Video Premiere: Schlee, “Run Run Baby”

Look around you. Doesn't it feel like you're living in a dream world right now? Can you even remember what life was like before this? My advice: go with [...]

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Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

The Wood Brothers (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

I have heard much hubbub over the last year over the Americana folk-rock band The Wood Brothers. Friends and colleagues have expounded [...]

By |March 13, 2020|Comments Off on Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

Photos: Gill Landry at the Lost Church

Gill Landry (photo: Ria Burman)

Gill Landry brought his delicate despair and beautifully depressing music to The Lost Church on March 6 in SF.

Playing center stage in the cozy, intimate venue [...]

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Oaklander Emily Afton releases EP ‘Consideration’

Emily Afton (photo: Ian Young)

Fresh off a Noise Pop show at Rickshaw Stop, Oakland’s very own Emily Afton releases her long-awaited EP Consideration. 

It’s an exploration of Afton’s identity as a [...]

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Yumi Zouma to play at Rickshaw Stop

Yumi Zouma (photo: Ian Young)

New Zealand dream pop darlings Yumi Zouma will make their way to the Rickshaw Stop on March 24. The group has teased the forthcoming release of [...]

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    Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards

Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards

Women's Audio Mission, the Bay Area-based organization that advances women, girls, and gender non-conforming individuals in music production and the recording arts, hosts its third annual benefit concert on [...]

By |March 5, 2020|Comments Off on Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards
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    Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

OK look, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being single. But the most annoying part? When the wrong somebody can't take a hint.

Turning that ditty into a bop called "Lonely," [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Vacationer commands crowd at the New Parish with dreamy melodies

Noise Pop 2020: Vacationer commands crowd at the New Parish with dreamy melodies

Vacationer (photo: Cindy Huang)

On Thursday February 27, the line at the New Parish is out the door and approaching the restaurant on the corner. Guests are clad in sparkly outfits [...]

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Theaux Elliot drops new single, “Big Finesse

After sharing singles “CANTKEEPUP” and “Boomin’” (the latter which we didn’t cover but is worth the listen), Theaux Elliot is on our watchlist for 2020. And he’s back again [...]

By |February 28, 2020|Comments Off on Theaux Elliot drops new single, “Big Finesse
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    Siri Seiko, Wade08, Trey Coastal on Sounds from Elsewhere showcase

Siri Seiko, Wade08, Trey Coastal on Sounds from Elsewhere showcase

This Saturday, February 29 marks the return of Sounds from Elsewhere, a quarterly showcase shining a light on the alternative hip-hop and R&B artists emerging from the soil. Hosted [...]

By |February 26, 2020|Comments Off on Siri Seiko, Wade08, Trey Coastal on Sounds from Elsewhere showcase
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    Noise Pop 2020: Tim Atlas turns insecurities and anxieties into dreamy indie pop

Noise Pop 2020: Tim Atlas turns insecurities and anxieties into dreamy indie pop

Ever since his elimination from season nine of NBC’s The Voice, Tim Atlas refused to let a short stint on reality TV dictate the rest of his career. He [...]

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    Review + Photos: George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic at the Mystic Theatre

Review + Photos: George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic at the Mystic Theatre

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

As I walk into Petaluma’s Mystic Theatre, I hear this in passing: “The Mothership has landed!” That statement pertains to [...]

By |February 25, 2020|Comments Off on Review + Photos: George Clinton + Parliament Funkadelic at the Mystic Theatre