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    Cherry Glazerr, Palehound playing sold-out show at the Independent

Cherry Glazerr, Palehound playing sold-out show at the Independent

(photo: Pamela Littky)

Cherry Glazerr recently put out a new album called Stuffed and Ready (out now via Secretly Canadian), and are playing the Independent with Palehound on March 10.

Cherry [...]

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  • Buckman Coe at The Back Room, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: Buckman Coe and Daniel Riera’s Ensemble at the Back Room

Photos: Buckman Coe and Daniel Riera’s Ensemble at the Back Room

Buckman Coe (photo: Ria Burman)

Gracing The Back Room's cozy, intimate stage, Buckman Coe, fresh from Vancouver, sang acoustic solo versions of his big band creations. He'll soon begin touring [...]

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    Noise Pop 2019: The Marias, Katzù Oso, Ginger Root and Derek Ted at the Chapel

Noise Pop 2019: The Marias, Katzù Oso, Ginger Root and Derek Ted at the Chapel

Closing out the final night of Noise Pop Festival 2019 was a melting pot of the Marías, Katzù Oso, Ginger Root, and Derek Ted on Sunday, March 3. The [...]

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Sink into Versâam’s ‘Pisces Tape II’

In celebration of his birthday and the fact that we’re chest-deep in pisces szn, Berkeley-based beatmaker Ellis Newton, aka Versâam, released a concise, heavily sample-based beat tape last week [...]

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    Noise Pop 2019: Dude York + Partner bring spritely performances to Cafe du Nord for festival’s final night

Noise Pop 2019: Dude York + Partner bring spritely performances to Cafe du Nord for festival’s final night

On what made for a very fun, very female, very queer final night of Noise Pop, Bay Area locals the Total Bettys joined Blushh, Dude York, and Partner for one last [...]

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Music beats at the heart of the OUSD teacher’s strike

(photos: SarahJayn Kemp)

The schools in Oakland have been virtually empty this past week as the majority of the teachers exercise their right to strike, and some big names have [...]

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    Noise Pop 2019: Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, Vagabon at Swedish American Music Hall

Noise Pop 2019: Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, Vagabon at Swedish American Music Hall

Vagabon photos: J.D. Bray)

Amidst a week of more bombastic acts for Noise Pop, Rosie Tucker, Sucker Crush, Boy Scouts, and Vagabon brought an intimate respite to Swedish American Music [...]

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    Before J Dilla, there was John Doe: SF gallery Family Affair hosts rare photo series of the late Detroit legend

Before J Dilla, there was John Doe: SF gallery Family Affair hosts rare photo series of the late Detroit legend

James Dewitt Yancey, also known as Jay Dee but better known as J Dilla, left this earth over a decade ago yet his influence still rings loud in the [...]

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  • Beirut and Helado Negro at the Fox Theater
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    Noise Pop 2019: Helado Negro, Beirut play sold-out show on final weekend of festival

Noise Pop 2019: Helado Negro, Beirut play sold-out show on final weekend of festival

On the last Saturday of Noise Pop, the blissful tunes of Helado Negro and indie darlings Beirut permeated the Fox Theater in Oakland.

Roberto Carlos Lange creates dreamlike tunes as [...]

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    Noise Pop 2019: Rose Droll, Superet, Caroline Rose make the most of a full house at the Independent

Noise Pop 2019: Rose Droll, Superet, Caroline Rose make the most of a full house at the Independent

On Thursday night, Bay Area locals Rose Droll, Los Angeles' Superet, and the "sardonic synth pop" of Caroline Rose graced the stage of the Independent, playing to a packed crowd.

Each [...]

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Noise Pop 2019: Mndsgn at Rickshaw Stop

Bathed in the washed out-neon stage lights, LA-based producer Mndsgn brought the digital funk to Rickshaw Stop on February 28. Backed by fellow producer-homies Swarvy on bass and Kiefer [...]

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    Noise Pop 2019: Bobby, SOAR, Club Night, Illuminati Hotties bring delightful distortion to Starline Social Club

Noise Pop 2019: Bobby, SOAR, Club Night, Illuminati Hotties bring delightful distortion to Starline Social Club

Noise Pop is in full swing.

On Wednesday (night three), Local bands Bobby, Soar, and the recently-featured quintet Club Night joined Illumnati Hotties at the Starline Social Club in Oakland.

Though a [...]

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