• UnderCover Presents Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band at Zoo Labs, by Jon Bauer
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    UnderCover Presents makes musicians’ dreams come true, one album at a time

UnderCover Presents makes musicians’ dreams come true, one album at a time

Lyz Luke (photo: Jon Bauer)

Thank God Lyz Luke realized she hated Care Bears.

She says this — almost exactly this — one sunny Sunday afternoon at Zoo Labs in West [...]

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JAMS: Join Against Multiple Sclerosis at Doc’s Lab

One of the most rewarding and gratifying characteristics of the Bay Area music scene is the interconnected willingness to share, hurt, and heal together.

Local musician Eric DiBerardino is no exception [...]

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    On ‘Silver Haze,’ Aye Nako opens a window into their world

On ‘Silver Haze,’ Aye Nako opens a window into their world

(photo: Chris Sikich)

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After I ask Mars Dixon and Jade Payne of Aye Nako to confirm the pronouns used by each member of the band, they ask me about my [...]

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  • Tate Robertson releases debut album "Ride or Don't"
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    San Francisco rapper/producer Tate Robertson releases debut project ‘Ride or Don’t’

San Francisco rapper/producer Tate Robertson releases debut project ‘Ride or Don’t’

Most bodies of music — whether it's an album, LP, EP, compilation or merely just a project — tend to embody a chapter in its creator's lives; A snapshot [...]

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Must must go go to the Magic Magic Show Show

The Magic Magic Show Show is so nice they named it twice. Really, they should name it thrice. Still, it would not emphasize enough the fantastical, unexplainable, mind-blowing feat [...]

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    Xiomara on ‘the essence of hip-hop’ and internal revolution

Xiomara on ‘the essence of hip-hop’ and internal revolution

“I’m just trying to encourage other people to be their best selves,” Xiomara tells me, as we chat over the phone. She’s babysitting for a friend, and throughout our [...]

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  • Harley Quinn at Silicon Valley Comic Con 2017, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: The fans and sights of the 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con

Photos: The fans and sights of the 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con

Silicon Valley Comic Con (photo: Robert Alleyne)

The second year of the Silicon Valley Comic Con came last weekend to San Jose and the fans delivered. The event showcased a number of [...]

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The divine cohesion of Pile

Words by Jordan Martich

Rick Maguire, guitarist and singer from the Boston-based band Pile, has made many transformations away from the acoustic solo project he started 10 years ago. They've [...]

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Bands In Portrait: SUMif

“I was in the gym locker room jumping up and down, screaming, like ‘I’ve got number one,’” exclaims Steph Wells (who performs under the name SUMif) as she shares [...]

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The Bay Bridged Band-To-Band Relay: MAGO to Esses

Words by Annie Bacon

It’s time for round three of the Band-to-Band Relay!

If you’ve missed it the last few months, the Band-to-Band Relay is part of The Bay Bridged’s ongoing [...]

By |April 19, 2017|1 Comment

Trebuchet celebrate ‘Volte-Face’ release

Trebuchet (photos: Estefany Gonzalez)

Volte-face, a French word meaning to turn around or a change in direction, is a fitting name for Trebuchet's new album. The title describes a four-year journey [...]

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    Lee Merritts makes sure you don’t know what baseball sounds like

Lee Merritts makes sure you don’t know what baseball sounds like

Words by Annie Bacon

The Golden State Warriors got a message shortly before their early March visiting game against the New York Knicks that the first half of the basketball [...]

By |April 12, 2017|1 Comment