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    Welcome back: Oakland’s beloved Uptown Nightclub to reopen with Food Drive Extravaganza

Welcome back: Oakland’s beloved Uptown Nightclub to reopen with Food Drive Extravaganza

Welcome back, Uptown, we missed you! Oakland's nightlife staple The Uptown Nightclub, which closed its doors suddenly in early November 2014 after the owners chose not to renew the [...]

By |December 21, 2015|Comments Off on Welcome back: Oakland’s beloved Uptown Nightclub to reopen with Food Drive Extravaganza
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    Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips discusses band beginnings, side projects before playing three shows this weekend

Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips discusses band beginnings, side projects before playing three shows this weekend

The Mother Hips, one of San Francisco's long time and most premier bands will be playing three shows over the weekend including two shows at the Great American Music [...]

By |December 18, 2015|1 Comment
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    One more great track from our 10th Anniversary Comp: Ryan Lynch (of Dominant Legs) — “Sashay”

One more great track from our 10th Anniversary Comp: Ryan Lynch (of Dominant Legs) — “Sashay”

As the frontman and creative force behind Dominant Legs, Ryan Lynch has made a name for himself by perfecting the art of the up-tempo pop song. Tracks like “Hoop [...]

By |December 18, 2015|Comments Off on One more great track from our 10th Anniversary Comp: Ryan Lynch (of Dominant Legs) — “Sashay”
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    Fundraiser compilation track highlight: Future Twin — “Hope”

Fundraiser compilation track highlight: Future Twin — “Hope”

San Francisco's synth-centric, vocal-driven group Future Twin joins the list, with 44 other bands, of music that comes along with our fundraiser compilation.

Their to-be-released track "Hope" is inspired by David Lynch's [...]

By |December 17, 2015|1 Comment

Get to Know: The Master

San Jose-based collective The Master has a new single out just in time to celebrate the end of 2015. Appropriately entitled "New Years," it's a perfect companion piece to [...]

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    Life Stinks celebrates new album “You’ll Never Make It”

Life Stinks celebrates new album “You’ll Never Make It”

Life Stinks (Photo: Erin Allen)

In a city dominated by a tech atmosphere that gave birth to the most prominent corporations, such culture is difficult to ignore when living amongst [...]

By |December 17, 2015|Comments Off on Life Stinks celebrates new album “You’ll Never Make It”

The Bay Abridged: Dec 9 – Dec 15

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

By |December 16, 2015|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: Dec 9 – Dec 15
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    Introducing The Drambles: Berkeley band to perform first San Francisco gig at the Honey Hive Gallery

Introducing The Drambles: Berkeley band to perform first San Francisco gig at the Honey Hive Gallery

Don’t discount The Drambles. A sparse Bandcamp, limited social media presence, and abstruse name do not adequately represent the quartet’s deft sonic-punch and elastic energy. The four bandmates, seniors [...]

By |December 15, 2015|1 Comment

Citabria premieres live video of “In Your Eyes”

San Jose-based Citabria has come a long way since the release of their last album Exit Reality - from opening for bands like P.O.D. to getting consistent play on Live [...]

By |December 14, 2015|1 Comment
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    Ticket Giveaway: Solip, To The Wedding, April, Nude Photo at Thee Parkside

Ticket Giveaway: Solip, To The Wedding, April, Nude Photo at Thee Parkside

If you're interested in checking out some new sounds, two Bay Area artists are debuting live sets at Thee Parkside next week. On December 18, emerging projects Nude Photo [...]

By |December 14, 2015|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Solip, To The Wedding, April, Nude Photo at Thee Parkside

Elbo Room lives: 5 must-see shows to cap off your 2015

The future of Elbo Room, the eclectic Mission bar and nightclub, has been on a teetering slope this year after owners were notified that their lease would expire in November. But this [...]

By |December 11, 2015|Comments Off on Elbo Room lives: 5 must-see shows to cap off your 2015
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    Sunday tip: Kendra Mckinley to play free brunch show at Sweetwater Music Hall

Sunday tip: Kendra Mckinley to play free brunch show at Sweetwater Music Hall

This Sunday morning join the folks at the Sweetwater Music Hall for brunch and music on the patio featuring San Francisco's own Kendra McKinley. This an all ages event [...]

By |December 10, 2015|1 Comment