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    After devastating loss, Them Are Us Too prepare final album ‘Amends’

After devastating loss, Them Are Us Too prepare final album ‘Amends’

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Over a year has passed since the fire broke out in Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse that took the lives of so many artists and music [...]

By |May 30, 2018|Comments Off on After devastating loss, Them Are Us Too prepare final album ‘Amends’

Mall Walk releases final single, plays final show tonight!

After several years, an EP, an LP, and a pair of singles, Oakland's Mall Walk is calling it quits. On their way out, the post punk trio is releasing [...]

Loco Tranquilo drop “Wind Song,” tease upcoming EP

San Francisco's Loco Tranquilo, fresh off their inclusion on our "Highlights in Bay Area Latin Music" mixtape have released "Wind Song," the first single from an EP set for [...]

By |May 8, 2018|Comments Off on Loco Tranquilo drop “Wind Song,” tease upcoming EP
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    Oakland’s Meernaa announces new EP, playing Bottom of the Hill

Oakland’s Meernaa announces new EP, playing Bottom of the Hill

On April 14, the mysterious project coming out of Oakland known as Meernaa will be headlining Bottom of the Hill along with Outer Embassy and Luke Temple. Meernaa also [...]

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    Fantastic Negrito announces new album ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’

Fantastic Negrito announces new album ‘Please Don’t Be Dead’

Grammy-winning blues artist Fantastic Negrito has announced his latest album, Please Don't Be Dead, out June 15. The Oakland-based musician's newest album comes at a time when discussions of [...]

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    Up-and-coming R&B artist Berel drops new single, “Simple”

Up-and-coming R&B artist Berel drops new single, “Simple”

In 2014, a young Berel Alexander was coming back home from New Orleans when he decided to record himself playing guitar at the airport. He'd brought his guitar to [...]

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    Bay Area newcomer Odie comes of age with debut album, ‘Analogue’

Bay Area newcomer Odie comes of age with debut album, ‘Analogue’

2018 is Odie's time. The multitalented Toronto-by-way-of-Tracy artist has been cooking his debut "Analogue" for the past three years and it's finally simmered long enough for its big reveal. [...]

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    Jesse Ray Smith releases single “Easy on Me” off debut solo album

Jesse Ray Smith releases single “Easy on Me” off debut solo album

For Jesse Ray Smith, music has always been a catharsis from the heaviness of life. Far from creating escapist bubblegum, however, Smith leans into meaning with a full and [...]

By |April 5, 2018|Comments Off on Jesse Ray Smith releases single “Easy on Me” off debut solo album

Premiere: “The Mighty Echo” by the Family Crest

Of the thousands of new songs that have come across my desk in the past few months, few have been so surprisingly grand as The Family Crest's newest track, [...]

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    East Bay rapper Zion I releases ‘Tonite Show’ with DJ Fresh

East Bay rapper Zion I releases ‘Tonite Show’ with DJ Fresh

East Bay rapper Baba Zumbi — also known as Zion I — recently released a new record with Los Angeles producer DJ Fresh. The duo recorded the 10-track [...]

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Premiere: Brian Belknap is “Bearing Witness”

If you've ever taken public transit in San Francisco, you've almost certainly seen one-man band Brian Belknap doing his "broke-down folk, junk-country blues, and gut-bucket gospel" thing. He's taken [...]

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Video Premiere: Swiftumz, “Game Six”

Swiftumz released a 7" single "Game Six" on Fruits and Flowers late last year, and today we're pleased to share the accompanying visuals for "Game Six," shot and directed [...]

By |March 30, 2018|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Swiftumz, “Game Six”