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    Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”

Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”

Luke Sweeney (Photo: Victoria Smith)

The last time we heard from Luke Sweeney was when he played at our December show at El Rio. The seasons have changed, with holidays [...]

By |March 10, 2016|Comments Off on Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”
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    The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”

The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”

The Pleasure Routine's pleasingly full sound isn't accidental: It's made by a band of six people. Based in Oakland, the sextet has rocked its way through the Bay with [...]

By |March 8, 2016|Comments Off on The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”
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    Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series

Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series

Castle Face Records has brought us a handful of great live, local records from the likes of Fuzz and White Fence in the form of their album series Live [...]

By |March 4, 2016|Comments Off on Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series

Noise Pop: Cave Singers at the Chapel

Cave Singers (photo: Ian Young)

Dead car. Forced converse regarding new lazy foodie apps. Ambulance called for a biker's wheel caught in the trolley tracks. Lyft driver proclaiming Ed Lee's money-sucking toad-nature and [...]

By |March 1, 2016|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Cave Singers at the Chapel
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    ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ video premiere: Social Studies, “Territories” (Part 1 of 4)

‘Live From the Banana Stand’ video premiere: Social Studies, “Territories” (Part 1 of 4)

We are very excited to announce a fun series that we're working on with Portland's Banana Stand Media. BSM is a live music outfit that hosts and records live [...]

By |February 29, 2016|Comments Off on ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ video premiere: Social Studies, “Territories” (Part 1 of 4)

Premiere: Toner, “Peasant Dreams”

Oakland band Toner, which began as a solo recording of project of Samuelito Cruz, has had a brief, yet prolific existence, with an EP and LP already under their [...]

By |February 29, 2016|2 Comments
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    Premiere: The Tet Holiday takes a humorous jab at tech culture with “Statues” video

Premiere: The Tet Holiday takes a humorous jab at tech culture with “Statues” video

"Look, our social media presence is garbage; we need to start being more relateable, and we need to start engaging with influencers," says a tech bro caricature as a [...]

By |February 26, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: The Tet Holiday takes a humorous jab at tech culture with “Statues” video

Meernaa – “10/9”

One of Oakland's newest dreamy pop outfits, Meernaa, has just shared a new track, "10/9" ahead of a pair of February shows. As we learned on their debut, Meernaa's [...]

By |February 24, 2016|Comments Off on Meernaa – “10/9”

Into The Pit: Tvsk

Into the Pit is a new series dedicated to showcasing the Bay Area metal scene in its many forms, spanning artists, genres, venues, and locations. This week features stoner [...]

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    Porches, Alex G, Your Friend tour stops for sold out show at Rickshaw

Porches, Alex G, Your Friend tour stops for sold out show at Rickshaw

With a few exceptions, Domino Record Co. has had a particularly strong run this past year. From last year's Beach Music, to January's Gumption and this month's Pool, the [...]

By |February 23, 2016|7 Comments
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    Let It Bleed: Sea Witch to bring rock and roll tampon drive to the Bay

Let It Bleed: Sea Witch to bring rock and roll tampon drive to the Bay

I was lucky to be able to chat with Lauren Espina of the collective Our House last year, and she mentioned that apart from working with Our House, she and [...]

By |February 18, 2016|Comments Off on Let It Bleed: Sea Witch to bring rock and roll tampon drive to the Bay
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    Burnt Palms release new LP ‘Back On My Wall’, video for “Last Time”

Burnt Palms release new LP ‘Back On My Wall’, video for “Last Time”

Seaside, California-based quartet Burnt Palms have released their third studio album. Back On My Wall is out now on We Were Never Being Boring. The Limited Edition 12-inch black [...]

By |February 17, 2016|Comments Off on Burnt Palms release new LP ‘Back On My Wall’, video for “Last Time”