Save the Arlene Francis Center with us.

Even if you're not from the North Bay, you've seen their name around here many times — the Arlene Francis Center in Santa Rosa is a mainstay of Sonoma [...]

By |February 26, 2021|0 Comments

How the Bay Area can do better for Black musicians

Author Adam Hudson plays an open mic in Benicia.

Words by Adam Hudson

While the San Francisco Bay Area prides itself on liberal multiculturalism and progressive politics, racism and segregation in [...]

By |February 18, 2021|0 Comments

Ann James Jr releases new single, “The Rain”

On February 1, San Francisco's Ann James Jr released a lyrical new single, "The Rain." Urgent and raw in composition and instrumentation, the music grounds a lyrically charged and [...]

By |February 16, 2021|0 Comments

Elliott Ok’s first single “Snap! (The End)”

On February 5, Santa Cruz's Elliott Ok released his first single "Snap! (The End)." With an arresting vocal performance, catchy melodies, and lush production, this song's a compelling announcement [...]

By |February 16, 2021|0 Comments

Petticoat’s new single “Stretch” weaves synthscapes

Having released a new single "Stretch" on January 28, San Francisco/LA artist Petticoat (David Halsey) is starting 2021 on an endearing and reflective note. "Stretch"'s '80s new wave, hyperpop synthscapes [...]

By |February 15, 2021|0 Comments
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    King Dream pushes the big red reset button on “Return to Zero”

King Dream pushes the big red reset button on “Return to Zero”

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Like the rest of us, musicians had to make the great pivot in 2020. For Jeremy Lyon of King Dream, whose average week stacked multiple shows [...]

By |February 12, 2021|0 Comments

Saturday livestream will pay tribute to Dominic Miranda

If you even dabbled in local music in the last decade and a half you might have experienced Dominic Miranda's work: in The Record Winter, in Rex Goliath, as [...]

By |February 6, 2021|0 Comments
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    Avi Vinocur’s ‘Hindsight’ will make you miss going places

Avi Vinocur’s ‘Hindsight’ will make you miss going places

This morning, San Francisco's Avi Vinocur announced a new album, arriving next Friday.

Recorded entirely on his iPhone in his apartment, Hindsight feels like a ship-in-a-bottle encapsulation of the year [...]

By |February 5, 2021|0 Comments

5 Bay Area Albums You May Have Missed in 2020

Words by William Wayland

As I write this, nationwide deaths from COVID-19 are expected to surpass 600,000 in only a few months. We’re close to a year without live music [...]

By |January 27, 2021|Comments Off on 5 Bay Area Albums You May Have Missed in 2020
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    Video Premiere: Planet Booty flaunts finer things in “Connoisseur”

Video Premiere: Planet Booty flaunts finer things in “Connoisseur”

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The Planet Booty bandmates have always been experts in funk, acceptance, and positivity, but in the video for their latest single “Connoisseur,” they show that taste is [...]

By |January 26, 2021|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Planet Booty flaunts finer things in “Connoisseur”
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    The Come Up hosts a San Jose-focused livestream this Thursday

The Come Up hosts a San Jose-focused livestream this Thursday

The Come Up is getting in on the livestreaming action: This Thursday, January 28, they're hosting a Twitch-streamed show called Soundscaping, in conjunction with SJMADE, another San Jose-based creative [...]

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Rexx Life Raj stays COVID-safe in “Bad Bad Bad” video

There was that saying that went around at the beginning of shutdown about how Shakespeare wrote King Lear during the plague — the implication being, what are YOU waiting [...]

By |January 18, 2021|1 Comment