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    Rin Tin Tiger release “Small Cuts That Bleed A Lot,” play Independent 7/10/15

Rin Tin Tiger release “Small Cuts That Bleed A Lot,” play Independent 7/10/15

Ahem. Your attention please, ladies and gentlemen: your summer jam has arrived.

Our faves Rin Tin Tiger are back with a new single, “Small Cuts That Bleed A Lot,” and [...]

By |May 28, 2015|Comments Off on Rin Tin Tiger release “Small Cuts That Bleed A Lot,” play Independent 7/10/15

Video: Waterstrider – “Frayed”

As Oakland's Waterstrider prepares for a busy summer of shows, they just dropped a video for "Frayed", their contribution to the OIM Records Compilation that we told you about [...]

By |May 27, 2015|Comments Off on Video: Waterstrider – “Frayed”
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    Premiere: Battlehooch releases new single “Grace of Lace”

Premiere: Battlehooch releases new single “Grace of Lace”

Battlehooch is known to break the boundaries of musical genres, crossing psychedelia, pop and rock n' roll into a mutant-like sound that is epic and undefinable. Coming off of [...]

By |May 26, 2015|1 Comment
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    Lil Dowager’s new EP offers some of the Bay’s best noise

Lil Dowager’s new EP offers some of the Bay’s best noise

‘Never Too Late To Hate’ album cover (art: Brendan B. Larsen aka Wigboiler)

Lil Dowager made their debut a year and a half ago with their EP Attorney at Law, which featured the now [...]

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    Flesh World (ex-Brilliant Colors, Limp Wrist) to release new LP this June, play Knockout end of month

Flesh World (ex-Brilliant Colors, Limp Wrist) to release new LP this June, play Knockout end of month

In June, San Francisco's Flesh World will release their second LP, The Wild Animals in My Life, a glassy collection of trembling, swollen guitars, and primal drumming. Flesh World's primary songwriters [...]

By |May 19, 2015|Comments Off on Flesh World (ex-Brilliant Colors, Limp Wrist) to release new LP this June, play Knockout end of month
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    Arcade Fire’s Will Butler to hit San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall next week

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler to hit San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall next week

After ten years, Arcade Fire's Will Butler is finally treading his own path. The multi-instrumentalist (who plays bass, drums, synthesizer, and guitar) was nominated for his first Academy Award [...]

By |May 19, 2015|Comments Off on Arcade Fire’s Will Butler to hit San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall next week

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

Photo: Ginger Fierstein

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 [...]

By |May 13, 2015|Comments Off on Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

Plush releases shimmering new record Pine

(photo: Zack Wise)

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 [...]

By |May 12, 2015|Comments Off on Plush releases shimmering new record Pine
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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