Premiere: Killer Whale’s ‘Casual Crush’ LP

Photo: Tyrone Bartoli

Killer Whale's unique sound has been on my radar for quite some time, so I'm pleased as punch to give you all your first listen at his [...]

By |March 29, 2017|1 Comment

Safer Spaces DIY Oakland fundraiser at Thee Parkside 3/28

Lately, a lot of things have been harder to deal with in the DIY scene. A lot of our friends passed away, and because of this people are using [...]

By |March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Safer Spaces DIY Oakland fundraiser at Thee Parkside 3/28

Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “We Finish Where We Start”

Since it's first release with Tino Drima last year, Gaylord's Party Music has built a wonderful roster of Bay Area artists that are always just a little left of [...]

By |March 23, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “We Finish Where We Start”
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    The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City present Southside Festival 2017

The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City present Southside Festival 2017

The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City are pleased to announce the inaugural Southside Music Festival — a day-long, FREE, indoor music festival, showcasing Bay Area-based musicians taking place on Saturday, April 29 [...]

By |March 22, 2017|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City present Southside Festival 2017

Review + Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Independent

Portugal. The Man (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

After playing main stage slots at major festivals such as Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza, and headlining shows at outdoor arenas like Berkeley’s own Greek Theatre, it’s [...]

By |March 17, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Portugal. The Man at The Independent

Giveaway: Xiu Xiu at The Chapel

They're weird, they're local, and they're coming to The Chapel: Xiu Xiu is slated for a memorable performance on March 19th in San Francisco.

Presented by (((folkYEAH!))), Sunday's performance will be [...]

By |March 16, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Xiu Xiu at The Chapel

Giveaway: Thao Nguyen at The Chapel

Thao Nguyen, I often like to say, is the best reason to stay in San Francisco. Nguyen has been playing music in the city since 2009, and her onstage [...]

By |March 14, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Thao Nguyen at The Chapel

Bands In Portrait: Annie Bacon

Annie Bacon (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Annie Bacon is a singer-songwriter living in San Francisco and is a soothing presence to be around. It is a reflection of her music which warms [...]

By |March 9, 2017|Comments Off on Bands In Portrait: Annie Bacon

Premiere: Spooky Mansion’s latest EP

Photo: Kristin Cofer

On Spooky Mansion's latest, they've taken a step away from the sunny surf rock sounds for their latest EP, I'm the Moon, You're the Wave (so [...]

By |March 9, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Spooky Mansion’s latest EP
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    Burger Boogaloo adds Redd Kross (and more) to lineup, announces night shows!

Burger Boogaloo adds Redd Kross (and more) to lineup, announces night shows!

Fresh off their announcement of the stellar initial lineup of the annual Burger Boogaloo, our friends from Total Trash Productions are back with more great additions to the [...]

By |March 8, 2017|Comments Off on Burger Boogaloo adds Redd Kross (and more) to lineup, announces night shows!
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    Jackie Greene to play six albums from front to back and more in Mill Valley

Jackie Greene to play six albums from front to back and more in Mill Valley

At the end of March, Salinas native Jackie Greene will hold down a residency at the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley for two sets of three consecutive concerts.

From Friday [...]

By |March 6, 2017|Comments Off on Jackie Greene to play six albums from front to back and more in Mill Valley

Wax Idols poised for a new ‘Happy Ending’

“I just do my damndest,” Hether Fortune tells me over the phone. For Fortune, her “damndest” includes projects in all corners of the music industry; along with her contributions [...]

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