Happy Diving release singles ahead of LP, announce tour

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Birthed in the suburbs of the East Bay but now distributed across the West Coast, Happy Diving turned heads in 2014, releasing a self-titled EP [...]

By |July 11, 2016|Comments Off on Happy Diving release singles ahead of LP, announce tour
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    Phono del Sol 2016 is almost here: Here’s some important information for festival attendees

Phono del Sol 2016 is almost here: Here’s some important information for festival attendees

The 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is approaching quickly, so here's a recap of all of the important information that festival attendees need to know before July 9th. [...]

By |July 7, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol 2016 is almost here: Here’s some important information for festival attendees

Photos: Real Estate’s residency at the Chapel

Real Estate (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Real Estate's sold-out three night show at The Chapel had the crowd dance-swaying to their melodic, dream, chill-wave sounds.

Monday night support came [...]

By |July 6, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Real Estate’s residency at the Chapel

Premiere: WOVE – “The Climb”

Do you need a heavy dose of intense, sludgy, shredtastic music in your life? If so, you need to check out WOVE's brand new track, "The Climb":

The Climb (Single) [...]

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Frank Ene makes solo debut with video for “No Longer”

(photo: James Holden)
If you've followed Bay Area music over the last few years, there's a good chance you've come across the work of Frank Ene in the bands Pure [...]

By |July 6, 2016|Comments Off on Frank Ene makes solo debut with video for “No Longer”
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    Enter to win a pair of Producer’s Experience tickets for 2016 Phono del Sol!

Enter to win a pair of Producer’s Experience tickets for 2016 Phono del Sol!

We're at the final stretch to Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival!

Since we're only three days away, we're celebrating the 6th year of the festival by giving away a pair [...]

Announcing the 2016 Phono del Sol set times!

Phono del Sol is this weekend! How time flies, right? We're super excited, and we hope you are excited as well.

Saturday, July 9th at Potrero del Sol Park will be an amazing [...]

By |July 5, 2016|Comments Off on Announcing the 2016 Phono del Sol set times!
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    Birdmonster will celebrate 10 years at Bottom of the Hill on July 16th

Birdmonster will celebrate 10 years at Bottom of the Hill on July 16th

Birdmonster was my introduction to the Bay Area music scene.

I'm not kidding. About 10 years ago, a friend handed me a CD. It was No Midnight. I think I [...]

By |July 1, 2016|Comments Off on Birdmonster will celebrate 10 years at Bottom of the Hill on July 16th
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    Interview: Oakland’s Flying Circles talk navigating scenes and writing debut record

Interview: Oakland’s Flying Circles talk navigating scenes and writing debut record

Colleen Johnson is most known locally from her work in the band Silver Shadows, but a wonderful web of musical scene connections lead to the project she's latest associated [...]

By |June 30, 2016|Comments Off on Interview: Oakland’s Flying Circles talk navigating scenes and writing debut record

Phono del Sol: The She’s will always make you feel better

Just because The She's are not The He's doesn't mean they are a girl band. Yes, they may have started the band when they were still young girls, but [...]

By |June 30, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol: The She’s will always make you feel better
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    20th Street Block Party 2016 music lineup announced, plus new partnership and expansion!

20th Street Block Party 2016 music lineup announced, plus new partnership and expansion!

As previously mentioned, the 2016 20th Street Block Party will take place on August 20th. This year, however, the 20th Street Block Party will not just take place on [...]

By |June 29, 2016|Comments Off on 20th Street Block Party 2016 music lineup announced, plus new partnership and expansion!
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    Vacant Stare Records to team up with The Grassy Null for compilation tape

Vacant Stare Records to team up with The Grassy Null for compilation tape

Since early 2015, a group of Oakland-based artists and recording engineers have been bringing in their favorite local bands and creating lo-fi, improvised videos that occupy a space somewhere between live performance [...]

By |June 29, 2016|Comments Off on Vacant Stare Records to team up with The Grassy Null for compilation tape