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    Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

(The Down House)

Santa Rosa's known, at least to me, for its often removed, quirky underground scene that's seen a revival in energy thanks in no small part to the Pizza [...]

By |October 1, 2015|Comments Off on Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’
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    Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now

Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now

Solo projects are most always such a sweet deal, especially because whichever musician is involved gets to explore music on their own terms and without the weight of another [...]

By |September 29, 2015|Comments Off on Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now
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    Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Dirty Ghosts (Photo: Liz Caruana)

Allyson Baker has certainly been busy since the release of her band Dirty Ghosts' debut record Metal Moon. Though her marriage with San Francisco-based MC/producer Aesop Rock dissolved, [...]

By |September 28, 2015|Comments Off on Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Giveaway and interview: A-1 on his hometown show

San Francisco's Adam Traore, better known as A-1, has been hard at work over the past few years, gradually growing a following backed by a steady stream of new [...]

By |September 24, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway and interview: A-1 on his hometown show
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    Premiere: LA’s Fugue prepare for new LP with single and tour

Premiere: LA’s Fugue prepare for new LP with single and tour

(Single Artwork, by Garrett la Bonte)

There are still people making good music in Orange County, braving the heat and carting equipment from practice studios to basements and back while spray tanned locals [...]

By |September 23, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: LA’s Fugue prepare for new LP with single and tour
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    Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind classic, announce Culture Collide show

Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind classic, announce Culture Collide show

Widowspeak (Photo: Shawn Brackbill)

Throwback alert: Widowspeak just made a 90s staple sound like a whole other side of the 90s. The Brooklyn-based duo, who just put out their wonderful third full-length record All [...]

By |September 23, 2015|Comments Off on Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind classic, announce Culture Collide show
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    The Mantles release new song “Police My Love”, album release party in October

The Mantles release new song “Police My Love”, album release party in October

In my downtime I tend to listen to a lot of slow, sad, and lyrical music about emotions that you wish you could ignore. When I'm done ignoring all my problems, [...]

By |September 22, 2015|Comments Off on The Mantles release new song “Police My Love”, album release party in October
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    Premiere: Watch Hungry Skinny get weird with “John Wayne’s Teeth”

Premiere: Watch Hungry Skinny get weird with “John Wayne’s Teeth”

San Francisco rock 'n roll outfit Hungry Skinny will drop their debut s/t LP on September 26. In the meantime, check out The Bay Bridged video premiere for the [...]

By |September 22, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Watch Hungry Skinny get weird with “John Wayne’s Teeth”

Check out Strange Hotel’s new single, “Tightrope”

San Francisco-based rockers Strange Hotel have new single out, one that veers in a slightly different direction from their previously established sound. Don't freak — they still rock. It's [...]

By |September 22, 2015|Comments Off on Check out Strange Hotel’s new single, “Tightrope”
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    Wax Idols plot national tour in support of upcoming release, American Tragic

Wax Idols plot national tour in support of upcoming release, American Tragic

It’s been more than two years since fearsome post-punk group Wax Idols released their last album — the haunting and alluring Discipline and Desire — a hiatus that has [...]

By |September 18, 2015|Comments Off on Wax Idols plot national tour in support of upcoming release, American Tragic
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    Video: make mini and the Bear your ‘power volume’ “xBOYFRIENDx”

Video: make mini and the Bear your ‘power volume’ “xBOYFRIENDx”

San Francisco "power volume" duo mini and the Bear just released a video for their track "xBOYFRIENDx", and it's got everything you need for an afternoon with that special [...]

By |September 17, 2015|1 Comment
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    Video premiere: Madeline Kenney brings the “general badassery” in “Heart Lion”

Video premiere: Madeline Kenney brings the “general badassery” in “Heart Lion”

Bay Area, meet Oakland's Madeline Kenney. Madeline's a recent Seattle transplant who is sharing a brand new video for her track "Heart Lion" for the first time today, and [...]

By |September 17, 2015|Comments Off on Video premiere: Madeline Kenney brings the “general badassery” in “Heart Lion”