Makeunder return with “Promethean Heat”

I literally said "Whoa!" out loud when this came barreling through my garage-sale-sourced speakers. Though he's been an Oakland fixture since the earlier part of this decade, I'm mostly [...]

By |May 16, 2019|Comments Off on Makeunder return with “Promethean Heat”

Shutups come through heavy with “Cement Hands”

Off the heels of “Yellowjacket," here comes Shutups with “Cement Hands,” the second single from their upcoming Every Day I'm Less Zen album.

With the release of the new single, [...]

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The Y Axes release “Get Away,” announce upcoming LP

Picture this: It’s the first day of your sophomore year of high school. You wake up in your twin bed and stumble into the shower. Your binder says “school [...]

By |May 10, 2019|Comments Off on The Y Axes release “Get Away,” announce upcoming LP

New Release: James Lanman’s ‘Mosaics’

Photo courtesy of James Lanman

James Lanman is no stranger to the road. Fed up with the concrete jungle of New York City, Lanman embarked on a cross-country tour with [...]

By |May 3, 2019|Comments Off on New Release: James Lanman’s ‘Mosaics’
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    Geographer premieres music video for “Summer Of My Discontentment”

Geographer premieres music video for “Summer Of My Discontentment”

(photo: Brittany O'Brien)

Just before hitting the road for his upcoming tour, Geographer has dropped the music video for “Summer of my Discontentment” off of his latest EP, New Jersey.

Geographer [...]

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Oke Junior laces up the mitts for “Rocky” video

Oke Junior gained a ton of momentum in 2018: His album Outside Looking In was cosigned by major hip-hop outlets and ton top of that, Oke proved his mettle [...]

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    The Frail Ophelias’ ‘Xerces Blue’ mourns an extinct species of butterfly

The Frail Ophelias’ ‘Xerces Blue’ mourns an extinct species of butterfly

This spring, SF's the Frail Ophelias are shaking things up a bit with Xerces Blue.

With many of the songs originally commissioned by San Francisco dance troupe Project Agora back [...]

By |April 17, 2019|Comments Off on The Frail Ophelias’ ‘Xerces Blue’ mourns an extinct species of butterfly

More Fatter premiere “Silly Goose”

Local funk outfit More Fatter’s latest track continues their trend towards poppier tunes. “Silly Goose” chronicles some of the petty annoyances that come with relationships. Backed by gang vocals [...]

By |April 1, 2019|Comments Off on More Fatter premiere “Silly Goose”
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    Club Night celebrates release of debut album “What Life” at Bandcamp store

Club Night celebrates release of debut album “What Life” at Bandcamp store

Club Night is a local band making waves in Oakland right now, playing chaotic-but-exhilarating indie rock. Their sound is a bizarre blend of guitar riffs usually found in midwest [...]

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Shutups debut new single and video for “Yellowjacket”

(photo: Nate Gilchrest)

Oakland indie punk duo, Shutups, begin the road to their album debut with their first single, "Yellowjacket."

After four EPs, the band will finally be releasing Every Day [...]

By |March 22, 2019|Comments Off on Shutups debut new single and video for “Yellowjacket”

The Y Axes’ new single ‘Moon’ glows brightly

(photo: Dave McMahon)

No need to look up at the sky tonight for the new single by the Y Axes, because "Moon" is already up.

Following the heels of "How We [...]

By |March 14, 2019|Comments Off on The Y Axes’ new single ‘Moon’ glows brightly
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    The Coathangers play ‘The Devil You Know’ at the Independent

The Coathangers play ‘The Devil You Know’ at the Independent

The Coathangers (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) 

Back with a brand new record, The Coathangers performed songs off the band's new album, The Devil You Know, at the Independent in San Francisco and proved that at [...]

By |March 8, 2019|Comments Off on The Coathangers play ‘The Devil You Know’ at the Independent