Although they only released their first EP this time last year, The Nopes are already back with a 12- song LP. The Jack Shirley-produced Never Heard of It sees the [...]
Photo: Nicolas Cubillos Marroquin
After taking a brief hiatus over the last year, Oakland trio Beekeepers released their debut proper album last month, Varroa Mites on Vacant Stare.
Beekeepers are [...]
Oakland's 1988 caught our ear with their spooky, distorted, synth-heavy pop. 1988's Luis Gutierrez tells me they've been working on a ton of material, and luckily they've asked us [...]
Man, has it really just been a year since we first told you about Madeline Kenney? She's released a steady stream of material since then, and each release seems [...]
Never Young are one of our favorite local bands to turn up all the way when we just want to scream into a pillow and thrash away all our [...]
At the top end of the summer, we got to know Oakland's Tanukichan, who is Hannah Van Loon, formerly of Trails and Ways. But now, we're really getting to [...]
News of Oakland's O.C.D. and their debut EP came onto our plate fairly recently, but boy, it was a tasty bite of musical goodness. Growth is the five-piece's first [...]
Conceived during a three month stint in solitary confinement, Oakland's undō perform a jarring brand of screamy, freewheeling grind.
The trio features members of long time East Bay electropunk group [...]
Art by Derek Barber
Heads up: The "other Will Butler," as he's known around here, just put out bass-happy track that will likely get you happy (and dancing) too. He [...]
Last November, we told you about The Saxophones and their forthcoming lathe-cut picture disc EP. Well, it's finally all released and available for free download via Bandcamp, and it's [...]
Several groups of artists are putting San Francisco's Outer Sunset on the map in a big way. One group of affiliates congregate under the tape label Discontinuous Innovation and include names [...]
The wait is over! I Will Make You Mine, the debut record from Yea Ming and the Rumours, is finally HERE. It contains classics you have had stuck in [...]