Hot Flash Heat Wave unveil ‘Soaked’ at Rickshaw Stop

The Bay Area's favorite surf-pop rock quartet Hot Flash Heat Wave are preparing for some big things in 2017 and are kicking the summer off with the release of [...]

By |June 14, 2017|Comments Off on Hot Flash Heat Wave unveil ‘Soaked’ at Rickshaw Stop
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    Poolside hits Public Works for high class party this weekend

Poolside hits Public Works for high class party this weekend

The SoCal daytime disco duo Poolside, made up of former Denmark and San Francisco residents Filip Nikolic and Jeffrey Paradise, are gearing up for a party at Public Works in SF [...]

By |June 7, 2017|Comments Off on Poolside hits Public Works for high class party this weekend

Premiere: “All Szn” by Lord Morgan ft. EyyELL

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The Bay Area's rich history of hip-hop and R&B continues to thrive through people like Kehlani and Iamsu!. Two other local artists headed for stardom are Lord Morgan [...]

By |June 2, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: “All Szn” by Lord Morgan ft. EyyELL
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    More Fatter combines raw funk and jazz on ‘where are you’ LP

More Fatter combines raw funk and jazz on ‘where are you’ LP

On Saturday, June 3, Bay Area funk and jazz-rock fusion band More Fatter will appear at Neck of the Woods in San Francisco for the official release party of [...]

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Video Premiere: Pregnant’s a “Wimp”

Sacramento's Pregnant makes electronic pop music that is definitely weird, but also deeply moving and thoughtful. June 30, the Daniel Trudeau fronted outfit is adding to their extensive discography [...]

By |May 30, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Pregnant’s a “Wimp”
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    Acclaimed guitarists Harry Taussig + Max Ochs reunite for 50th anniversary

Acclaimed guitarists Harry Taussig + Max Ochs reunite for 50th anniversary

There's a world of guitar music pulsating brilliantly just beneath the surface of today's most popular rock and folk tunes. It's a place where original sounds and players from [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Acclaimed guitarists Harry Taussig + Max Ochs reunite for 50th anniversary
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    Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP

Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP

San Francisco's Latitude has been performing around the Bay and slowly releasing singles for several years now, but they're finally releasing their debut full-length, L'atitude on June 2 via [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP
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    Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP

Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP

Patrick Jeffords of Kid Trails and Chris Prudhomme have been collaborating since Jeffords toured on bass with Prudhomme's Painted Palms, and the two always had a mutual respect for [...]

By |May 19, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP
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    Premiere: The lush R&B of William Robert’s “Parachute”

Premiere: The lush R&B of William Robert’s “Parachute”

New SF label Text Me Records emerged out of Different Fur Studios with a slew of releases earlier this year, and today we're premiering their latest: a new single [...]

By |May 12, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: The lush R&B of William Robert’s “Parachute”
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    ‘Making Ways’ podcast: Outerlands restaurateurs share artistic approach to business

‘Making Ways’ podcast: Outerlands restaurateurs share artistic approach to business

When I sat down with Lana Porcello and Dave Muller for my new podcast Making Ways — all about the unexpected paths to a creative career — the couple, [...]

By |May 10, 2017|Comments Off on ‘Making Ways’ podcast: Outerlands restaurateurs share artistic approach to business
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    Cocktails perform at Rickshaw ahead of EU tour and vinyl release

Cocktails perform at Rickshaw ahead of EU tour and vinyl release

Some of our favorite local pop-rockers, Cocktails, have laid pretty low since the release of their second full-length, Hypochondriac, but not for much longer. Tonight, Cocktails opens for NE-HI [...]

By |April 25, 2017|Comments Off on Cocktails perform at Rickshaw ahead of EU tour and vinyl release
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    P-Lo announces ‘More Than Anything’ album, releases single “Always”

P-Lo announces ‘More Than Anything’ album, releases single “Always”

For the last few years, a bulk of Pinole rapper P-Lo’s portfolio rests on playing behind the boards for HBK Gang and the occasional out-of-towner (think YG, Yo Gotti). [...]

By |April 18, 2017|Comments Off on P-Lo announces ‘More Than Anything’ album, releases single “Always”