Phono del Sol: Queens D.Light’s not-so-quiet revolution

Photos by Salihah Saadiq
Words by Jody Amable

"I feel like in the Bay it’s OK to be weird."

Perched on a blue sofa in Qulture Collective, a queer and POC-focused coffee [...]

Boy Scouts graces US, Phono del Sol stages

It’s a welcomed sunny afternoon after quite a long rainy spell in Oakland. Plants lining the sidewalks are vibrant shades of peach, purple, and yellow, and as I stroll [...]

Serious in all the right ways: An interview with Meernaa

(photo: Ginger Fierstein)

Meernaa’s frontwoman Carly Bond is a charming goofball — perhaps not entirely what one might expect after hearing her pour so much soul into the songs off [...]

Field Medic returns for first headlining show in SF

(photo: Stephen Beebout)

How autobiographical are the songs off this album? We asked Field Medic’s Kevin Patrick.

“100%,” he said. “I don’t really write fiction, I just write [my] truth...I wouldn’t [...]

Tracking the story of Andrew Oswald and Secret Bathroom

Andrew Oswald at Santo Recording (all photos: Jon Bauer)

At the moment, Andrew Oswald operates out of a cozy room at Santo Recording Studio, located in West Oakland.

The graffiti-covered [...]

Photos: ClimaxXx turns heads at her first SXSW

Proud Bay Area native Jeanette Adranly, better known by her DJ alias, ClimaxXx, hit Austin's SXSW festival for the first time this past March and girlllllll did she leave [...]

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    Members of the Silhouette Era organize RGB Music and Arts Festival

Members of the Silhouette Era organize RGB Music and Arts Festival

Words by Juli Fraga

As musicians in a local band, the Silhouette Era, San Francisco State students Sean Thompson and Carlos González have already recorded an EP and toured together. [...]

Not of the Zeitgeist: Hectorine’s debut folk album

(photo: Emily Dulla)

Words by Michelle Kicherer

I’ve had lots of conversations over the years in the anguished I-was-born-in-the-wrong-decade vein. We’ve sat there daydreaming about what it must have felt like [...]

Meet Your Local Metal Band: Water Into Blood

Become the Disease album art

Words by Adam Hudson

Some people say that rock music is dead, but it’s still being kept alive in underground circles in the Bay Area. One [...]

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SXSW 2019: A massive gallery of (almost) everything we saw

On this segment of news you already know: SXSW is massive.

It’s a beast of a festival-conference-party-networking-a-thon where over 2,000 artists vie for the attention of press, publicists, labels, industry [...]

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Noise Pop Preview: Daughters’ furious return

Noise-obsessed band from Rhode Island, Daughters, might seem like a part of the recent series of half-hearted reunion shows or the string of overwrought 'ten-year-anniversary-of-our-seminal-album' tours that we bore [...]

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Noise Pop Preview: The magical connections of Zelma Stone

(photo: Nikki Pratchios)

Words by Michelle Kicherer

We are all such tiny, programmed machines
Stuffing more and more stones up our sleeves

Zelma Stone released their first LP Layla with Honey [...]

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