Palm give each other sonic space, play SF this weekend

Words by Jordan Martich

About two years ago, eccentric pop band Palm made their debut with Trading Basics, their first full-length. In the wake of its release, the band was [...]

By |July 11, 2017|Comments Off on Palm give each other sonic space, play SF this weekend

Finding Happyness in San Francisco

Some months ago, I had found my way into one of those hyperlinked rabbit holes that the Internet seems engineered to lead you down, clicking through a flickering procession of music [...]

By |June 27, 2017|Comments Off on Finding Happyness in San Francisco

Phono del Sol Profile: The Coathangers

The Coathangers (photo: Erika Reinsel)

The members of The Coathangers are bold, loud and do what they want.

"The reason that we're so blunt and upfront is because what you see is [...]

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Phono Del Sol: Rayana Jay is the new Bay Area sound

In the past eight months, Richmond singer Rayana Jay has seen her career trajectory go from strictly local to national — and even international — recognition. Her latest EP, [...]

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    Phono Del Sol: Sean Hayes on San Francisco’s grown-up scene

Phono Del Sol: Sean Hayes on San Francisco’s grown-up scene

Words by Annie Bacon

Seven or eight years ago in the Mission District, there was a sweet and eccentric folk music scene that buzzed around Amnesia, the Mission District venue [...]

  • 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 [...]

By |May 31, 2017|Comments Off on UnderCover Presents makes musicians’ dreams come true, one album at a time

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 [...]

By |May 10, 2017|Comments Off on JAMS: Join Against Multiple Sclerosis at Doc’s Lab
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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 [...]

By |May 5, 2017|Comments Off on On ‘Silver Haze,’ Aye Nako opens a window into their world
  • 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 [...]

By |May 4, 2017|Comments Off on San Francisco rapper/producer Tate Robertson releases debut project ‘Ride or Don’t’

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 [...]

By |April 28, 2017|Comments Off on Xiomara on ‘the essence of hip-hop’ and internal revolution
  • 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 [...]

By |April 26, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: The fans and sights of the 2017 Silicon Valley Comic Con