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    Rain Phoenix honors her late brother, River, on new solo album

Rain Phoenix honors her late brother, River, on new solo album

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Through her debut solo album called River, Rain Phoenix shares her deeply personal journey to mourn, memorialize, and ultimately celebrate the life of her brother, actor River Phoenix, [...]

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Black Mountain plays ‘Destroyer’ at the Independent

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Black Mountain just released the music video for “Licensed to Drive” and it’s one of the most pleasing music videos I’ve seen in a [...]

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Amen arrives with debut project, ‘Real’

Amen is finally ready to speak her truth. A voice formerly heard on Text Me Records' Group Chat Vol. 2 and Mikos Da Gawd's "Hell Yeah Brother!" makes her [...]

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    Kowa’s new “Thumbs Up” single is deliciously danceable

Kowa’s new “Thumbs Up” single is deliciously danceable

Bay Area-based Kowa has one main objective: to make you move. This lively duo is comprised of longtime friends, Robinson Kuntz and Peter Davies, who began making music together [...]

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Toro y Moi releases ‘Soul Trash’ album, video

Berkeley-based Toro y Moi (Chaz Bear, as most of us know) recently released their latest album, Soul Trash, along with an accompanying full-length video piece.

The album comes as quite [...]

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Credit Electric’s record release show at the Uptown

Credit Electric, the Oakland-based psych-Americana band is set to release their new self-released, self-titled LP, Credit Electric, and we are pleased with what our ol’ ears have found. If [...]

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    The Seshen release “Dive” video and song ahead of new album

The Seshen release “Dive” video and song ahead of new album

“Dive,” released on November 5, is the first single released off forthcoming album CYAN, the third full LP from East Bay-based the Seshen. Vocalist Lalin St. Juste brings sensual [...]

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Five things you didn’t know about the Gonks: the album

Hot dog we’re excited to have gotten our hands on the new Gonks album, put out by San Francisco’s Rocks in Your Head Records (Sonny Smith’s babychild). Five Things [...]

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    Premiere: Theaux Elliot, “CANTKEEPUP” feat. Jayem + Mayila

Premiere: Theaux Elliot, “CANTKEEPUP” feat. Jayem + Mayila

Elliot Slamet refuses to be boxed in. We’ve covered Slamet’s work on this blog before as EyyELL, one-half of Lord Morgan, but now the San Jose producer is starting [...]

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    Rexx Life Raj’s ‘Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There’ is finally here

Rexx Life Raj’s ‘Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There’ is finally here

One of the most highly-anticipated albums of the fall, Rexx Life Raj's Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There is out now on all streaming platforms and he already has [...]

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Blanket the Homeless releases new record at the Independent

In these turbulent times of friction and fire, it’s nice to see truly good work being done on a large scale in the Bay Area. Blanket The Homeless, a [...]

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    We’re all about Hello Yello’s ‘My Life As A Teenage Robot’

We’re all about Hello Yello’s ‘My Life As A Teenage Robot’

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Oakland trio Hello Yello released two tracks as a duo called My Life As A Teenage Robot. The singles "Lifeguard" and "I Really Loved You" are a [...]

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