Hot Flash Heat Wave to warm up Santa Cruz this Friday

San Francisco based psychedelic beach-pop quartet Hot Flash Heat Wave will be cruising down the California coast and over the hill into Santa Cruz's The Crepe Place on  Friday, [...]

By |August 16, 2016|1 Comment

Photos: Great Apes lead a packed show at Thee Parkside

Daikon (photo: Patric Carver)

Last Thursday saw a heavy lineup of bands take over Thee Parkside, local band Great Apes headlining the show. The bands included fellow bay area band [...]

By |August 15, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: Great Apes lead a packed show at Thee Parkside

Doodling with Hazel English

You'd never except to meet a possible pop star while you are both repetitiously steaming secondhand designer clothes, but that's how I met Hazel English. I've had a lot [...]

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Review + Photos: Ezra Furman at the Swedish American Hall

Ezra Furman (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Dick Stusso supported Ezra Furman's humorous, yet melancholic show at the Swedish American Hall on Wednesday to a packed, pleased crowd. Elegantly [...]

By |August 15, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Ezra Furman at the Swedish American Hall
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    Review + Photos: Gregory Alan Isakov backed by The Magik*Magik Orchestra at The Fox Theater

Review + Photos: Gregory Alan Isakov backed by The Magik*Magik Orchestra at The Fox Theater

Gregory Alan Isakov (photo: Sara Uduwela)

Gregory Alan Isakov serenaded a full house at The Fox Theater in Oakland on Wednesday night, August 10, 2016. The South-African born singer-songwriter connected intimately [...]

By |August 12, 2016|Comments Off on Review + Photos: Gregory Alan Isakov backed by The Magik*Magik Orchestra at The Fox Theater
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    Steel Cranes on their new record, fave podcasts, and Bay Area future

Steel Cranes on their new record, fave podcasts, and Bay Area future

Steel Cranes, an undeniably catchy duo from Oakland, has been busy.

Almost three years removed from their debut release Ouroboros in 2013, the rock duo featuring Amanda Schukle on drums and Tracy Shapiro [...]

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The Soft White Sixties headline Blues For Pops benefit

For all those concerned their February Noise Pop show would be the only time you'd be able to dance to recent LA transplants The Soft White Sixties this year, [...]

By |August 12, 2016|Comments Off on The Soft White Sixties headline Blues For Pops benefit

Review + Photos: Spindrift, The Love Dimension at Slim’s

Spindrift (photo: Ria Burman)

Photos and words by Ria Burman

Spindrift headlined Slim's last Thursday with great support from The Spiral Electric, Os Beaches and the ever awesome The Love Dimension.

The wild [...]

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    The Crux premiere three new tapes at Great American this Saturday (giveaway inside!)

The Crux premiere three new tapes at Great American this Saturday (giveaway inside!)

The Crux (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Chains, trumpets, and a vintage organ from the 1800s. The Bay Area’s “great northern invasion” includes unique sounds, creative instruments, and a sense of community. This Saturday, North [...]

By |August 11, 2016|Comments Off on The Crux premiere three new tapes at Great American this Saturday (giveaway inside!)

Review + Photos: Bryan Ferry and LP steam up The Masonic

Bryan Ferry (photo: Jon Bauer)

Words & Photos By Jon Bauer

The opener for Bryan Ferry on Tuesday night at The Masonic couldn't have set the tone for the night any more perfectly. Laura [...]

By |August 11, 2016|2 Comments
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    Plush share video for “Sheer Power” and set off for East Coast tour

Plush share video for “Sheer Power” and set off for East Coast tour

Sometimes the only way for you feel larger than you really are is to put all your love into something else. Put it in a song, a poem, a [...]

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    Midnight North and friends gear up for CSNY tribute at Great American

Midnight North and friends gear up for CSNY tribute at Great American

(Midnight North. photo: Joshua Huver)

This Friday, August 12, two Bay Area family bands are joining forces to put on a special tribute so one of the most harmonious songwriting collaborations [...]

By |August 10, 2016|Comments Off on Midnight North and friends gear up for CSNY tribute at Great American