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    The Silhouette Era release new single, “Devotion” (playing El Rio tonight)

The Silhouette Era release new single, “Devotion” (playing El Rio tonight)

Local dream wave act The Silhouette Era is coming off of a spurring start to the new year. With the success of a a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of [...]

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SONG-FREUD: French Cassettes’ “Teeth for Talking”

Welcome back to SONG-FREUD, the only music column in the whole world that doubles as a deep cavity search of your favorite Bay Area songs. Equal parts Pitchfork and Dr. Phil, [...]

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Premiere: Meat Market – “Hole” (plus tour dates!)

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Today we are happy to bring you a brand new track from Meat Market - an Oakland quartet that has been making great garage-pop since early 2011, when members [...]

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    Best of the Rest – February 2015 (Six Organs of Admittance, bAd bAd, Panic Is Perfect, & more)

Best of the Rest – February 2015 (Six Organs of Admittance, bAd bAd, Panic Is Perfect, & more)

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance (Photo Credit: Drag City)

Every month, our editors hear lots of great new music, at shows around the Bay, exploring the far reaches [...]

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    Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy, ex-Shoppers) recently announced the launch of her new Captured Tracks imprint, Honor Press, and their first band – Sacramento's So Stressed. As far as I know, [...]

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    Nate Baker, Samuel Gray Edmondson join Australia’s Hipstones at Hotel Utah

Nate Baker, Samuel Gray Edmondson join Australia’s Hipstones at Hotel Utah

Noise Pop 2015 has come to an end, which means it's time to recover with a mellow evening tonight at the Hotel Utah. Australia's Hipstones, a soul band, are [...]

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    Wild Moth announces TWO tours; playing gigs at Thee Parkside and 1-2-3-4 Go!

Wild Moth announces TWO tours; playing gigs at Thee Parkside and 1-2-3-4 Go!

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Wild Moth just announced two tours, one in support of their recently released split with fellow Bay Area post-punk band Creative Adult, and the other presumably [...]

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SONG-FREUD: Waterstrider’s “Calliope”

Welcome back to SONG-FREUD, the only music column in the whole world that doubles as a deep cavity search of your favorite Bay Area music. A pro bono psychotherapy session [...]

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    Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP

Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP

 
Bay Area duo Tidelands is set to release a new EP, Old Mill Park, on March 3. The new record – the band's first since their 2012 sophomore full-length [...]

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    Planes of Satori releases eponymous LP on Germany’s Who Can You Trust? Records

Planes of Satori releases eponymous LP on Germany’s Who Can You Trust? Records

 
On Planes of Satori’s Facebook page, the Oakland-based quartet lists their joint interests as "enhancing perception, space, the future," and they all describe their music as "pure light and [...]

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Get To Know: Phosphene

 
Oakland indie rock outfit Phosphene released its self-titled debut last summer, an LP recorded and mixed at San Francisco's Tiny Telephone Recording. Just a few months following that album, [...]

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Berkeley rapper 100s becomes Kossisko

Remember Berkeley rapper 100s? His 2014 release IVRY, despite the sometimes juvenile lyrics, was hands down one of my favorite releases from ANY genre last year. He had such [...]

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