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    Diet Cig announce debut LP, share “Tummy Ache” ahead of Noise Pop gig

Diet Cig announce debut LP, share “Tummy Ache” ahead of Noise Pop gig

New York duo Diet Cig have released the first single from their recently announced debut LP. Following 2015's Over Easy EP and Sleep Talk/Dinner Date 7-inch (both out now [...]

By |January 27, 2017|Comments Off on Diet Cig announce debut LP, share “Tummy Ache” ahead of Noise Pop gig
  • John Steven Morgan at Davies Symphony Hall by Ria Burman
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    Review + Photos: John Steven Morgan serenades Davies Symphony Hall

Review + Photos: John Steven Morgan serenades Davies Symphony Hall

John Steven Morgan (photo: Ria Burman)

John Steven Morgan can usually be found around the streets of San Francisco and Oakland playing tenderly on a beat-up beaut of a piano. [...]

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    Video Premiere: Be the first to see Planet Booty get “Naked”

Video Premiere: Be the first to see Planet Booty get “Naked”

Fresh off their Kickstarter success and true to their word, the guys of Oakland’s electro-funk-R&B band Planet Booty have produced a revealing high-energy video for their latest single, “Naked.”

Full [...]

By |January 27, 2017|2 Comments

ICYMI: We’re hiring interns!

2016 production intern Sadie (right) keeps things running at last year's Phono del Sol.

It's true — your favorite local music blog is hiring college interns to support several different [...]

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Video Feature: 112 years of the Phoenix Theater

Crowd at the Phoenix Theater (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

The Bay Area is full of amazing venues, but (likely) only one can say it survived three fires and has hosted acts as diverse [...]

By |January 26, 2017|Comments Off on Video Feature: 112 years of the Phoenix Theater

Interview: 500 three ways crack us up

Though 500 three ways are a relatively new band, their presence in the Bay Area is striking. Without releasing any EPs, 500 three ways have become an indispensable part [...]

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    Gravid Water delivers a sidesplitting performance at SF Sketchfest

Gravid Water delivers a sidesplitting performance at SF Sketchfest

The premise is simple...but twisted. Take an actor who has memorized and rehearsed a scene from a play and pair them up with an improviser who has no idea [...]

By |January 26, 2017|Comments Off on Gravid Water delivers a sidesplitting performance at SF Sketchfest
  • Katie Kuffel at Neck of the Woods, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: Katie Kuffel and Aly Tadros are strong at Neck of the Woods

Photos: Katie Kuffel and Aly Tadros are strong at Neck of the Woods

Katie Kuffel (photo: Ria Burman)

Katie Kuffel keyboard-uked the night away at Neck of the Woods supporting Aly Tadros with some sweet, catchy tunes mixed in with poignant tales from the [...]

By |January 26, 2017|Comments Off on Photos: Katie Kuffel and Aly Tadros are strong at Neck of the Woods

Giveaway: The Donkeys at The Chapel

This weekend brings The Donkeys up from the far reaches of San Diego for a night in the city followed by one more in Santa Cruz at The Crepe [...]

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Review + Photos: Poor Man’s Whiskey at Moe’s Alley

Poor Man's Whiskey (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Friday, January 20, a rainstorm that flooded the Santa Cruz Mountains and shut down Highway 17 was no match for the foot-stomping roots [...]

By |January 25, 2017|2 Comments

Memphis-based NOTS play two Bay Area shows in February

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Southern-bred quartet NOTS have announced two Bay Area shows in February as part of their North American tour in support of Cosmetic, their late 2016 album released on Goner Records. A [...]

By |January 25, 2017|Comments Off on Memphis-based NOTS play two Bay Area shows in February
  • NVO at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, by Robert Alleyne
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    Photos: NVO dance the weekend away at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Photos: NVO dance the weekend away at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall

NVO (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last Saturday night saw a busy dance floor bumping all night thanks to NVO at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall. It also was the release of a new EP [...]

By |January 25, 2017|2 Comments