Brasil releases live set of Pavement covers

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 [...]

By |June 6, 2014|1 Comment

WAG releases ‘No Worries’ LP

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. [...]

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    Jess Williamson to bring her haunting sound to The Independent

Jess Williamson to bring her haunting sound to The Independent

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 [...]

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Pizza Friday’s “I Need A Summer” is great beach music

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 [...]

By |June 5, 2014|1 Comment

Live at the Honey Hive: Monster Treasure

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 [...]

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    A Million Billion Dying Suns covers Journey…and it’s damn good

A Million Billion Dying Suns covers Journey…and it’s damn good

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), [...]

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Mahgeetah heads to Neck of the Woods

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 [...]

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Get to Know: Jet Trash

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 [...]

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Premiere: Electric Strawberry releases debut full-length

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. [...]

By |May 30, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: Electric Strawberry releases debut full-length
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    Mikal Cronin contributes “Soul in Motion” to latest LAMC release

Mikal Cronin contributes “Soul in Motion” to latest LAMC release

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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 [...]

By |May 29, 2014|Comments Off on Mikal Cronin contributes “Soul in Motion” to latest LAMC release

Devon Williams announces new LP on Slumberland Records

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 [...]

By |May 29, 2014|Comments Off on Devon Williams announces new LP on Slumberland Records
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    Interview: Toby Oler & Michael Tapscott on ‘Tapscott Sings Toby’

Interview: Toby Oler & Michael Tapscott on ‘Tapscott Sings Toby’

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 [...]

By |May 28, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: Toby Oler & Michael Tapscott on ‘Tapscott Sings Toby’