New Sound, New Me: A quick Q&A with Berel

Singer-songwriter Berel has been doing this music thing for a while. But recently, he dropped the second half of his name (formerly going by Berel Alexander), got a haircut, [...]

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Vance Joy brings ‘Nation of Two’ to the Greek

Vance Joy is back after first hitting airwaves in 2013 with mega folk-pop hit "Riptide" and touring with Taylor Swift. The Melbourne singer-songwriter kicks off his own Nation of [...]

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    Duckwrth affiliate BayBoogy spends it all on new single, “LOTTO”

Duckwrth affiliate BayBoogy spends it all on new single, “LOTTO”

Fans of Duckwrth, 1-O.A.K., IAMSU!, andRayana Jay already know BayBoogy. The 24-year-old San Francisco native has acted as the backing guitarist for several local hip-hop and R&B acts, but [...]

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    Interview: Elohim talks touring, writing, and her forthcoming album

Interview: Elohim talks touring, writing, and her forthcoming album

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Elohim is a singer, songwriter, and producer who has made a name for herself through music full of intoxicating electronic beats and revealing lyrics that explore themes [...]

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    Jesse Ray Smith releases single “Easy on Me” off debut solo album

Jesse Ray Smith releases single “Easy on Me” off debut solo album

For Jesse Ray Smith, music has always been a catharsis from the heaviness of life. Far from creating escapist bubblegum, however, Smith leans into meaning with a full and [...]

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Take the ‘Plunge’ with Fever Ray at the Fox

Fever Ray, the solo project of the Knife's Karin Dreijer, is performing at Fox Oakland in support of xir latest album Plunge. Eight years after debuting the project with [...]

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    With ‘Mother,’ Aish releases personal collection of avant-garde pop

With ‘Mother,’ Aish releases personal collection of avant-garde pop

Humid heat drapes over the Indian city of New Delhi every day as people hustle throughout the busy metropolis. From one side of town to the other, there's barely [...]

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    Boots Riley’s film ‘Sorry to Bother You’ to premiere on both sides of the Bay

Boots Riley’s film ‘Sorry to Bother You’ to premiere on both sides of the Bay

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After having its Sundance premiere during this year's festival, Sorry to Bother You, a film by the Bay Area's own Boots [...]

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Jane Handcock gets vulnerable with her new video

Watch Oakland R&B singer Jane Handcock cruise around the East Bay in a vintage convertible in her new video “My N***a.” The song is a refreshingly vulnerable and long [...]

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Blues Lawyer shares track from debut LP

Blues Lawyer, the East Bay's premier supergroup if there ever was one, just announced their debut LP, Guess Work, set for a May release on Emotional Response and Vacant [...]

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Premiere: “The Mighty Echo” by the Family Crest

Of the thousands of new songs that have come across my desk in the past few months, few have been so surprisingly grand as The Family Crest's newest track, [...]

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Shannon Shaw releases new video ahead of first solo album

Shannon Shaw, the dazzling vocalist, bassist, and founder of Shannon & the Clams, will release her first solo album, Shannon In Nashville, on June 8. The Black Keys' Dan [...]

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