Brasil just released their eponymous debut album last fall, and now they're back at it again – but this time with a much different project. Last week, the Oakland [...]
San Francisco's WAG just released their debut LP No Worries, an upbeat album heavily influenced by '90s rock radio. These guys aren't just imitating Nirvana or Green Day, however. [...]
Jess Williamson, the singer-songwriter from Austin, is bringing her haunting folk to The Independent.
Her new album, Native State, came out earlier this year and is making waves as a [...]
Pizza Friday, an Oakland-based surf rock trio, just dropped their debut single, "I Need A Summer." Their music is the perfect soundtrack to Ocean Beach adventures. It's slightly reminiscent of [...]
Stockton’s Monster Treasure recently gave quite the performance at SF Pop Fest, alongside hard hitters Dressy Bessy, Dreamdate, and SF favorites Swiftumz. This Friday, the pop trio returns for [...]
Very few bands could pull off a Journey cover without the whole operation looking like a bad attempt at irony (and resulting in the decision maker's head getting examined), [...]
Mahgeetah has been keeping quiet over the last few weeks, and for good reason. The San Francisco-based outfit is in the heat of recording their first EP, a process they're [...]
There's about a million garage bands running around San Francisco these days, which makes it really difficult to separate the cream from the crop at times. Luckily, San Francisco's [...]
San Francisco Bay Area "kinetic rock" band Electric Strawberry just released a debut full-length that they've decided to premiere with The Bay Bridged.
The self-titled album is funky, fun, and jammy. [...]
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Following a monster 2013 that saw the release of his stellar sophomore LP MCII and a headlining gig at The Bay Brewed, Mikal Cronin has kept [...]
On June 3rd, Oakland’s prestigious Slumberland Records will drop the latest release from long-time LA signee, Devon Williams.
The LP, entitled Gilding The Lily, is a work of deliberately [...]
It's been a couple years since we've heard something new from Oakland's Toby Oler, who released the wonderfully weird OVTOV in 2012. On OVTOV, Oler wrote the songs and [...]