Tsunami Bomb + the Phenomenauts invade the Phoenix Theater

Some might be tempted to call the show on Friday at the Phoenix Theater a ....blast from the past...

Get it? Because the recently-reunited Tsunami Bomb is headlining, with support [...]

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Photos: The Breeders at the Masonic

The Breeders (photo: William Wayland)

Words by Elaine Blakely

Good morning, San Francisco, it’s the Breeders! Back on tour after 10 years and bringing the original crew from 1993, the Breeders pedaled [...]

Princess Nokia headlining 1015 Folsom, FEELS 6

"Girls to the front!" is the rallying cry of visionary Harlem artist Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia. While she technically is a rapper, that designation seems reductive now. If [...]

By |April 17, 2018|0 Comments

Review + Photos: Roselit Bone at the Golden Bull

Roselit Bone (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Roselit Bone does not play to audiences content to stay at home on Tuesday nights.

The is not a small outfit, and the stage was bursting [...]

By |April 16, 2018|0 Comments
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    The Honey Toads release ’80s-inspired video for “Plastic Smiles”

The Honey Toads release ’80s-inspired video for “Plastic Smiles”

Petaluma-based indie rock band The Honey Toads channel Joy Division and Talking Heads in a new music video for their single, "Plastic Smiles," proving that the right dose of [...]

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    Music and Mortality: Arturo Rodriguez and Awesöme Orchestra, “Kyrie”

Music and Mortality: Arturo Rodriguez and Awesöme Orchestra, “Kyrie”

Like most of us, composer Arturo Rodriguez didn't know how to best express the magnitude of his sorrow when he first heard about the Ghost Ship fire in late [...]

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    Oakland’s Meernaa announces new EP, playing Bottom of the Hill

Oakland’s Meernaa announces new EP, playing Bottom of the Hill

On April 14, the mysterious project coming out of Oakland known as Meernaa will be headlining Bottom of the Hill along with Outer Embassy and Luke Temple. Meernaa also [...]

By |April 13, 2018|0 Comments
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    Review + Photos: My first Residents show was the strangest musical experience of my life

Review + Photos: My first Residents show was the strangest musical experience of my life

The Residents (photo: William Wayland)

The Residents. No other musical ensemble has ever come close to making stranger, funnier, scarier, or more disturbingly rewarding music than the Residents. Last week, the band [...]

By |April 13, 2018|0 Comments

Gene Evaro Jr. headlining Slim’s on Friday

Gene Evaro Jr. and his band, a bubbly and high-energy funk act from Joshua Tree, released their latest full-length album, Like It's 1965, last week.

In celebration, the four-piece will [...]

By |April 12, 2018|0 Comments

Bands In Portrait: Random Door

“I think doing DIY shows is a political statement,” says Katya Bitar; one half of the promotion duo Random Door. “It's sort of like taking artistic endeavors into your [...]

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Sponsored: King Krule oozes and awes the Fox on Monday

London musician Archy Marshall, better known by his stage name King Krule, stops by Oakland as part of his King Krule tour, in support of his most recent album, [...]

Review: Elohim at Slim’s

Elohim (photo: Emily Gadd)

The first time I saw Elohim live was the same day I was moving apartments. The second I unloaded the last box, I scrambled to get [...]

By |April 12, 2018|0 Comments