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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

Bands In Portrait: Survival Guide

Emily Whitehurst has a long history in the Bay Area music scene. Born and raised in California, she joined the beloved North Bay punk band Tsunami Bomb during the [...]

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Punks with Lunch provide punk values, PB&J to West Oakland

Punks with Lunch/COHRT volunteers Ryan Dal Porto and Paula Rubin (all photos by Aaron Rubin)

Punks with Lunch started in September of 2015 when a group of friends decided to [...]

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    Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Let me lead this story with the fact that there are a lot of "firsts" to be had here: On Friday, August 18, San Francisco’s Old Mint Building on [...]

By |August 17, 2017|Comments Off on Lyrics Born, Cutso, dance crews headline UNDSCVRD Night Market

Reparations Rock: FUPU brings joy and power to punk

“You can’t like FUPU if you aren’t physically doing something to make the world a place of access and equality for Black humans; femme humans; LGTBTQ humans; poor humans,” [...]

By |August 9, 2017|Comments Off on Reparations Rock: FUPU brings joy and power to punk
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    Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Near Dark Fest brings a globally diverse scene to Oakland this weekend

Attention Bay Area: one of the most diverse festival lineups in the typically white male dominated world of punk rock is coming to Oakland this weekend for Near Dark [...]

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Avi Vinocur is always someone else

(photo: Scott Padden)

Avi Vinocur has a few people he wants to thank. A San Francisco judge, whose name he can't remember, is one of them. Rachel Maddow is too, [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Eko Zu

“For six months, we were literally just living as nomads,” recalls Zu'RI while we discuss her challenges as an artist in the Bay Area. She is a singer songwriter [...]

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    Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts

Favorite Haunts: Hazel English on Beauty’s Bagel Shop, East Bay comforts

Hazel English (Illustration: Rob Goodman)

I first saw Hazel English when she performed a stripped-down set this past spring opening up for Thao Nguyen at Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma. [...]

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Palm give each other sonic space, play SF this weekend

Words by Jordan Martich

About two years ago, eccentric pop band Palm made their debut with Trading Basics, their first full-length. In the wake of its release, the band was [...]

By |July 11, 2017|Comments Off on Palm give each other sonic space, play SF this weekend

Finding Happyness in San Francisco

Some months ago, I had found my way into one of those hyperlinked rabbit holes that the Internet seems engineered to lead you down, clicking through a flickering procession of music [...]

By |June 27, 2017|Comments Off on Finding Happyness in San Francisco

Phono del Sol Profile: The Coathangers

The Coathangers (photo: Erika Reinsel)

The members of The Coathangers are bold, loud and do what they want.

"The reason that we're so blunt and upfront is because what you see is [...]

By |June 16, 2017|Comments Off on Phono del Sol Profile: The Coathangers