Erik Jourgensen releases melancholic EP ‘Total’

Erik Jourgensen, the musician who co-composed the score to “The Infiltrators,” in 2019, released latest EP, Total, on May 20th. Working with a variety of synthetic and organic sounds, [...]

Producer Thomas Jordan debuts new EP, ‘My Ex Stacy’

The producer for one of our recent favorite rejection songs is stepping out out on his own with a new EP called My Ex Stacy.

Thomas Jordan, a Bay Area-based [...]

By |May 15, 2020|Comments Off on Producer Thomas Jordan debuts new EP, ‘My Ex Stacy’

Stern Grove goes dark, but the show must go on

The Psychedelic Furs at Stern Grove 2019 (photo: Patric Carver)

Like most other planned outdoor gatherings Stern Grove has had to cancel its in-person concerts for the year.

Instead (also like [...]

By |May 14, 2020|Comments Off on Stern Grove goes dark, but the show must go on

Maya Elise’s “Mycelium”: a shout-out to Mother Nature

Maya Elise has a way with music that speaks directly to the soul. The Berkeley-based folk singer-songwriter writes music that focuses primarily on nature and earthy themes. Elise draws [...]

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    Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Everyone, please give a warm welcome to new Oakland artist Queera Nightly.

Though they're already an established drag performer in the Bay, "Summoning" marks Queera's first recorded musical endeavor (produced [...]

By |May 8, 2020|Comments Off on Premiere: Queera Nightly summons some feels on their debut single

Drink some brews and watch some bands with #SongsToSIPBy

Listen. We know you are probably overwhelmed with livestreams at this point of shelter in place. But we're not! With so much talent packed into nine counties, there's an [...]

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Debut album ‘Evan Myall’ is terribly lovely

Known for playing with psych rock group Sleepy Sun for the last decade, Evan Myall Reiss (who drops the last name as an artist) released his debut, self-titled album [...]

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A pandemic is the perfect time to listen to Daxma

Words by Adam Hudson

When philosopher Walter Benjamin wrote “On the Concept of History”/“Theses on the Philosophy of History” (which inspired Daxma’s latest album) in Paris in 1940, he had [...]

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Sami Freeman releases new album, ‘Howl’

Hearing Sami Freeman's music for the first time feels like listening to a thoughtfully composed movie soundtrack pulled straight out of an indie film. The San Francisco based composer and [...]

By |May 7, 2020|Comments Off on Sami Freeman releases new album, ‘Howl’

Mikos Da Gawd releases new vocal EP, ‘Awakening’

In the last few years, Mikos da Gawd has taken big steps into becoming a full-fledged artist. His album, Hell Yeah, Brother!, was jam-packed with some of his best [...]

By |May 5, 2020|Comments Off on Mikos Da Gawd releases new vocal EP, ‘Awakening’
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    Noise Pop presents “No Place Like Home” livestream benefit series

Noise Pop presents “No Place Like Home” livestream benefit series

This week, Noise Pop and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. will be launching its "No Place Like Home" livestream series to benefit the Bay Area music community.

Every Tuesday and Thursday [...]

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    Time Fraud premieres EP and video for “Cry Me A Highway”

Time Fraud premieres EP and video for “Cry Me A Highway”

Time Fraud is the musical venture of Oakland-based illustrator, zine maker, and musician Nick Wortham. He describes his art as a way to channel his anxiety into both his visual [...]

By |May 4, 2020|Comments Off on Time Fraud premieres EP and video for “Cry Me A Highway”