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    Mall Walk announce debut album ‘Funny Papers,’ stream album track

Mall Walk announce debut album ‘Funny Papers,’ stream album track

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Mall Walk are set to release their long-awaited debut album, "Funny Papers" this October on Mt. St. Mtn. records. The Oakland based three-piece issued their first 7" [...]

By |September 7, 2016|Comments Off on Mall Walk announce debut album ‘Funny Papers,’ stream album track
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    Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young are one of our favorite local bands to turn up all the way when we just want to scream into a pillow and thrash away all our [...]

By |August 26, 2016|Comments Off on Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”
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    Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

At the top end of the summer, we got to know Oakland's Tanukichan, who is Hannah Van Loon, formerly of Trails and Ways. But now, we're really getting to [...]

By |August 19, 2016|Comments Off on Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today
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    With music and art, Inclusive Lands welcomes you with open arms this Outside Lands weekend

With music and art, Inclusive Lands welcomes you with open arms this Outside Lands weekend

Design by Swasti Mittal

It's no secret that Outside Lands is extremely difficult to get in, especially this year. In its ninth iteration, tickets for this year's Golden Gate Park [...]

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    Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

News of Oakland's O.C.D. and their debut EP came onto our plate fairly recently, but boy, it was a tasty bite of musical goodness. Growth is the five-piece's first [...]

By |July 28, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

Social Work releases bass-heavy pop adventure “Onda”

Art by Derek Barber

Heads up: The "other Will Butler," as he's known around here, just put out bass-happy track that will likely get you happy (and dancing) too. He [...]

By |July 22, 2016|Comments Off on Social Work releases bass-heavy pop adventure “Onda”
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    The Saxophones release ‘If You’re on the Water’ EP, perform at Lost Church July 22

The Saxophones release ‘If You’re on the Water’ EP, perform at Lost Church July 22

Last November, we told you about The Saxophones and their forthcoming lathe-cut picture disc EP. Well, it's finally all released and available for free download via Bandcamp, and it's [...]

By |July 19, 2016|Comments Off on The Saxophones release ‘If You’re on the Water’ EP, perform at Lost Church July 22
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    Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Sugar Candy Mountain are quietly not a local band anymore after making a move to Southern California, but they are still honoring their Bay Area roots with pride. For [...]

By |July 14, 2016|Comments Off on Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show
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    Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP

Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP

Guy Fox is one of those bands that somehow never disappoints. Over the course of their careers here in the Bay, the band has cultivated a distinctive, accessible sound [...]

By |July 14, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP

Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China

One of my personal favorite country/Americana/folk/whatever bands (both locally and beyond) is China. Their songwriting is brutally honest, and they're likely one of the most talented bands you'll ever [...]

By |July 13, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China
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    Cool Ghouls are all grown up: listen to a pair of tracks from ‘Animal Races’

Cool Ghouls are all grown up: listen to a pair of tracks from ‘Animal Races’

Cool Ghouls seemed so young back when we first wrote about them in depth nearly four years ago: they were purveyors of a joyous San Francisco sound that just [...]

By |July 12, 2016|Comments Off on Cool Ghouls are all grown up: listen to a pair of tracks from ‘Animal Races’
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    Phono del Sol 2016: Mr Little Jeans talks Myspace, misconceptions of Los Angeles, and DJ sets

Phono del Sol 2016: Mr Little Jeans talks Myspace, misconceptions of Los Angeles, and DJ sets

Mr Little Jeans had to have been the silliest, yet most eye-catching, name that I've seen in a while. Reading it out-loud still makes me giggle actually. But after finding [...]

By |July 7, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol 2016: Mr Little Jeans talks Myspace, misconceptions of Los Angeles, and DJ sets