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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 [...]

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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

(photo: www.aceofcupsofficial.com)

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 [...]

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The undeclared Jeremy Lyon

(photo: L. Herrada-Rios)

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 [...]

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Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza pumps the brakes

L-R: Eric Hilton, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation (photo: Jen Maler)

Words by Lily Moayeri

Two weeks past the release of Thievery Corporation’s latest full-length, Treasures from the Temple, and the [...]

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Music and Mortality: Morgan Bolender, “Free To Roam”

For most, if not all, of us, there comes a day when we confront our own looming death. For Morgan Bolender, that came during a fairly inopportune time: during [...]

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Planet Booty and TWRP unite for a “Tactile Sensation”

Planet Booty and TWRP
Planet Booty of Oakland and TWRP of Toronto are musical compadres.

The East Bay trio and the Canadian foursome first met in June 2017 when Planet Booty [...]

By |May 21, 2018|1 Comment
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    Introducing Francesca Simone, Beyonce’s Bay Area-born guitarist

Introducing Francesca Simone, Beyonce’s Bay Area-born guitarist

In 2005, Carlos Santana made a 10-year-old girl cry.

Francesca Simone didn't know what was happening. She had been taken to his concert at the the HP Pavilion (now known [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Lalin

“I discovered that I'm not as weak as I thought I was,” says Lalin St. Juste. We’re discussing what she has learned, about herself, through making music. “Music has [...]

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