Review: Frankie Cosmos at the Swedish American Hall

Saturday April 16, 2016 was one of those not-rare nights when there were two great shows happening at two great venues that all end being sold out in San [...]

By |April 19, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Frankie Cosmos at the Swedish American Hall
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    An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’

An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’

Hudson Bell has been a musician for longer than I have been alive, starting out like any of us: in his bedroom. Hudson Bell may be also the name [...]

By |April 18, 2016|Comments Off on An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’

Interview: Doodling with Plush

Lately I've been having the problem where whenever I actually want to go to a show, there's too many bands I want to see everyone playing on that one [...]

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    Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Sometimes the truth lies in the details. FASIV , FKA Strange Hotel, tackle this head-on in their new video for song "Police." In the video, they take the song's theme [...]

By |April 14, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

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 [...]

By |April 12, 2016|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Kelley Stoltz + Magic Trick at The Chapel tomorrow!

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 [...]

By |April 7, 2016|Comments Off on Preview + Giveaway: Wicked Man at Great American Music Hall
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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