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    Steel Cranes on their new record, fave podcasts, and Bay Area future

Steel Cranes on their new record, fave podcasts, and Bay Area future

Steel Cranes, an undeniably catchy duo from Oakland, has been busy.

Almost three years removed from their debut release Ouroboros in 2013, the rock duo featuring Amanda Schukle on drums and Tracy Shapiro [...]

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The highs and (very few) lows of Outside Lands 2016

Radiohead (all photos: Daniel Kielman)

Everything was not in its right place when the gates opened at this year’s Outside Lands Music Festival. The box office lines were stalled to a [...]

By |August 8, 2016|Comments Off on The highs and (very few) lows of Outside Lands 2016

Outside Lands: Following along to Kevin Morby’s parade

(photo: Dusdin Condren)

In one of the best scenes from Bojack Horseman, the excellent Netflix comedy that a few weeks ago released its tremendous third season, the titular character lies [...]

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    Outside Lands: Whitney made the perfect winter record for the summer

Outside Lands: Whitney made the perfect winter record for the summer

Light Upon The Lake is the kind of album that inspires mythology. It’s an immaculate debut crafted by a duo of songwriters in the midst of heartbreak and in [...]

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    Your guide to Outside Lands 2016’s many schedule conflicts

Your guide to Outside Lands 2016’s many schedule conflicts

Concerts are increasingly the dominant source of income for artists in the music industry. Record sales continue to fall as "ownership" becomes an outdated ideology in the era of [...]

By |July 25, 2016|3 Comments
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    Welcome to Showga: Music, yoga and healing in Downtown Oakland

Welcome to Showga: Music, yoga and healing in Downtown Oakland

Showga (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Katie Clover started Showga — a fusion of live music and yoga in a bar in Downtown Oakland — as a way to help others create a mind-body connection [...]

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  • Chairlift at Phono del Sol 2016, by Paige K. ParsonsChairlift at Phono del Sol 2016, by Paige K. Parsons
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    Photos: More great photos from the 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival!

Photos: More great photos from the 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival!

Crowd at Phono del Sol 2016 (By: Paige K. Parsons)

Here's one more collection of great photos from our 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, as captured by Paige K. Parsons.

Thanks again to every [...]

  • The She's at Phono del Sol 2016, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: The 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival and Phono del Sol Brunch

Photos: The 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival and Phono del Sol Brunch

The Seshen (photo: Jon Bauer)

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, thousands of people filled Potrero del Sol Park for the sixth annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival, which featured performances by nine local [...]

By |July 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: The 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival and Phono del Sol Brunch
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    Phono del Sol 2016: Mr Little Jeans talks Myspace, misconceptions of Los Angeles, and DJ sets

Phono del Sol 2016: Mr Little Jeans talks Myspace, misconceptions of Los Angeles, and DJ sets

Mr Little Jeans had to have been the silliest, yet most eye-catching, name that I've seen in a while. Reading it out-loud still makes me giggle actually. But after finding [...]

By |July 7, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol 2016: Mr Little Jeans talks Myspace, misconceptions of Los Angeles, and DJ sets
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    Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!

Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!

Every year we bring together a number of bands, both local and nationally touring, to come together in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district to perform at Potrero [...]

By |June 28, 2016|Comments Off on Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!
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    Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings

Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings

Born Ruffians (photo: Laura Lynn Petrick)

Born Ruffians are a band of enduring, humble sensibilities. Hailing from Ontario, the band has seen lineup changes (original drummer Steve Hamelin left the [...]

By |June 22, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings
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    Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

It's summer, which means music festivals. Yeah, you've got the mega fests of Bottle Rock and Outside Lands sandwiching the beginning and end, but in between, we're blessed with [...]

By |June 3, 2016|Comments Off on Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)