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    A Wasteland I Like to Call My Home: Discovering Dookie a Decade Late

A Wasteland I Like to Call My Home: Discovering Dookie a Decade Late

I was nine when I heard my first curse word in music. I had kept a mental catalogue of all the words my mom castigated my dad for saying [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Jan 13 – Jan 19

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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Preview: Quintessence–Combining the Arts

When music hits us, it affects virtually every part of our brain-- stimulating the frontal lobe all the way back to the cerebellum and everything in between. Our brains [...]

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    Nef the Pharaoh releases #Saydaat, performing with G-Eazy next month

Nef the Pharaoh releases #Saydaat, performing with G-Eazy next month

The Bay Area is a blessing and a curse for aspiring MCs. Long considered one of the most consistent and prolific regional rap scenes in the country, the nation [...]

By |January 19, 2016|Comments Off on Nef the Pharaoh releases #Saydaat, performing with G-Eazy next month
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    Premiere: Ben Pearce brings ‘Modern Non-Electronic Dance Music’ on “Say Hello”

Premiere: Ben Pearce brings ‘Modern Non-Electronic Dance Music’ on “Say Hello”

San Francisco's Ben Pearce was happily playing guitar in Windham Flat, when lead singer Aaron Araki let the band he was moving to LA. "Playing with those guys was [...]

By |January 18, 2016|1 Comment

Get to Know: Ghost & The City

Oakland-based Ghost & The City has reinterpreted soul for the digital age. Incorporating elements of electronica, R&B, hip-hop, jazz, and various subgenre offshoots, the project combines spacey grooves and [...]

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    Video: Shannon & The Clams bring “The Bog” to life with new video

Video: Shannon & The Clams bring “The Bog” to life with new video

Shannon & the Clams have had a great year: Gone By the Dawn, their fantastic new record on Hardly Art, came out in September, which was followed by a tour and [...]

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Q&A: Try The Pie opens their doors to all that need a home

Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk

Out of all the Bay Area music projects I've found out about in 2015, South Bay's Try The Pie has to be one of the most meaningful [...]

By |January 14, 2016|Comments Off on Q&A: Try The Pie opens their doors to all that need a home

Becoming Osage

I became intrigued with the San Francisco indie-not-quite-pop band, Osage, after quirky frontwoman Chelsea Bryan ran on stage at the Balanced Breakfast residency in 2014 shamelessly introducing herself as the new [...]

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    Meet Derek Schmidt, the musician who transfoms tarot cards into dreamy compositions

Meet Derek Schmidt, the musician who transfoms tarot cards into dreamy compositions

Meet Derek Schmidt.  He has been in the Bay Area for 17 years, and his last three have been dedicated to taking tarot cards and transforming them into dreamy musical compositions in a [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Dec 15 – Jan 12

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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Burger Boogaloo 2016 dates and discounts!

Helllooooo scumbags! Dust off that pocket calendar, there is finally something worth penciling in. 2016 Burger Boogaloo dates will be....drum roll please....June 25th and 26th!

It all [...]

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