Dan Deacon gets (almost) acoustic, plays Fillmore in March

Ever wonder what Dan Deacon’s real voice actually sounds like? Now is your chance to hear it. The Baltimore musician, typically known for complex and mind-boggling electronics and sound [...]

By |January 17, 2020|0 Comments

The Trips launch first EP ‘Mass Extinction’

At just 14 years old, the Trips are a force to be reckoned with. Their debut EP, Mass Extinction, is the epitome of teenage angst — loud, intense, and [...]

By |January 7, 2020|0 Comments
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    Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

At work in the Botcave studio.

In April 2019 Naytronix frontman Nate Brenner (Oakland's famed tUnE-yArDs bassist and Botcave Records co-founder), paired up with Denver-based avant-pop group déCollage to produce a [...]

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    Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

(Art by Reiko Rasch)
Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence and the death of sex workers.

Last Friday, the usually-bombastic cabaret-rock band Copyslut released an intimate and somber [...]

By |December 13, 2019|1 Comment

B. Lewis debuts ‘Sunset on Carmella’

With recent credits on Kanye's latest album Jesus is King, B. Lewis has long solidified himself as a successful hip-hop and electronic music producer. But with the debut of [...]

By |December 10, 2019|Comments Off on B. Lewis debuts ‘Sunset on Carmella’
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    Producer Ian McKee emerges from behind the boards with ‘Amina’ EP

Producer Ian McKee emerges from behind the boards with ‘Amina’ EP

Since 2016, Ian McKee has been the mind behind some of our favorite local artists, namely Rexx Life Raj, Caleborate and our very own Beejus. But the Pacifica producer [...]

By |December 6, 2019|Comments Off on Producer Ian McKee emerges from behind the boards with ‘Amina’ EP
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    Rain Phoenix honors her late brother, River, on new solo album

Rain Phoenix honors her late brother, River, on new solo album

Photo: Michael Muller

Through her debut solo album called River, Rain Phoenix shares her deeply personal journey to mourn, memorialize, and ultimately celebrate the life of her brother, actor River Phoenix, [...]

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Black Mountain plays ‘Destroyer’ at the Independent

Photo courtesy of Pitch Perfect PR

Black Mountain just released the music video for “Licensed to Drive” and it’s one of the most pleasing music videos I’ve seen in a [...]

By |December 4, 2019|Comments Off on Black Mountain plays ‘Destroyer’ at the Independent

Amen arrives with debut project, ‘Real’

Amen is finally ready to speak her truth. A voice formerly heard on Text Me Records' Group Chat Vol. 2 and Mikos Da Gawd's "Hell Yeah Brother!" makes her [...]

By |November 22, 2019|Comments Off on Amen arrives with debut project, ‘Real’
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    Kowa’s new “Thumbs Up” single is deliciously danceable

Kowa’s new “Thumbs Up” single is deliciously danceable

Bay Area-based Kowa has one main objective: to make you move. This lively duo is comprised of longtime friends, Robinson Kuntz and Peter Davies, who began making music together [...]

By |November 19, 2019|Comments Off on Kowa’s new “Thumbs Up” single is deliciously danceable

Toro y Moi releases ‘Soul Trash’ album, video

Berkeley-based Toro y Moi (Chaz Bear, as most of us know) recently released their latest album, Soul Trash, along with an accompanying full-length video piece.

The album comes as quite [...]

By |November 18, 2019|Comments Off on Toro y Moi releases ‘Soul Trash’ album, video

Credit Electric’s record release show at the Uptown

Credit Electric, the Oakland-based psych-Americana band is set to release their new self-released, self-titled LP, Credit Electric, and we are pleased with what our ol’ ears have found. If [...]

By |November 18, 2019|Comments Off on Credit Electric’s record release show at the Uptown
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