SOB x RBE announces debut album ‘Gangin’

SOB x RBE, one of the most exciting new hip-hop groups in the country, much less the Bay, just announced the release of their debut proper album Gangin, set [...]

By |February 7, 2018|Comments Off on SOB x RBE announces debut album ‘Gangin’
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    Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

In case you haven't noticed, it turns out Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys loves the Bay. He's signed two fantastic Bay Area bands to his label Easy Eye [...]

By |February 2, 2018|Comments Off on Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

Video Premiere: Cryderman, “Vape Pen”

Oakland's Cryderman was on our list of Musicians to Watch in 2018, and today, you get a chance to literally watch them as we suggested. The new band of [...]

By |February 1, 2018|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Cryderman, “Vape Pen”
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    ‘bathed water moon’ collects new dream pop from There’s Talk

‘bathed water moon’ collects new dream pop from There’s Talk

bathed water moon is a new 7"/EP from Oakland dream-pop trio There's Talk that comes out February 23. If you like lush, expansive, synth-driven music, you'll really enjoy the [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on ‘bathed water moon’ collects new dream pop from There’s Talk

Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’

The great Berkeley musician Ezra Furman returns in February with the follow-up to 2015's beloved Perpetual Motion People. Judging from the two videos below, Transangelic Exodus (out 2/9 on [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’
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    Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Local psychedelic soul titan Monophonics has a new EP, Mirrors, coming February 15. The six-song set of covers finds the band digging into and reinterpreting a number of their [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”
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    Bay Area rap vet Rich Iyala returns with new sound in “DAMNWELL”

Bay Area rap vet Rich Iyala returns with new sound in “DAMNWELL”

San Francisco son Rich Iyala resurfaces to the mainstream music market with "DAMNWELL," the first single featuring Mars Today and Krikit Boi, off his upcoming album Camp Mendocino. For [...]

By |January 26, 2018|Comments Off on Bay Area rap vet Rich Iyala returns with new sound in “DAMNWELL”

Evil Twins release debut on Vacant Stare

Like your pop full of attitude, lo-fi, and quick and to the point? If so, Evil Twins are for you. With just one song on their debut over 75 [...]

By |January 23, 2018|Comments Off on Evil Twins release debut on Vacant Stare
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    Oakland’s Same Girls call upon the dog days of summer in “Sailing”

Oakland’s Same Girls call upon the dog days of summer in “Sailing”

Ah, youthful days of summer. For some of us that felt like eons ago, but Oakland band Same Girls' latest single "Sailing" recalls a sunny bliss, lifting the rainy [...]

By |January 22, 2018|Comments Off on Oakland’s Same Girls call upon the dog days of summer in “Sailing”

New ‘Pirouette’ 7″ coming soon from Jay Som

Jay Som's Everybody Works was one of last year's best Bay Area releases, so we're really excited about the announcement of the Pirouette 7" (out this month on Polyvinyl [...]

By |January 18, 2018|Comments Off on New ‘Pirouette’ 7″ coming soon from Jay Som
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    Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

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Until two years ago, Oakland's Nic Russo was a talent known mostly among his close circle of friends. He'd played in bands since high school, [...]

By |January 17, 2018|Comments Off on Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”
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    Oakland’s Ricky Lake debuts “Wino,” first single off Text Me Records

Oakland’s Ricky Lake debuts “Wino,” first single off Text Me Records

For a little while, Ricky Lake had a fear about working with a music label. Up until this year, the Los Angeles-born, Nashville-bred, Oakland-residing artist was making music solely [...]

By |December 8, 2017|Comments Off on Oakland’s Ricky Lake debuts “Wino,” first single off Text Me Records