Landline is today’s hottest long-distance collaboration

Landline, the duo of Oakland's Matt Ferrara (Toyota) and LA's Zoe Zag (Shirley Mistaken), just released their debut full length on Discontinuous Innovation. The two met in Chico in [...]

By |July 30, 2018|Comments Off on Landline is today’s hottest long-distance collaboration
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    Premiere: Check out “Treasure Island Blues” from Hot Buttered Rum

Premiere: Check out “Treasure Island Blues” from Hot Buttered Rum

The official bluegrass band of the SF Giants, Hot Buttered Rum returns with a brand new album of all-original material. Recorded at Panoramic Studios in Stinson Beach, Lonesome Panoramic [...]

By |July 20, 2018|Comments Off on Premiere: Check out “Treasure Island Blues” from Hot Buttered Rum
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    Grex draws inspiration from ’60s psych on ‘Electric Ghost Parade’

Grex draws inspiration from ’60s psych on ‘Electric Ghost Parade’

Experimental art-rock duo Grex — guitarist Karl A.D. Evangelista and keyboardist Rei Scampavia — draws inspiration from '60s psych sounds on the new Electric Ghost Parade LP, which comes [...]

By |July 17, 2018|Comments Off on Grex draws inspiration from ’60s psych on ‘Electric Ghost Parade’
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    Check out the first song from SF’s Michael Michael Motorcycle

Check out the first song from SF’s Michael Michael Motorcycle

It's always great to have the opportunity to cover bands from their very beginning, and Michael Michael Motorcycle is already showing a lot of potential with their first single [...]

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    ‘Commerce’ offers new electronic sounds from San Francisco trio INHALT

‘Commerce’ offers new electronic sounds from San Francisco trio INHALT

Commerce is the third EP from SF's INHALT, out now on local label Dark Entries Records. Recorded over the last several years, the new work incorporates classic and modern [...]

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    In advance of performance at Pride, SUMif releases new single “Body”

In advance of performance at Pride, SUMif releases new single “Body”

This is a big week for queer electro-pop artist SUMif. Originally from Los Angeles, the rising San Francisco musician is set to perform at this year's San Francisco Pride [...]

By |June 22, 2018|Comments Off on In advance of performance at Pride, SUMif releases new single “Body”

Cruel Diagonals preps debut LP of experimental compositions

Oakland's Megan Mitchell wears many musical hats, as a field recorder and audio archivist, as the publisher of the Many Many Women index of women/trans/non-binary composers, as a DJ, [...]

By |June 14, 2018|Comments Off on Cruel Diagonals preps debut LP of experimental compositions

Get excited for ‘Explorer’ with new music from Con Brio

After releasing a stellar, soulful cover of "Heart-Shaped Box" last month, Bay Area favorite Con Brio has dropped a couple more singles from their upcoming sophomore album, Explorer.

"Too Lit [...]

By |June 12, 2018|Comments Off on Get excited for ‘Explorer’ with new music from Con Brio

Shine on with this glam new track from Billy + Dolly

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Made up of two musicians with deep roots in the local music scene, Billy & Dolly is a glammy-but-gritty rock and roll project from Bill Rousseau and [...]

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    The Silhouette Era’s new EP delivers nostalgia with a kick of adrenaline

The Silhouette Era’s new EP delivers nostalgia with a kick of adrenaline

With a new self-titled EP out on June 22 and some upcoming shows spread across the length of California, the four members of The Silhouette Era are poised for [...]

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Cougar on a Meth Binge preps dreamy show

Oakland's Cougar on a Meth Binge has never sounded like their name might lead you to believe, and now they're hoping to lead you about as far from their [...]

By |June 5, 2018|Comments Off on Cougar on a Meth Binge preps dreamy show
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    Dogcatcher releases new single featuring Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab

Dogcatcher releases new single featuring Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab

Brewing down in the San Jose music scene, synth-rock group Dogcatcher is releasing their newest single "SRM (Stark Raving Mad)," featuring a verse from Bay Area rapper Gift of [...]

By |May 31, 2018|Comments Off on Dogcatcher releases new single featuring Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab