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    Premiere: Not the 1’s are “Not the Ones to be Gamed on”

Premiere: Not the 1’s are “Not the Ones to be Gamed on”

We've heard several songs from Not the 1's off their forthcoming LP, and they seem to a have a pretty great formula: write rhymes that take great joy in [...]

By |April 28, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Not the 1’s are “Not the Ones to be Gamed on”

Giveaway: Humans, Manics, and NITEPPL at Swedish American

This Friday night, the Swedish American Hall is bringing a night of indie dance music to the Castro, with a show featuring Canadian duo Humans. Joining the party are [...]

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Wine and Bowties announce Feels V festival

The Wine & Bowtie-curated Feels festival is back for its fifth installment and boy, it (Feels V)ery wonderful. If the last time around was a celebration of fall, this [...]

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Santa Rosa’s Fussy debut jagged, groove-filled demo

Fussy's In Your Head tape art

Despite their brief existence, Indiana's Coneheads have inspired young punks in distant suburbs. At the end of last year, San Francisco's Outer Sunset gave [...]

By |April 25, 2016|Comments Off on Santa Rosa’s Fussy debut jagged, groove-filled demo
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    Q&A: The Younger Lovers premiere new music video for “Poseur”

Q&A: The Younger Lovers premiere new music video for “Poseur”

The Younger Lovers is one of those bands that, if you live in the Bay Area, and like the alternative DIY scene, but don't listen to them, I don't [...]

By |April 22, 2016|1 Comment
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    Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

The Monophonics (photo: Joshua Huver)

Often mistaken for outright passion or "The Funk," soul as a genre is a musical style that slowed without stopping. Its decline in the mainstream [...]

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UNITY announce summer release of debut LP

(Unity LP variant by Jeff Cheung)

With demos sneaking online as far back as November 2013, Unity began as a songwriting outlet for Oakland-based artist and musician Jeff Cheung, known [...]

By |April 22, 2016|Comments Off on UNITY announce summer release of debut LP
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    Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

The Oakland Potwashers originated with the words of Austin poet Roy Ruth, who wrote an autobiographical collection of poetry about a motorcycle journey entitled "Buffalo Thoughts". To really drive [...]

By |April 21, 2016|1 Comment
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    Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills (part five)

Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills (part five)

The road may be narrow, but with purpose-driven passion, discomfort in mediocrity, and honing in on what makes you you, it is possible to discover. The road I speak [...]

By |April 20, 2016|Comments Off on Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills (part five)
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    Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

On Thursday, April 21, Slow Motion Cowboys will celebrate the release of their newest album In Exile/On the Mesa, as well as the birthday of Pete Fields - the [...]

By |April 20, 2016|1 Comment
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    Interview: King Woman on creating, mental illness, and feminism

Interview: King Woman on creating, mental illness, and feminism

I was having a slight panic attack while waiting, in a fancy cafe that I’ve previously ignored, for Kristina Esfandiari of King Woman and Miserable.

The night before had been [...]

By |April 19, 2016|1 Comment
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    Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Santa Rosa's The Vibrating Antennas is just about ready to release their second full length State of the Art, set for an April 30 release on San Francisco based [...]

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