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    Jay Stone and Queens D.Light are figuring it all out, together

Jay Stone and Queens D.Light are figuring it all out, together

Jay Stone could be cut from a cloth of the “last real MCs,” except his swatch would be some thrifted, metallic, purple-and-gold synthetic hemp (despite being born and raised [...]

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    Le Butcherettes’ new album is imbued with the spirit of the Bay

Le Butcherettes’ new album is imbued with the spirit of the Bay

(photo: Lindsey Byrnes)

Words by Erin Lyndal Martin

Listening to Le Butcherettes’ albums is not the same as being in the crowd when Teri Gender Bender pulls out a pig’s head [...]

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Post-rock band Wander releases new music video “March”

First-generation Filipino-American post-rock band (what a title, right?) Wander recently dropped their music video for "March."

The band consisting of Bernard Barcela, Joseph Aguda, Ryan David, and Christian Francisco [...]

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Sol Blume announces full lineup for 2019

Sacramento-based music festival Sol Blume is back for its second year bringing the city top names in R&B, soul, and hip-hop music.

This one-day, multi-stage event will take place [...]

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    Live This Week: Adrianne Lenker’s feather-light tunes showcased at Swedish American Hall

Live This Week: Adrianne Lenker’s feather-light tunes showcased at Swedish American Hall

Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief) makes quietly unassuming folk filled with abstraction.

Her emotional melodies throb instead of afflict sharp pangs that more lyrically direct material would be inclined to [...]

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Elujay takes on a whole new R&B direction on “Adojio”

Elujay's 2016 rap love letter to Oakland Jentrify set him on a path as another local force to watch out for. After two years of collecting nods from Billboard, [...]

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Safia Mafia is making self-love R&B on her own terms

Safia Mafia is a vibe. Her latest project, Love Kills is a kaleidoscope dream of R&B hinged upon the early influences of Motown soul, '80s synth pop, electronica, and [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 1 – 3

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 1 – 3

(poster: Joonbug)
Friday, February 1
Tino Drima, Nobody's Baby, the She's @ Bottom of the Hill
Kick off the season of love with this lineup of local bands that love you right [...]

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Preview: Efrim Menuck at Rickshaw Stop

(photo: Louise Michel Jackson)

Efrim Menuck, known for founding Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, plays meandering and eerie music for the end of the [...]

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Happy Birthday, ‘Dookie’

On this day, a quarter century ago, Bay Area punk trio Green Day dropped their major-label debut Dookie on an unsuspecting generation like it wasn't even a thing.

They didn't [...]

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Photos: Fantastic Negrito at the New Parish

Fantastic Negrito (photo: Ria Burman)

The New Parish is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in style with a double-whammy dose of the outstanding Fantastic Negrito (his second show is happening tonight).

Tuesday [...]

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Photos: Colter Wall at the the Mystic Theatre

Colter Wall (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland
Cattle still graze and the town still has a livestock auction yard. Petaluma still has a feed mill and the grain elevator is [...]

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