Is the San Francisco music scene dead? We search for clues.

I recently heard the music scene in San Francisco was dead, and being a writer for a website dedicated to covering the music scene in San Francisco, I was [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Kelley Stoltz + Magic Trick at The Chapel tomorrow!

Ticket Giveaway: Kelley Stoltz + Magic Trick at The Chapel tomorrow!

The first time I ever saw Kelley Stoltz live was at The Chapel about a year and half ago.

It was all a sort of fantastic memorable. He sat down [...]

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Preview + Giveaway: Wicked Man at Great American Music Hall

Wicked Man (Photo by Shawheen Keyani)

Oakland's Wicked Man have seemed to be touring at a breakneck speed since we caught up with the band's last EP in November [...]

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    Miserable on the verge of releasing first LP “Uncontrollable”

Miserable on the verge of releasing first LP “Uncontrollable”

In what I think is the prettiest and saddest part of Miserable’s song “Oven,” the first single off her forthcoming LP Uncontrollable, Kristina Esfandiari sings “I shouldn’t be ashamed [...]

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    Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording

Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording

Michael Tapscott of CHINA plays at 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA (photo: Jon Bauer)

It's not often that you get a chance to check-out some top notch bands at a [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Comments Off on Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording
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    Interview: Quaaludes share their safe space and addictive energy

Interview: Quaaludes share their safe space and addictive energy

Quaaludes. Left to right: Morgan, Aimee, Susie, Courtney

The first time I saw Quaaludes was at Think and Die Thinking. For me, that festival was a welcoming into a [...]

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Dick Stusso partners with Billions

Dick Stusso (photo: by Matt Sorenson)

The universe of Dick Stusso is expanding, and its big bang echoed throughout music industry inboxes and across excited friends' Facebook pages last month — the [...]

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Review & Photos: LEX groove to the top at Brick & Mortar

LEX (photo: Robert Alleyne)

I'll start out with some honesty: I had no idea what to expect from this Brick & Mortar show last Saturday. Five bands strong, my first thought was [...]

By |March 28, 2016|Comments Off on Review & Photos: LEX groove to the top at Brick & Mortar
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    Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”

Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”

There's a handful of news tidbits from the Kendra McKinkley camp. For one, she has a new video for single "Party Mask," and it's a sublime little masterpiece that [...]

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    ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Terracur” (Part 4 of 4)

‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Terracur” (Part 4 of 4)

We can't believe it's finally here: We're in the last week of our Social Studies video release project! For those of you who are just catching this series, we'll give you a [...]

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    Introducing The Back Room, a new acoustic music venue coming to Downtown Berkeley

Introducing The Back Room, a new acoustic music venue coming to Downtown Berkeley

Attention fellow Berkeley residents (and Bay Area music fans in general): there's a new music venue soon to be within our city limits in April, and it's called The [...]

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    Shay Roselip releases debut, ‘Ever Present Calm,’ on Gnome Life

Shay Roselip releases debut, ‘Ever Present Calm,’ on Gnome Life

Big Sur based Gnome Life Records has built up an impressive catalog of musicians who create dreamy music that feel as if they were all perfectly made for the [...]

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