Video: House shows power the North Bay’s music scene

The Down House (photos: Estefany Gonzalez)

To the untrained eye, the North Bay may come off as wineland or a foodie’s paradise. While yes, those are aspects of the North Bay, [...]

By |September 22, 2016|2 Comments
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    Stinky’s Al Fresco takes us back to the strange late ’90s

Stinky’s Al Fresco takes us back to the strange late ’90s

Words by Jordan Martich

Join us this weekend back in the strange days of the late '90s, when Stinky's Peepshow gained attention as a thrilling weekly exhibition of the bands, [...]

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Tommy Alexander: Baseball star turned singer-songwriter

Originally from Santa Barbara, Tommy Alexander spent his late teens making a name for himself as a highly-ranked collegiate athlete. But by his early twenties, he was disillusioned and [...]

By |September 20, 2016|1 Comment
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    White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight

White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight

On Tuesday, September 6, San Francisco’s Blue Bear School of Music will be taking over The Chapel for a night of funk-fueled fundraising.

White Denim brings their notoriously swampy brand [...]

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    Picture Atlantic are ready for action with “Billy Banker,” play Napa this month

Picture Atlantic are ready for action with “Billy Banker,” play Napa this month

More than 10 years ago, Picture Atlantic crafted a sound of its own. Since then the band has released two albums, four EPs, and have a third full-length on [...]

By |September 2, 2016|Comments Off on Picture Atlantic are ready for action with “Billy Banker,” play Napa this month
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    Tap the Flow 24: How a Santa Cruz artist transforms inspiration into positive change

Tap the Flow 24: How a Santa Cruz artist transforms inspiration into positive change

When you combine the restless spirit of an artist with a globally-focused entrepreneur that wants to save the world, incredible things can happen.

One Santa Cruz-based artist, Rob Ball, is [...]

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Beyond the Bay and back: An interview with Caleborate

Caleborate, also known by the alias TBKTR (That Black Kid That Raps), is a Berkeley-based artist about to slam through an infamous regional glass ceiling — one that’s held [...]

By |August 23, 2016|Comments Off on Beyond the Bay and back: An interview with Caleborate

Doodling with Hazel English

You'd never except to meet a possible pop star while you are both repetitiously steaming secondhand designer clothes, but that's how I met Hazel English. I've had a lot [...]

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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 [...]

By |August 12, 2016|Comments Off on Steel Cranes on their new record, fave podcasts, and Bay Area future

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

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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 [...]

By |August 3, 2016|Comments Off on Outside Lands: Following along to Kevin Morby’s parade
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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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