• The Monophonics at Moe's Alley, by Joshua Huver
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    Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

The Monophonics (photo: Joshua Huver)

Often mistaken for outright passion or "The Funk," soul as a genre is a musical style that slowed without stopping. Its decline in the mainstream [...]

By |April 22, 2016|Comments Off on Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

UNITY announce summer release of debut LP

(Unity LP variant by Jeff Cheung)

With demos sneaking online as far back as November 2013, Unity began as a songwriting outlet for Oakland-based artist and musician Jeff Cheung, known [...]

By |April 22, 2016|Comments Off on UNITY announce summer release of debut LP
  • The Oakland Potwashers
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    Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

The Oakland Potwashers originated with the words of Austin poet Roy Ruth, who wrote an autobiographical collection of poetry about a motorcycle journey entitled "Buffalo Thoughts". To really drive [...]

By |April 21, 2016|1 Comment
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    Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills (part five)

Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills (part five)

The road may be narrow, but with purpose-driven passion, discomfort in mediocrity, and honing in on what makes you you, it is possible to discover. The road I speak [...]

By |April 20, 2016|Comments Off on Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills (part five)
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    Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

On Thursday, April 21, Slow Motion Cowboys will celebrate the release of their newest album In Exile/On the Mesa, as well as the birthday of Pete Fields - the [...]

By |April 20, 2016|1 Comment
  • King Woman By Mary Manning
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    Interview: King Woman on creating, mental illness, and feminism

Interview: King Woman on creating, mental illness, and feminism

I was having a slight panic attack while waiting, in a fancy cafe that I’ve previously ignored, for Kristina Esfandiari of King Woman and Miserable.

The night before had been [...]

By |April 19, 2016|1 Comment
  • The Vibrating Antennas
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    Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Santa Rosa's The Vibrating Antennas is just about ready to release their second full length State of the Art, set for an April 30 release on San Francisco based [...]

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Review: Frankie Cosmos at the Swedish American Hall

Saturday April 16, 2016 was one of those not-rare nights when there were two great shows happening at two great venues that all end being sold out in San [...]

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    An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’

An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’

Hudson Bell has been a musician for longer than I have been alive, starting out like any of us: in his bedroom. Hudson Bell may be also the name [...]

By |April 18, 2016|Comments Off on An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’

Interview: Doodling with Plush

Lately I've been having the problem where whenever I actually want to go to a show, there's too many bands I want to see everyone playing on that one [...]

By |April 15, 2016|1 Comment
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    Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Sometimes the truth lies in the details. FASIV , FKA Strange Hotel, tackle this head-on in their new video for song "Police." In the video, they take the song's theme [...]

By |April 14, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Is the San Francisco music scene dead? We search for clues.

I recently heard the music scene in San Francisco was dead, and being a writer for a website dedicated to covering the music scene in San Francisco, I was [...]