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    Ultra Q’s Jakob Armstrong talks ‘In a Cave in a Video Game’ long distance recording, inspirations

Ultra Q’s Jakob Armstrong talks ‘In a Cave in a Video Game’ long distance recording, inspirations

Oakland’s own Ultra Q are back with a quick 15-minute EP, entitled In a Cave in a Video Game.

The band, featuring Jakob Armstrong on guitar and vocals, Enzo Malaspina [...]

A pandemic is the perfect time to listen to Daxma

Words by Adam Hudson

When philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote “On the Concept of History”/“Theses on the Philosophy of History” (which inspired Daxma’s latest album) in Paris in 1940, he had [...]

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    Supporting BFF.fm keeps the music coming and shines a silver lining

Supporting BFF.fm keeps the music coming and shines a silver lining

We’ve all been hearing stories of resilience, boundary pushing (in a good way), and communities coming together in new ways.

One of our biggest sources of togetherness during the times [...]

By |May 1, 2020|Comments Off on Supporting BFF.fm keeps the music coming and shines a silver lining
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    ‘Murder in the Front Row’: An interview with director Adam Dubin

‘Murder in the Front Row’: An interview with director Adam Dubin

When Adam Dubin set out to film Murder in the Front Row, a documentary about the beginnings of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, it wasn’t supposed to be [...]

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    Video Premiere: Drift through Steinhart Aquarium with W.O.E.

Video Premiere: Drift through Steinhart Aquarium with W.O.E.

Out of the current crisis will emerge a large quantity of artistic output, most certainly. For many musicians, isolation is not new: There's always another chord to loop, another [...]

By |April 20, 2020|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Drift through Steinhart Aquarium with W.O.E.
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    Half Stack’s Pete Kegler talks ‘Wings of Love,’ quarantine music and country roots

Half Stack’s Pete Kegler talks ‘Wings of Love,’ quarantine music and country roots

Cowboys have long sat at the center of the mythos of colonized America, serving simultaneously as a relic of the past and a potent symbol of self-reliance. In a [...]

By |April 17, 2020|Comments Off on Half Stack’s Pete Kegler talks ‘Wings of Love,’ quarantine music and country roots
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    Stories from Slim’s, Part 1: My last show at Slim’s ended in the tow yard

Stories from Slim’s, Part 1: My last show at Slim’s ended in the tow yard

(Source: Slim's Facebook)

So yeah, Slim's closed down. In a normal world, that would have been the most bummer thing to have happened last week. I use that term "normal world" [...]

By |April 7, 2020|Comments Off on Stories from Slim’s, Part 1: My last show at Slim’s ended in the tow yard

Pan(dem)ic! in San Francisco: Indy Cindie’s WFH playlist

As the Bay Area slips into the lull of its third week of shelter-in-place due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the city settles into an eerie new semblance of normalcy. [...]

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Hawke makes dark art, light work, and books

Words by Lily Moayeri

Is the quote, “Everyone has a book inside of them, it’s just a matter of getting it out?” Or, “Everyone has a book in them, but [...]

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10 albums from local bands that you can buy right now

You probably don't need us to tell you that musicians have taken a major financial hit in the last few weeks as Coronavirus fears close music venues across the [...]

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    The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

(photo: Connor Sorenson)

When Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice got married, Erenkov’s vows weren’t your typical declarations. “They were about our mortality,” says The Saxophones’ drummer Alison Alderdice with a [...]

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The Seshen dive into ‘CYAN’ in time for Noise Pop

(photo: Brittany Powers)

Synthesizers, drum machines, and live percussion blend with the cool, soulful voice of the Seshen’s Lalin St. Juste to create a harmonious combination of synth-pop and electronic [...]

By |February 24, 2020|Comments Off on The Seshen dive into ‘CYAN’ in time for Noise Pop
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