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”

(Lil Dowager at The Honey Hive, SF)

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
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    Oakland’s Mansion to release experimental, no-wave album ‘Early Life’

Oakland’s Mansion to release experimental, no-wave album ‘Early Life’

Oakland's Mansion are a relatively new group. They make music that sounds like they've listened to a lot of the bands that identified with New York's No Wave scene, and [...]

By |June 29, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Mansion to release experimental, no-wave album ‘Early Life’

Cazadero releases ‘Domestic Refugee’

Cazadero, the project fronted by our good friend and former Bay Bridged contributor Joe Hayes, just released Domestic Refugee, their third LP in a little over four years. Hayes, [...]

By |June 26, 2015|Comments Off on Cazadero releases ‘Domestic Refugee’
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    East Bay punk duo Street Eaters prepare for new album with single ‘Paralyzed’

East Bay punk duo Street Eaters prepare for new album with single ‘Paralyzed’

(Street Eaters, photo by Leo Docuyanan)

Street Eaters are two friends who have been making music together since at least 2009. Any band that's been putting out music that long [...]

By |June 24, 2015|Comments Off on East Bay punk duo Street Eaters prepare for new album with single ‘Paralyzed’
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    Video Premiere: Down and Outlaws – “I Don’t Care (I Don’t Care)”

Video Premiere: Down and Outlaws – “I Don’t Care (I Don’t Care)”

Down and Outlaws are back with a new music video for their latest single, “I Don't Care (I Don't Care)” (which we premiered last week). The true rock n’ [...]

By |June 24, 2015|1 Comment

Summer Peaks share acoustic EP ‘Adorn the Night’

Brentwood pop darlings Summer Peaks just dropped the follow-up to one of my favorite releases of 2014 with the release of their acoustic EP Adorn the Night. It's just [...]

By |June 24, 2015|Comments Off on Summer Peaks share acoustic EP ‘Adorn the Night’

Happy Diving release “So Bunted” and record EP

This song is the combined feeling of resignation, frustration and exhaustion that immediately follows the exchange 'how are you?' 'good, and you?' 'good.' Which is by no means a [...]

By |June 19, 2015|Comments Off on Happy Diving release “So Bunted” and record EP