Aw Hell, Half Stack’s new EP is here

Howdy partners. We’re delighted to announce that Half Stack just released Aw Hell, their latest EP, and hell is it a delighter. They’ve kept their classic Americana style and [...]

By |October 4, 2019|Comments Off on Aw Hell, Half Stack’s new EP is here

Premiere: Copyslut explore the edges with “Makers Mark”

Oakland’s own edge-walking, queer cabaret-rock band Copyslut shared their new music video for their single “Makers Mark” with us today. Lyrically, the song retells, or perhaps reinterprets, the Latinx [...]

By |September 26, 2019|Comments Off on Premiere: Copyslut explore the edges with “Makers Mark”
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    “Hotel Figueroa” is Text Me’s third single off of ‘Group Chat Vol. 2’

“Hotel Figueroa” is Text Me’s third single off of ‘Group Chat Vol. 2’

And we have another one from the folks from Text Me camp: An LA excursion with the one-two punch combo of Ricky Lake and Sam Johnson.

"Hotel Figueroa" arrives as [...]

By |September 18, 2019|Comments Off on “Hotel Figueroa” is Text Me’s third single off of ‘Group Chat Vol. 2’
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    Emily McLean collaborates with Rashaan Carter on somber new EP ‘Canons’

Emily McLean collaborates with Rashaan Carter on somber new EP ‘Canons’

It's been two years since Emily McLean's venture into pop-minded, minimal R&B on her last EP Shades, made under the watchful eye of producer Mars Today. On Canons, her [...]

By |September 16, 2019|Comments Off on Emily McLean collaborates with Rashaan Carter on somber new EP ‘Canons’

Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room

Multi-medium creatives and resident Oakland punk-rockers Copyslut are playing their first Bay Area gig since their sold-out show benefiting the Homeless Youth Alliance at the end of Pride month. [...]

By |September 13, 2019|Comments Off on Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room

Text Me Records drops weekend starter, “First to Party”

Photo courtesy of Wabless

With few summer Fridays left, the Text Me crew drops off a new track to keep the warm nights going. On "First to Party", Lord Morgan, [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Text Me Records drops weekend starter, “First to Party”
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    Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is a rapping space cadet in his new video, "Moonwalk" sent on an expedition to save Kenny Beats. The producer has been missing since the 1980s [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

The Brankas prove to be master codebreakers on ‘Safes’

It never hurts to begin any piece of writing with a famous and profound quote, so here's one for you:

"Change is the only constant in life."
- Heraclitus (Greek philosopher [...]

By |September 2, 2019|Comments Off on The Brankas prove to be master codebreakers on ‘Safes’

Mr. Hong returns home with new project, ‘Vacation’

Artwork by Günseli Sepici

Mr. Hong, a 24-year-old San Francisco beat producer, has a real talent for taking all sensory input and turning it into music. Take, for example, his [...]

By |August 30, 2019|Comments Off on Mr. Hong returns home with new project, ‘Vacation’

Boy Scouts release new single and video, “Hate Ya 2”

Just in time for their fall US tour, Boy Scouts have released a new single and accompanying video "Hate Ya 2."

Raised in California's Central Valley, Boy Scouts (also known [...]

By |August 23, 2019|Comments Off on Boy Scouts release new single and video, “Hate Ya 2”
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    Album Premiere: Slugger head for home on ‘Let The Good Times Rot’

Album Premiere: Slugger head for home on ‘Let The Good Times Rot’

Slugger from left to right: Robert McLean, Hezekiah Donaghy, Alex Vargas, Josiah Donaghy

It’s a muggy late-summer evening in south Santa Rosa. As the four members of Slugger dutifully distribute [...]

By |August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Album Premiere: Slugger head for home on ‘Let The Good Times Rot’

LA’s Rose Dorn make their Bay Area debut next month

(photo: Derec Patrick)

Rose Dorn just released the video for “Champ” off their forthcoming album, Days You Were Leaving (out August 23 on Bar/None Records). This video rates high amongst [...]

By |August 16, 2019|Comments Off on LA’s Rose Dorn make their Bay Area debut next month