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    Premiere: Battlehooch releases new single “Grace of Lace”

Premiere: Battlehooch releases new single “Grace of Lace”

Battlehooch is known to break the boundaries of musical genres, crossing psychedelia, pop and rock n' roll into a mutant-like sound that is epic and undefinable. Coming off of [...]

By |May 26, 2015|1 Comment
  • LIl Dowager, Never Too Late To Hate
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    Lil Dowager’s new EP offers some of the Bay’s best noise

Lil Dowager’s new EP offers some of the Bay’s best noise

‘Never Too Late To Hate’ album cover (art: Brendan B. Larsen aka Wigboiler)

Lil Dowager made their debut a year and a half ago with their EP Attorney at Law, which featured the now [...]

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    Phono del Sol band Marriages releases latest LP ‘Salome’

Phono del Sol band Marriages releases latest LP ‘Salome’

Marriages, the alternative-rock band from Los Angeles, recently released their debut full-length album, titled Salome. The record is dark, brooding, intense and delicately crafted--all in a way that is [...]

By |May 22, 2015|1 Comment

Kendra McKinley releases new single “Fine As A Vine”

You know that light-headed, dizzying sensation that comes when you realize you're about to fall in love? When you know you can't stop it, when the crude inevitability of [...]

By |May 15, 2015|Comments Off on Kendra McKinley releases new single “Fine As A Vine”

Get to know: Dead Recipe

If you like your pop music a bit on the weird side, Santa Cruz duo Dead Recipe may be for you. Formed by Austin natives Kyle Albrecht and Camille [...]

By |May 14, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: Dead Recipe
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    Main Attrakionz drop “Ain’t No Other Way” video, announce tour

Main Attrakionz drop “Ain’t No Other Way” video, announce tour

If you're anything like me, you're freaking pumped for the forthcoming Main Attrakionz album, 808s & Dark Grapes 3. If you're not, the latest track off the album, "Ain't [...]

By |May 14, 2015|Comments Off on Main Attrakionz drop “Ain’t No Other Way” video, announce tour
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    NightLife LIVE 2015 series kicks off with Machinedrum and B. Bravo

NightLife LIVE 2015 series kicks off with Machinedrum and B. Bravo

NightLife LIVE returns to California Academy of Sciences tonight with Machinedrum Vapor City Live and B. Bravo, presented by DJ Dials. The monthly series is part of the Golden [...]

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    Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

Photo: Ginger Fierstein

We've been telling you about Oakland's Makeunder for quite some time, but now people outside the Bay are starting to pay attention. Their latest release, "Great Headless [...]

By |May 13, 2015|Comments Off on Makeunder shares “Great Headless Blank”, receives NPR love

Plush releases shimmering new record Pine

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Plush are a new four-piece from San Francisco that play guitar driven pop music with angsty undertones. Their music harkens back to when SF had a thriving [...]

By |May 12, 2015|Comments Off on Plush releases shimmering new record Pine
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    Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation

Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation

OIM Records, Vol. 1

As we told you a couple weeks ago, Oakland booker and promoter Sarah Sexton, musician Angelica Tavella, and producer Jeff Saltzman recently joined forces to create [...]

By |May 11, 2015|Comments Off on Listen to French Cassettes and Waterstrider’s contributions to OIM Records’ Vol. 1 compilation
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    Scalped to bring their “spinkick-metal” across States, debut new EP

Scalped to bring their “spinkick-metal” across States, debut new EP

San Francisco hardcore outfit Scalped announced a full U.S. tour and a new EP on Video Disease. The last time I caught this band, the vocalist had already ditched [...]

Terry & Louie release second single, plan Oakland show

Fresh off their debut release as a duo, Oakland's Terry Six and New Orleans' King Louie, aka Terry & Louie, are back with another 45 single that continues their [...]

By |May 8, 2015|Comments Off on Terry & Louie release second single, plan Oakland show