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    Oakland-based Makeunder debut “What A Lovely Bandsaw!” remix

Oakland-based Makeunder debut “What A Lovely Bandsaw!” remix

Hamilton Ulmer, the man with the vision behind Oakland's art-pop group Makeunder, has announced the first pressing of the EP, Great Headless Blank, on vinyl on October 14.

One of the [...]

By |October 13, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland-based Makeunder debut “What A Lovely Bandsaw!” remix
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    ’30 Days, 30 Songs’ features music from Bhi Bhiman, Thao Nguyen

’30 Days, 30 Songs’ features music from Bhi Bhiman, Thao Nguyen

Local literary lighthouse Dave Eggers has put together a brand new independent project to raise awareness and urge voters to avoid Donald Trump in November by fighting politics with [...]

By |October 12, 2016|Comments Off on ’30 Days, 30 Songs’ features music from Bhi Bhiman, Thao Nguyen
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    Oakland’s garage punk duo Dark Beach to play final show Friday at The Golden Bull

Oakland’s garage punk duo Dark Beach to play final show Friday at The Golden Bull

Dark Beach (photo: Niki Pretti Photography)

It's a dark time for all lovers of Oakland's Dark Beach. After five years of crafting gloomy-yet-fun tunes while exploring their mutual love [...]

By |October 10, 2016|1 Comment

Blossom share new LP ‘Pure Love’ for the first time

The San Francisco band Blossom has been sitting on their new LP, Pure Love, for a while now, debating endlessly when they should share it. Well, today is the [...]

By |October 6, 2016|Comments Off on Blossom share new LP ‘Pure Love’ for the first time
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    Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’

Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’

Even without learning that Light Fantastic is a San Francisco band, Out of View feels unmistakably like a Northern California album. The group's sound is equal parts jangly surf-rock [...]

By |October 6, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’
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    Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”

Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”

Last week San Francisco's Poor Things premiered their debut EP, Bad Cursive, over on DoTheBay. Officially out today on Gaylord's Party Music, Bad Cursive is bedroom pop done right. [...]

By |October 3, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Get to know Poor Things in “I’m Just Here”
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    Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Jay Stone released one of my favorite albums in 2015, the collaborative project with Monster Rally, Foreign Pedestrians. We haven't heard a great deal from him since, but earlier [...]

By |September 30, 2016|Comments Off on Listen to Jay Stone’s music from ‘Morris From America’

Interview: Doodling with SOAR

When friendship and collaboration are two of the most valued things in a musical project or band, it's obvious. It comes out in the lyrics, the way it is [...]

By |September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Interview: Doodling with SOAR
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    Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts

Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts

In the early 2000s, Apple debuted Garageband, and forever changed the relationship between recording artists and the 'studio.' Breaking down the costly barriers between DIY artists and spaces to capture [...]

By |September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Taylor Vick releases folky, heartfelt debut under moniker Boy Scouts
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    Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show

Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show

The first Tuesday of every month hold a special place for countless Bay Area music fans. It's the night when team Wood Shoppe puts on their monthly series at [...]

By |September 27, 2016|Comments Off on Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show
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    Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 moves to East side of island

Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 moves to East side of island

Hear ye, hear ye: Important updates for those attending the 2016 Treasure Island Music Festival!

As we've probably all heard, there is new development happening on Treasure Island, and as [...]

By |September 27, 2016|Comments Off on Treasure Island Music Festival 2016 moves to East side of island

Bay Area Girls Rock Camp announce rock camp fundraiser

With a mission to empower girls through musicianship and community building, Bay Area Girls Rock Camp (BAGRC) is a nonprofit organization generating increasing interest and popularity through the Bay Area [...]

By |September 27, 2016|Comments Off on Bay Area Girls Rock Camp announce rock camp fundraiser