Raphi Gottesman offers ‘Virtual Access’

You may not know the name Raphi Gottesman, but chances are you have seen him in action.  He has played drums with Sonny & the Sunsets, The Fresh & Onlys, [...]

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    Interview: Odawas are back with ‘Reflections of a Pink Laser’

Interview: Odawas are back with ‘Reflections of a Pink Laser’

Photos: Kayla Krut, edited by Isaac Edwards

Odawas, the combination of Michael James Tapscott and Isaac Edwards, took a brief hiatus starting in 2011, but they are now back [...]

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    A Million Billion Dying Suns covers Journey…and it’s damn good

A Million Billion Dying Suns covers Journey…and it’s damn good

Very few bands could pull off a Journey cover without the whole operation looking like a bad attempt at irony (and resulting in the decision maker's head getting examined), [...]

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Premiere: Electric Strawberry releases debut full-length

San Francisco Bay Area "kinetic rock" band Electric Strawberry just released a debut full-length that they've decided to premiere with The Bay Bridged.

The self-titled album is funky, fun, and jammy. [...]

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Lost Church raising money for renovations

The Lost Church is undergoing a makeover, and they need help to get those last few nuts and bolts in place—literally.

The biggest reason they're renovating is to comply with [...]

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Giveaway: Win tickets to the inaugural Not Dead Yet Fest

In just over a week, ten killer bands are taking over Thee Parkside for the inaugural Not Dead Yet Fest. Marking the first event in a series of mini festivals [...]

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Video Premiere: Cocktails – “Bob Pollard’s Mind”

Photo: Jenn Dorn Heard

Earlier this month, Cocktails premiered the track "Bob Pollard's Mind" on Stereogum, and today we're oh so happy to give you a first look at the [...]

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    Interview: Toby Oler & Michael Tapscott on ‘Tapscott Sings Toby’

Interview: Toby Oler & Michael Tapscott on ‘Tapscott Sings Toby’

It's been a couple years since we've heard something new from Oakland's Toby Oler, who released the wonderfully weird OVTOV in 2012. On OVTOV, Oler wrote the songs and [...]

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Ferocious Few return to Amnesia on Friday

Though they no longer call the Bay their home (boo!), Ferocious Few are back on the road and playing a hometown date at Amnesia this Friday.

Ferocious Few could not [...]

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Papercuts releases new video; plays Chapel date

San Francisco's Papercuts has released a video for "Life Among the Savages," from the new album of the same name. It's really pretty.

Covering a wide swath of the city, [...]

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Debut album from Iamsu! is out now

Richmond rapper Iamsu! is killing the game. I mean, dude dropped a track with 50 Cent and Jay Ant that isn't even on his debut album, Sincerely Yours, which [...]

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Video: Slow Motion Cowboys – “Eight Ball”

Slow Motion Cowboys recently shared a video of their new track "Eight Ball", which was shot and recorded live at Shipwreck Studios in Oakland. SMC frontman Pete Frauenfelder employs [...]

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