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    Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

(photo: Emily Hayward and Marta Dymeck

The story of the Berkeley band Bows starts out with tragedy, but continues with desperation, fear, and a post-apocalyptic colony outside of Earth.

Wait, what?

We'll [...]

By |May 19, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”
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    Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

(I Love Myself And Want To Live album art by Phil Elias)

Begun in late 2013, as a recording project with no intentions of live performance, OVVN have since expanded [...]

By |May 18, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

Get to know: Midnight Sons

When we released our Bay Area twang mixtape, we KNEW there would be some omissions. When there's so much going on around the Bay, it's inevitable when you try [...]

By |May 18, 2016|Comments Off on Get to know: Midnight Sons
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    The Yellow Dress kicks off tour with local DIY angels this Wednesday

The Yellow Dress kicks off tour with local DIY angels this Wednesday

I'll never forget the night I stood beside my friends in a small attic in the Richmond District, singing loudly along side by side to "Existential Heckle" by The [...]

By |May 16, 2016|Comments Off on The Yellow Dress kicks off tour with local DIY angels this Wednesday
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    Premiere: Angelica Rockne’s new 7″ “When I See You/Joshua”

Premiere: Angelica Rockne’s new 7″ “When I See You/Joshua”

Angelica Rockne may live in Nevada City, but the former San Francisco resident remains closely tied to the Bay - she collaborated with western-pop band Evil Eyes for a [...]

By |May 11, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Angelica Rockne’s new 7″ “When I See You/Joshua”
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    Music + Giveaway: Front Country debut rootsy-fun cover of Tune-Yards’ “Bizness”

Music + Giveaway: Front Country debut rootsy-fun cover of Tune-Yards’ “Bizness”

Melody Walker of Front Country, with her signed 'Whokill' vinyl

The San Francisco-based bluegrass band Front Country has some new business up their sleeves. They’ve recorded a cover of fellow [...]

By |May 10, 2016|Comments Off on Music + Giveaway: Front Country debut rootsy-fun cover of Tune-Yards’ “Bizness”

Get To Know: Tanukichan

Tanukichan is the new solo venture of Hannah van Loon, who recently left Trails and Ways after a four year stint with the band. Just yesterday she released "Bitter [...]

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Kendra McKinley dials up the sweetness in “Honey” video

There's still no official release date for her promised sophomore record Treat, but we get another look into the sweetly dramatic musical life of Kendra McKinley with her brand [...]

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    Jeff Rosenstock and Upset to play Oakland Metro next Thursday

Jeff Rosenstock and Upset to play Oakland Metro next Thursday

You may have missed the Jeff Rosenstock sing-along vocals recording event at 1-2-3-4 GO Records, but you don't have to fret, because you can still see them at Oakland [...]

By |May 6, 2016|Comments Off on Jeff Rosenstock and Upset to play Oakland Metro next Thursday
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    The Redlight District of Santa Cruz: Redefined and ready to rock

The Redlight District of Santa Cruz: Redefined and ready to rock

Psychedelic rock and roll has never really gone away since the sounds of the late 1960s introduced rhythmic melodies with unconventional sonic properties into the mainstream.

Bands like Cream and [...]

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    Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Several iterations of Creepers have popped up throughout the years. The Bay Area group began in 2010 as a guitar and drum duo, but has since expanded into a [...]

By |May 3, 2016|Comments Off on Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Video: For Now is “Ready to Die”

Oakland duo For Now quietly released a video for their track "Ready to Die" not too long ago, and well...it kinda blew my mind. Take a look:

The shaky tension [...]

By |May 3, 2016|Comments Off on Video: For Now is “Ready to Die”