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    Meet The Heartlights and see them live for the first time at Hotel Utah

Meet The Heartlights and see them live for the first time at Hotel Utah

The Heartlights are the newest Oakland band of lovesick misfits by Jason Testasecca (Nobunny, The Okmoniks, Elvis Christ) and Maggie Aytac. These two, with help of other amazingly talented local musicians, [...]

By |June 16, 2016|Comments Off on Meet The Heartlights and see them live for the first time at Hotel Utah

Today declared Tupac Shakur Day in Oakland

There's plenty to celebrate in Oakland today. First and foremost, go Warriors. Second, happy Tupac Shakur Day. Oakland Mayor, Libby Schaaf, has declared June 16 in honor of the [...]

By |June 16, 2016|Comments Off on Today declared Tupac Shakur Day in Oakland
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    Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday

Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday

We're officially kicking off our Phono del Sol festivities this weekend with the first of our two Pre-Parties.

This Friday, we bring An Intimate Show with Dick Stusso, the moniker [...]

By |June 15, 2016|Comments Off on Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday

Nikolas Escudero releases honest debut album ‘100’

At times it's easier to keep a tough persona rather than really sink into those feelings you've grown to find embarrassing. They are not embarrassing. Everyone feels alone, hatred [...]

By |June 13, 2016|Comments Off on Nikolas Escudero releases honest debut album ‘100’
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    Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Waterstrider are definitely one of those bands you keep rooting for. A mainstay in the Berkeley co-op scene in the last handful of years, the band's sound has grown [...]

By |June 13, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video
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    Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Put on that darkest shade of lipstick and eyeliner, folks: Oakland's Introflirt are ready to send you down a moody dance spiral.

We highlighted the trio of Vafa, Ben Benjamin, [...]

By |June 10, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland croonwave band Introflirt unveils murky, throbbing single “Frozen Lace”

Get To Know: 1988

From its beginnings as a bedroom project fronted by Luis Gutierrez, 1988 has since grown into a 5-piece band with a couple of albums, hundreds of unreleased songs, and [...]

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Wax Idols and King Woman return home with Plush on June 19

After a hectic beginning of a tour that quickly ended the Wax Idols and King Woman tour dates with Pentagram, these unstoppable women have only proved their strength. All [...]

By |June 9, 2016|Comments Off on Wax Idols and King Woman return home with Plush on June 19

Jay Som touring with Mitski in support of upcoming 7-inch

It's a big month for San Francisco's Jay Som, the solo project of singer-songwriter Melina Duterte. As she sets out for her first big North American tour with Mitski [...]

By |June 8, 2016|Comments Off on Jay Som touring with Mitski in support of upcoming 7-inch
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    Vetiver visits UC Berkeley Botanical Garden for sold-out show

Vetiver visits UC Berkeley Botanical Garden for sold-out show

San Francisco's own Andy Cabic will bring the folk-tinged blend of indie alternative tunes he calls Vetiver to the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens on Thursday, June 9.

The intimate setting [...]

By |June 7, 2016|Comments Off on Vetiver visits UC Berkeley Botanical Garden for sold-out show

Calling all arts and crafts vendors for Phono del Sol 2016!

Are you interested in showcasing your art or craft to the thousands of people attending the 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival?

Our sixth annual fest returns to Potrero del Sol [...]

By |June 7, 2016|Comments Off on Calling all arts and crafts vendors for Phono del Sol 2016!
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    Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

It's summer, which means music festivals. Yeah, you've got the mega fests of Bottle Rock and Outside Lands sandwiching the beginning and end, but in between, we're blessed with [...]

By |June 3, 2016|Comments Off on Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)