Self-mythologizing with Abe Hollow

I first met Adam Hirsch, the man behind the project Abe Hollow, at a house show in Oakland.

We only chatted briefly, introducing ourselves and setting up a time to [...]

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The best Boogaloo bloopers and vendors

From the Chats to the Clams, to Mr. Waters and a giant, diving panda, this year’s Burger Boogaloo was a solid, fun-filled weekend. It certainly had its moments, and some [...]

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    With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth

With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth

(photo: Ginger Fierstein)

The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces,
The solemn temples, the great globe itself,
Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this insubstantial pageant faded,
Leave not a rack behind.

For [...]

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Your 2019 San Francisco Pride Guide

San Francisco's storied queer history has been rightfully brought to light over the years, and while the 50-year anniversary of the pivotal Stonewall riots in New York City seems [...]

By |June 26, 2019|Comments Off on Your 2019 San Francisco Pride Guide

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

By |May 23, 2019|Comments Off on Field Medic returns for first headlining show in SF

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 [...]

By |May 21, 2019|Comments Off on Tracking the story of Andrew Oswald and Secret Bathroom

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 [...]

By |April 24, 2019|Comments Off on Photos: ClimaxXx turns heads at her first SXSW
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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 [...]