Introducing: The Dark Heart of Impuritan

When someone calls your band "experimental," it's not necessarily a compliment. It's more like they didn't know what the hell else to call you. When hearing your songs, their [...]

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    Giveaway: Big Scary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall this Friday

Giveaway: Big Scary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall this Friday

Tom Iansek and Jo Syme are the team that make up the Australian band Big Scary and have been making music for nearly 9 years. The band's humble beginnings started off simply [...]

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Twin Peaks on tour with Wavves, playing Bimbo’s 365 Club

Twin Peaks have just embarked on a fall tour with Wavves, with Oakland's Swimmers (a.k.a. SWMRS) supporting the two bands for the first leg of the tour. Catch all [...]

By |September 9, 2015|Comments Off on Twin Peaks on tour with Wavves, playing Bimbo’s 365 Club
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    Shannon & the Clams celebrate ‘Gone by the Dawn’ release Friday at Great American Music Hall

Shannon & the Clams celebrate ‘Gone by the Dawn’ release Friday at Great American Music Hall

Shannon and the Clams have been one of my favorite local bands since 2011. They have been a band I've supported wholeheartedly throughout the years. A band that I've [...]

By |September 9, 2015|1 Comment
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    Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’

Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’

(Record Release flier by Carlos Salas)

In late 2011 three friends who'd never made music together started working on what would become Wild Moth, a driving, jangly, post-punk band with infectious [...]

By |September 8, 2015|Comments Off on Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’

Diet Cig play Hemlock Tavern tomorrow night

I am not going to be in SF this weekend. I am not going to be in the Bay Area (been repeating this in my head for the past [...]

By |September 4, 2015|Comments Off on Diet Cig play Hemlock Tavern tomorrow night
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    Giveaway: decker. at Bottom of the Hill (supporting Foxtails Brigade)

Giveaway: decker. at Bottom of the Hill (supporting Foxtails Brigade)

decker. by Matty Steinkamp courtesy of Sundawg Media

Even decker. has a hard time describing his style of music.  When he's asked to define it himself, his response is "All I [...]

By |September 3, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: decker. at Bottom of the Hill (supporting Foxtails Brigade)

The Stratford 4 releases ‘Keep Your Head on Straight’

11 years after being recorded, The Stratford 4's album Keep Your Crazy Head On Straight has been released this year, and on September 9, the band is playing their [...]

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Michael Stasis releases ‘RIP III’

Although Michael Stasis has left the Bay Area for LA (where else?), we're happy to see that his delightfully weird pop stylings have found a proper release on Montreal's [...]

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Whiskerman releases “Cardinal City”

Oakland-based Whiskerman has announced a full-length LP set to be released early October, and the first single "Cardinal City" is out now. It's a slice of low-key psychedelic soul [...]

bAd bAd drops some videos; shows forthcoming

In support of their most recent release, Waterboredom, bAd bAd has released a pair of videos for your enjoyment. Earlier this summer, they dropped a stop-motion animation romp for [...]

By |August 31, 2015|Comments Off on bAd bAd drops some videos; shows forthcoming
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    Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Down on your luck? Trying to get over a recent breakup? Not sure if you'll be able to make this month's rent? Though Oakland-based band Johnny Soultrain sings about [...]

By |August 28, 2015|Comments Off on Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP