Safer Spaces DIY Oakland fundraiser at Thee Parkside 3/28

Lately, a lot of things have been harder to deal with in the DIY scene. A lot of our friends passed away, and because of this people are using [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 24 – 26

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 24 – 26

Terry Malts are back and coming to Brick + Mortar.

Friday, March 24
Terry Malts, Circuits @ Brick + Mortar
Hot off the release of their new record, Terry Malts come to [...]

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    Q&A: Gabby La La and Snow Angel are singing of friendship and playing funk-pop

Q&A: Gabby La La and Snow Angel are singing of friendship and playing funk-pop

Snow Angel bandmates have got it just right by just being themselves. They are part kickass women, part masterful instrumentalists, and part playful girls wrapped in a colorful musical [...]

By |March 24, 2017|2 Comments

Photos + Review: MØ and Tei Shi at The Warfield

MØ (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

The last time Karen Marie — aka MØ  — performed in the Bay Area was at the 2014 Treasure Island Music Festival. She went on despite [...]

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Review: Little Simz starts a party in Oakland

Photo courtesy of the artist
Words by Mark Spero

Last Tuesday, March 21, people packed the New Parish in Oakland for a lineup of local acts and international stars. The intimate venue [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Gutter Swan

Gutter Swan (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Loryn and Steve, collectively known as Gutter Swan, are an acoustic duo who reinterpret songs into their own sound. The band is now just over a [...]

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Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “We Finish Where We Start”

Since it's first release with Tino Drima last year, Gaylord's Party Music has built a wonderful roster of Bay Area artists that are always just a little left of [...]

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Giveaway: The Sam Chase at The Chapel

Sam Chase and his merry band of noisemakers are homebound after a string of shows up the West Coast. The raspy troubadour will be gathering all ye heathens to [...]

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SXSW 2017: Gurr, Die Heiterkeit, Oh my

Laure Briard 3/15 5pm 2737 Webberville Rd.

1st stop was the backyard of a home last visited for a ketchup & mustard covered, Les Marinellis show a few years ago. [...]

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Review: At The Chapel, Xiu Xiu challenges and rewards

I think most people do not give Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu enough credit for his sense of humor. During Sunday night’s show at The Chapel, Stewart threw a [...]

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Video Premiere: Loustic Sessions with Ancient Baby

After spending much of 2016 traversing the eastern half of the globe in search of cozy, living-room recording sessions from all types of genres, Loustic Sessions came to the [...]

By |March 22, 2017|1 Comment

Interview: Celebrate your personal growth with Vagabon

If you're looking for an album to get you out of bed, an album to make you feel empowered on days where you feel powerless, I suggest Vagabon's Infinite [...]

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