Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Oakland's 1988 caught our ear with their spooky, distorted, synth-heavy pop. 1988's Luis Gutierrez tells me they've been working on a ton of material, and luckily they've asked us [...]

By |September 14, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp

Man, has it really just been a year since we first told you about Madeline Kenney? She's released a steady stream of material since then, and each release seems [...]

By |September 9, 2016|Comments Off on Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp
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    White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight

White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight

On Tuesday, September 6, San Francisco’s Blue Bear School of Music will be taking over The Chapel for a night of funk-fueled fundraising.

White Denim brings their notoriously swampy brand [...]

By |September 6, 2016|Comments Off on White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight
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    Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

The Chapel felt like a Baptist church as Charles Bradley preached the title track of his new record, Changes (even if it is a Black Sabbath tune). The man [...]

By |September 6, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel
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    Great Moments In Local Songs: Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright”

Great Moments In Local Songs: Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright”

As a Bay Area music fan, you obviously know about Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) by now. Off the strength of a bedroom demo, she's signed to Polyvinyl, toured [...]

By |September 1, 2016|Comments Off on Great Moments In Local Songs: Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright”
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    Hot Buttered Rum, ALO to host inaugurual family camp festival in deep end of Anderson Valley

Hot Buttered Rum, ALO to host inaugurual family camp festival in deep end of Anderson Valley

This October 7-10, Bay Area favorites Hot Buttered Rum and ALO are throwing a family camp festival at Camp Navarro in Mendocino County. It’s an epic spot in old [...]

By |September 1, 2016|Comments Off on Hot Buttered Rum, ALO to host inaugurual family camp festival in deep end of Anderson Valley
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    Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”

Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”

Stag Frenzy is a new project, but it's not Ayal Nistor's first songwriting endeavor. The musician previously recorded and performed as My Second Surprise, which started in Israel, where [...]

By |August 29, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”
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    Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young are one of our favorite local bands to turn up all the way when we just want to scream into a pillow and thrash away all our [...]

By |August 26, 2016|Comments Off on Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Charles Bradley to headline two nights at The Chapel

Charles Bradley’s story is a heart-wrenching tale of abandonment and fear, and yet it remains some of the most hopeful and positively uplifting soul experiences in recent years. He [...]

By |August 24, 2016|Comments Off on Charles Bradley to headline two nights at The Chapel
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    Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

At the top end of the summer, we got to know Oakland's Tanukichan, who is Hannah Van Loon, formerly of Trails and Ways. But now, we're really getting to [...]

By |August 19, 2016|Comments Off on Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today
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    Bay Area Record Fair is back and better than ever this November

Bay Area Record Fair is back and better than ever this November

The Bay Area Record Fair, commonly known as BARF, is a free gathering of some of the best, most passionate, of-utmost-importance local indie record companies, recording studios, and people who [...]

By |August 17, 2016|Comments Off on Bay Area Record Fair is back and better than ever this November

Hot Flash Heat Wave to warm up Santa Cruz this Friday

San Francisco based psychedelic beach-pop quartet Hot Flash Heat Wave will be cruising down the California coast and over the hill into Santa Cruz's The Crepe Place on  Friday, [...]

By |August 16, 2016|1 Comment