Ticket Giveaway: Aly & AJ at August Hall

Former Disney darlings Aly & AJ are back after nearly 10 years out of the music industry. Around the same time last year, they announced their single "Take Me" [...]

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Photos: The Head and the Heart at BottleRock Napa 2018

The Head and the Heart (photo: William Wayland)

The Head and the Heart brought their folky sensibilities to a huge crowd this past Memorial Day weekend as part of the North [...]

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    Got a minute (literally)? Listen to Tony Molina’s new song.

Got a minute (literally)? Listen to Tony Molina’s new song.

If you have 71 seconds to spare, you can take a listen to long-standing peninsula punk Tony Molina's enchanting new single, "Nothing I Can Say."

Yes, I did just use [...]

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    Jacob Aranda releases ‘Great Highway,’ plays Lost Church tomorrow night

Jacob Aranda releases ‘Great Highway,’ plays Lost Church tomorrow night

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Earlier this year, Jacob Aranda released his debut album Great Highway. Aranda, whom you may recognize from his guitar and pedal steel work in China and Paula [...]

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    Dogcatcher releases new single featuring Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab

Dogcatcher releases new single featuring Blackalicious’ Gift of Gab

Brewing down in the San Jose music scene, synth-rock group Dogcatcher is releasing their newest single "SRM (Stark Raving Mad)," featuring a verse from Bay Area rapper Gift of [...]

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Cathedrals returns with “Hits Me Like A Landslide”

San Francisco's Cathedrals recently released their first single of the year, "Hits Me Like A Landslide," in conjunction with Soundcloud's First on Soundcloud series.

Artwork by Jack Vanzet

The duo consists [...]

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    Bon Bon Vivant brings NOLA gypsy-jazz doubleheader to Santa Cruz

Bon Bon Vivant brings NOLA gypsy-jazz doubleheader to Santa Cruz

New Orleans' swing-infused indie soul band Bon Bon Vivant is in full swing on a West Coast run, with a pair of dates coming up in Santa Cruz.

Tonight, May [...]

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    After devastating loss, Them Are Us Too prepare final album ‘Amends’

After devastating loss, Them Are Us Too prepare final album ‘Amends’

Photo courtesy of Nick Marshall

Over a year has passed since the fire broke out in Oakland's Ghost Ship warehouse that took the lives of so many artists and music [...]

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The undeclared Jeremy Lyon

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Jeremy Lyon is 26 years old.

This isn’t particularly remarkable information — lots of people are 26 — until he talks about his band’s breakup. He does so [...]

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Listen to this twinkling new track from New Spell

San Francisco's New Spell have released a delicate new song called "Of Time," a slowly-rotating single that contemplates our very existence.

New Spell is Leanne Kelly and Jacob Frautschi, a [...]

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    Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals

Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals

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This episode first ran on KQED.org.

With the debut of the Blurry Vision Fest in Oakland earlier this [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 25 – 27

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 25 – 27

BottleRock has something for everyone.

Friday, May 25
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Now through Sunday, an endless parade of independent and major-label music stars head through Napa Valley: Bruno Mars, E-40, Bomba [...]

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