Get To Know: Royal Oakie Records and Tapes

Oakland’s Royal Oakie Records and Tapes has been around since 2011, but they are poised for an especially busy 2015. Founded by David Glassebrook of Deep Ellum and Yasamine […]

By |December 19, 2014|0 Comments

Get To Know: Plastic Pulse

It all started with a leading shout-out on Twitter. Our favorite local slop pop band Cocktails outed fellow bandmate Lauren Matsui as also being in the BRAND new synthy-goodness duo Plastic Pulse, […]

By |December 17, 2014|0 Comments

Premiere: The Things of Youth – “Eleventeen”

As a member of beloved Bay Area indie rockers The Rum Diary and post-rockers Shuteye Unison, as well as founder of record label Parks and Records, Jon Fee has […]

By |December 16, 2014|Comments Off

Michael & The Strange Land – “Specter”

Michael & The Strange Land have carved out a distinct sound over the course of the last year and a half, with the release of their aptly named EP’s […]

By |December 16, 2014|0 Comments
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    Exray’s to bring the mysteries of Vessel XII to the de Young, the stage, and beyond

Exray’s to bring the mysteries of Vessel XII to the de Young, the stage, and beyond

Last month, a strange email landed in my inbox. It was from Jon Bernson, musician, artist, playwright who is “resident sound designer” for the Tides Theater, and founder of […]

By |December 11, 2014|0 Comments

China releases The Wall

The newly formed China is an Americana outfit featuring a talented group of Bay Area veterans: Jeff Moller, Michael James Tapscott, Raphi Gottesman, and Dominic East have joined forces […]

By |December 10, 2014|0 Comments

Interview: Luke Sweeney takes Adventure:Us to Rickshaw Stop

Luke Sweeney has built his name around the San Francisco Bay Area as a rock ‘n’ roll sweetheart since his move from VOWS & Montra to his own solo project […]

By |December 9, 2014|0 Comments
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    Bear Lincoln introduce new album Bare Lincoln. See what they did there?

Bear Lincoln introduce new album Bare Lincoln. See what they did there?

There are many words you can use to describe Bear Lincoln’s new album, Bare Lincoln, but I’m going to go with infectious because their music attacks like a disease: […]

Sylvie Simmons: A heroine for our times

As we stumble towards 2015 with our pathetic iPhone habit we could really use a hero. Sylvie Simmons was born in London, but she has lived in the […]

By |December 5, 2014|1 Comment

Get to Know: Stalls

If 2014 has taught us anything, it’s that there’s a lot of damn good rock and roll coming out of Oakland, and new band Stalls is no exception. Stalls […]

By |December 4, 2014|1 Comment

Frozen Folk play final show this Friday

Bad news, Oaklanders: Friday marks the end of Frozen Folk. For good.

Frozen Folk has been a favorite of ours for the last few years, and we’re sad to see […]

By |December 4, 2014|0 Comments

Get to Know: White White Wolf

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White White Wolf is a folk project fronted by San Francisco’s Chistopher Drellow, who said he rented the cheapest cabin he could find in tiny Paxton, CA […]

By |December 2, 2014|1 Comment
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