DOCKS releases their newest EP, ‘Misdirected’

DOCKS has a sound reminiscent of my time spent jumping backyard to backyard in Southern California looking for the best house shows.

The South Bay-bred band is now out with [...]

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    Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills (Part Three)

Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills (Part Three)

As this series continues, I have found that though they're ascending post late night performance and punching the clock on the daily, your favorite local artists actually love their day [...]

By |January 30, 2016|Comments Off on Behind the Music: How Local Musicians are Paying the Bills (Part Three)

Get to Know: Trez Maschine

Trez Maschine is one of those bands that helps you remember the bright spots of the '90s rock scene, before the boy bands and Nickelbacks of the country took [...]

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Down and Outlaws release live video for “All Is Well”

Down and Outlaws have redefined what it means to play rock n' roll in 2016.

And it's awesome.

Their newest track, "All Is Well," was recorded as part of the Converse Rubber [...]

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    Foxtails Brigade announce self-titled record, release percussion-powered single “We Are Not Ourselves”

Foxtails Brigade announce self-titled record, release percussion-powered single “We Are Not Ourselves”

The Foxtails Brigade camp has tons of great news to share this week. For one, the Oakland chamber folk group is releasing a new self-titled album, their third, on April 8th. The [...]

By |January 29, 2016|1 Comment

Checking in with Hot Flash Heat Wave

Photo credit: Luke Lasley

Hot Flash Heat Wave remind me of sweets. Specifically the sweets Theibaud has been painting since the sixties. There's a degree of play at hand in the band's [...]

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    Premiere: Scary Little Friends’ ‘Silent Revolution’ EP

Premiere: Scary Little Friends’ ‘Silent Revolution’ EP

Over two and a half years since their debut full-length, From the Beginning, San Francisco's Scary Little Friends are finally releasing a follow-up tomorrow, Silent Revolution. Luckily, they're letting [...]

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Bay Area Valentine’s Day Concert Compilation

Photo by Samantha Marx

What constitutes a “romantic evening” differs from couple to couple, and often even between individuals in a partnership. Some would say a night of thrashing to [...]

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The Y Axes release their new single “Meteorite”

The Y Axes are the poster space-babes, with a cosmic sound that is dancey and fun.

The first of their four singles to be released this year, "Meteorite", was recorded by Aaron Hellam [...]

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    Part/Human premieres “Touched” off debut EP out this Saturday

Part/Human premieres “Touched” off debut EP out this Saturday

If you're a fan of Silver Shadows, Tiaras, Ganglians, Fine Steps, Mayyors, and 90's acid house rhythms then Part/Human was sculpted for you. Multi-instrumentalist and Silver Shadows guitarist Margaret Rhodes began Part/Human [...]

By |January 27, 2016|Comments Off on Part/Human premieres “Touched” off debut EP out this Saturday
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    Preview: Longings (of Orchid + Ampere), Nopes, Toyota, Spit Tips

Preview: Longings (of Orchid + Ampere), Nopes, Toyota, Spit Tips

Western Massachusetts' prolific guitarist and recording engineer Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere) is bringing his post-punk venture to the Bay at the end of the month. Longings play a dense, cerebral [...]

By |January 27, 2016|Comments Off on Preview: Longings (of Orchid + Ampere), Nopes, Toyota, Spit Tips
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    The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”

The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”

The first time I met Karl Meischen of The Greening was at a cafe in the Mission, and the first thing I noticed was that he was dressed in [...]

By |January 27, 2016|Comments Off on The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”