Get To Know: Tanukichan

Tanukichan is the new solo venture of Hannah van Loon, who recently left Trails and Ways after a four year stint with the band. Just yesterday she released "Bitter [...]

By |May 10, 2016|Comments Off on Get To Know: Tanukichan

Kendra McKinley dials up the sweetness in “Honey” video

There's still no official release date for her promised sophomore record Treat, but we get another look into the sweetly dramatic musical life of Kendra McKinley with her brand [...]

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    Jeff Rosenstock and Upset to play Oakland Metro next Thursday

Jeff Rosenstock and Upset to play Oakland Metro next Thursday

You may have missed the Jeff Rosenstock sing-along vocals recording event at 1-2-3-4 GO Records, but you don't have to fret, because you can still see them at Oakland [...]

By |May 6, 2016|Comments Off on Jeff Rosenstock and Upset to play Oakland Metro next Thursday
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    The Redlight District of Santa Cruz: Redefined and ready to rock

The Redlight District of Santa Cruz: Redefined and ready to rock

Psychedelic rock and roll has never really gone away since the sounds of the late 1960s introduced rhythmic melodies with unconventional sonic properties into the mainstream.

Bands like Cream and [...]

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    Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Several iterations of Creepers have popped up throughout the years. The Bay Area group began in 2010 as a guitar and drum duo, but has since expanded into a [...]

By |May 3, 2016|Comments Off on Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Video: For Now is “Ready to Die”

Oakland duo For Now quietly released a video for their track "Ready to Die" not too long ago, and well...it kinda blew my mind. Take a look:

The shaky tension [...]

By |May 3, 2016|Comments Off on Video: For Now is “Ready to Die”

Sales comes to Rickshaw Stop May 11

Sales, coming all the way from Orlando, Florida, is the type of band that doesn't need help from anyone to be known. They are fully independent - no manager/label/publicist, and [...]

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    Review: Celebrating Mac DeMarco’s birthday with Shamir at the Swedish

Review: Celebrating Mac DeMarco’s birthday with Shamir at the Swedish

I'm always the type to be ridiculously early to all shows or, well, ridiculously on time. Depending on the show, this could either be what everyone is doing, or [...]

By |May 2, 2016|Comments Off on Review: Celebrating Mac DeMarco’s birthday with Shamir at the Swedish
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    Premiere: Listen to the dark sounds of Teal’s “See Myself to the Door”

Premiere: Listen to the dark sounds of Teal’s “See Myself to the Door”

James Rodgers of Teal is a busy man. When he's not drumming with Creative Adult, he's been recording and performing as Teal, which began as a solo project but [...]

By |May 2, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to the dark sounds of Teal’s “See Myself to the Door”
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    Uncomfortable: the harassment claims that divided San Jose’s music scene

Uncomfortable: the harassment claims that divided San Jose’s music scene

Illustrations by Cassidy Miller

Allegations of sexual harassment and assault against a San Jose music promoter have fractured the South Bay’s music scene. How do bands, venues, and the victims [...]

By |April 28, 2016|5 Comments

Meat Market made a new album, “Dig Deep”

The word "catchy" is weird - I think it describes an ability. A catchy song does something a non-catchy song can't? I call a song catchy, and that's usually the final frontier in [...]

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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 [...]

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