Giveaway: OIM Volume II release at Starline Social Club

Our good friends at Oaktown Indie Mayhem have been busy lately, what with signing new bands and booking great shows. Now, they're showing off their hard work with OIM [...]

By |July 19, 2016|Comments Off on Giveaway: OIM Volume II release at Starline Social Club
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    Review: Oakland Interfaith Community Choir 3rd Annual Concert

Review: Oakland Interfaith Community Choir 3rd Annual Concert

Thirty years ago the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir branched out of Oakland’s Jazz Camp. OIGC performed and even traveled the world, and eventually, spawned two similarly minded choirs, the [...]

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Capybara release first single, “Summertime”

Before Capybara*, Carmen Caruso played in another band, Odd Owl. They disbanded and she went to Costa Rica for three weeks, a trip she hoped would help clear her [...]

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Photos + Review: Babymetal at The Regency Ballroom

Babymetal (photo: Ian Young)

Review and Photos by Ian Young

It’s an hour before doors open and the line has wrapped around the The Regency Ballroom, down Fern Street, past Polk, almost reaching Larkin. An [...]

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    The Saxophones release ‘If You’re on the Water’ EP, perform at Lost Church July 22

The Saxophones release ‘If You’re on the Water’ EP, perform at Lost Church July 22

Last November, we told you about The Saxophones and their forthcoming lathe-cut picture disc EP. Well, it's finally all released and available for free download via Bandcamp, and it's [...]

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    Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

 

The Grassy Null and Oakland's Vacant Stare Records recently teamed up, releasing a cassette compilation comprised of all the audio from live sessions recorded last year. Today, we're premiering [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

Crush share new music video, play Rickshaw Stop tomorrow

"I lowkey have a crush on Crush (from Oakland) because they crush it," is something I and many other people have said while in the crowd of a Crush show. Because [...]

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San Francisco’s Pardoner release new, collaborative EP

 

Several groups of artists are putting San Francisco's Outer Sunset on the map in a big way. One group of affiliates congregate under the tape label Discontinuous Innovation and include names [...]

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Yea-Ming and the Rumours release ‘I Will Make You Mine’

The wait is over! I Will Make You Mine, the debut record from Yea Ming and the Rumours, is finally HERE. It contains classics you have had stuck in [...]

By |July 17, 2016|Comments Off on Yea-Ming and the Rumours release ‘I Will Make You Mine’
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    Phish return to SF for three-night stand at Bill Graham Civic

Phish return to SF for three-night stand at Bill Graham Civic

Phish in 2009. (photo: Wikipedia)

Get ready: Next week, Phish fans will flood the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco for three weeknights in a row. Starting next Monday, [...]

By |July 15, 2016|1 Comment

Con Brio release debut full-length, ‘Paradise’

Following a complete metamorphosis signaled by the addition of vocalist Ziek McCarter and a reinvigorated live show, Con Brio is being powered by pure momentum. The band swiftly worked [...]

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    Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”

Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”

Tim Presley is somewhat of an enigma on the scene, the kind of musician where musical mastermind transcends persona. Bouncing between San Francisco and L.A., he's also bounced between [...]

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