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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Getaway Dogs debut latest single “Salty Water”

Kai Killion, Getaway Dogs, performs at Streetlight Records during Santa Cruz Music Festival on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

The catalog of mellow beach tunes from Santa Cruz indie favorite Getaway [...]

By |March 10, 2017|Comments Off on Getaway Dogs debut latest single “Salty Water”

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah at The Independent on March 21st

Multi-instrumentalist and songwriting visionary Alec Ounsworth, better known as the lone remaining component behind Philadelphia based indie superstars Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, is touring in support of his fifth [...]

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Premiere: Spooky Mansion’s latest EP

Photo: Kristin Cofer

On Spooky Mansion's latest, they've taken a step away from the sunny surf rock sounds for their latest EP, I'm the Moon, You're the Wave (so [...]

By |March 9, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Spooky Mansion’s latest EP

Lettuce to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at The Fox

Lettuce, the funk band from Brooklyn that legend of funk Bootsy Collins hailed as having "that 'Sounds Like A Party To Me' funk goin' on" announced a singular Bay [...]

By |March 7, 2017|Comments Off on Lettuce to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at The Fox
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    Let It Bleed to provide menstrual supplies and solidarity this Saturday

Let It Bleed to provide menstrual supplies and solidarity this Saturday

All genders bleed, and people of all genders can have periods.

Anyone who has ever had them knows that they're an expensive health issue that we did not choose to [...]

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    Meanest Man Contest covers Thee More Shallows “Night at the Knight School”

Meanest Man Contest covers Thee More Shallows “Night at the Knight School”

Meanest Man Contest, an off-the-wall hip-hop/R&B/soft rock duo, released their debut album way back in 2003, and somehow they're still making great music today. Their most recent release is [...]

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Hibbity Dibbity circles the Bay Area this month

Self-proclaimed procurers of swamp funk Hibbity Dibbity are slated for several Bay Area shows in the coming weeks with a handful of new material in tow.

You will have three [...]

By |February 2, 2017|Comments Off on Hibbity Dibbity circles the Bay Area this month
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    Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Sit back, relax, and let "Tell Me Those Are Tears of Joy," the new single from Once & Future Band, put you into a fuzzed-out psychedelic trance.

The Oakland-based band [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week
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    Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

I've never been one to sit down and follow along to the lyrics when I listen to an album, but there were a few lyrical moments from local artists [...]

By |December 29, 2016|Comments Off on Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

John Steven Morgan: New songs, video, live appearance

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For years John Morgan was the heart and soul of The John Brothers Piano Company. He rolled his heavy upright piano from BART station to station playing [...]

By |December 13, 2016|Comments Off on John Steven Morgan: New songs, video, live appearance