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    The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”

The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”

The first time I met Karl Meischen of The Greening was at a cafe in the Mission, and the first thing I noticed was that he was dressed in [...]

By |January 27, 2016|Comments Off on The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”
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    Tycho’s remixed “Awake” out now, featuring RJD2, Baio, and more

Tycho’s remixed “Awake” out now, featuring RJD2, Baio, and more

Awake, the fourth studio album released by San Francisco's golden group Tycho, just received a new spin on its eight track length. A remixed version of the breakthrough LP was [...]

By |January 26, 2016|Comments Off on Tycho’s remixed “Awake” out now, featuring RJD2, Baio, and more

Battlehooch’s AJ McKinley releases solo EP

Remember when Roy Wood recorded a solo album while still part of The Move in which he played nearly every instrument on every track? Well, unless you were born [...]

By |January 25, 2016|Comments Off on Battlehooch’s AJ McKinley releases solo EP
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    Nef the Pharaoh releases #Saydaat, performing with G-Eazy next month

Nef the Pharaoh releases #Saydaat, performing with G-Eazy next month

The Bay Area is a blessing and a curse for aspiring MCs. Long considered one of the most consistent and prolific regional rap scenes in the country, the nation [...]

By |January 19, 2016|Comments Off on Nef the Pharaoh releases #Saydaat, performing with G-Eazy next month
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    Premiere: Ben Pearce brings ‘Modern Non-Electronic Dance Music’ on “Say Hello”

Premiere: Ben Pearce brings ‘Modern Non-Electronic Dance Music’ on “Say Hello”

San Francisco's Ben Pearce was happily playing guitar in Windham Flat, when lead singer Aaron Araki let the band he was moving to LA. "Playing with those guys was [...]

By |January 18, 2016|1 Comment
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    Meet Derek Schmidt, the musician who transfoms tarot cards into dreamy compositions

Meet Derek Schmidt, the musician who transfoms tarot cards into dreamy compositions

Meet Derek Schmidt.  He has been in the Bay Area for 17 years, and his last three have been dedicated to taking tarot cards and transforming them into dreamy musical compositions in a [...]

By |January 14, 2016|Comments Off on Meet Derek Schmidt, the musician who transfoms tarot cards into dreamy compositions

Genre-bending Feed Me Jack preps ‘Ultra Ego’ EP

An ambitious rock band that has roots from Santa Cruz to Oakland and beyond, Feed Me Jack is putting out an EP, Ultra Ego, in two days! They've described their [...]

By |January 12, 2016|Comments Off on Genre-bending Feed Me Jack preps ‘Ultra Ego’ EP

Get To Know: Your Fearless Leader

Are you sick of indie rock? Yeah, me too. But every now and then a band breaks out of that insipid, uninspired ocean of sameness and releases a song [...]

By |January 12, 2016|1 Comment

Video: Saint Tiimbre – “Body Moves”

Late last year, Oakland based Saint Tiimbre released one hell of a video for their single "Body Moves" off their EP of the same name. The trio is formed [...]

By |January 11, 2016|Comments Off on Video: Saint Tiimbre – “Body Moves”

Nightshuttle – ‘The City is Perfect Right Now’

Nightshuttle is a new project from San Francisco's Justin Frahm, who has performed with a number of local artists over the years, including Kelley Stoltz, the Titan Ups, and [...]

By |January 5, 2016|Comments Off on Nightshuttle – ‘The City is Perfect Right Now’

Best of 2015: Will of Wine & Bowties on Trill Youngins

Nothing out of the Bay this year sounded quite as joyful as East Oakland's Trill Youngins did on their debut, Rich This Summer. The banner single from RTS was [...]

By |December 29, 2015|Comments Off on Best of 2015: Will of Wine & Bowties on Trill Youngins
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    Best of 2015: Rob of Vacant Stare Records and Mall Walk on The World

Best of 2015: Rob of Vacant Stare Records and Mall Walk on The World

I attended fifty-three shows this year. That's a lot for someone who generally prefers to spend his evenings watching old sitcoms with a cat in his lap. While I [...]

By |December 28, 2015|Comments Off on Best of 2015: Rob of Vacant Stare Records and Mall Walk on The World