Ty-Alex, Homebrew perform Tuesday in Santa Cruz

On Tuesday, April 4, catch Portland, OR based indie-rock and roll quartet Ty-Alex at The Blue Lagoon in Santa Cruz.

The group of friends playing music consists of singer and [...]

By |April 3, 2017|Comments Off on Ty-Alex, Homebrew perform Tuesday in Santa Cruz

Behind The Song: Miss March premiere “Dark Corner”

Welcome to the second installment of Behind the Song, the illustrated series where we talk to Bay Area artists and get the backstory to your next favorite song.

If the [...]

By |April 3, 2017|1 Comment

Midnight North announce new album due in June

North Bay rock and roll outfit Midnight North announced last week that their third full-length album will be released on Friday, June 16, complete with a proper event at [...]

By |March 31, 2017|Comments Off on Midnight North announce new album due in June
  • Rose Droll
    Permalink Gallery

    Rose Droll emerges with “A Little Blue,” plots shows, debut EP

Rose Droll emerges with “A Little Blue,” plots shows, debut EP

(photo: Greg Edwards)

The first time I heard Rose Droll was on Instagram. When I saw my friend Valerie’s post, I stopped dead in my tracks. I only heard a [...]

By |March 29, 2017|2 Comments

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”
  • southside_facebook-01
    Permalink Gallery

    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 and Lollapalooza, it’s surprising to see a band with so much traction choose [...]

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