Catching up with The Tet Holiday

Oakland band The Tet Holiday recently played at Bottom of the Hill with their new drummer Brandon Farmer, and they rocked it. If you don't know their music, check out [...]

By |November 4, 2015|Comments Off on Catching up with The Tet Holiday
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    How San Francisco’s famously obscure aQuarius Records is still thriving after 45 years

How San Francisco’s famously obscure aQuarius Records is still thriving after 45 years

aQuarius Records (aQ) has been championing the fringes of music for 45 years now. They think. It could be 46, as the San Francisco record store has a murky [...]

By |November 3, 2015|7 Comments

Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills

You see them late into the night. They're sweaty with passion. They revel in the glory of the bright lights. They move to the beat of their own drum. And [...]

By |November 2, 2015|6 Comments

Get to know: The Saxophones

Oakland band The Saxophones began about 10 years ago as a solo songwriting project for Alexi Erenkov, who was in college studying jazz saxophone, flute, and clarinet, but as [...]

By |November 2, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: The Saxophones
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    Shawn Alpay (formerly of The Definite Articles) introduces new project Completions

Shawn Alpay (formerly of The Definite Articles) introduces new project Completions

San Francisco native Shawn Alpay, the sole member of his newly formed indie project Completions and house engineer at local recording studio Tiny Telephone, is someone the Bay Area [...]

By |October 30, 2015|Comments Off on Shawn Alpay (formerly of The Definite Articles) introduces new project Completions
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    Interview & Giveaway: Get to know artist collective Our House and their upcoming Gothic Luau

Interview & Giveaway: Get to know artist collective Our House and their upcoming Gothic Luau

Dust off your ugly floral shirts and your darkest eyeliner: Our House is back with a second installment of their doubly-themed post-Halloween dance party, Gothic Luau, featuring a reunion from [...]

By |October 30, 2015|Comments Off on Interview & Giveaway: Get to know artist collective Our House and their upcoming Gothic Luau
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    Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot

Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot

San Francisco's own budding indie rock quartet Blossom recently dropped a trippy new music video for their track "Weirdspell" via online music outlet Groundsounds. The band, who are working on their first [...]

By |October 29, 2015|Comments Off on Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot
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    Try the Pie announces ‘Rest,’ a compilation of early recordings

Try the Pie announces ‘Rest,’ a compilation of early recordings

South Bay-based musician Bean Tupou of Try the Pie is involved in a variety of projects in support of the DIY community, from the San Jose collective Think and [...]

By |October 29, 2015|1 Comment

The Bay Abridged: Oct 20 — Oct 27

(Jane's Addiction at The Warfield)

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. [...]

By |October 28, 2015|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: Oct 20 — Oct 27
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    Front Country puts a rootsy spin on the Talking Heads ahead of Halloween show

Front Country puts a rootsy spin on the Talking Heads ahead of Halloween show

The bluegrass scene in the Bay Area is one of the most thriving around, and we're definitely root-ing for Front Country. (Get it? The scene is also full of bluegrass puns.) [...]

By |October 28, 2015|Comments Off on Front Country puts a rootsy spin on the Talking Heads ahead of Halloween show
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    Listen to this ‘Night of the Living Shreds’ mixtape before Friday’s Bay Bridged Halloween show

Listen to this ‘Night of the Living Shreds’ mixtape before Friday’s Bay Bridged Halloween show

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As the list of Halloween weekend events grows bigger and bigger, so does our excitement about our very own Halloween show that we're putting on with [...]

By |October 28, 2015|Comments Off on Listen to this ‘Night of the Living Shreds’ mixtape before Friday’s Bay Bridged Halloween show

The Illumignarly releasing ‘Apocalypse Gnar’ EP

I'm not sure exactly what's in the water in the North Bay, but they've been sending us some great loud music of late. Santa Rosa's The Illumignarly are no [...]

By |October 27, 2015|Comments Off on The Illumignarly releasing ‘Apocalypse Gnar’ EP