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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|0 Comments
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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|0 Comments

Mark Allen-Piccolo’s stripped-down “Soledad”

Today Oakland-based Mark Allen-Piccolo released single “Soledad” off his forthcoming (and finely-named) sophomore album Word of the Day (BotCave Records). Co-produced by Nate Brenner (Tune-Yards, Naytronix), the album is [...]

By |February 11, 2020|0 Comments
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    Kat Robichaud scares the night away, throws a circus of a party this weekend

Kat Robichaud scares the night away, throws a circus of a party this weekend

(photo: Gina Barbara Photography)

Kat Robichaud returns with a startling piano ballad, "Scare The Night Away", just in time for Circus, the latest iteration of the Misfit Cabaret at San [...]

By |February 7, 2020|1 Comment

Sunset Lines releases “Unresponsive” music video

With the help of SilverCat Sound Labs, groovy synth-pop band Sunset Lines released a flurry of videos last week to accompany a few tracks off their upcoming album, including [...]

By |February 4, 2020|0 Comments
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    Floral releases single “This Year,” announce first LP in 5 years

Floral releases single “This Year,” announce first LP in 5 years

Math rock band Floral released the first single off their long-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s The Second Floral EP. The track, to be featured on Floral LP (2020), is a [...]

By |January 27, 2020|0 Comments

Copyslut album release party with Louda and Mya Byrne

(photo: Kim Rose)

To support the release of their debut album Sex, Death, and Other People’s Money, out January 24, Copyslut are playing at The White Horse Inn this Saturday, [...]

By |January 22, 2020|Comments Off on Copyslut album release party with Louda and Mya Byrne

The Saxophones release anticipated “Lamplighter”

(photo: Conner Sorenson

At long last, Oakland’s the Saxophones have hit the waves with a new song and it’s, ah, just what we were hoping it would be. Husband-wife dream [...]

By |January 20, 2020|Comments Off on The Saxophones release anticipated “Lamplighter”

Dan Deacon gets (almost) acoustic, plays Fillmore in March

Ever wonder what Dan Deacon’s real voice actually sounds like? Now is your chance to hear it. The Baltimore musician, typically known for complex and mind-boggling electronics and sound [...]

By |January 17, 2020|1 Comment

The Trips launch first EP ‘Mass Extinction’

At just 14 years old, the Trips are a force to be reckoned with. Their debut EP, Mass Extinction, is the epitome of teenage angst — loud, intense, and [...]

By |January 7, 2020|Comments Off on The Trips launch first EP ‘Mass Extinction’
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    Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

At work in the Botcave studio.

In April 2019 Naytronix frontman Nate Brenner (Oakland's famed tUnE-yArDs bassist and Botcave Records co-founder), paired up with Denver-based avant-pop group déCollage to produce a [...]

By |January 7, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”
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    Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

Copyslut covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

(Art by Reiko Rasch)
Content Warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence and the death of sex workers.

Last Friday, the usually-bombastic cabaret-rock band Copyslut released an intimate and somber [...]

By |December 13, 2019|1 Comment
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