Not the 1’s – “You Wack” (feat. Kool Keith)

Bay Area rap duo Not the 1's just dropped an excellent track off their forthcoming LP Everybody's Rappin', featuring a guest verse from New York hip-hop legend Kool Keith. [...]

By |July 23, 2015|Comments Off on Not the 1’s – “You Wack” (feat. Kool Keith)

Avi Vinocur releases record of solo singles

Long-time local musician Avi Vinocur has released a new solo record, Portraits With No Color, his first in nine years.

The record isn't brand-new — it's comprised of songs recorded [...]

By |July 21, 2015|Comments Off on Avi Vinocur releases record of solo singles

Sandy’s release ‘Prom’ EP

In need of music to facilitate daydreaming? Look no further than Sandy's latest release, Prom. Sandy's frontman Alexi Glickman picks up right where his Fourth Dementia LP left off, [...]

By |July 21, 2015|Comments Off on Sandy’s release ‘Prom’ EP

East Bay’s Spit Tips release debut demo

Garage punk act Spit Tips hails from the East Bay and is comprised of Izzy Maturana on guitar and Rory Elliot on drums and vocals. Having been jamming together [...]

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    Jet Trash premiere “Blood Moon,” play Bottom of the Hill

Jet Trash premiere “Blood Moon,” play Bottom of the Hill

We've been almost criminally negligent in keeping you up-to-date on Jet Trash — San Francisco makers of foot-stomping, head-bobbing, epically fun rock 'n' roll — our last headline on [...]

By |July 14, 2015|2 Comments
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    Oakland’s Crush release two smashing tributes to American guitar music

Oakland’s Crush release two smashing tributes to American guitar music

Oakland's Crush play self-described "musclegaze", something they made clear beyond all doubt on their self-titled debut just this last January (that EP is available for your collection on 7" via Mayfly Records). The new [...]

La Luz release new single and play Rickshaw Stop

Photo by Andrew Imanaka

La Luz glows brightly with whatever they do and wherever they go, even though they're from Seattle where the sun tends to hide. They have the [...]

By |July 14, 2015|Comments Off on La Luz release new single and play Rickshaw Stop

Video Premiere: Lil Dowager – “Bible History Month”

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A little over a month ago Oakland spazz-jazz noise trio Lil Dowager released their second EP, Never Too Late to Hate, which expands [...]

By |July 13, 2015|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Lil Dowager – “Bible History Month”

Negative Press Project debut full-length coming soon

Photo by Amelia Kennedy

Bay Area group Negative Press Project describes themselves as "a seven-piece electro-acoustic jazz/indie-rock–inspired original music collective".  Co-led by musicians Ruthie Dineen and Andrew Lion, they have [...]

By |July 10, 2015|1 Comment
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    Video Premiere: Sporting Life – “Dull & Safe / Forces At Play”

Video Premiere: Sporting Life – “Dull & Safe / Forces At Play”

As we patiently wait for the forthcoming LP from San Francisco's Sporting Life, we're pleased to present a wonderful new video from the group for the tracks "Dull & [...]

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    The Traveling ILLS release new music video “Rain On My Parade”

The Traveling ILLS release new music video “Rain On My Parade”

Photo: Shayna Hahn

Billy Bragg once lamented the near impossibility of mixing "pop with politics" over twenty years ago, but Santa Cruz-based rockers The Traveling Ills seemingly have no problem [...]

By |July 3, 2015|Comments Off on The Traveling ILLS release new music video “Rain On My Parade”
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    Blood brothers ‘SinSerious’ sign to MF Grimm’s label Day by Day Entertainment

Blood brothers ‘SinSerious’ sign to MF Grimm’s label Day by Day Entertainment

SinSerious is the project of Alex and Jordan Powell - two brothers who have been refining their craft under various monikers for years now, honing their flow in San Diego and [...]

By |June 30, 2015|Comments Off on Blood brothers ‘SinSerious’ sign to MF Grimm’s label Day by Day Entertainment