Zach Gill embarks on mid-August tour of the Multiverse

ALO's Zach Gill, one of the Bay Area's most prominent musicians of the last two decades, is gearing up for an August tour of the Multiverse. Which in all [...]

By |August 10, 2018|Comments Off on Zach Gill embarks on mid-August tour of the Multiverse
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    Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records has been on a roll, stockpiling tunes on tunes from their roster of artists, including Mikos Da Gawd, Julia Lewis, Drew Banga, Tia Nomore and countless [...]

By |August 6, 2018|Comments Off on Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”
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    YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

The Bay Area needs more YMTK appearances. Always some new music up his sleeve, including a recent two-track Summer Pan Playlist drop, the Oakland-born, Los Angeles-based artist hits all [...]

By |August 2, 2018|Comments Off on YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

Azure searches for peace on new album, ‘Godspeed’

Down 2 Earth's Azure dug deep for his latest project, "Godspeed," out now.

As one-third of the standout Oakland trio hearkening back to the Town's conscious hip-hop heyday, an introspective [...]

By |August 1, 2018|Comments Off on Azure searches for peace on new album, ‘Godspeed’

Landline is today’s hottest long-distance collaboration

Landline, the duo of Oakland's Matt Ferrara (Toyota) and LA's Zoe Zag (Shirley Mistaken), just released their debut full length on Discontinuous Innovation. The two met in Chico in [...]

By |July 30, 2018|Comments Off on Landline is today’s hottest long-distance collaboration
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    Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’

Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’

Following its inaugural show, "Prince Pre-Fame" with famed photographer Robert Whitman, the Family Affair gallery in Lower Haight debuts its newest exhibit, "Eric B & Rakim Follow the Leader." [...]

By |July 25, 2018|Comments Off on Family Affair Gallery celebrates 30 years of Eric B. & Rakim’s ‘Follow the Leader’
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    Introducing The Baylist, our playlist of the best new Bay Area music

Introducing The Baylist, our playlist of the best new Bay Area music

There's a ridiculous amount of exciting new Bay Area music coming out all the time, which is why we're really excited to launch The Baylist, our new music playlist [...]

DJ Qbert kicks off Undiscovered SF in SOMA Pilipinas

On July 21, witness legendary DJs Qbert and Shortkut of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and tastemaker Kronika of Soulection in rare collaborative form as they launch the second season [...]

By |July 16, 2018|Comments Off on DJ Qbert kicks off Undiscovered SF in SOMA Pilipinas
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    Tarnation’s ‘What Is and Was’ is a year old. Now’s a good time to listen.

Tarnation’s ‘What Is and Was’ is a year old. Now’s a good time to listen.

All too often in this age of music journalism centering on the newest and hottest, gems sometimes slip through the cracks and unfortunately miss that magic window of coverage [...]

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    Oh The Nerve premiere new video, playing free Pride weekend show

Oh The Nerve premiere new video, playing free Pride weekend show

Today, we're premiering a new music video from Bay Area queer feminist pop/R&B band Oh The Nerve. They are also performing a free show on Sunday, June 24 in [...]

By |June 22, 2018|Comments Off on Oh The Nerve premiere new video, playing free Pride weekend show
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    LoFi Satellites lead triple threat garage rock lineup at the Hotel Utah

LoFi Satellites lead triple threat garage rock lineup at the Hotel Utah

Experimental rock and roll band LoFi Satellites will be hosting an eccentric and noise-laden bill at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco tonight. The show is highly recommended [...]

By |June 22, 2018|Comments Off on LoFi Satellites lead triple threat garage rock lineup at the Hotel Utah

Giveaway: Sons of an Illustrious Father at the Chapel

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It's Pride Month, and in San Francisco it's Pride Week. So this Friday, after the Trans March, come to the Chapel and celebrate Pride with the NYC [...]

By |June 20, 2018|Comments Off on Giveaway: Sons of an Illustrious Father at the Chapel