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    Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Oakland's Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard) digitally released his album Faded Days on Redhouse Records earlier this month, and this weekend he's celebrating the release at Slim's, opening for [...]

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    The Total Bettys to host a FREE album release show at El Rio

The Total Bettys to host a FREE album release show at El Rio

The night before Phono del Sol, you have the opportunity to get in a sweet darling hyperactive mood around people and bands that accept you and will tell you [...]

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    Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP

Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP

San Francisco's Latitude has been performing around the Bay and slowly releasing singles for several years now, but they're finally releasing their debut full-length, L'atitude on June 2 via [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Latitude’s “Say What You Mean” from their debut LP
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    Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP

Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP

Patrick Jeffords of Kid Trails and Chris Prudhomme have been collaborating since Jeffords toured on bass with Prudhomme's Painted Palms, and the two always had a mutual respect for [...]

By |May 19, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to tracks from Kid Trails’ and Silk’s split EP

Doom folk duo Callow release new single, “Go Down”

Since 2009, Red Moses and Sami Knowles have paired their talents in Callow, their Oakland-based doom folk project. Callow is set to release a new single on May 26. Entitled [...]

By |May 18, 2017|Comments Off on Doom folk duo Callow release new single, “Go Down”
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    Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP

Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP

Oakland drum, bass, and synth trio Outer Embassy is set to release their debut LP June 2. Outer Embassy "was born from the desire to find a distinct crossing [...]

By |May 15, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP
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    Gabriel Garzon-Montano releases new album, plays Rickshaw next month

Gabriel Garzon-Montano releases new album, plays Rickshaw next month

Words by Nina Tabios

Earlier this year, multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Garzon-Montano released his debut album Jardin, and is sowing the seeds of his music with a show at the Rickshaw Stop [...]

By |April 7, 2017|Comments Off on Gabriel Garzon-Montano releases new album, plays Rickshaw next month

Behind The Song: Miss March premiere “Dark Corner”

Welcome to the second installment of Behind the Song, the illustrated series where we talk to Bay Area artists and get the backstory to your next favorite song.

If the [...]

By |April 3, 2017|1 Comment
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    Rose Droll emerges with “A Little Blue,” plots shows, debut EP

Rose Droll emerges with “A Little Blue,” plots shows, debut EP

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The first time I heard Rose Droll was on Instagram. When I saw my friend Valerie’s post, I stopped dead in my tracks. I only heard a [...]

By |March 29, 2017|2 Comments

Premiere: Killer Whale’s ‘Casual Crush’ LP

Photo: Tyrone Bartoli

Killer Whale's unique sound has been on my radar for quite some time, so I'm pleased as punch to give you all your first listen at his [...]

By |March 29, 2017|1 Comment

Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “We Finish Where We Start”

Since it's first release with Tino Drima last year, Gaylord's Party Music has built a wonderful roster of Bay Area artists that are always just a little left of [...]

By |March 23, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “We Finish Where We Start”

Interview: Celebrate your personal growth with Vagabon

If you're looking for an album to get you out of bed, an album to make you feel empowered on days where you feel powerless, I suggest Vagabon's Infinite [...]

By |March 22, 2017|Comments Off on Interview: Celebrate your personal growth with Vagabon
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