Photos: Nouvelle Vague cover up Bimbo’s

Nouvelle Vague (photo: Jon Bauer)

French band Nouvelle Vague center their songs around new wave songs from the 70s and 80s, which is a given seeing as the translation of their name [...]

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    Photos: Mysterious artist/producer Elohim performs at Rickshaw Stop

Photos: Mysterious artist/producer Elohim performs at Rickshaw Stop

Elohim (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Mysterious LA artist/producer Elohim gave a fitting dark and enigmatic show at the Rickshaw Stop last Friday, March 31 2017 at the Rickshaw Stop. She only communicated with the audience through a [...]

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    PRF BBQ returns to the West Coast, whether you know it or not

PRF BBQ returns to the West Coast, whether you know it or not

These are some troubling times. This winter seemed extra oppressive, dragging even the most cheerfully stalwart amongst us into at least a short period of malaise. Turning on the [...]

Photos: Charli XCX at Rickshaw Stop

Charli XCX (photo: Joshua Hernandez)

British pop-rocker Charli XCX gave a performance on her brief tour more oriented towards smaller venues to an excited sold-out crowd at the Rickshaw Stop [...]

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Hear Rayana Jay’s new single “Everything”

Words by Nina Tabios

Richmond, CA’s own singer-songwriter Rayana Jay pens another letter to another would-be lover in her latest track, “Everything.” Produced by fellow Richmond native Gabriel Lambirth (Ryan [...]

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Ty-Alex, Homebrew perform Tuesday in Santa Cruz

On Tuesday, April 4, catch Portland, OR based indie-rock and roll quartet Ty-Alex at The Blue Lagoon in Santa Cruz.

The group of friends playing music consists of singer and [...]

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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, April 3 – 6

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, April 3 – 6

Chairlift play their final San Francisco show this week.
Monday, April 3
Wire @ Slim's
The legendary on-again, off-again punks stop by Slim's.

Madeline Kenney @ The Octopus Literary Salon
One of our favorite [...]

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Behind The Song: Miss March premiere “Dark Corner”

Welcome to the second installment of Behind the Song, the illustrated series where we talk to Bay Area artists and get the backstory to your next favorite song.

If the [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 31 – Apr 2

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 31 – Apr 2

BYO cowboy boots.

Friday, March 31
The Brothers Comatose, Goodnight Texas @ The UC Theatre
Get ready for a barn-burning, foot-stomping good time in Berkeley.

Castle Face Semi-Formal with Alex Cameron @ Swedish [...]

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    Yonder Mountain String Band to play two nights at The Independent

Yonder Mountain String Band to play two nights at The Independent

(photo: Jay Blakesberg)

The feverish force of virtuoso bluegrass that is Yonder Mountain String Band is set to take over The Independent this weekend for the for first two days of [...]

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Midnight North announce new album due in June

North Bay rock and roll outfit Midnight North announced last week that their third full-length album will be released on Friday, June 16, complete with a proper event at [...]

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Phono player Sean Hayes comes to Starline tomorrow night

Tomorrow night, one of our enduring favorites (and 2017 Phono del Sol player), Sean Hayes, will play a no doubt soulful set in Oakland.

Hayes is a machine of a [...]

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