Princess Nokia headlining 1015 Folsom, FEELS 6

"Girls to the front!" is the rallying cry of visionary Harlem artist Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia. While she technically is a rapper, that designation seems reductive now. If [...]

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Review + Photos: Roselit Bone at the Golden Bull

Roselit Bone (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

Roselit Bone does not play to audiences content to stay at home on Tuesday nights.

The is not a small outfit, and the stage was bursting [...]

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    The Honey Toads release ’80s-inspired video for “Plastic Smiles”

The Honey Toads release ’80s-inspired video for “Plastic Smiles”

Petaluma-based indie rock band The Honey Toads channel Joy Division and Talking Heads in a new music video for their single, "Plastic Smiles," proving that the right dose of [...]

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    Music and Mortality: Arturo Rodriguez and Awesöme Orchestra, “Kyrie”

Music and Mortality: Arturo Rodriguez and Awesöme Orchestra, “Kyrie”

Like most of us, composer Arturo Rodriguez didn't know how to best express the magnitude of his sorrow when he first heard about the Ghost Ship fire in late [...]

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    Oakland’s Meernaa announces new EP, playing Bottom of the Hill

Oakland’s Meernaa announces new EP, playing Bottom of the Hill

On April 14, the mysterious project coming out of Oakland known as Meernaa will be headlining Bottom of the Hill along with Outer Embassy and Luke Temple. Meernaa also [...]

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    Review + Photos: My first Residents show was the strangest musical experience of my life

Review + Photos: My first Residents show was the strangest musical experience of my life

The Residents (photo: William Wayland)

The Residents. No other musical ensemble has ever come close to making stranger, funnier, scarier, or more disturbingly rewarding music than the Residents. Last week, the band [...]

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Gene Evaro Jr. headlining Slim’s on Friday

Gene Evaro Jr. and his band, a bubbly and high-energy funk act from Joshua Tree, released their latest full-length album, Like It's 1965, last week.

In celebration, the four-piece will [...]

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Sponsored: King Krule oozes and awes the Fox on Monday

London musician Archy Marshall, better known by his stage name King Krule, stops by Oakland as part of his King Krule tour, in support of his most recent album, [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Random Door

“I think doing DIY shows is a political statement,” says Katya Bitar; one half of the promotion duo Random Door. “It's sort of like taking artistic endeavors into your [...]

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Review: Elohim at Slim’s

Elohim (photo: Emily Gadd)

The first time I saw Elohim live was the same day I was moving apartments. The second I unloaded the last box, I scrambled to get [...]

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Photos: Chromeo at the Fox Theater

Chromeo (photo: Jon Bauer)

Electro-dance duo Chromeo returned to the Bay to the Fox Theater last Saturday, April 7, 2018. As always, there was a ton of energy from the band [...]

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Review + Photos: Brian Fallon at the Independent

Brian Fallon (photo: Derek Nielsen)

Brian Fallon's fans should know by now that the former Gaslight Anthem frontman likes to talk. A lot. I've only seen him perform outside of [...]

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