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    Ezra Furman releases “Lousy Connection”, announces new album

Ezra Furman releases “Lousy Connection”, announces new album

After a brief period of dormancy, Oaklander Ezra Furman is back at it. A few weeks ago he released the irresistibly bouncy "Restless Year," and now he's graced us [...]

Dyllan Hersey shares new tracks, set to record album

My favorite Bay Area folk singer, Dyllan Hersey, is back living in the Bay after a brief period living in New Orleans, and is now ready to record her [...]

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Fellow Wolf – “The Bluebird”

A message to all aspiring musicians out there: you gotta be careful when you pick your band name. Christopher Drellow learned this the hard way with his San Francisco [...]

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Q&A: The OIM Records Team

OIM Records Vol. I artists (credit: Odell Hussey Photography)

You may have seen the name Oaktown Indie Mayhem around this blog and others. The brainchild of Sarah Sexton, a producer [...]

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Get to Know: No Vacation

No Vacation began as a winter break project for USF student Basil Saleh who says, "I started the band started over winter break as a way for me to [...]

TORRES releasing new LP, headlining Bottom of the Hill

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Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter TORRES (a.k.a. Mackenzie Scott) is touring in support of her sophomore album, Sprinter, out May 5 (U.S.) on Partisan Records. TORRES will headline an [...]

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    Built to Spill new album out now, playing Greek Theatre in July

Built to Spill new album out now, playing Greek Theatre in July

Built to Spill started writing songs 23 years ago in Boise, Idaho, and they've played an ever-expanding collection of songs around the world for about the same duration. I [...]

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China releases Towards the Sun

China, the excellent project of Jeff Moller, Michael James Tapscott, and Raphi Gottesman, just released their second EP, Towards the Sun. The trio performs together in Odawas, but [...]

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Blood Sister releases debut 7-inch on Grabbing Clouds

San Francisco's Blood Sister is giving us the goosebumps with the recent release of its debut vinyl offering. The Dysphoria 7-inch is now available from Grabbing Clouds Records and [...]

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Premiere: Mammoth Life – “Lights Out”

Over the past few years, SF via Kansas duo Mammoth Life has released a host of indie pop anthems, with breezy, sweeping choruses and jangly guitars. Their sound is [...]

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Kiddo – “Sometimes”

Santa Rosa's Kiddo is part of a small but mighty North Bay scene that deserves our attention. Since appearing on our "Best Indie Bands of the North Bay" podcast, [...]

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    Oakland’s Long Knives to play record release show at Thee Parkside with Prawn and Frameworks

Oakland’s Long Knives to play record release show at Thee Parkside with Prawn and Frameworks

 
Long Knives are a band with members from across the Bay Area who play a nostalgic mix of pop-punk and indie that reminds me of The Get Up Kids – [...]

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