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    Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”

(photo: Emily Hayward and Marta Dymeck

The story of the Berkeley band Bows starts out with tragedy, but continues with desperation, fear, and a post-apocalyptic colony outside of Earth.

Wait, what?

We'll [...]

By |May 19, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Meet Berkeley’s Bows and hear their dreamy, ambient “Should Have Known”
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    Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

(I Love Myself And Want To Live album art by Phil Elias)

Begun in late 2013, as a recording project with no intentions of live performance, OVVN have since expanded [...]

By |May 18, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: OVVN’s debut LP is uncompromisingly dissonant art rock

Get to know: Midnight Sons

When we released our Bay Area twang mixtape, we KNEW there would be some omissions. When there's so much going on around the Bay, it's inevitable when you try [...]

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    Premiere: Angelica Rockne’s new 7″ “When I See You/Joshua”

Premiere: Angelica Rockne’s new 7″ “When I See You/Joshua”

Angelica Rockne may live in Nevada City, but the former San Francisco resident remains closely tied to the Bay - she collaborated with western-pop band Evil Eyes for a [...]

By |May 11, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Angelica Rockne’s new 7″ “When I See You/Joshua”

Get To Know: Tanukichan

Tanukichan is the new solo venture of Hannah van Loon, who recently left Trails and Ways after a four year stint with the band. Just yesterday she released "Bitter [...]

By |May 10, 2016|Comments Off on Get To Know: Tanukichan
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    Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Several iterations of Creepers have popped up throughout the years. The Bay Area group began in 2010 as a guitar and drum duo, but has since expanded into a [...]

By |May 3, 2016|Comments Off on Creepers release new song, support Bilinda Butchers at Swedish American Hall

Video: For Now is “Ready to Die”

Oakland duo For Now quietly released a video for their track "Ready to Die" not too long ago, and well...it kinda blew my mind. Take a look:

The shaky tension [...]

By |May 3, 2016|Comments Off on Video: For Now is “Ready to Die”
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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