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    Interview: Quaaludes share their safe space and addictive energy

Interview: Quaaludes share their safe space and addictive energy

Quaaludes. Left to right: Morgan, Aimee, Susie, Courtney

The first time I saw Quaaludes was at Think and Die Thinking. For me, that festival was a welcoming into a [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Comments Off on Interview: Quaaludes share their safe space and addictive energy

Dick Stusso partners with Billions

Dick Stusso (photo: by Matt Sorenson)

The universe of Dick Stusso is expanding, and its big bang echoed throughout music industry inboxes and across excited friends' Facebook pages last month — the [...]

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Review & Photos: LEX groove to the top at Brick & Mortar

LEX (photo: Robert Alleyne)

I'll start out with some honesty: I had no idea what to expect from this Brick & Mortar show last Saturday. Five bands strong, my first thought was [...]

By |March 28, 2016|Comments Off on Review & Photos: LEX groove to the top at Brick & Mortar
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    Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”

Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”

There's a handful of news tidbits from the Kendra McKinkley camp. For one, she has a new video for single "Party Mask," and it's a sublime little masterpiece that [...]

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    ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Terracur” (Part 4 of 4)

‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Terracur” (Part 4 of 4)

We can't believe it's finally here: We're in the last week of our Social Studies video release project! For those of you who are just catching this series, we'll give you a [...]

By |March 21, 2016|Comments Off on ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Terracur” (Part 4 of 4)
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    Introducing The Back Room, a new acoustic music venue coming to Downtown Berkeley

Introducing The Back Room, a new acoustic music venue coming to Downtown Berkeley

Attention fellow Berkeley residents (and Bay Area music fans in general): there's a new music venue soon to be within our city limits in April, and it's called The [...]

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    Shay Roselip releases debut, ‘Ever Present Calm,’ on Gnome Life

Shay Roselip releases debut, ‘Ever Present Calm,’ on Gnome Life

Big Sur based Gnome Life Records has built up an impressive catalog of musicians who create dreamy music that feel as if they were all perfectly made for the [...]

By |March 18, 2016|Comments Off on Shay Roselip releases debut, ‘Ever Present Calm,’ on Gnome Life
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    Cougar on a Meth Binge releases debut full length, ‘Light in You’

Cougar on a Meth Binge releases debut full length, ‘Light in You’

We've really enjoyed following the growth of Oakland's Cougar on a Meth Binge, who first grabbed our attention with sweet, banjo-laced lo-fi recordings posted to soundcloud. They've released a [...]

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Wax Idols and HUNNY play Milk Bar this weekend

Oakland-bred Wax Idols are hitting the Haight Street venue with Southern California-based nu-new wave group HUNNY this weekend, and it's bound to be a ball.

Wax Idols most recent release — American Tragic [...]

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Daydream premieres new EP, ‘Promise You’

Daydream is a new band, but the members have long been staples in the Bay Area music scene.

Hailing from Oakland, California, Kyle Martin, Scott Goodrich, and Travis Pacheco have [...]

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    Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills (Part Four)

Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills (Part Four)

As I continue to morph into a fly upon the wall of the various workplaces of local musicians for this ongoing series, a surprising observation has surfaced — passion has [...]

By |March 16, 2016|1 Comment
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    Kev Choice to perform “88 Steps to Eternity” at Yoshi’s

Kev Choice to perform “88 Steps to Eternity” at Yoshi’s

Kev Choice is a staple in the Bay Area hip-hop scene. There's no doubting it.

He's recorded and toured with the likes of Too $hort, Lauryn Hill, and Goapele, worked [...]

By |March 15, 2016|Comments Off on Kev Choice to perform “88 Steps to Eternity” at Yoshi’s