Whiskerman lift the veil on ‘Kingdom Illusion’

Whiskerman have returned with Kingdom Illusion, their most visceral, jarring, incensed, and immediate set of music to date. For the last several years, Whiskerman has been one of the [...]

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Giveaway: Squirrel Flower at Bottom of the Hill

On March 26, Ella O’Connor Williams, who writes and sings under the moniker Squirrel Flower, will play at Bottom of the Hill in support of her recently released album [...]

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    The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

(photo: Connor Sorenson)

When Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice got married, Erenkov’s vows weren’t your typical declarations. “They were about our mortality,” says The Saxophones’ drummer Alison Alderdice with a [...]

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Photos: Drama at the Independent

Drama (photo: Ian Young)

Chicago duo Drama — who also own San Francisco's Chisme Cantina in the Lower Nob — brought a super dance party to Super Tuesday at The [...]

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    Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards

Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards

Women's Audio Mission, the Bay Area-based organization that advances women, girls, and gender non-conforming individuals in music production and the recording arts, hosts its third annual benefit concert on [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: awakebutstillinbed, Mary Lattimore, Frances Quinlan close out the festival

Noise Pop 2020: awakebutstillinbed, Mary Lattimore, Frances Quinlan close out the festival

Frances Quinlan (photo: Jon Bauer)

Feeling more like a quaint backyard barnstorm gathering with your closest friends than a blowout party, the last night of Noise Pop was an endearing [...]

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Lauren Ruth Ward explodes onto Cafe du Nord stage

Grungy '70s psych-rock singer Lauren Ruth Ward just released “Water Sign” from her forthcoming album, Volume II ahead of her US tour jumping off this month. On the 19th [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Seratones, GayC/DC and more

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Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram [...]

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Preening and MORE at the White Horse Inn!

Have you heard the news? Live music returns to the historic White Horse Inn (66th and Telegraph, Oakland)!

The oldest gay bar in the US has the best vibes around [...]

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    Noise Pop 2020: Resavoir livens SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab

Noise Pop 2020: Resavoir livens SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab

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Following the release of last fall's self-titled Resavoir, the Chicago-based band started the first night of their tour at SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab on February 29 as [...]

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    Zelma Stone releases music video for “Fly” off ‘Dreamland’ EP

Zelma Stone releases music video for “Fly” off ‘Dreamland’ EP

Last Friday, February 28, Zelma Stone released their music video for “Fly.” The track is punishingly tender, interrogating darkness by throwing open the curtains and forcing the light to [...]

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    Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

OK look, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being single. But the most annoying part? When the wrong somebody can't take a hint.

Turning that ditty into a bop called "Lonely," [...]

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