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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”
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    Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw

Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw

A few interconnected musicians are celebrating new releases tomorrow night at Rickshaw Stop, and you should get excited!

Headlining the night is Kacey Johansing, who's releasing her first post-Yesway solo [...]

By |July 19, 2017|Comments Off on Kacey Johansing and Meernaa celebrate new releases at Rickshaw
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    A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight

A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight

Grace Sings Sludge (Grace Cooper) and Earth Girl Helen Brown (Heidi Alexander) have been a part of some great San Francisco bands, namely The Sandwitches and The Fresh & [...]

By |June 27, 2017|Comments Off on A “Fresh & Onlys Divorce Reunion” is at Night Light tonight
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    Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s

Oakland's Actual Wolf (aka Eric Pollard) digitally released his album Faded Days on Redhouse Records earlier this month, and this weekend he's celebrating the release at Slim's, opening for [...]

By |June 15, 2017|Comments Off on Giveaway: Actual Wolf’s ‘Faded Days’ release show with Mipso at Slim’s
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    North Mississippi Allstars to bring Southern heat to the Independent, GAMH

North Mississippi Allstars to bring Southern heat to the Independent, GAMH

The North Mississippi Allstars, a two-man band of brothers entering their eleventh year of performing, will appear in support of their latest album on Friday, June 16, at the Independent [...]

By |June 9, 2017|Comments Off on North Mississippi Allstars to bring Southern heat to the Independent, GAMH

Premiere: “All Szn” by Lord Morgan ft. EyyELL

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The Bay Area's rich history of hip-hop and R&B continues to thrive through people like Kehlani and Iamsu!. Two other local artists headed for stardom are Lord Morgan [...]

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Video Premiere: Pregnant’s a “Wimp”

Sacramento's Pregnant makes electronic pop music that is definitely weird, but also deeply moving and thoughtful. June 30, the Daniel Trudeau fronted outfit is adding to their extensive discography [...]

By |May 30, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Pregnant’s a “Wimp”