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    Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release

Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release

It's been an extremely trying couple of months here in the Bay, between the never-ending fallout from the election results and the continuing tragedy of the Ghost Ship Fire, [...]

By |January 23, 2017|Comments Off on Preview: Oakland’s Club Night debut performance with Joan of Arc and split release
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    Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week

Sit back, relax, and let "Tell Me Those Are Tears of Joy," the new single from Once & Future Band, put you into a fuzzed-out psychedelic trance.

The Oakland-based band [...]

By |January 19, 2017|Comments Off on Once and Future Band bring new album to The Chapel next week
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    Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”

Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”

Oakland genre-less band Meernaa has been busy in the studio recording a host of singles to be released in 2017, and we're pleased to share their first release of [...]

By |January 10, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Find a dance partner in Meernaa’s “Redwood”
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    Listen now: Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye team up for new single, album in 2017

Listen now: Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye team up for new single, album in 2017

There's a haunting sweetness to "Forces of Decay," the first song from Rogue + Jaye, a new collaboration between Rogue Wave's Zach Rogue and country crooner, Courtney Jaye. The [...]

By |December 26, 2016|Comments Off on Listen now: Zach Rogue and Courtney Jaye team up for new single, album in 2017

Julia Jacklin announces spring tour with new album in tow

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The disarmingly sweet and melancholy beauty that is Julia Jacklin's debut album, Don’t Let The Kids Win, will be coming to life this spring as she sets [...]

By |December 16, 2016|Comments Off on Julia Jacklin announces spring tour with new album in tow
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    Magic Magic Roses celebrate ‘Dusk’ release tomorrow night

Magic Magic Roses celebrate ‘Dusk’ release tomorrow night

San Francisco's Magic Magic Roses, purveyors of dark-yet-beautiful, harmony-driven country/folk have just released a new album entitled Dusk on Seattle-based label Plume Records. On Dusk, the two-part harmonies from [...]

By |December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Magic Magic Roses celebrate ‘Dusk’ release tomorrow night

Owl Paws unleash new single “Animal Brain”

San Francisco's Owl Paws has announced a new EP entitled Smoke Rings & Diamonds.

The first single from the Sean Paulson-recorded album is "Animal Brain." Captured at Different Fur Studios [...]

By |December 9, 2016|Comments Off on Owl Paws unleash new single “Animal Brain”
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

Magik*Magik plays tonight at Swedish American Music Hall with Frail Ophelias and Rose Droll.
Friday, December 2
DonCat, We Arsons, Dogcatcher @ Milk Bar
The two-night year-ender-bender in celebration of DonCat's [...]

By |December 2, 2016|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

Get To Know: B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y

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Everybody loves the Stranger Things soundtrack, right? I'd dismissed it as unearned hype until I'd like, actually watched the show and fell in love with the creepy [...]

By |November 18, 2016|1 Comment

bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight

Christian Zamora started bAd bAd a few years ago as a bedroom recording project, (and one that we've loved from the start). Despite the fact that Zamora's left the [...]

By |November 17, 2016|Comments Off on bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight

Get to know: UT Kirin

Yes, UT Kirin is a prolific bedroom recording project from Berkeley's HR Huber-Rodriguez. No, he's not quite as prolific or polished as Will Toledo's early Car Seat Headrest days, [...]

By |November 16, 2016|Comments Off on Get to know: UT Kirin
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    Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Last year, we introduced you to San Francisco duo mini and the Bear, and hinted that the duo's next release would not be released on vinyl or cassette, but [...]

By |November 11, 2016|Comments Off on Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’