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    Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

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 [...]

By |August 26, 2016|0 Comments
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    Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

Happy release day to Oakland’s Tanukichan: Fuzzy, emotional debut EP ‘Radiolove’ out today

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 [...]

By |August 19, 2016|0 Comments
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    Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP

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 [...]

By |July 28, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland’s O.C.D. put a smile-inducing spin on shoegaze with debut EP
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    Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP

Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP

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 [...]

By |July 27, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP

Social Work releases bass-heavy pop adventure “Onda”

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 [...]

By |July 22, 2016|Comments Off on Social Work releases bass-heavy pop adventure “Onda”
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    The Saxophones release ‘If You’re on the Water’ EP, perform at Lost Church July 22

The Saxophones release ‘If You’re on the Water’ EP, perform at Lost Church July 22

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 [...]

By |July 19, 2016|Comments Off on The Saxophones release ‘If You’re on the Water’ EP, perform at Lost Church July 22

San Francisco’s Pardoner release new, collaborative EP

 

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 [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Comments Off on San Francisco’s Pardoner release new, collaborative EP

Yea-Ming and the Rumours release ‘I Will Make You Mine’

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 [...]

By |July 17, 2016|Comments Off on Yea-Ming and the Rumours release ‘I Will Make You Mine’
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    Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”

Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”

Tim Presley is somewhat of an enigma on the scene, the kind of musician where musical mastermind transcends persona. Bouncing between San Francisco and L.A., he's also bounced between [...]

By |July 15, 2016|Comments Off on Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”
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    Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Sugar Candy Mountain are quietly not a local band anymore after making a move to Southern California, but they are still honoring their Bay Area roots with pride. For [...]

By |July 14, 2016|Comments Off on Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show
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    Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP

Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP

Guy Fox is one of those bands that somehow never disappoints. Over the course of their careers here in the Bay, the band has cultivated a distinctive, accessible sound [...]

By |July 14, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP

Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China

One of my personal favorite country/Americana/folk/whatever bands (both locally and beyond) is China. Their songwriting is brutally honest, and they're likely one of the most talented bands you'll ever [...]

By |July 13, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China
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