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    TBB Premiere: Life Coach (Phil Manley and Mars Volta's Jon Theodore) debut "Fireball"

TBB Premiere: Life Coach (Phil Manley and Mars Volta's Jon Theodore) debut "Fireball"

Consider Alphawaves the debut of Life Coach 2.0, as Phil Manley's former solo project is now a partnership between the Trans Am/Fucking Champs member and drummer Jon Theodore (The [...]

Anna Hillburg (of Dreamdate) releases solo debut

Anna Hillburg of Dreamdate just released her solo debut on California Clap Records. In addition to her work with Dreamdate, Hillburg's also a classically trained trumpet player who you've [...]

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B. Hamilton – "As Stupid as the Sun"

As Stupid as the Sun (Single) by B. Hamilton

B. Hamilton funded the pressing of his first full-length Everything I Own is Broken last year, and returns with a new [...]

Warm Soda stream new album, 'Someone for You,' on Paste

Released only a few days ago, Warm Soda’s debut record, Someone for You, is now available for streaming at Paste. If you’re not ready to pony up for the [...]

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    Oakland producer Bobby Browser announces new EP, performs at Icee Hot with Teengirl Fantasy, 3/29/13

Oakland producer Bobby Browser announces new EP, performs at Icee Hot with Teengirl Fantasy, 3/29/13

Andre Ferriera aka Bobby Browser is an Oakland-based producer who has performed a number of times in the Bay Area, but this Friday will deliver a live set in [...]

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    Interview: Woodsist's Woolen Men talk Portland and film (playing The Knockout 3/28/13)

Interview: Woodsist's Woolen Men talk Portland and film (playing The Knockout 3/28/13)

In high school I briefly lived on a cul de sac in a suburban development. For some reason, my father wanted to take a crack at suburban living, but [...]

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Video Premiere: Eight Belles – "Buried Child"

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Eight Belles is technically playing their video premiere show tomorrow at Amnesia, but they were nice enough to let us share it with you now. [...]

Video: Lumerians – "The Bloom"

The High Frontier is the newly-announced album from Oakland psych explorers Lumerians, arriving on our planet on August 6th. According to the group's announcement, the six-song set was recorded [...]

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Yalls – "Dark Wing"

The Oakland electronic project Yalls seems to have very few dull moments. Dan Casey has released numerous records out of his apartment studio, while simultaneously actively working on his [...]

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Stream Wax Idols' new album – 'Discipline + Desire'

Wax Idols’ new album Discipline + Desire is out today 3/26/13), but that’s not all - the album is also available to stream, in full, via Pitchfork advance. This [...]

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    Members of Ganglians and Night Manager join forces to form Blood Sister

Members of Ganglians and Night Manager join forces to form Blood Sister

Get ready for a double dose of fuzzed-out trash pop from a brand new San Francisco pairing. Rising from the ashes of the short-lived Brooklyn band Night Manager, San [...]

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    Brilliant Colors release "I Was Born A Fantasist," play Rickshaw Stop on 3/26/13

Brilliant Colors release "I Was Born A Fantasist," play Rickshaw Stop on 3/26/13

As the days are getting longer and warmer, and your SXSW hangover is more-or-less gone that can only mean that spring is here! And so is a new Brilliant [...]

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