Listen: Reisender’s new single, “Generation 1099”

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Reisender (RIGH-sender)’s infectious new single “Generation 1099” rings just a little too true for much of the creative community in the Bay Area. “Do or die, do [...]

By |October 13, 2017|Comments Off on Listen: Reisender’s new single, “Generation 1099”

Oakland’s RAYS bring their banner year to a close

Words by Jordan Martich

A new member, a fantastically received debut album, and a successful recent tour have made this year an important one for Oakland band RAYS, who bridge [...]

By |October 12, 2017|Comments Off on Oakland’s RAYS bring their banner year to a close
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    Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

San Francisco label Text Me Records has done a good job thus far of pushing a vast selection of new artists through its New Phone, Who Dis? monthly showcase. [...]

By |October 11, 2017|Comments Off on Lord Morgan celebrate new album ‘Vibration is Player’ at Cafe du Nord

It’s Wilde Where? At the Jerry Garcia Amphitheater!

John McLaren Park — just one exit past Cesar Chavez on the south side of the 101-280 interchange — is a gorgeous, wild expanse of land with some of [...]

By |October 4, 2017|1 Comment

Bands In Portrait: Lapel

“I always look at past records like prom dresses,” explains San Francisco based singer-songwriter Debbie Neigher. “At the time you thought you were just the star — you felt [...]

By |September 28, 2017|Comments Off on Bands In Portrait: Lapel

Bands In Portrait: New Spell

“I was pretty heartbroken...and it's not because it was unexpected, but it's more because it just feels like this man just gave the middle finger to the entire world,” [...]

By |September 21, 2017|Comments Off on Bands In Portrait: New Spell
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    3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock

3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock

It’s early evening, but time seems irrelevant in 3 O’Clock Rock’s cluttered basement practice space nestled in the belly of downtown Oakland. Instructor Donn Spindt is leading a student [...]

By |September 20, 2017|Comments Off on 3 O’Clock Rock teaches kids, and occasionally adults, how to rock
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    Marshall Crenshaw packs pair of reissues, film project, 3 Bay Area shows this week

Marshall Crenshaw packs pair of reissues, film project, 3 Bay Area shows this week

The first time Marshall Crenshaw performed out west was at the Keystone in San Francisco. It was June 4, 1982, and he burst onto the popular music scene with [...]

By |September 19, 2017|3 Comments

Bands In Portrait: Naima Shalhoub

Just over two years ago, on May 5, 2015, Naima Shalhoub recorded an album in San Francisco County Jail. The singer-songwriter, educator, and activist of Lebanese heritage was there [...]

By |September 15, 2017|Comments Off on Bands In Portrait: Naima Shalhoub

Loustic Sessions: Madeline Kenney, “Uncommon”

Remember our Loustic Sessions partnership from earlier this year? The Paris-based, fully-global music video production team just shared with us their session with Oakland favorite Madeline Kenney, shot in [...]

By |September 5, 2017|Comments Off on Loustic Sessions: Madeline Kenney, “Uncommon”

Get To Know: Hose Rips

(photo: Collin Morrow)

Any musician who's been in bands for a while will tell you why they're still in the game: It's really just an excuse to hang out with [...]

By |September 1, 2017|1 Comment
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    Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017

Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017

Hiero Day is once again upon us, and the holiday’s sixth annual celebration continues to bridge the gaps among the Bay Area’s avenues of hip-hop, art, and culture right [...]

By |August 30, 2017|Comments Off on Rayana Jay, YMTK, Lil B among must-see acts at Hiero Day 2017