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    Interview: Lisa Prank is everything you needed in middle school

Interview: Lisa Prank is everything you needed in middle school

(photos: Laura Cohen)

Growing up, I was like any other weirdo kid in the fact that I loved emo because I was very emotional, and I loved bright colors because [...]

By |October 13, 2016|Comments Off on Interview: Lisa Prank is everything you needed in middle school
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    True Widow will make heavy yet sultry sounds at Brick + Mortar this weekend

True Widow will make heavy yet sultry sounds at Brick + Mortar this weekend

Words by Cat Jones

Despite largely appealing to fans of metal and other ultra-heavy varieties of music, True Widow is a dark beast of an entirely different variety. Rather [...]

By |October 13, 2016|Comments Off on True Widow will make heavy yet sultry sounds at Brick + Mortar this weekend

Helms Alee bring heavy sounds to Hemlock this week

Words by Jordan Martich

As Seattle-based band Helms Alee tours in support of their newest album Stillicide, experiences are becoming unbelievable for drummer Hozoji Matheson-Margullis.

This is their longest tour to [...]

By |October 11, 2016|Comments Off on Helms Alee bring heavy sounds to Hemlock this week
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    East Oakland rapper Stunna June releases debut project ‘OTR 930’

East Oakland rapper Stunna June releases debut project ‘OTR 930’

Stunna June, the melodiously rugged Tongan vocalist from the East Bay, released his debut full-length OTR 930 this past Friday. The record offers a tropical take on ‘90s-inspired hip-hop, [...]

By |October 6, 2016|Comments Off on East Oakland rapper Stunna June releases debut project ‘OTR 930’

Interview: Doodling with SOAR

When friendship and collaboration are two of the most valued things in a musical project or band, it's obvious. It comes out in the lyrics, the way it is [...]

By |September 29, 2016|Comments Off on Interview: Doodling with SOAR
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    Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show

Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show

The first Tuesday of every month hold a special place for countless Bay Area music fans. It's the night when team Wood Shoppe puts on their monthly series at [...]

By |September 27, 2016|Comments Off on Q+A: Beloved monthly concert series Wood Shoppe goes out with a Bam!Bam! in final show

Video: House shows power the North Bay’s music scene

The Down House (photos: Estefany Gonzalez)

To the untrained eye, the North Bay may come off as wineland or a foodie’s paradise. While yes, those are aspects of the North Bay, [...]

By |September 22, 2016|2 Comments
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    Stinky’s Al Fresco takes us back to the strange late ’90s

Stinky’s Al Fresco takes us back to the strange late ’90s

Words by Jordan Martich

Join us this weekend back in the strange days of the late '90s, when Stinky's Peepshow gained attention as a thrilling weekly exhibition of the bands, [...]

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Tommy Alexander: Baseball star turned singer-songwriter

Originally from Santa Barbara, Tommy Alexander spent his late teens making a name for himself as a highly-ranked collegiate athlete. But by his early twenties, he was disillusioned and [...]

By |September 20, 2016|1 Comment
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    White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight

White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight

On Tuesday, September 6, San Francisco’s Blue Bear School of Music will be taking over The Chapel for a night of funk-fueled fundraising.

White Denim brings their notoriously swampy brand [...]

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    Picture Atlantic are ready for action with “Billy Banker,” play Napa this month

Picture Atlantic are ready for action with “Billy Banker,” play Napa this month

More than 10 years ago, Picture Atlantic crafted a sound of its own. Since then the band has released two albums, four EPs, and have a third full-length on [...]

By |September 2, 2016|Comments Off on Picture Atlantic are ready for action with “Billy Banker,” play Napa this month
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    Tap the Flow 24: How a Santa Cruz artist transforms inspiration into positive change

Tap the Flow 24: How a Santa Cruz artist transforms inspiration into positive change

When you combine the restless spirit of an artist with a globally-focused entrepreneur that wants to save the world, incredible things can happen.

One Santa Cruz-based artist, Rob Ball, is [...]

By |August 25, 2016|Comments Off on Tap the Flow 24: How a Santa Cruz artist transforms inspiration into positive change