. The Bay Bridged is once again partnering with Imprint.City to bring you BayviewLIVE, a fall festival featuring all things local, with a special focus on the Bayview. A celebration of the art and culture that make places like the Bayview district of SF a treasure trove of talent, BayviewLIVE will feature food, drink, art, vendors, and of course, music. This year's lineup focuses on female artists and includes, for lack of a better word, some doozies. Old favorites Le Vice [...]

By |September 17, 2018|Tags: |

Lapel releases her debut album ‘Periphery’ featuring “Less of a Woman”

Congrats are in order for San Francisco synth pop artist Debbie Neigher who now goes by the monkier Lapel. Today she drops her debut album Periphery featuring the single "Less of a Woman." The single alone was previously chosen by Harvard MBA grad and feminist musician Madame Gandhi (The Fader, Billboard, Vogue) for her weekly Spotify playlist, "The Future is Female." This is a new venture for Lapel. “With Lapel, it finally feels like I’m making the music I’m supposed to make,” Neigher says. “It feels exciting and genuine to me. On this record, I really wanted to rip the [...]

By |September 14, 2018|Tags: |

Janel Marisse drops new song “Clock In” ahead of her EP this fall

We're not gonna keep this news lowkey. Singer/songwriter Janel Marisse dropped her latest track "Clock In" last week which was produced by Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum producer Bongo ByTheWay (Teyana Taylor, Kanye West). Expect to hear much more from Marisse as she's getting ready to drop her upcoming EP this Fall. Marisse has been surrounded by the entertainment world since she was a kid. “I was always a performer when I was younger,” Janel says. “I was one of those diva children that loved the attention.” She made her debut back in 2015 and it's clear that she's ready to show [...]

By |September 13, 2018|Tags: |

Gilberto Rodriguez y Los Intocables released a soundtrack for the Mission

(photo: Fernando Rodriguez Photography) Gilberto Rodriguez y Los Intocables is a side project led by Almas Fronterizas vocalist Gilberto Rodriguez. When a few members of Almas couldn't make it to a recording session for the project, Rodriguez brought in a bunch of musicians from the Mission to record, and their creation feels like it was made for the San Francisco neighborhood. Sabor Maracuyá Desnuda is first and foremost defined by the pulsing rhythm at the heart of every track. Rodriguez sings plenty, but he also chants, shouts, and becomes as crucial to the rhythms as the percussion. Fittingly, the album [...]

Pat Thomas ain’t buyin’ it — tonight at Amnesia

Photo: Michael Bordelon San Francisco's Pat Thomas is best known around town for his work in Cool Ghouls, the joyful throwback rock and roll quartet who has been cranking out great albums for a few years now. Thomas already has a solo EP under his belt, and he recently announced his debut full-length, I Ain't Buyin' It, available for preorder via Empty Cellar. You can stream the debut track from the album, "The Money Guys," and despite the laid-back soul and jazz-influenced horns, you can tell Pat ain't cool with the way things are today. Give it a listen below [...]

By |September 7, 2018|Tags: |

Hyphy prince Nef the Pharaoh is “Boostin'” in his new video

There's no telling what tricks Nef the Pharaoh has up his sleeve when it comes to his rhyme schemes. But for the wavy and colorful video for his song, "Boostin'," the only treats he knows are his past and present ladies: "Ruth got engaged on me/She with a nerd now / While I'm blessed by the game with a bussdown / Leona got an NBA n*gga that's why I never shot my shot / But I ain't trippin' all this p*ssy that I got." Off his latest project The Big Chang Theory, released in early August, "Boostin'" is an exhibit [...]

By |August 30, 2018|Tags: |

Mission-based online radio station BFF.fm celebrates turning 5

Celebratory drinks are in order for Mission-based online radio station BFF.fm, who will be turning five years old on Saturday, September 1. The festivities will go on for one week, from Friday, August 31 to September 7. August 31: Party at Bar Fluxus featuring BFF.fm DJs and friends September 7: Close out their birthday bash at Off the Grid inside the Fort Mason Center with DJ Cosmic Amanda, Love Jerks, and more TBA. In addition, BFF.fm will be building a mini radio station in the window of Artist's Television Access on Valencia Street. You can catch special live radio shows [...]

By |August 29, 2018|Tags: |
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