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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 31 – Aug 3

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 31 – Aug 3

Seattle's Chastity Belt swing through on Tuesday.
Monday, July 31
Marika Hackman, the Big Moon @ Starline Social Club
I saw the Big Moon for the first time in 2015 and I [...]

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Photos + Review: OMD shines at the Regency

OMD (photo: Patric Carver)

Journalist George Mikes famously said, “An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.”

Our neighbors in the North Atlantic are known for their love [...]

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    New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

New Phone Who Dis? Showcase to feature Kyle Dion, Mars Today, Mikos Da Gawd, Social Work

San Francisco's Text Me Records brings back its monthly roster showcase and this month's edition features a nicely mixed crop of up-and-coming and seasoned R&B acts.

At first glance, Kyle [...]

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Photos: Mystery Science Theater 3000 at the Warfield

MST3K (photo: Jon Bauer)

The beloved comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 brought its live show revival to the Warfield last night, Thursday, July 27, 2017.

The show launched a successful Kickstarter [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 28 – 30

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, July 28 – 30

Waxahatchee is finally here!
Friday, July 28
Greg Ashley & the Western Playboys @ Eli's Mile High Club
Ashley and his Western Playboys just released an EP of old country covers on [...]

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    Photos: The Psychedelic Furs with Robyn Hitchcock at the Fillmore

Photos: The Psychedelic Furs with Robyn Hitchcock at the Fillmore

The Psychedelic Furs (photo: Jon Bauer)

Tuesday night saw some legends of rock perform at the Fillmore, headlined by the Psychedelic Furs with Robyn Hitchcock opening. Both have been around since the [...]

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    Rexx Life Raj and Rayana Jay headline Anchor Steam-hosted showcase

Rexx Life Raj and Rayana Jay headline Anchor Steam-hosted showcase

If you haven't been paying attention to the new wave of hip-hop and R&B emerging from the Bay Area, Berkeley's Rexx Life Raj and Richmond's Rayana Jay wouldn't be [...]

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    Oakland rapper Just Rese debuts the first single from ‘HIPS’ EP

Oakland rapper Just Rese debuts the first single from ‘HIPS’ EP

Churches, temples, synagogues — houses of worship are revered as places of peace, of finding solace or comfort with a higher being. Dance floors, on the other hand, are [...]

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    Video Premiere: Avi Vinocur, “I Should Have Been A Con Man”

Video Premiere: Avi Vinocur, “I Should Have Been A Con Man”

(photo: Scott Padden)

Singer-songwriter Avi Vinocur made a name for himself playing with Goodnight, Texas and the Stone Foxes — or joining James Hetfield on mandolin during the third Acoustic-4-A-Cure [...]

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Photos: Los Angeles Azules at Stern Grove Festival

Los Angeles Azules (photo: Robert Alleyne)

The Stern Grove Festival continued last weekend with it's series of fantastic live music, with the show on July 23, 2017 featuring Mexican music group [...]

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The long-awaited return of FRONDS!

MBL missed you! How have you been?

I haven't had much to say since FRONDS released it's tremendous debut recording in 2013. After the premature demise of Bay Area Superheroes [...]

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    Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley, a year after getting evicted and leaving California, only to return a month later, is back to grace us with two wonderful records that are right in [...]

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