Premiere: Joe Kaplow’s “Little Sleep”

Quirky yet artful; cute yet clever, Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Joe Kaplow’s new single, “Little Sleep,” arrives almost a year after the release of his dynamic and captivating album, Time Spent [...]

By |October 30, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: Joe Kaplow’s “Little Sleep”

Greg Ashley: ‘Rarities & Unreleased Tracks’ out today

Today Bandcamp will once again waive fees and allow all money to go directly to the artists. All hail Bandcamp. No other music platform seems to give as much [...]

By |October 2, 2020|Comments Off on Greg Ashley: ‘Rarities & Unreleased Tracks’ out today

“Music is Magic”: PSDSP go analog with ‘Luddite’

By William Wayland and Carolyn McCoy

PSDSP is a band with an uneasy relationship to technology.

Ask singer and guitarist Eli Carlton-Pearson how he feels about digital technology and he doesn’t [...]

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    Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

What is it about the Bay that is driving people from environmental science to enter the folk and country music fields? First Ismay, and now Oakland's Charles Orgbon III, [...]

By |September 10, 2020|Comments Off on Charles Orgbon III introduces himself with ‘A Survivor’s Reward’

Frank Ivy dreams a day away in “Deja Vu”

It's not often you hear about Concord as it pertains to local music. But the 925 has birthed some good ones — perhaps you've heard of Cass McCombs? How [...]

By |September 4, 2020|Comments Off on Frank Ivy dreams a day away in “Deja Vu”

Oaklash drag festival hits the virtual stage this weekend

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Oaklash's unique imprint on the Bay Area is hard to overstate, even while the event is still in its infancy. From traditional drag numbers to tributes to [...]

By |September 3, 2020|Comments Off on Oaklash drag festival hits the virtual stage this weekend
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    SFCM and SF Symphony announce Emerging Black Composers Project

SFCM and SF Symphony announce Emerging Black Composers Project

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) and San Francisco Symphony are partnering for a major new initiative, The Emerging Black Composers Project. The project aims to support the development of Black [...]

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Newcomers AG Club make their mark with “Hngover”

AG Club (photo: Cameron Cortez)

OK so I am very late on this, because IDK about you but I've all but lost the ability to know what day it is [...]

By |August 24, 2020|Comments Off on Newcomers AG Club make their mark with “Hngover”

Worthitpurchase’s new single and video, “Dizzy Age”

Worthitpurchase, a two-piece art pop outfit from San Francisco, released a new single and video, "Dizzy Age," on August 14. This richly atmospheric song is in anticipation of their forthcoming [...]

By |August 19, 2020|Comments Off on Worthitpurchase’s new single and video, “Dizzy Age”

Sylvie Simmons releases ‘Blue on Blue’ today!

It's hard to believe it has been six years since Sylvie Simmons released her debut recordings, Sylvie, after 35 years of critically-acclaimed music journalism. A lot has happened: fascism [...]

By |August 14, 2020|Comments Off on Sylvie Simmons releases ‘Blue on Blue’ today!
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    Bobcat Rob + the Nightly Howl’s new single, “Drain Pipe”

Bobcat Rob + the Nightly Howl’s new single, “Drain Pipe”

On Friday, August 12, Santa Cruz's Bobcat Rob & the Nightly Howl released a new single entitled "Drain Pipe." Much like a bobcat in a riparian woodland, the song [...]

By |August 12, 2020|Comments Off on Bobcat Rob + the Nightly Howl’s new single, “Drain Pipe”
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    Tim Presley to release new book: ‘Under the Banner of Concern’

Tim Presley to release new book: ‘Under the Banner of Concern’

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"I guess now we’re all living in those old paintings of people lying around on couches doing nothing with their boobs out." - Dana Berger, actress and Tweeter

Yes, [...]

By |August 11, 2020|Comments Off on Tim Presley to release new book: ‘Under the Banner of Concern’