Sexless announces new 7″ and September West Coast tour

Oakland's Sexless dubs themselves as a "Bay Area power trio"— on their social media, at least. Whether or not we'd like to believe that, the trio who cultivate a [...]

By |August 20, 2015|1 Comment
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    East Bay’s Toner shares new music and announces record release

East Bay’s Toner shares new music and announces record release

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Local Bay Area bad boy and multi-instrumentalist Samuelito Cruz has been releasing music under the pseudonym Toner for only short time, but with the help of [...]

By |August 19, 2015|Comments Off on East Bay’s Toner shares new music and announces record release
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    Oakland’s Phosphene prepping sophomore record, ‘Breaker’

Oakland’s Phosphene prepping sophomore record, ‘Breaker’

The Oakland trio of Phosphene has launched a crowdfunding campaign in support of their second full length album Breaker. Rachel Frankel (Vocals, Guitar), Matt Hemmerich (Drums), and Kevin Kaw [...]

By |August 18, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Phosphene prepping sophomore record, ‘Breaker’

Guy Fox set to release ‘Night Owl’

Oakland's Guy Fox has steadily been releasing individual tracks and EP's for several years now, but they're finally set to release their debut full-length LP Night Owl August 22. [...]

By |August 18, 2015|Comments Off on Guy Fox set to release ‘Night Owl’
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    Bay Area singer-songwriter ChristianCrow weaves sweet melodies over electronic ballads

Bay Area singer-songwriter ChristianCrow weaves sweet melodies over electronic ballads

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It's 2015 and the highly produced bedroom artist is no foreign entity - achieving recording qualities and novel sounds that once required a budget and a heavily equipped studio. [...]

By |August 14, 2015|Comments Off on Bay Area singer-songwriter ChristianCrow weaves sweet melodies over electronic ballads

Karmen Buttler premieres new single “All These Lights”

Karmen Buttler has charted her way through some of the more notable spheres in the San Francisco Bay Area folk-pop, singer-songwriter sphere. Playing at places like TRI Studios, where [...]

By |August 13, 2015|Comments Off on Karmen Buttler premieres new single “All These Lights”

Yea-Ming & The Rumours Single Debut plus Upcoming Shows

Fans of pop music rejoice! The long awaited single is now available from Oakland's very own Yea-Ming & The Rumours. Yea-Ming ranks amongst the best in SF Bay pop [...]

By |August 13, 2015|Comments Off on Yea-Ming & The Rumours Single Debut plus Upcoming Shows

Josh Lippi releases ‘Now Open Sundays’

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Josh Lippi, a multi-instrumentalist who has toured with K. Flay this summer and Tommy Guerrero earlier this year in addition to gigs with Lee Bob & the [...]

By |August 11, 2015|Comments Off on Josh Lippi releases ‘Now Open Sundays’
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    Starover Blue premiere “Spacegeist,” play with Velvet Teen on 8/20

Starover Blue premiere “Spacegeist,” play with Velvet Teen on 8/20

Remember Starover Blue?

Maybe you don't   for a long time, they went by the name Cartoon Bar Fight. Having also been on an unscheduled, informal hiatus for the last [...]

By |August 11, 2015|Comments Off on Starover Blue premiere “Spacegeist,” play with Velvet Teen on 8/20
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    Premiere: Cursed Graves prepare for new 12″ with groovy single ‘Slow Thoughts’

Premiere: Cursed Graves prepare for new 12″ with groovy single ‘Slow Thoughts’

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Cursed Graves are a trio who cultivate a uniquely Californian blend of punk and noise, quite possibly a result of the members being spread out across [...]

By |August 10, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Cursed Graves prepare for new 12″ with groovy single ‘Slow Thoughts’

Get to know: Music as Math

Music as Math is a fairly new, (and very spread out) band that just released a fascinating debut EP, I Think I May Have Had a Religious Experience. Music [...]

By |August 7, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: Music as Math
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    Small Black announce new album, tour; playing in SF in October

Small Black announce new album, tour; playing in SF in October

All right, so chillwave never really caught on.

Five years after it reached peak-ascendancy, the brief blip on the public consciousness is mostly viewed as another micro-genre that fits snugly [...]

By |August 6, 2015|Comments Off on Small Black announce new album, tour; playing in SF in October