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    Interview: The sound of things falling apart on Whiskerman’s new LP “Nomad”

Interview: The sound of things falling apart on Whiskerman’s new LP “Nomad”

I really hope the apocalypse sounds like Whiskerman’s latest album, Nomad, because I couldn’t imagine a more beautiful soundtrack to the end of the world. Set to be released [...]

By |October 2, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: The sound of things falling apart on Whiskerman’s new LP “Nomad”

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass: The Bay Bridged Top 5 Picks

In a town with no discernible seasons, the most notable sign that Fall has arrived is Hardly Strictly Bluegrass (HSB). Celebrating its fifteenth year of existence, HSB has become an [...]

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    Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

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Santa Rosa's known, at least to me, for its often removed, quirky underground scene that's seen a revival in energy thanks in no small part to the Pizza [...]

By |October 1, 2015|Comments Off on Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

Growwler to begin October residency at Amnesia

Growwler is gearing up for their October residency at Amnesia that starts later this week. Sorry, not residency — it's a "dead-sidency." The month-long Halloween celebration is sure to [...]

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    Watch Cumstain get chased down by Hulk Hogan in their new video for “I’m Not Mean”

Watch Cumstain get chased down by Hulk Hogan in their new video for “I’m Not Mean”

Cumstain are known for being sleazy and nostalgic and their video for "I'm Not Mean" does not change that. Actually, it only proves how wonderful their sleazy nostalgia truly [...]

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Interview: Get to know San Francisco’s Bear Call

Bear Call's Eric William Mohammed, Skyler Warren, and Nikk Moreno

San Francisco's Bear Call is the brainchild of Skyler Warren, a musician who started the project four years ago in [...]

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Go be emotional with Emotional at the Golden Bull tonight

Going to see Emotional (Brian Wakefield of Death Records/Melted Toys) is the perfect way to say "I am not over summer, summer is not over, stop trying to tell [...]

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    Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now

Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now

Solo projects are most always such a sweet deal, especially because whichever musician is involved gets to explore music on their own terms and without the weight of another [...]

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The emo kid’s guide to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The first time I went to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was 2010. This was the first time I saw Conor Oberst live. I had been a fan for 5 years, [...]

By |September 28, 2015|3 Comments
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    Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Dirty Ghosts (Photo: Liz Caruana)

Allyson Baker has certainly been busy since the release of her band Dirty Ghosts' debut record Metal Moon. Though her marriage with San Francisco-based MC/producer Aesop Rock dissolved, [...]

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    Premiere: Antiphony and Gay Henry team up for experimental hip-hop video

Premiere: Antiphony and Gay Henry team up for experimental hip-hop video

Screenshot from KUMQUATS/LATTES/CIGARETTES

Antiphony is a heady, playfully moody minimal hip-hop project based out of California's Sonoma County. Comprised of the producer/rapper alter egos of Anthony Jimenez, KUMQUATS/LATTES/CIGARETTES is six tracks [...]

By |September 25, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Antiphony and Gay Henry team up for experimental hip-hop video

Field Medic releases new LP “Light Is Gone”

As prolific as singer-songwriter Kevin Patrick is, it's surprising to realize he only recently dropped his first full-length album under side project Field Medic. Entitled Light Is Gone and [...]

By |September 25, 2015|Comments Off on Field Medic releases new LP “Light Is Gone”