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    PRF BBQ returns to the West Coast, whether you know it or not

PRF BBQ returns to the West Coast, whether you know it or not

These are some troubling times. This winter seemed extra oppressive, dragging even the most cheerfully stalwart amongst us into at least a short period of malaise. Turning on the [...]

Homecoming: The Brothers Comatose return to the Bay

Tonight, March 31, marks the first time The Brothers Comatose headline The UC Theatre in Berkeley. Though the East Bay venue is fairly new, the 1,400 capacity venue will [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Saturn Rising

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“Years ago I was afraid to make music,” Saturn Rising reveals as we discuss the path he has taken to get to this point in his career.

It [...]

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Oathbreaker walk a new path, play Parkside tomorrow night

Words by Jordan Martich

Belgian blackened-hardcore band Oathbreaker significantly expand their sound on their most recent record Rheia (2016), which takes its name from the mother of the gods of [...]

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A San Jose vinyl safari with Jody and Brandon

If there is one thing that San Jose consistently does well when it comes to music, it's record stores. While the live music scene ebbs and flows, subject to [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Gutter Swan

Gutter Swan (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Loryn and Steve, collectively known as Gutter Swan, are an acoustic duo who reinterpret songs into their own sound. The band is now just over a [...]

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    The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City present Southside Festival 2017

The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City present Southside Festival 2017

The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City are pleased to announce the inaugural Southside Music Festival — a day-long, FREE, indoor music festival, showcasing Bay Area-based musicians taking place on Saturday, April 29 [...]

By |March 22, 2017|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged and Imprint.City present Southside Festival 2017
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    Interview: Lady Lamb strives for courage, emotional vulnerability on new EP

Interview: Lady Lamb strives for courage, emotional vulnerability on new EP

“Be present / be patient / be transparent” Aly Spaltro writes at the end of her Tender Warriors Club manifesto. Originally written as a personal reminder to refrain from [...]

By |March 17, 2017|Comments Off on Interview: Lady Lamb strives for courage, emotional vulnerability on new EP

Bands In Portrait: Chris Zaldua

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Chris Zaldua (also known as DJ CZ) is a founding member of record label Left Hand Path. The label, started with his partner Nihar Bhatt, is [...]

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    Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup!

Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup!

Phono del Sol — the Bay’s beloved community-centered nonprofit music and food festival — is back for amazing seventh year in Potrero del Sol Park.

Come hang with music fans [...]

By |March 14, 2017|Comments Off on Announcing the 2017 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival: Thee Oh Sees, The Coathangers, Jay Som lead an amazing musical lineup!

Bands In Portrait: Annie Bacon

Annie Bacon (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Annie Bacon is a singer-songwriter living in San Francisco and is a soothing presence to be around. It is a reflection of her music which warms [...]

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Wax Idols poised for a new ‘Happy Ending’

“I just do my damndest,” Hether Fortune tells me over the phone. For Fortune, her “damndest” includes projects in all corners of the music industry; along with her contributions [...]

By |March 6, 2017|Comments Off on Wax Idols poised for a new ‘Happy Ending’