The Alps – Le Voyage

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The Guardian's great profile on Jefre Cantu-Ledesma (Tarentel, Root Strata) a few weeks ago inspired me to check out Le Voyage, the latest [...]

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Bird By Snow shares Common Wealth in July

Fletcher Tucker's Bird By Snow returns with its fourth LP, Common Wealth, in July on Gnome Life Records. Recorded at Louder Studios with Tim Green, Tucker describes the [...]

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Saturday, July 3rd: 5th Annual El Rio Big Time Freedom Fest

The Big Time Freedom Fest returns for its fifth year at El Rio this Saturday, July 3rd, presented by Hippies Are Dead. In lieu of the more traditional patriotic [...]

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Saturday: TBB Presents Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, The Fresh & Onlys and Eddy Current Suppression Ring (AUS) at Serra Bowl!

A brief reminder about this Saturday's awesome free all ages show at Serra Bowl featuring four terrific bands. Don't miss it!

The Bay Bridged Presents:

Eddy Current Suppression Ring (AUS)
Thee [...]

By |June 30, 2010|Comments Off on Saturday: TBB Presents Thee Oh Sees, Sic Alps, The Fresh & Onlys and Eddy Current Suppression Ring (AUS) at Serra Bowl!

Review & Photos: Radar Brothers, Man/Miracle, Mist and Mast @ Rickshaw Stop 6/24/10

I ended up at Dan Sung Sa again, a rare late night eatery in Oakland, and a new personal fave. They are open evenings only from 6pm-2am. The walls [...]

By |June 30, 2010|4 Comments

Greg Ashley – Requiem Mass and Other Experiments

Greg Ashley - "Requiem Mass - Part I"

Oakland studio wizard Greg Ashley just released his latest album on Birdman Records, and it's something of a curve ball after two [...]

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Live this week: Bay Area shows 6/29-7/3

This week in the Bay Area:

Tuesday, June 29
Harlem, Hunx and His Punx, Bridez @ The Independent
Greg Ashley, Yea-Ming (Dreamdate), Brian Glaze @ Hemlock
Buxter Hoot'n, Mark Matos & Os Beaches, [...]

Photos: Finest Dearest’s last show with Stirling Says, Drowning With Our Anchors, 6/26

Photos by Lev Perry.
Last week Finest Dearest announced their retirement, and Saturday at Epicenter Cafe they bid their supporters farewell with close friends Stirling Says and Drowning With [...]

By |June 28, 2010|Comments Off on Photos: Finest Dearest’s last show with Stirling Says, Drowning With Our Anchors, 6/26

Sunday: All-local garage bill of the summer, with Ty Segall, Grass Widow, Sonny & The Sunsets + The Baths

Don't miss the official release party for Ty Segall's Melted, this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill (8pm, $8/10, All Ages), featuring the ridiculously excellent supporting lineup of Grass [...]

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The summer sounds of Blackbird Blackbird

Blackbird Blackbird - "Sunspray"

Blackbird Blackbird - "Hawaii"

Current gloom notwithstanding, summer is the perfect time for warm electronic sounds. SF's Blackbird Blackbird (aka Mikey S; formerly Bye Bye Blackbird) has [...]

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Festival news: early lineups revealed for On Land, All Shook Down, and Mission Creek fests

You presumably know about Outside Lands and we've revealed a little bit about this year's Rock Make, but details have emerged recently about a number of other festivals taking [...]

By |June 22, 2010|Comments Off on Festival news: early lineups revealed for On Land, All Shook Down, and Mission Creek fests

Video: Bare Wires – “I Love You Tonite”

This ridiculously catchy garage rock nugget comes from Bare Wires' upcoming sophomore album Seeking Love, out soon on John Dwyer's Castle Face Records. The Oakland band's record [...]

By |June 18, 2010|Comments Off on Video: Bare Wires – “I Love You Tonite”