Video Premiere: The Minnesota Child, “Fireflies”

Was it seriously over a year ago the last time we brought you anything from the Minnesota Child? Our datelines say yes, it's true. A year after releasing his [...]

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Shutups debut new single and video for “Yellowjacket”

(photo: Nate Gilchrest)

Oakland indie punk duo, Shutups, begin the road to their album debut with their first single, "Yellowjacket."

After four EPs, the band will finally be releasing Every Day [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, March 22 – 24

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, March 22 – 24

Friday, March 22
Amyl and the Sniffers @ Thee Parkside
Fresh off a downright dangerous set at SXSW, the Australian punks ride their tour of destruction across the US to the [...]

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SXSW 2019: A massive gallery of (almost) everything we saw

On this segment of news you already know: SXSW is massive.

It’s a beast of a festival-conference-party-networking-a-thon where over 2,000 artists vie for the attention of press, publicists, labels, industry [...]

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Giveaway: Spiritualized at the Masonic

Wanna talk longevity in rock and roll? Let's talk Spiritualized.

The project of mastermind Jason Pierce, formed in 1990 in England, he's been at this big-sounds stuff for a long, [...]

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    Hand Habits brings ‘placeholder’ tour to SF with local support

Hand Habits brings ‘placeholder’ tour to SF with local support

(photo: Aubrey Trinnamen)

As if this hasn't already been a great year for music so far, Hand Habits just released their new LP placeholder on March 1 via Saddle Creek. [...]

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    Photos: Cosa Nostra Strings and T Sisters at Swedish American Hall

Photos: Cosa Nostra Strings and T Sisters at Swedish American Hall

T Sisters (photo: Jon Bauer)

Part of the Jazz Mafia, the Bay Area's own Cosa Nostra Strings performed at Swedish American Hall this past weekend with fellow Bay Area folk rockers [...]

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Review + Photos: Low at Great American Music Hall

Low sit squarely in a liminal space.

There's something incorporeal about the way husband and wife duo Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker meander through song structures, sonics, and melodies. Take [...]

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Photos: Metric, Zoé and July Talk at the Masonic

Metric (photo: Jon Bauer)

In support of their latest album Art of Doubt, Canadian rock band Metric gave an energetic performance at the Masonic this past weekend. Performing alongside the band were [...]

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Photos: Adia Victoria at Cafe du Nord

Adia Victoria (photo: Ria Burman)

Noise Pop presented Adia Victoria at Cafe du Nord last Saturday night with support from Oakland's own Dick Stusso.

Warming up the crowd, Dick Stusso took [...]

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    Wizard Apprentice drops “Betrayal Internalized” video, announces album

Wizard Apprentice drops “Betrayal Internalized” video, announces album

Wizard Apprentice is a genre-bending artist, writing personal electronic music that still keeps the audience at an arm’s length. Tieraney Carter, the woman behind the project, self-describes her music [...]

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SXSW Day Six: Bye Bye, South By

Amyl and the Sniffers (photo: Norm deVeyra)

Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra

Ian's Highlights
My last day here was supposed to be relaxing, chill, laid-back. Started the [...]

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