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    Listen to Oakland artist Baeilou’s beautiful “Eleanora”

Listen to Oakland artist Baeilou’s beautiful “Eleanora”

The cello isn't something you hear a lot in pop music. Enter Oakland's Baeilou, a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music taking the cello to new and [...]

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Bill Baird releases ANOTHER album

Oakland's Bill Baird released Nightly Never Ending last week, and by my count, it's his SEVENTH album since 2016.

Bill, quite simply, has an ear for mellow pop music, and [...]

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  • The Pretenders at The Masonic, by Aaron Rubin
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    Photos: The Pretenders with local Chuck Prophet at the Masonic

Photos: The Pretenders with local Chuck Prophet at the Masonic

The Pretenders (photo: Aaron Rubin)

One of the original punk-new wave bands the Pretenders performed at the Masonic last Friday night. Chrissie Hynde was in full force and gave her voice and [...]

Tinariwen roam to The UC Theatre with Dirtwire next month

Willing to bet, in all your years, you've never seen a band of Tuareg musicians.

Willing to bet a little less that you might not even know what 'Tuareg' is [...]

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    Ahead of debut, Katzù Oso will perform at Swedish American Hall

Ahead of debut, Katzù Oso will perform at Swedish American Hall

Katzù Oso (Paul Hernandez) is the dreamy, synth-pop artist you didn't know you needed to hear until right now. Based out of Los Angeles, the Latino solo artist takes [...]

By |June 25, 2018|Comments Off on Ahead of debut, Katzù Oso will perform at Swedish American Hall
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    Oh The Nerve premiere new video, playing free Pride weekend show

Oh The Nerve premiere new video, playing free Pride weekend show

Today, we're premiering a new music video from Bay Area queer feminist pop/R&B band Oh The Nerve. They are also performing a free show on Sunday, June 24 in [...]

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    In advance of performance at Pride, SUMif releases new single “Body”

In advance of performance at Pride, SUMif releases new single “Body”

This is a big week for queer electro-pop artist SUMif. Originally from Los Angeles, the rising San Francisco musician is set to perform at this year's San Francisco Pride [...]

By |June 22, 2018|Comments Off on In advance of performance at Pride, SUMif releases new single “Body”
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    LoFi Satellites lead triple threat garage rock lineup at the Hotel Utah

LoFi Satellites lead triple threat garage rock lineup at the Hotel Utah

Experimental rock and roll band LoFi Satellites will be hosting an eccentric and noise-laden bill at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco tonight. The show is highly recommended [...]

By |June 22, 2018|Comments Off on LoFi Satellites lead triple threat garage rock lineup at the Hotel Utah
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 22 – 24

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 22 – 24

Friday, June 22
Men I Trust @ Swedish American Hall
Consider 4 ever live your window to Men I Trust's dreamy, minimalist sound— which they bring to San Francisco for the [...]

By |June 22, 2018|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 22 – 24
  • Snail Mail at The Fillmore, by Kaiya Gordon
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    Snail Mail headlining sold-out shows with Rose Droll, Club Night

Snail Mail headlining sold-out shows with Rose Droll, Club Night

Snail Mail is headlining a pair of Bay Area shows with Bonny Doon this week. Lush, Lindsey Jordan's debut album as Snail Mail, was released earlier this month via [...]

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    Oakland’s Callow to release ‘Mothdust,’ haunt Bottom of the Hill

Oakland’s Callow to release ‘Mothdust,’ haunt Bottom of the Hill

For almost a decade, Callow has been perfecting their palette of foreboding, spectral tunes that seem to emanate from somewhere in the darkest heart of the woods. Like Castanets, [...]

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M. Lockwood Porter to debut new work at Rickshaw Stop

(photo: Robert Alleyne)

It's been a while since we heard from M. Lockwood Porter. Emerging from an eight-month semi-hiatus, Porter and his full band will be appearing at Rickshaw Stop [...]

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