Michael Stasis releases ‘RIP III’

Although Michael Stasis has left the Bay Area for LA (where else?), we're happy to see that his delightfully weird pop stylings have found a proper release on Montreal's [...]

By |September 1, 2015|Comments Off on Michael Stasis releases ‘RIP III’

Whiskerman releases “Cardinal City”

Oakland-based Whiskerman has announced a full-length LP set to be released early October, and the first single "Cardinal City" is out now. It's a slice of low-key psychedelic soul [...]

bAd bAd drops some videos; shows forthcoming

In support of their most recent release, Waterboredom, bAd bAd has released a pair of videos for your enjoyment. Earlier this summer, they dropped a stop-motion animation romp for [...]

By |August 31, 2015|Comments Off on bAd bAd drops some videos; shows forthcoming
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    Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Down on your luck? Trying to get over a recent breakup? Not sure if you'll be able to make this month's rent? Though Oakland-based band Johnny Soultrain sings about [...]

By |August 28, 2015|Comments Off on Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Get to know: Blaine Todd

San Francisco's Blaine Todd has been a part of the Bay Area's experimental music scene for several years as a member of Common Eider, King Eider, Andrew Weathers Ensemble [...]

By |August 26, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: Blaine Todd

Golden Void offers first single from new LP ‘Berkana’

It's been three years since stellar local psych-rock band Golden Void first impressed us with the band's self-titled debut. Come September, the quartet will release its second LP, Berkana, [...]

By |August 26, 2015|Comments Off on Golden Void offers first single from new LP ‘Berkana’
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    Bay Area’s OVVN release live video and new tape ‘Two Lives’

Bay Area’s OVVN release live video and new tape ‘Two Lives’

(OVVN live at Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, photo by Leslie)

With members hailing from West Oakland and small, North Bay redwood enclave Guerneville, OVVN have spent the last year [...]

By |August 25, 2015|Comments Off on Bay Area’s OVVN release live video and new tape ‘Two Lives’
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    Giveaway: Painted Palms’ LP release show with Meat Market, Antwon + Sad Andy

Giveaway: Painted Palms’ LP release show with Meat Market, Antwon + Sad Andy

Local electronic psych-pop duo Painted Palms are hosting an album release show at Rickshaw Stop this Thursday in support of their second full-length LP, Horizons. The all ages event, [...]

By |August 25, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: Painted Palms’ LP release show with Meat Market, Antwon + Sad Andy

Get to know: Wild Couch

Wild Couch is a San Francisco folk band that according to member Will Skinner began "with casual acoustic jam sessions and then mutated into overdrive banjo solos and heavy [...]

By |August 21, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: Wild Couch

Superhumanoids kick off tour at Rickshaw Stop

Superhumanoids' 2013 release, Exhibitionits, is the kind of album you don't realize you've had on repeat for hours until your nearest co-worker starts to flag down HR out of [...]

By |August 20, 2015|Comments Off on Superhumanoids kick off tour at Rickshaw Stop

Oakland’s Bicycle Day drops new EP on cassette

Amidst the wave of contemporary bands hailing from the East Bay, Oakland's Bicycle Day seems to be trying their best to craft a musical niche of their own. With [...]

By |August 20, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Bicycle Day drops new EP on cassette

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