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    Miserable on the verge of releasing first LP “Uncontrollable”

Miserable on the verge of releasing first LP “Uncontrollable”

In what I think is the prettiest and saddest part of Miserable’s song “Oven,” the first single off her forthcoming LP Uncontrollable, Kristina Esfandiari sings “I shouldn’t be ashamed [...]

By |April 5, 2016|Comments Off on Miserable on the verge of releasing first LP “Uncontrollable”
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    Shay Roselip releases debut, ‘Ever Present Calm,’ on Gnome Life

Shay Roselip releases debut, ‘Ever Present Calm,’ on Gnome Life

Big Sur based Gnome Life Records has built up an impressive catalog of musicians who create dreamy music that feel as if they were all perfectly made for the [...]

By |March 18, 2016|Comments Off on Shay Roselip releases debut, ‘Ever Present Calm,’ on Gnome Life

Wax Idols and HUNNY play Milk Bar this weekend

Oakland-bred Wax Idols are hitting the Haight Street venue with Southern California-based nu-new wave group HUNNY this weekend, and it's bound to be a ball.

Wax Idols most recent release — American Tragic [...]

By |March 17, 2016|Comments Off on Wax Idols and HUNNY play Milk Bar this weekend

Daydream premieres new EP, ‘Promise You’

Daydream is a new band, but the members have long been staples in the Bay Area music scene.

Hailing from Oakland, California, Kyle Martin, Scott Goodrich, and Travis Pacheco have [...]

By |March 16, 2016|Comments Off on Daydream premieres new EP, ‘Promise You’
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    Battlehooch kick off upcoming tour at the Hemlock Tavern Thursday night

Battlehooch kick off upcoming tour at the Hemlock Tavern Thursday night

So here are a few nuggets of news that will be much appreciated by fans of the psych-rock wizards in Battlehooch: the band is announcing both a March West [...]

By |March 14, 2016|Comments Off on Battlehooch kick off upcoming tour at the Hemlock Tavern Thursday night
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    Schlotman release second single from 7”, “Joint Custody”

Schlotman release second single from 7”, “Joint Custody”

The second song off of Schlotman's debut 7'' is out now. And it's pretty damn heavy.

"Joint Custody" is the uglier, darker, more ferocious cousin to A-side "Oakland," charged by [...]

By |March 11, 2016|Comments Off on Schlotman release second single from 7”, “Joint Custody”

Kristin Kontrol releases first single “X-Communicate”

At the end of January, the Dum Dum Girls Facebook page quietly changed names to Kristin Kontrol with little more than a message from DDG leader Dee Dee/Kristin Welchez. Now, more [...]

By |March 10, 2016|Comments Off on Kristin Kontrol releases first single “X-Communicate”
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    Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”

Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”

Luke Sweeney (Photo: Victoria Smith)

The last time we heard from Luke Sweeney was when he played at our December show at El Rio. The seasons have changed, with holidays [...]

By |March 10, 2016|Comments Off on Luke Sweeney puts out somber, glam single “Red Hot Demands”
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    The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”

The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”

The Pleasure Routine's pleasingly full sound isn't accidental: It's made by a band of six people. Based in Oakland, the sextet has rocked its way through the Bay with [...]

By |March 8, 2016|Comments Off on The Pleasure Routine release psychedelic single “Walk the Dog (Backwards)”
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    Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series

Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series

Castle Face Records has brought us a handful of great live, local records from the likes of Fuzz and White Fence in the form of their album series Live [...]

By |March 4, 2016|Comments Off on Bronze to be next subject in ‘Live in San Francisco’ record series
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    Get To Know: Superbrat, perhaps the world’s first Baby-Sitters Club concept band

Get To Know: Superbrat, perhaps the world’s first Baby-Sitters Club concept band

Superbrat is an Alameda/Los Angeles band who writes "pop tunes based on the Baby-Sitters Club books." Yes, it's true, they are kind of a Baby-Sitters Club tribute band, (if [...]

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    Lift up the Monday blues with Tancred’s latest single “Bed Case”

Lift up the Monday blues with Tancred’s latest single “Bed Case”

Tancred (Photo by Chloe Aftel)

There's a 1% chance that Tancred's new record Out of the Garden is all a beautiful April Fool's joke. It's just what happens with releases slated to come out [...]

By |February 29, 2016|Comments Off on Lift up the Monday blues with Tancred’s latest single “Bed Case”