Part Time’s got a new synth-pop jam: “My Jamey”

David Speck's Part Time is hitting the road later this month, right around the time he releases a new split 7" with tourmates Gap Dream. "My Jamey" is the [...]

By |August 7, 2014|Comments Off on Part Time’s got a new synth-pop jam: “My Jamey”

Hobocop releases ‘Half Man Half Cop’

(Photo: Lisa Mancini)

In May, Slovenly Records released a 10-inch from the now bi-coastal Hobocop, the duo of Brooklyn's Owen Cook and Oakland's Cody Blanchard, who you should already know [...]

By |August 4, 2014|Comments Off on Hobocop releases ‘Half Man Half Cop’

Field Medic premieres new single “Neon Flowerz”

Field Medic, the solo project of Rin Tin Tiger's Kevin Patrick, has a new single out, one that is just as haunting and subtlety captivating as anything on his [...]

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Party with Prom Body and Union Pacific

Days after hitting the road, Tuscon's Prom Body is headed for the West Coast with its brand new LP, Naughty By Natural, in tow. A blend of gritty and sweet textures, the band's music floats in [...]

By |July 31, 2014|Comments Off on Party with Prom Body and Union Pacific

Alison May gets experimental on “Loved/Dark”

Alison May is a Texan who has lived in Oakland for a couple years now, and she credits her new home with pushing her music in a more experimental [...]

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Get to Know: New Faultlines

Earlier this month, New Faultlines of Oakland released Runaway, their most recent album, on cassette. New Faultlines' members have been around - they have or currently performed with bands [...]

Hear Whiskerman’s new track for an Oakland compilation

Oaktown Indie Mayhem, the booking, promotions and production company based out of Oakland, couldn't have picked a better song to debut from their upcoming compilation Oakland Grit: Vol. 1.  [...]

By |July 29, 2014|Comments Off on Hear Whiskerman’s new track for an Oakland compilation

Campout at Bandit Town, USA over Labor Day weekend

Bandit Town, USA sounds like a fictional wonderland, the wet dream of any biker, rock and roller, tattooed vagabond, or city dweller looking for a quick get away. Thanks [...]

By |July 29, 2014|Comments Off on Campout at Bandit Town, USA over Labor Day weekend
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    Introducing: Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony pioneer “adventure rock”

Introducing: Major Powers & The Lo-Fi Symphony pioneer “adventure rock”

When a band writes a bio that reads: "cliff-diving competition between Freddie Mercury and Tom Waits, while Danny Elfman makes out with Indiana Jones," you can go ahead and assume their music [...]

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    Different Fur presenting GRMLN, Everyone Is Dirty, Mall Walk at Rickshaw Stop

Different Fur presenting GRMLN, Everyone Is Dirty, Mall Walk at Rickshaw Stop

GRMLN will headline a gig at Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, July 30, with Everyone Is Dirty and Mall Walk. The show will be presented by Different Fur Studios. GRMLN’s [...]

By |July 25, 2014|1 Comment

Bicycle Day release ‘I Had A Place To Be’

There's something to admire about East Bay-based band Bicycle Day. And their debut album, I Had A Place To Be, can fully back that notion. Recorded in Anaheim's Thee [...]

By |July 25, 2014|1 Comment

Premiere: Balms releases dream-pop single “Golden Hair”

SF-based dream-pop/shoegaze band Balms currently has a EP in the works, and in the meantime, has a new single to premiere here: "Golden Hair."

"Golden Hair" is a dreamy, cosmic tune [...]

By |July 24, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Balms releases dream-pop single “Golden Hair”