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 […]

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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 […]

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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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    Phono del Sol band Marriages releases latest LP ‘Salome’

Phono del Sol band Marriages releases latest LP ‘Salome’

Marriages, the alternative-rock band from Los Angeles, recently released their debut full-length album, titled Salome. The record is dark, brooding, intense and delicately crafted–all in a way that is […]

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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 […]

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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    Main Attrakionz drop “Ain’t No Other Way” video, announce tour

Main Attrakionz drop “Ain’t No Other Way” video, announce tour

If you’re anything like me, you’re freaking pumped for the forthcoming Main Attrakionz album, 808s & Dark Grapes 3. If you’re not, the latest track off the album, “Ain’t […]

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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 […]

Plush releases shimmering new record Pine

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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 […]

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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 […]

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    Scalped to bring their “spinkick-metal” across States, debut new EP

Scalped to bring their “spinkick-metal” across States, debut new EP

San Francisco hardcore outfit Scalped announced a full U.S. tour and a new EP on Video Disease. The last time I caught this band, the vocalist had already ditched […]

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