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    Premiere: Listen to the dark sounds of Teal’s “See Myself to the Door”

Premiere: Listen to the dark sounds of Teal’s “See Myself to the Door”

James Rodgers of Teal is a busy man. When he's not drumming with Creative Adult, he's been recording and performing as Teal, which began as a solo project but [...]

By |May 2, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to the dark sounds of Teal’s “See Myself to the Door”

Meat Market made a new album, “Dig Deep”

The word "catchy" is weird - I think it describes an ability. A catchy song does something a non-catchy song can't? I call a song catchy, and that's usually the final frontier in [...]

By |April 28, 2016|1 Comment
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    Premiere: Not the 1’s are “Not the Ones to be Gamed on”

Premiere: Not the 1’s are “Not the Ones to be Gamed on”

We've heard several songs from Not the 1's off their forthcoming LP, and they seem to a have a pretty great formula: write rhymes that take great joy in [...]

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    Dancing In the Dark: Abbot Kinney delivers haunting pop on new EP “The Night”

Dancing In the Dark: Abbot Kinney delivers haunting pop on new EP “The Night”

Tell Jared Swanson that his brainchild Abbot Kinney sounds like Radiohead and he'll probably respond with an exasperated sigh.

Every blogger and their mom (and their mom) has compared the [...]

Santa Rosa’s Fussy debut jagged, groove-filled demo

Fussy's In Your Head tape art

Despite their brief existence, Indiana's Coneheads have inspired young punks in distant suburbs. At the end of last year, San Francisco's Outer Sunset gave [...]

By |April 25, 2016|Comments Off on Santa Rosa’s Fussy debut jagged, groove-filled demo

UNITY announce summer release of debut LP

(Unity LP variant by Jeff Cheung)

With demos sneaking online as far back as November 2013, Unity began as a songwriting outlet for Oakland-based artist and musician Jeff Cheung, known [...]

By |April 22, 2016|Comments Off on UNITY announce summer release of debut LP
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    Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

The Oakland Potwashers originated with the words of Austin poet Roy Ruth, who wrote an autobiographical collection of poetry about a motorcycle journey entitled "Buffalo Thoughts". To really drive [...]

By |April 21, 2016|1 Comment
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    Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

On Thursday, April 21, Slow Motion Cowboys will celebrate the release of their newest album In Exile/On the Mesa, as well as the birthday of Pete Fields - the [...]

By |April 20, 2016|1 Comment
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    Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Santa Rosa's The Vibrating Antennas is just about ready to release their second full length State of the Art, set for an April 30 release on San Francisco based [...]

By |April 19, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”
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    An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’

An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’

Hudson Bell has been a musician for longer than I have been alive, starting out like any of us: in his bedroom. Hudson Bell may be also the name [...]

By |April 18, 2016|Comments Off on An interview with Hudson Bell and first listen of his new album, ‘Yerba Buena’
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    Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Sometimes the truth lies in the details. FASIV , FKA Strange Hotel, tackle this head-on in their new video for song "Police." In the video, they take the song's theme [...]

By |April 14, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”
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    Chelsea Wolfe releases new 7-inch ahead of North American tour

Chelsea Wolfe releases new 7-inch ahead of North American tour

Acclaimed California songwriter Chelsea Wolfe has released a new 7-inch ahead of her upcoming North American tour. The vinyl release contains the tracks "Hypnos" and "Flame," both of which [...]

By |April 11, 2016|Comments Off on Chelsea Wolfe releases new 7-inch ahead of North American tour