Julia Lewis teams up with Elujay for “On the Regular”

Even though Julia Lewis has been permeating from Bay Area speakers for the better part of these last few years — think Rexx Life Raj’s “Handheld GPS” and a [...]

By |September 8, 2017|Comments Off on Julia Lewis teams up with Elujay for “On the Regular”
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    Once & Future Band release new single, headline Independent tomorrow night

Once & Future Band release new single, headline Independent tomorrow night

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Coming back to they Bay Area from their East Coast arena tour with Tool, Once & Future Band have a new video for their second single — "Rolando" [...]

By |August 25, 2017|1 Comment

Bill Baird releases a pair of albums for morning and night

Local musician, experimental artist, and all-around brilliant guy Bill Baird has long been one of our favorites, whether he's inventing new instruments, creating an album with 11 billion possible [...]

By |August 25, 2017|Comments Off on Bill Baird releases a pair of albums for morning and night
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    Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation

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Last winter, the artist collective and living space know as Ghost Ship burned down in a tragic fire that claimed the lives of 36 [...]

By |August 14, 2017|Comments Off on Loose Grip Records joins Ghost Ship relief efforts with benefit compilation
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    The Classical releases a new cassette and says farewell tonight at Eli’s

The Classical releases a new cassette and says farewell tonight at Eli’s

The Classical has been one of our favorites since frontwoman Juliet Gordon moved to the Bay Area in 2013. Luckily, they're releasing a new cassette, Survival of the Softest, [...]

By |August 11, 2017|Comments Off on The Classical releases a new cassette and says farewell tonight at Eli’s
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    Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!

Yea-Ming and the Rumours have a brand new 7 inch out this month and you need it! Side A is "Baby Blue," and no, it is not a [...]

By |August 9, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: Yea-Ming and the Rumours’ new 7″ and upcoming shows!
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    With new album, art-rock band Bent Knee visits Café du Nord

With new album, art-rock band Bent Knee visits Café du Nord

This Friday, August 4, Boston art-rock band Bent Knee will bring their energetic and vibrant live show to San Francisco's Café du Nord.

The group's fourth full-length and first major [...]

By |August 3, 2017|Comments Off on With new album, art-rock band Bent Knee visits Café du Nord

Get To Know: The Laytcomers

The Laytcomers have been around for several years, but they've only recently begun performing their honest, lo-fi no wave influenced songs live. They began as a quartet of Fremont [...]

By |August 1, 2017|Comments Off on Get To Know: The Laytcomers
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    Oakland rapper Just Rese debuts the first single from ‘HIPS’ EP

Oakland rapper Just Rese debuts the first single from ‘HIPS’ EP

Churches, temples, synagogues — houses of worship are revered as places of peace, of finding solace or comfort with a higher being. Dance floors, on the other hand, are [...]

By |July 28, 2017|2 Comments

The long-awaited return of FRONDS!

MBL missed you! How have you been?

I haven't had much to say since FRONDS released it's tremendous debut recording in 2013. After the premature demise of Bay Area Superheroes [...]

By |July 27, 2017|Comments Off on The long-awaited return of FRONDS!
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    Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley, a year after getting evicted and leaving California, only to return a month later, is back to grace us with two wonderful records that are right in [...]

By |July 27, 2017|Comments Off on Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Social Work releases new single: “Underweight”

Last week saw the release of "Underweight," the latest single from local Bay Area producer Social Work, or the other Will Butler. The track is Butler's third release since 2015 and first [...]

By |July 24, 2017|Comments Off on Social Work releases new single: “Underweight”