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    The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

(photo: Connor Sorenson)

When Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice got married, Erenkov’s vows weren’t your typical declarations. “They were about our mortality,” says The Saxophones’ drummer Alison Alderdice with a [...]

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The Seshen dive into ‘CYAN’ in time for Noise Pop

(photo: Brittany Powers)

Synthesizers, drum machines, and live percussion blend with the cool, soulful voice of the Seshen’s Lalin St. Juste to create a harmonious combination of synth-pop and electronic [...]

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We paired our favorite local bands with astrological signs

Whether you believe in astrology or not, each zodiac symbol is known for birthing a different personality. Similarly to that of astrology, we’ve noticed a personality with each Bay [...]

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    Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

At work in the Botcave studio.

In April 2019 Naytronix frontman Nate Brenner (Oakland's famed tUnE-yArDs bassist and Botcave Records co-founder), paired up with Denver-based avant-pop group déCollage to produce a [...]

By |January 7, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

New Year’s Eve is funk’n jam packed in the Bay Area

(photos: Estefany Gonzalez, Kate Haley, Ria Burman)

This New Year's Eve, prepare for more music than you can handle. As we mentioned previously, December 2019 is uncharacteristically loaded with excellent [...]

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    Fast Times! at the Chapel: An Interview with Andrew St. James

Fast Times! at the Chapel: An Interview with Andrew St. James

My dad grew up in Oakland and is always telling me about rock shows in the '60s and '70s in San Francisco. At a lot of these intimate concerts, [...]

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Fime on their ‘Sprawl’ EP, music videos, and LA move

My first impression of Fime, outside of listening to their most recent EP Sprawl, was how gracious they were while I fumbled with my audio recording software and anxiously [...]

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    The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

This month, Santa Cruz-based the Painted Horses released their second, self-titled album and it is a collection of folk rock songs we are delighted to have found. Following the [...]

By |November 21, 2019|Comments Off on The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness
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    An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

An interview with San Francisco singer-songwriter Luke Sweeney

The first Luke Sweeney song I heard started with crickets.

It begins like a warm summer evening: the chirping, a simple solid baseline, a soft, kind voice. Then the song [...]

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Band Art with Cody Blanchard

“I like surreal art that doesn’t take itself too seriously,” says Cody Blanchard as we discuss the vaguely disturbing but wonderfully intriguing images from books like Shel Silverstein’s Falling [...]

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    Why diversity — especially gender diversity — in your local scene matters

Why diversity — especially gender diversity — in your local scene matters

(illustration: Isaiah Wilson)

Words by The San Jose Come Up

The Come Up strives to ensure that we have a diverse array of artists actively participating in our shows. But we [...]

By |September 11, 2019|Comments Off on Why diversity — especially gender diversity — in your local scene matters

Band Art with Jesse Rimler

“The idea isn’t to draw a specific musician, but to capture the feeling of making music.”

It’s always exciting to find a multi-faceted artist: The writer meets musician meets illustrator. [...]

By |September 10, 2019|Comments Off on Band Art with Jesse Rimler