Megan Keely and the art of activism

Music has always been an art that provides a platform for people wanting to express their opinions, whatever it may be.

With politics becoming increasingly divisive, it seems as if [...]

By |August 6, 2018|Comments Off on Megan Keely and the art of activism

Good or bad? Clear bags now required at festivals

(A Clusterfest attendee sporting a clear bag. Photo: Ashley Bulayo)

It’s officially happening. Clear bags are now a must when it comes to attending festivals.

That is, they were if you [...]

By |August 2, 2018|Comments Off on Good or bad? Clear bags now required at festivals
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    Meet Musavi, your fast-living, headbanging friends from San Francisco

Meet Musavi, your fast-living, headbanging friends from San Francisco

(photos: Mitchell Duran)
Words by Mitchell Duran

One has to check their pants after a seeing a show of Musavi’s, an up-and-coming San Francisco based punk, metal, and rock band. They're [...]

By |July 18, 2018|Comments Off on Meet Musavi, your fast-living, headbanging friends from San Francisco
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    The Joy of Silence: Why it’s good to take out your earbuds once in a while

The Joy of Silence: Why it’s good to take out your earbuds once in a while

(illustration: Matt St. John)

There are plenty of reasons not to wear headphones while traversing San Francisco. Maybe it's the fear of getting smacked by an electric skateboard or robbed [...]

By |July 11, 2018|1 Comment

Down The 5: Frog Eyes announce the end of an era

On July 3, 2018, Frog Eyes played their last show in Los Angeles on their goodbye tour to a modest crowd of fifty fans, including the aforementioned die-hards.
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    Trashcan Sinatras serve generous portions of ‘Cake’ on new tour

Trashcan Sinatras serve generous portions of ‘Cake’ on new tour

(photo: Mort Shuman)

The Scottish progressive pop band Trashcan Sinatras are playing their first two records in their entirety during the One Night, Two Albums tour.

It may sound like a [...]

By |June 21, 2018|Comments Off on Trashcan Sinatras serve generous portions of ‘Cake’ on new tour
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    Sónar Barcelona: Artists beyond the Bay you need to know about

Sónar Barcelona: Artists beyond the Bay you need to know about

Museless (photo: Ian Young)

Photographer Ian Young traveled to Barcelona to discover artists beyond the Bay that you need to know about.

Sónar Barcelona, celebrating its 25th year, spotlights avant-garde and [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Moon Daze

Florie Maschmeyer knew immediately what to do when Vela Eyes disbanded in February of 2017. “I was really ready to start another band. It was the next day. I [...]

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    Premiere: Wax Statues keep it simple on “It Was All A Dream”

Premiere: Wax Statues keep it simple on “It Was All A Dream”

Words by Sarah Leighton

When hit with the news that two of the four members of the Singing Limbs had moved out of the Bay, lead singer Cam Gibbons and [...]

By |June 15, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: Wax Statues keep it simple on “It Was All A Dream”
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    How are recording studios like Asgard? Talkie will tell you.

How are recording studios like Asgard? Talkie will tell you.

Talkie (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

The new Talkie album wasn’t recorded in a typical studio space. Fundamental Things saw the four members record in the most DIY way possible, wherever they could [...]

By |June 11, 2018|Comments Off on How are recording studios like Asgard? Talkie will tell you.
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    Bay Area Archives: The Ace of Cups — an all-female, Summer of Love-era group that almost went unheard

Bay Area Archives: The Ace of Cups — an all-female, Summer of Love-era group that almost went unheard

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While San Francisco locals may seem a bit jaded about the city's hippie history, the Summer of Love still has a place in our hearts. Sure, we might [...]

By |June 11, 2018|Comments Off on Bay Area Archives: The Ace of Cups — an all-female, Summer of Love-era group that almost went unheard

The undeclared Jeremy Lyon

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Jeremy Lyon is 26 years old.

This isn’t particularly remarkable information — lots of people are 26 — until he talks about his band’s breakup. He does so [...]

By |May 29, 2018|Comments Off on The undeclared Jeremy Lyon