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    Dive into rare Icelandic grooves on DJ Platurn’s “Breaking the Ice”

Dive into rare Icelandic grooves on DJ Platurn’s “Breaking the Ice”

As a DJ for more than 20 years, Oakland's Platurn has a way of transporting his audiences to multiple corners of the globe and various eras through his deep [...]

By |March 23, 2018|Comments Off on Dive into rare Icelandic grooves on DJ Platurn’s “Breaking the Ice”

Spooky Mansion share “Torture” from forthcoming LP

(photo: Kristin Cofer)

San Francisco's Spooky Mansion are back with a brand-new track "Torture" off their forthcoming LP Alright. As usual, the track is dominated by Grayson Converse's impassioned wails [...]

By |March 20, 2018|Comments Off on Spooky Mansion share “Torture” from forthcoming LP
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    Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies

Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies

Van Goat is making a name for itself as one of San Francisco's funnest bands. Their newest release, "Willie the Weeper," a ska-styled swing-punk take on the classic tune, [...]

By |March 19, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: Van Goat’s swing-punk “Willie the Weeper” electrifies
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    New music video for “Sun” sets tone for Unlikely Heroes’ upcoming EP

New music video for “Sun” sets tone for Unlikely Heroes’ upcoming EP

Oakland-based Unlikely Heroes just released the music video for "Sun," setting the tone for the band’s upcoming self-titled EP. According to lead vocalist Enon Gaines, the EP, which was [...]

By |March 8, 2018|Comments Off on New music video for “Sun” sets tone for Unlikely Heroes’ upcoming EP

Fantastic Negrito performs at charity ball this Saturday

(photo: Fouad Lakbir)

Get down for a good cause at the annual Gilded Hearts Charity Masquerade Ball on February 24 headlined by Oakland Grammy Award-winning performer Fantastic Negrito. Hosted by [...]

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    Video Premiere: Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs want you to stand strong with “American Something”

Video Premiere: Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs want you to stand strong with “American Something”

San Francisco-by-way-of-Tempe, Arizona, rock and roll machine Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs wrote a new song about the American experience. Today, we're debuting the video for "American Something" -- [...]

By |February 15, 2018|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs want you to stand strong with “American Something”

STS9 quietly drops new album ‘Wave Spell’ on Bandcamp

Last February, the jamtronica quintet collectively known as STS9 made a major move, quietly developing a new album in the comfort of their own home recording studio. Wave Spell, [...]

By |February 12, 2018|Comments Off on STS9 quietly drops new album ‘Wave Spell’ on Bandcamp

Front Country returns for two nights in the Bay Area

Next week, former Bay Area residents Front Country return for two high energy genre-bending Americana performances.

Front Country will be performing a solo show in Felton at the new Flynn's [...]

By |February 12, 2018|Comments Off on Front Country returns for two nights in the Bay Area

JAKLYN releases cinematic video “Syrup”

JAKLYN, an Oakland based soul-pop artist, recently debuted her first music video, "Syrup," a song made in collaboration with duo TRKRNR (composed of Gyrefunk and Saul Vallens). The bright, [...]

By |February 9, 2018|Comments Off on JAKLYN releases cinematic video “Syrup”
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    Producer Mikos Da Gawd lends vocal chops to his latest, “Start Something New”

Producer Mikos Da Gawd lends vocal chops to his latest, “Start Something New”

Mikos Da Gawd never stays quiet for too long — when he's not the go-to producer for Rayana Jay, Elujay, and Caleborate, he's releasing packages of loosies, or as [...]

By |February 9, 2018|Comments Off on Producer Mikos Da Gawd lends vocal chops to his latest, “Start Something New”

Get To Know: Almas Fronterizas

(photo: Jaimes Rodriguez, styled by J.C. Luna of Barrio Dandy)

Almas Fronterizas is a band out of Oakland. They mostly sing in Spanish, but please don't use that to try [...]

By |February 8, 2018|Comments Off on Get To Know: Almas Fronterizas
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    New rock and roll bands from around the Bay unite at Hotel Utah

New rock and roll bands from around the Bay unite at Hotel Utah

On Saturday, February 10, the Bay Area rock scene will be getting a major injection of energy at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco. Featuring some brand new [...]

By |February 7, 2018|Comments Off on New rock and roll bands from around the Bay unite at Hotel Utah