Album Premiere: Unconditional Arms, ‘Formation’

So I think it's safe to say we're all in a transition period, right? Both as individuals and as a society? Yeahhhh. That's why the timing for the release [...]

“The Good Times Roll” with DONCAT

At a time of unprecedented change and uncertainty, San Francisco-based songwriter and performer Duncan Nielsen of DONCAT brings us a sunny new single titled "The Good Times Roll" to uplift [...]

By |April 1, 2020|0 Comments

Once + Future Band’s “Freaks” is freakin good

Photo Cred: Rob Williamson

This month, Oakland’s Once & Future Band released two fresh singles off their forthcoming album, Deleted Scenes. Single “Freaks” is a tune with that jumps in with [...]

Video Premiere: Schlee, “Run Run Baby”

Look around you. Doesn't it feel like you're living in a dream world right now? Can you even remember what life was like before this? My advice: go with [...]

By |March 20, 2020|2 Comments
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    Premiere: Shrouded Strangers release “Night Prancer” video

Premiere: Shrouded Strangers release “Night Prancer” video

After last year’s album Night Prancing (Burger Records), Shrouded Strangers just released the video for single “Night Prancer” and it's a trippy fun treat. The song feels perfect for [...]

Oaklander Emily Afton releases EP ‘Consideration’

Emily Afton (photo: Ian Young)

Fresh off a Noise Pop show at Rickshaw Stop, Oakland’s very own Emily Afton releases her long-awaited EP Consideration. 

It’s an exploration of Afton’s identity as a [...]

By |March 10, 2020|0 Comments

Whiskerman lift the veil on ‘Kingdom Illusion’

Whiskerman have returned with Kingdom Illusion, their most visceral, jarring, incensed, and immediate set of music to date. For the last several years, Whiskerman has been one of the [...]

By |March 6, 2020|Comments Off on Whiskerman lift the veil on ‘Kingdom Illusion’
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    The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

(photo: Connor Sorenson)

When Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice got married, Erenkov’s vows weren’t your typical declarations. “They were about our mortality,” says The Saxophones’ drummer Alison Alderdice with a [...]

By |March 6, 2020|Comments Off on The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’
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    Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

OK look, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being single. But the most annoying part? When the wrong somebody can't take a hint.

Turning that ditty into a bop called "Lonely," [...]

By |March 2, 2020|Comments Off on Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

Theaux Elliot drops new single, “Big Finesse

After sharing singles “CANTKEEPUP” and “Boomin’” (the latter which we didn’t cover but is worth the listen), Theaux Elliot is on our watchlist for 2020. And he’s back again [...]

By |February 28, 2020|Comments Off on Theaux Elliot drops new single, “Big Finesse
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    Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”

Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”

Spending most of 2019 as a feature fixture (and getting his first placement on Showtime's The L Word), Ricky Lake is now ready to claim some shine of his [...]

By |February 21, 2020|Comments Off on Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”
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    A new favorite: Glass Mountain Rodeo’s “Favorite Dudes”

A new favorite: Glass Mountain Rodeo’s “Favorite Dudes”

After 2017’s mellow folk rock album Kerguelen, we’re pleased to see that Glass Mountain Rodeo just released “Favorite Dudes,” the first single off forthcoming Pond King. The album is [...]

By |February 13, 2020|Comments Off on A new favorite: Glass Mountain Rodeo’s “Favorite Dudes”
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