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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

Magik*Magik plays tonight at Swedish American Music Hall with Frail Ophelias and Rose Droll.
Friday, December 2
DonCat, We Arsons, Dogcatcher @ Milk Bar
The two-night year-ender-bender in celebration of DonCat's [...]

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Get To Know: B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y

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Everybody loves the Stranger Things soundtrack, right? I'd dismissed it as unearned hype until I'd like, actually watched the show and fell in love with the creepy [...]

By |November 18, 2016|1 Comment

bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight

Christian Zamora started bAd bAd a few years ago as a bedroom recording project, (and one that we've loved from the start). Despite the fact that Zamora's left the [...]

By |November 17, 2016|0 Comments

Get to know: UT Kirin

Yes, UT Kirin is a prolific bedroom recording project from Berkeley's HR Huber-Rodriguez. No, he's not quite as prolific or polished as Will Toledo's early Car Seat Headrest days, [...]

By |November 16, 2016|0 Comments
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    Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Last year, we introduced you to San Francisco duo mini and the Bear, and hinted that the duo's next release would not be released on vinyl or cassette, but [...]

By |November 11, 2016|0 Comments

Day Wave joins Harvest Records, releases new song

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Oakland’s own shoegaze-infected surf rockers, Day Wave have signed with Harvest Records —the label owned by Capitol Music Group and home to TV On The Radio, Best [...]

By |November 9, 2016|0 Comments
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    Premiere: The Peels unveil bluesy single prior to record release

Premiere: The Peels unveil bluesy single prior to record release

It feels like there's been a renaissance for the twangy, blues driven guitar music of the '60s and '70s, and the strong personas that helm these projects, most recently with [...]

By |November 3, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: The Peels unveil bluesy single prior to record release
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    Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

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Oakland's Andrew Simmons, aka Tabernacle, recently compiled several loose singles he's been sitting on into a cohesive album he's calling Selections. Simmons is at his best [...]

By |October 17, 2016|Comments Off on Tabernacle shares ‘Selections,’ opens for Flock of Dimes tomorrow

Cloud Nothings announce album, play Oakland next month

It’s been two years since Cloud Nothings released their pop-infused headbanger of a longplayer: Here and Nowhere Else. I fell hard for that record but came to it after [...]

By |October 14, 2016|Comments Off on Cloud Nothings announce album, play Oakland next month
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    Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Between the above picture of Ethan Miller in his element, and the killer song included below, any words spent describing the ferocity of Oakland heavy psych trio Feral Ohms [...]

By |October 12, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Blossom share new LP ‘Pure Love’ for the first time

The San Francisco band Blossom has been sitting on their new LP, Pure Love, for a while now, debating endlessly when they should share it. Well, today is the [...]

By |October 6, 2016|Comments Off on Blossom share new LP ‘Pure Love’ for the first time
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    Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’

Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’

Even without learning that Light Fantastic is a San Francisco band, Out of View feels unmistakably like a Northern California album. The group's sound is equal parts jangly surf-rock [...]

By |October 6, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to Light Fantastic’s dreamy new album ‘Out of View’
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