Featured Album: Kool A.D. – ‘WORD O.K.’

Kool A.D. (real name Victor Vasquez) is one the most inventive and prolific rappers in the Bay Area, and the entire country, really. After gaining notoriety with the now-defunct [...]

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Bill Baird – “Flying on the Ground is Wrong”

Bill Baird is always busy, and he recently shared his newest dose of delicious pop, "Flying on the Ground is Wrong". Like much of Bill's work, there's layers upon [...]

By |October 31, 2014|1 Comment

Happy Fangs – “Contagious”

Any band with a Halloween leaning name is going to grab a double-take during October, and gritty powerhouse Happy Fangs went all in. "Contagious" is off of their upcoming debut [...]

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Giraffage streams “Tell Me” from new ‘No Reason’ EP

Giraffage just returned to the Bay after a lengthy tour supporting Porter Robinson, and he's wasting no time before his next project. That's right, the artist (whose real name [...]

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The Stone Foxes take up residency at The Chapel

Hometown heroes The Stone Foxes will be taking up residency at The Chapel for the first three weeks of November. Joining artists like the alt-rockers of Annie Girl & The [...]

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A Million Billion Dying Suns is now WOVE

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We've been big fans of Nate Mercereau's project A Million Billion Dying Suns since he first shared his self-made kaleidoscope-inspired videos [...]

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Meat Market drops “Big Cookie” and “Floor”

It's been over a year since we've heard something new from Oakland's Meat Market, but last night they quietly dropped a pair of new tracks on their Bandcamp page. [...]

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    Friends W/O Benefits: the surreal sound of the real California

Friends W/O Benefits: the surreal sound of the real California

It's hard to point out the exact reason why I fell in love with Friends W/O Benefits.  Maybe it was that goofy promo video they sent me expressing their [...]

Monster Rally & Jay Stone share “Cognac,” LP on the way

LA instrumental hip-hop producer Monster Rally has teamed up with Oakland MC's Jay Stone and Brandon Rayson on the track "Cognac", and let's just say this collaboration has me [...]

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Get to Know: Reishi

I've seen Reishi live twice now – including once under their previous moniker with slightly altered personnel Randy Marsh (thankfully they kept the iconic South Park patriarch's face emblazoned [...]

By |October 23, 2014|Comments Off on Get to Know: Reishi
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    Health crisis! UK invasion with Allo’ Darlin, Fat White Family, & more at Rickshaw Stop

Health crisis! UK invasion with Allo’ Darlin, Fat White Family, & more at Rickshaw Stop

Allo Darlin' - SXSW 2010 - Cute but deadly

Ebola is nothing compared to the health issues going on this month at Rickshaw Stop!

This Friday, October 24, it's Allo Darlin'. [...]

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8th Grader covers Drake live in-studio

So let’s be honest – it’s not really a big surprise that 8th Grader decided to put his own spin on one of Drake’s smoothest tunes. That said, the [...]

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