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    Marshall Crenshaw packs pair of reissues, film project, 3 Bay Area shows this week

Marshall Crenshaw packs pair of reissues, film project, 3 Bay Area shows this week

The first time Marshall Crenshaw performed out west was at the Keystone in San Francisco. It was June 4, 1982, and he burst onto the popular music scene with [...]

By |September 19, 2017|0 Comments

Bands In Portrait: Naima Shalhoub

Just over two years ago, on May 5, 2015, Naima Shalhoub recorded an album in San Francisco County Jail. The singer-songwriter, educator, and activist of Lebanese heritage was there [...]

By |September 15, 2017|1 Comment

Loustic Sessions: Madeline Kenney, “Uncommon”

Remember our Loustic Sessions partnership from earlier this year? The Paris-based, fully-global music video production team just shared with us their session with Oakland favorite Madeline Kenney, shot in [...]

By |September 5, 2017|0 Comments

Get To Know: Hose Rips

(photo: Collin Morrow)

Any musician who's been in bands for a while will tell you why they're still in the game: It's really just an excuse to hang out with [...]

By |September 1, 2017|1 Comment
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    Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017

Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017

Hiero Day is once again upon us, and the holiday’s sixth annual celebration continues to bridge the gaps among the Bay Area’s avenues of hip-hop, art, and culture right [...]

By |August 30, 2017|0 Comments

Bands In Portrait: Survival Guide

Emily Whitehurst has a long history in the Bay Area music scene. Born and raised in California, she joined the beloved North Bay punk band Tsunami Bomb during the [...]

By |August 23, 2017|0 Comments

Punks with Lunch provide punk values, PB&J to West Oakland

Punks with Lunch/COHRT volunteers Ryan Dal Porto and Paula Rubin (all photos by Aaron Rubin)

Punks with Lunch started in September of 2015 when a group of friends decided to [...]

By |August 17, 2017|Comments Off on Punks with Lunch provide punk values, PB&J to West Oakland
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    Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Let me lead this story with the fact that there are a lot of "firsts" to be had here: On Friday, August 18, San Francisco’s Old Mint Building on [...]

By |August 17, 2017|Comments Off on Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Reparations Rock: FUPU brings joy and power to punk

“You can’t like FUPU if you aren’t physically doing something to make the world a place of access and equality for Black humans; femme humans; LGTBTQ humans; poor humans,” [...]

By |August 9, 2017|Comments Off on Reparations Rock: FUPU brings joy and power to punk
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    Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Attention Bay Area: one of the most diverse festival lineups in the typically white male dominated world of punk rock is coming to Oakland this weekend for Near Dark [...]

By |August 4, 2017|Comments Off on Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Avi Vinocur is always someone else

(photo: Scott Padden)

Avi Vinocur has a few people he wants to thank. A San Francisco judge, whose name he can't remember, is one of them. Rachel Maddow is too, [...]

By |August 3, 2017|Comments Off on Avi Vinocur is always someone else

Bands In Portrait: Eko Zu

“For six months, we were literally just living as nomads,” recalls Zu'RI while we discuss her challenges as an artist in the Bay Area. She is a singer songwriter [...]

By |July 20, 2017|Comments Off on Bands In Portrait: Eko Zu
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