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    Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP

Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP

Acid Fast have been around the block. The group is comprised of seasoned rockers who cut their chops in bands like Big Kids and currently still perform in Nervous, [...]

By |November 18, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP
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    YASSOU, There’s Talk, and Lila Rose bring dark pop to Oakland’s Starline

YASSOU, There’s Talk, and Lila Rose bring dark pop to Oakland’s Starline

Get ready for an evening of female-fronted pop this Friday night at the Starline Social Club. Actually, the term "pop" is a bit disingenuous standing on its own, because [...]

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Interview: Catching up with surf pop locals The She’s

The She's are Sami Perez, Hannah Valente, Eva Treadway, and Sinclair Riley -- four ladies in their early 20s who've been at it as a band since the seventh grade [...]

By |November 17, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Catching up with surf pop locals The She’s
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    Outer Embassy released a 45 and plays a show at Hemlock tonight

Outer Embassy released a 45 and plays a show at Hemlock tonight

Outer Embassy is a fairly new Oakland band formed by a trio of Bay Area vets: Aaron Deer (Daring Ear, John Wilkes Booze, TV Mike), Graham LeBron (Rogue Wave, [...]

By |November 17, 2015|1 Comment
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    Blank Tapes playing Amnesia tonight in support of new LP “Sha-La-Love”

Blank Tapes playing Amnesia tonight in support of new LP “Sha-La-Love”

Following the release of the album Sha-La-Love on October 16, Los Angeles's The Blank Tapes have since embarked on a mini-tour in support of the new LP. Released on [...]

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    Deerhoof to drop first live album “Fever 12164” on Nov. 27

Deerhoof to drop first live album “Fever 12164” on Nov. 27

San Francisco's Deerhoof have been around the music scene since their founding in 1994. Along the way, the band has released a total of 13 full length albums over [...]

By |November 16, 2015|Comments Off on Deerhoof to drop first live album “Fever 12164” on Nov. 27
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    Layin’ Waste: New Bay Area hardcore label kicks off with 1234 Go! showcase

Layin’ Waste: New Bay Area hardcore label kicks off with 1234 Go! showcase

Over the last couple years the Bay's hardcore scene has experienced some turmoil — staple venues have shuttered, bands have come and gone, and mainstay acts have left the genre. The [...]

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Listen to Frank Abreau’s (of Strange Hotel) new solo EP

Frank Abreau, the lead voice of the rockers in Strange Hotel, has a new solo EP out. Entitled RIDE, the follow-up to his full-length Appetite finds Abreau exploring some [...]

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Mansion celebrate release of ‘Early Life’

(record release flier by Sam Lefebvre)

After months of inactivity, Oakland's Mansion returned with news of an LP and promptly set off on a tour that took them to New [...]

By |November 16, 2015|2 Comments

Get To Know: Nelsen & Farney

Near the end of their song "New Direction," Nelsen & Farney sing, "So if my style turns you off, please just stop listening." That's going to be awfully hard [...]

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Silver Shadows to play El Rio on Monday

If you have gone to El Rio on a Monday, then you already know it's one of the craziest nights to be there, because it's their classic $1 beer [...]

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Wicked Man releases ‘Terranean Tremors’ EP

We first told you about Oakland's Wicked Man over a year ago, and since then they've added members, and just dropped a second EP, Terranean Tremors. The EP premiered [...]

By |November 12, 2015|Comments Off on Wicked Man releases ‘Terranean Tremors’ EP