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    Club Chai teams up with Red Bull Music for Oakland anniversary show, new film

Club Chai teams up with Red Bull Music for Oakland anniversary show, new film

Club Chai, one of the Bay Area’s most vital and far-reaching art and dance music collectives, is celebrating its three-year anniversary at Public Works in San Francisco on Friday, [...]

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A Bye Bye Blackbirds benefit show kicks off at 3pm Sunday

I first met Lenny Gill at a Bye Bye Blackbirds show at the Ivy Room a few years ago. Compared to his bandmates, Lenny was quiet — almost coming [...]

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BRONCHO at Slim’s

(photo: Pooneh Ghana)
If you need something to take the edge off of your post-Valentine's Day comedown, we recommend seeing BRONCHO perform at Slim's this Friday. The Oklahoma indie act is [...]

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Live This Week: Find love in a groove on Valentine’s Day

Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, Palentine’s Day, or are noncommittal about it all, there will always be that perfect song that manages to set your heart aflutter.

Platonic [...]

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    Review + Photos: Declan Walsh Benefit featuring Mother Hips at the Mystic Theatre

Review + Photos: Declan Walsh Benefit featuring Mother Hips at the Mystic Theatre

The Mother Hips (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

We all know and understand that it’s the fans that support the bands. Fans give the bands reason to show up and [...]

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Dinner with Wander

(photo: Christian Dao)

Christian Francisco, the guitarist and de-facto manager for Wander, and I arranged to meet at the Shooting Star Cafe in downtown Oakland. In our emails, Christian had [...]

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The Aces rock Rickshaw Stop tonight

If you want to know one of the places to see The Aces perform live, look no further as they take the stage at the Rickshaw Stop on Tuesday [...]

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The Y Axes unveil new single “How We Begin”

San Francisco-based space-pop/post-Americana rockers the Y Axes have debuted the second single, "How We Begin," from their forthcoming album, No Waves.

The band's lead singer, Alexi Rose Belchere, reflects on [...]

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    Sonoma County rock bands rally to benefit The Phoenix Theater

Sonoma County rock bands rally to benefit The Phoenix Theater

Sabertooth Zombie and Brown Bags will rock out at The Phoenix Theater on February 16, in a collective effort to raise funds for necessary updates to the iconic venue. [...]

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Spend Valentine’s Day with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

One Billion Rising will bring The Vagina Monologues to Sonoma County this Valentine's Day, for an empowering, informative night. The goal of One Billion Rising is to end violence [...]

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Review: Efrim Manuel Menuck at the Rickshaw Stop

As I walk into the Rickshaw Stop on a rainy sunday night, I'm a little bit surprised to find that it's almost empty, save 10 or 15 folks milling [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 8 – 10

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 8 – 10

Friday, February 8
Jay Stone @ Neck of the Woods
Read more about the local rapper's journey in this week's profile of him and his partner, Queens D.Light.

Balanced Breakfast Summit 2019 [...]

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