Get to Know: It’s Just Great

The Bay Area is already home to a fantastic and creative vinyl subscription service, Turntable Kitchen, and starting this month a new unique way of discovering and collecting vinyl [...]

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    No Doubt, Robert Plant, Imagine Dragons to headline BottleRock 2015

No Doubt, Robert Plant, Imagine Dragons to headline BottleRock 2015

Cracker @ BottleRock 2014 - Photo by Daniel Kielman

Promoters of BottleRock Napa Valley have announced the lineup for the third year of the embattled music festival. With a full year [...]

By |January 6, 2015|Comments Off on No Doubt, Robert Plant, Imagine Dragons to headline BottleRock 2015

Waterstrider – “White Light”

I have a hunch that if anyone else had written “White Light”, the first single off of Waterstrider’s upcoming album Nowhere Now, the guitar riff in the chorus would [...]

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Ring in the New Year with a Bells Atlas Residency

Oakland's Bells Atlas is wasting no time making the new year a busy one, with a month-long residency at ERA Art Bar & Lounge. Joining the rhythmic pop stylings [...]

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    Best of 2014: What the other lists missed from Russell Jelinek

Best of 2014: What the other lists missed from Russell Jelinek

It's officially 2015, and all the 2014 lists are in. I honestly enjoy them, but how many times do you need to read about Run the Jewels and War [...]

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    The 2014 Playlist: 150 songs released by SF Bay Area bands this year

The 2014 Playlist: 150 songs released by SF Bay Area bands this year

In what appears to now be an annual tradition around here, we pored over the wealth of stories we've written this year about local music and gathered this massive [...]

By |December 30, 2014|8 Comments

Stoned and Alone: Oakland’s Toner drops self-titled LP

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Oakland’s Samuelito Cruz is well versed in the Bay Area music scene. Having been involved in a variety of local Bay projects, including Happy Diving and [...]

By |December 23, 2014|2 Comments

Jolie Holland’s Viracocha residency continues

While New Year's Eve is perhaps the biggest night for shows in the city, Christmas is often neglected on the concert front, leaving those who either don't celebrate Christmas [...]

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SF Sketchfest 2015 offers music as well as comedy

With the 2015 lineup (same as previous years), SF Sketchfest has managed to round out a fantastic comedy lineup with some bonus music offerings. Here's a round-up of some [...]

By |December 19, 2014|Comments Off on SF Sketchfest 2015 offers music as well as comedy

Get To Know: Plastic Pulse

It all started with a leading shout-out on Twitter. Our favorite local slop pop band Cocktails outed fellow bandmate Lauren Matsui as also being in the BRAND new synthy-goodness duo Plastic Pulse, [...]

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Oakland Drops Beats is Saturday

Remember when Harry, The Boy Who Lived, gets to Hogwarts for the first time and is like “Holy shit! There is magic every-goddamn-where!” Yeah, that’s basically what downtown Oakland [...]

By |December 17, 2014|Comments Off on Oakland Drops Beats is Saturday

Noise Pop to re-open The Swedish American Hall in 2015

Noise Pop Industries announced today that it would be reopening the Swedish American Hall in 2015, first as "Noise Pop Headquarters" during the 2015 installment of the annual music [...]

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