Photos: ‘The Empire Strips Back’ at the Warfield

The Empire Strips Back (photo: Jon Bauer)

The Empire Strips Back bills itself as a “Star Wars burlesque” show that first began in 2011. The creators are taking their show on a [...]

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    The Brothers Comatose delivers new album of ‘Ink, Dust, and Luck’

The Brothers Comatose delivers new album of ‘Ink, Dust, and Luck’

"Sugar won't you come home and make me sweet."

That's the hook that the lead singer of The Brothers Comatose, Ben Morrison, sings in a duet with folk singer Nicki [...]

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    Premiere: Wax Statues keep it simple on “It Was All A Dream”

Premiere: Wax Statues keep it simple on “It Was All A Dream”

Words by Sarah Leighton

When hit with the news that two of the four members of the Singing Limbs had moved out of the Bay, lead singer Cam Gibbons and [...]

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    Fat Tony releases “Put It Back” featuring producer Bobby Renz

Fat Tony releases “Put It Back” featuring producer Bobby Renz

Nigerian-American rapper Fat Tony, AKA Anthony Lawson Jude Ifeanyichukwu Obiawunaotu, recently dropped his single "Put It Back" featuring Text Me writer and producer Bobby Renz.

Fat Tony, who now resides [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 15 – 17

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 15 – 17

Friday, June 15
Hickey Fest @ Leggett, CA
A fantastic bang for your buck as far as festivals go, $140 or less gets you an avalanche of mostly-local talent and some [...]

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Cruel Diagonals preps debut LP of experimental compositions

Oakland's Megan Mitchell wears many musical hats, as a field recorder and audio archivist, as the publisher of the Many Many Women index of women/trans/non-binary composers, as a DJ, [...]

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    With “Heartbreaker,” Ah Mer Ah Su delivers summer-ready electronic pop

With “Heartbreaker,” Ah Mer Ah Su delivers summer-ready electronic pop

Last year, Ah Mer Ah Su — the musical identity of Oakland's Star Amerasu — released one of the year's best EPs, Rebecca, featuring the heartbreaking "Klonopin." Her newest [...]

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    ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ comes to DVD

‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ comes to DVD

If you didn't get a chance to catch Turn It Around in theaters, fret not. The exhaustive documentary on the East Bay punk scene will be released soon by [...]

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Photos: The Kooks at the Warfield

The Kooks (photo: Ria Burman)

Goldenvoice presented the Kooks at the Warfield Monday night with support from the Academic. Pop-rocking their way about the stage, the Kooks performed many mild, [...]

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    Culture Abuse parties across an animated, photocopied zine in the video for “Dip”

Culture Abuse parties across an animated, photocopied zine in the video for “Dip”

Culture Abuse is known around the Bay for 2016’s iconic Peach and its brand of effusive and melodic garage punk. In anticipation of their sophomore full-length, Bay Dream, the [...]

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San Jose punks Get Married give us “Living Room”

God bless Asian Man Records. It never changes — and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Asian Man releases sound almost indistinguishable today than they did 20 years ago. [...]

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    Premiere: Scoot around the Sunset with Goodnight, Texas in “Takin’ Your Word For It”

Premiere: Scoot around the Sunset with Goodnight, Texas in “Takin’ Your Word For It”

Sometimes it feels like time doesn't really touch the Outer Sunset. The Avenues — a big block of criss-crossing residential streets on the west side of San Francisco — [...]

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