Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’

The great Berkeley musician Ezra Furman returns in February with the follow-up to 2015's beloved Perpetual Motion People. Judging from the two videos below, Transangelic Exodus (out 2/9 on [...]

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Cool Ghouls and Pardoner on Post Trash Comp (for charity!)

Post Trash just released their third annual compilation of 51(!) underground-ish bands from all corners of the rock and roll genresphere. All proceeds from sales of the comp will [...]

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    Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Local psychedelic soul titan Monophonics has a new EP, Mirrors, coming February 15. The six-song set of covers finds the band digging into and reinterpreting a number of their [...]

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    Soulection’s Lakim, j.robb, Yogi boi will light Up the New Parish next month

Soulection’s Lakim, j.robb, Yogi boi will light Up the New Parish next month

Los Angeles-based beat label Soulection has taken the world by storm since its inception in the early 2010s by founder Joe Kay and Andre Power.

There's an argument to be [...]

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    Bay Area rap vet Rich Iyala returns with new sound in “DAMNWELL”

Bay Area rap vet Rich Iyala returns with new sound in “DAMNWELL”

San Francisco son Rich Iyala resurfaces to the mainstream music market with "DAMNWELL," the first single featuring Mars Today and Krikit Boi, off his upcoming album Camp Mendocino. For [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 26 -28

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 26 -28

Boy Harsher will make your feet move and your head think.
Friday, January 26
Whiskerman, Marty O'Reilly, Madeline Tasquin @ The Independent (SF)
Continuing their month of local showcases, the Indy are [...]

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    Slow Bloom drop ‘Hex Hex Hex’ on a mad mad mad mad world

Slow Bloom drop ‘Hex Hex Hex’ on a mad mad mad mad world

Slow Bloom, from left to right: Jared Wallace, Timmy Lodhi, Jonny Andrew, Michael Weldon (photo: Eric Molyneaux)

It's 2018. And let's face it — things are weird. Every day it [...]

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Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018

This episode first ran on KQED.org.


Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Musicians to Watch in 2018 (Podcast #421)

Despite the many challenges that unfortunately failed to disappear at the end of 2017, [...]

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John Maus playing sold-out show at Slim’s with Holy Shit

John Maus is still enjoying the success of his fourth studio LP, Screen Memories, with a sold out show at Slim's on January 27.

The Saturday night gig will feature [...]

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Photos: Home Sick Fest electrified the North Bay

Ceremony (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

Highlighting the diversity of the underground music scene, the Home Sick Festival brought a unique lineup to the Phoenix Theater. The night included performances by both Bay Area and [...]

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    Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Oakland's Rob Miller is always doing something you should know about. As the brain behind Vacant Stare Records, he's introduced us to loads of new local bands. You can [...]

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Kokomo Hum will beam you up with “Heathers”

(photo: Ruben Marquez)

In the spirit of Stranger Things comes a new track from Kokomo Hum.

"Inspired by sci-fi, abduction stories, and paranormal events in the corn fields of his [...]

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