Kendra McKinley releases new single “Fine As A Vine”

You know that light-headed, dizzying sensation that comes when you realize you're about to fall in love? When you know you can't stop it, when the crude inevitability of [...]

By |May 15, 2015|Comments Off on Kendra McKinley releases new single “Fine As A Vine”

Get to know: Dead Recipe

If you like your pop music a bit on the weird side, Santa Cruz duo Dead Recipe may be for you. Formed by Austin natives Kyle Albrecht and Camille [...]

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    NightLife LIVE 2015 series kicks off with Machinedrum and B. Bravo

NightLife LIVE 2015 series kicks off with Machinedrum and B. Bravo

NightLife LIVE returns to California Academy of Sciences tonight with Machinedrum Vapor City Live and B. Bravo, presented by DJ Dials. The monthly series is part of the Golden [...]

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    Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

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We've been telling you about Oakland's Makeunder for quite some time, but now people outside the Bay are starting to pay attention. Their latest release, "Great Headless [...]

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Plush releases shimmering new record Pine

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Plush are a new four-piece from San Francisco that play guitar driven pop music with angsty undertones. Their music harkens back to when SF had a thriving [...]

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    Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation

Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation

OIM Records, Vol. 1

As we told you a couple weeks ago, Oakland booker and promoter Sarah Sexton, musician Angelica Tavella, and producer Jeff Saltzman recently joined forces to create [...]

By |May 11, 2015|Comments Off on Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation
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    Scalped to bring their “spinkick-metal” across States, debut new EP

Scalped to bring their “spinkick-metal” across States, debut new EP

San Francisco hardcore outfit Scalped announced a full U.S. tour and a new EP on Video Disease. The last time I caught this band, the vocalist had already ditched [...]

Terry & Louie release second single, plan Oakland show

Fresh off their debut release as a duo, Oakland's Terry Six and New Orleans' King Louie, aka Terry & Louie, are back with another 45 single that continues their [...]

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    Of Bands and Baseball: Bay Area bands talk local teams, SF edition

Of Bands and Baseball: Bay Area bands talk local teams, SF edition

In case you missed it, we're taking this month to talk baseball with some of our favorite Bay Area bands. This week, we've rounded up a batch of Giants [...]

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    Swiftumz dropping Everybody Loves Chris later this month on Melters

Swiftumz dropping Everybody Loves Chris later this month on Melters

Bay Area rock outfit Swiftumz will release its new LP Everybody Loves Chris on May 18 via SF label Melters, and if the first two singles are any indication, [...]

By |May 6, 2015|Comments Off on Swiftumz dropping Everybody Loves Chris later this month on Melters
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    Ezra Furman releases “Lousy Connection”, announces new album

Ezra Furman releases “Lousy Connection”, announces new album

After a brief period of dormancy, Oaklander Ezra Furman is back at it. A few weeks ago he released the irresistibly bouncy "Restless Year," and now he's graced us [...]

Dyllan Hersey shares new tracks, set to record album

My favorite Bay Area folk singer, Dyllan Hersey, is back living in the Bay after a brief period living in New Orleans, and is now ready to record her [...]

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