Madeline Kenney founds Copper Mouth Records

"I don’t want it to be over-glorified, if that makes sense. This is a new thing for me, like a 2017 experiment. I really hope it goes well, and [...]

By |January 30, 2017|1 Comment
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    Premiere: John McBain – “First Earth Battalion,” new album on Vacant Stare Feb. 24

Premiere: John McBain – “First Earth Battalion,” new album on Vacant Stare Feb. 24

San Francisco resident John McBain has been on the fringe of rock-and-roll royalty for much of his career. He was a founding member of Monster Magnet, collaborated with Pearl [...]

By |January 25, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: John McBain – “First Earth Battalion,” new album on Vacant Stare Feb. 24

The She’s set to heat up The Independent this week

San Francisco's favorite four-piece garage rockers The She's will be headlining at The Independent this Thursday, January 27. Not long ago, they were featured during our very own Phono Del [...]

By |January 23, 2017|Comments Off on The She’s set to heat up The Independent this week
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    Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release

Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release

It's been an extremely trying couple of months here in the Bay, between the never-ending fallout from the election results and the continuing tragedy of the Ghost Ship Fire, [...]

By |January 23, 2017|Comments Off on Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release
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    Star-studded ‘Soundtracks Live’ returns for SF Sketchfest

Star-studded ‘Soundtracks Live’ returns for SF Sketchfest

Soundtracks Live at Sketchfest 2017(photo: Rob Goodman)

Back in 2003, New York City-based musician Amy Miles had an idea: get her very funny group of friends together — including Amy [...]

By |January 16, 2017|Comments Off on Star-studded ‘Soundtracks Live’ returns for SF Sketchfest

Review + Photos: Tycho kicks off 2017 world tour in Oakland

Tycho (photo: Jon Bauer)

Scott Hansen, also known as Tycho, also known as light, audio, and visual artist ISO50, kicked off a world tour at Oakland's fabulous Fox Theater on Saturday, January [...]

By |January 11, 2017|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Tycho kicks off 2017 world tour in Oakland
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    Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”

Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”

Oakland genre-less band Meernaa has been busy in the studio recording a host of singles to be released in 2017, and we're pleased to share their first release of [...]

By |January 10, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”
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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 2 – Jan 5

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 2 – Jan 5

Find yourself at the Elbo Room tonight for Sirena Victima, Boy Scouts, and the inimitable Ted Davis.
Monday, January 2
Sirena Victima, Boy Scouts, Ted Davis @ Elbo Room
It's a birthday [...]

By |January 2, 2017|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 2 – Jan 5
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    Best of 2016: Valerie Veteto’s favorite music journalism from local writers

Best of 2016: Valerie Veteto’s favorite music journalism from local writers

William Ryan Fritch sitting with his daughter, taken from Jody Amable's interview (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

I'm a sucker for good writing. I build friendships off of it. I hunch my neck [...]

By |December 29, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: Valerie Veteto’s favorite music journalism from local writers

Best of 2016: The first Hamiltunes SF (an unexpected story)

The first Hamiltunes SF event at El Rio. Maybe you'll recognize me front and center; I had just come off the stage after doing my best Maria Reynolds impersonation.

There's [...]

By |December 29, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: The first Hamiltunes SF (an unexpected story)
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    Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

I've never been one to sit down and follow along to the lyrics when I listen to an album, but there were a few lyrical moments from local artists [...]

By |December 29, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments
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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 26 – Dec 29

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 26 – Dec 29

The Black Queen, Telefon Tel Aviv, Lavender and Vogel play Rickshaw Stop this Wednesday night.
Monday, December 26
Trackademicks @ Parliament
Come hang for the 4th Annual HNRL Holidaze Function with Alameda [...]

By |December 26, 2016|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 26 – Dec 29