Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Delicate Steve + Al Lover

(illustration: Cassidy Miller)

Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram [...]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Hashes Clay

Today we're talking to Berkeley native (via Little Rock) Hashes Clay, a cannabis personality and influencer. Listen on for the usual casual chat about the unifying power of high [...]

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Photos: Anna of the North at Great American Music Hall

Anna of the North (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Norwegian singer Anna of the North rocked the Great American Music Hall this past Friday, supporting her second album, last year's Dream Girl. [...]

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Photos: Evan Giia at the Independent

Evan Giia (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Singer Evan Giia is rising fast, breaking off on her own solo venture and amassing fans quickly. She performed at the Independent this past Thursday [...]

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Oaklander Emily Afton releases EP ‘Consideration’

Emily Afton (photo: Ian Young)

Fresh off a Noise Pop show at Rickshaw Stop, Oakland’s very own Emily Afton releases her long-awaited EP Consideration. 

It’s an exploration of Afton’s identity as a [...]

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    Girl Swallows Nightingale host debut album release party in Oakland

Girl Swallows Nightingale host debut album release party in Oakland

(photo: Mogli Maureal)

Girl Swallows Nightingale's iridescent and multifaceted debut album Shapeshifter is out now — and the band will host a release party on Saturday 3/21 at Starline Social [...]

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Photos: The Struts at the Warfield

The Struts (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz)

It was a wonderful night of glam rock action at the Warfield this past Tuesday, with English rock band the Struts headlining and performing [...]

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Yumi Zouma to play at Rickshaw Stop

Yumi Zouma (photo: Ian Young)

New Zealand dream pop darlings Yumi Zouma will make their way to the Rickshaw Stop on March 24. The group has teased the forthcoming release of [...]

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Whiskerman lift the veil on ‘Kingdom Illusion’

Whiskerman have returned with Kingdom Illusion, their most visceral, jarring, incensed, and immediate set of music to date. For the last several years, Whiskerman has been one of the [...]

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Giveaway: Squirrel Flower at Bottom of the Hill

On March 26, Ella O’Connor Williams, who writes and sings under the moniker Squirrel Flower, will play at Bottom of the Hill in support of her recently released album [...]

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    The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

(photo: Connor Sorenson)

When Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice got married, Erenkov’s vows weren’t your typical declarations. “They were about our mortality,” says The Saxophones’ drummer Alison Alderdice with a [...]

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Photos: Drama at the Independent

Drama (photo: Ian Young)

Chicago duo Drama — who also own San Francisco's Chisme Cantina in the Lower Nob — brought a super dance party to Super Tuesday at The [...]

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