Get excited for ‘Explorer’ with new music from Con Brio

After releasing a stellar, soulful cover of "Heart-Shaped Box" last month, Bay Area favorite Con Brio has dropped a couple more singles from their upcoming sophomore album, Explorer.

"Too Lit [...]

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Angel Olsen plotting solo dates on ‘Tiny Dreams’ tour

Angel Olsen (photo: Patric Carver)

Folk-pop darling Angel Olsen has announced a set of North American solo dates on her Tiny Dreams tour. With gigs planned in San Francisco, Portland, [...]

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Review + Photos: Johnny Marr at August Hall

Johnny Marr (photo: Patric Carver)

I’m not one for organized religion, but I am starting to believe we are living in the End Times.

It’s not just that things aren’t going [...]

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Hickey Fest is this weekend!

If you don't yet have weekend plans, I suggest you head north to Hickey Fest, one of the coolest little festivals around. Curated by former Oaklander Ash Reiter (Sugar [...]

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    How are recording studios like Asgard? Talkie will tell you.

How are recording studios like Asgard? Talkie will tell you.

Talkie (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

The new Talkie album wasn’t recorded in a typical studio space. Fundamental Things saw the four members record in the most DIY way possible, wherever they could [...]

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    Bay Area Archives: The Ace of Cups — an all-female, Summer of Love-era group that almost went unheard

Bay Area Archives: The Ace of Cups — an all-female, Summer of Love-era group that almost went unheard

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While San Francisco locals may seem a bit jaded about the city's hippie history, the Summer of Love still has a place in our hearts. Sure, we might [...]

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Bobbi Rohs drops “itsjusttheletterb”

While there are plenty of new releases to reckon with on the national front, make sure you save headspace for all the great local projects coming out.

Take San Francisco [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 8 – 10

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 8 – 10

Friday, June 8
Huichica Music Festival @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
A bevy of local bands, endless wine options, and, presumably, sun — what's not to love?

Pllush @ Bottom of the Hill
Celebrate [...]

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    Tanukichan’s noisy-pop is the “Perfect” way to start your summer

Tanukichan’s noisy-pop is the “Perfect” way to start your summer

Tanukichan, the project of Oakland-based musician Hannah Van Loon (formerly of Trails and Ways), recently released a single from her upcoming debut album Sundays. The song is called “Perfect,” [...]

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Shine on with this glam new track from Billy + Dolly

(photo: Andres Ramirez)

Made up of two musicians with deep roots in the local music scene, Billy & Dolly is a glammy-but-gritty rock and roll project from Bill Rousseau and [...]

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    The Silhouette Era’s new EP delivers nostalgia with a kick of adrenaline

The Silhouette Era’s new EP delivers nostalgia with a kick of adrenaline

With a new self-titled EP out on June 22 and some upcoming shows spread across the length of California, the four members of The Silhouette Era are poised for [...]

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Down The 5: Iceage strut, howl, and stagger in Los Angeles

Dropping into LA in support of their fourth album Beyondless, Denmark’s Iceage brought a swelling musical catalog, stage presence, and ego to The Regent in downtown Los Angeles on [...]

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