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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
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    Halcyonaire shares ‘Vol. 1’ ahead of show at Brick and Mortar tonight

Halcyonaire shares ‘Vol. 1’ ahead of show at Brick and Mortar tonight

Oakland trio Halcyonaire has one of the more distinctive sounds around the Bay, combining lead singer Chris Damien's unique voice with a wide-open, western sound. As they prepare to [...]

By |June 28, 2016|Comments Off on Halcyonaire shares ‘Vol. 1’ ahead of show at Brick and Mortar tonight
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    Premiere: Tino Drima howl in cut from upcoming tape EP ‘Smoking’

Premiere: Tino Drima howl in cut from upcoming tape EP ‘Smoking’

Gaylord's Party Music is set to bring the party to a specific intersection of local music and tape releases. Based out of Oakland, the tape-exclusive label is making its [...]

By |June 28, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Tino Drima howl in cut from upcoming tape EP ‘Smoking’
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    Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!

Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!

Every year we bring together a number of bands, both local and nationally touring, to come together in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district to perform at Potrero [...]

By |June 28, 2016|Comments Off on Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!

Enter to win a pair of VIP tickets to Phono del Sol 2016

We're just over two weeks away from this year's Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival and we're celebrating by giving a pair of VIP tickets away!

VIP tickets give [...]

By |June 23, 2016|3 Comments
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    Down Dirty Shake begin multi-night residency at Milk Bar on July 6

Down Dirty Shake begin multi-night residency at Milk Bar on July 6

Now becoming a rite of summer, local band the Down Dirty Shake will begin their annual multi-night residency at Milk Bar starting next month.

The psychedelic-blues rockers have been hosting [...]

By |June 23, 2016|Comments Off on Down Dirty Shake begin multi-night residency at Milk Bar on July 6
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    Premiere: listen to Fellow Wolf’s “Tulsa Springs” before their release show tonight

Premiere: listen to Fellow Wolf’s “Tulsa Springs” before their release show tonight

San Francisco's Fellow Wolf is set to release their debut EP on vinyl tonight at Thee Parkside, and we're pleased to give you the first listen of one of [...]

By |June 23, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: listen to Fellow Wolf’s “Tulsa Springs” before their release show tonight
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    Emily Jane White releases lushly dark “Frozen Garden” ahead of record release show

Emily Jane White releases lushly dark “Frozen Garden” ahead of record release show

Oakland-based songwriter Emily Jane White is soon to have five records under her belt, yet with each album, she manages to explore and craft fresh musical and thematic ideas [...]

By |June 22, 2016|Comments Off on Emily Jane White releases lushly dark “Frozen Garden” ahead of record release show
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    Hot Flash Heat Wave set to dazzle at free 25th Street Recording show this Friday!

Hot Flash Heat Wave set to dazzle at free 25th Street Recording show this Friday!

We're continuing our pre-Phono del Sol festivities this weekend with the last of our pre-parties.

This Friday, we bring An Intimate Show with Hot Flash Heat Wave, the San Francisco-based group whose modern-indie sound [...]

By |June 22, 2016|Comments Off on Hot Flash Heat Wave set to dazzle at free 25th Street Recording show this Friday!

Review: Welcome to the church of King Woman and Wax Idols

King Woman, Wax Idols, Plush on June 19, 2016 at Starline Social Club.

There was not one bit of me that was not excited for this show. I spoke about [...]

By |June 21, 2016|1 Comment

Volunteers wanted for 2016 Phono del Sol!

The 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is almost here (Saturday, July 9th) and we need your help to make it happen!

Volunteers at Phono del Sol assist our day-of [...]

By |June 21, 2016|Comments Off on Volunteers wanted for 2016 Phono del Sol!
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    Rexx Life Raj to hold ‘Father Figure’ listening party at Midsummer Studios in Emeryville

Rexx Life Raj to hold ‘Father Figure’ listening party at Midsummer Studios in Emeryville

The other night I spent (probably too much) time talking with a friend about the importance of hip-hop and rap being geographically contingent. West Coast hip-hop doesn't sound like East Coast hip-hop. [...]

By |June 17, 2016|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj to hold ‘Father Figure’ listening party at Midsummer Studios in Emeryville