Weekend Picks: 7/23-26

Tonight: Geographer, The Old-Fashioned Way, White Cloud, 100 Swans @ Cafe du Nord*

White Cloud - "Trance State (demo)"

Friday: Hard Place, Harry Merry, Agent Ribbons, Franklin's Mint @ The Knockout*

Agent [...]

By |July 23, 2009|Comments Off on Weekend Picks: 7/23-26

Jake Mann gives away the Valdez EP

Between his last album Daytime Ghost and his next release, Jake Mann has been releasing the "Sediment Series" of EPs, "Compiled ideas, musical tangents...the good stuff that didn't make [...]

By |July 23, 2009|Comments Off on Jake Mann gives away the Valdez EP

Wallpaper. – Pool Party; Doodoo Face coming soon

Wallpaper. - "Pool Party"

How do Oakland electro-R&B-pop geniuses Wallpaper. find the time to breathe? The group's debut full length Doodoo Face comes out September 22nd on Eenie Meenie, [...]

By |July 23, 2009|Comments Off on Wallpaper. – Pool Party; Doodoo Face coming soon

Geographer at Cafe Du Nord Thursday Night

There's two parts to a great show - an awesome venue and awesome music. You'll find both of those tomorrow night when Geographer plays Cafe Du Nord. An [...]

By |July 22, 2009|4 Comments

MakeMe – House of Brakes

Oakland's MakeMe have a couple of upcoming shows to promote their brand new album House of Brakes. My current favorite song on the new record, "Matters", features great [...]

By |July 22, 2009|Comments Off on MakeMe – House of Brakes

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Floating Action, Generationals, Jake Mann @ Cafe du Nord

With our Lebowski Fest giveaway already finished, we only have one more pair of tickets for you to win this week!

Monday, July 27th - Floating Action, Generationals, Jake Mann [...]

By |July 22, 2009|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Floating Action, Generationals, Jake Mann @ Cafe du Nord

RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Don't worry.  You're not the only one confused by the landscape of laws surrounding sampling, DRM, remixing and similar music/new media issues.   Thankfully, web activist Brett Gaylor will [...]

By |July 21, 2009|Comments Off on RiP: A Remix Manifesto

Rubies (Podcast #173)

This week, we're excited to feature Rubies, a band led by Simone Rubi and Terri Lowenthal, both formerly of Call and Response. If you're familiar with that Bay [...]

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Dudes abide: Lebowski Fest 7/24-25 ticket giveaway

Maybe it's just like, your opinion man, but a national summerlong tour should only be granted to the best film in history. Catch the celebration at the Fox Theatre, [...]

By |July 21, 2009|Comments Off on Dudes abide: Lebowski Fest 7/24-25 ticket giveaway

Mission Creek Holds Court at McLaren Park

Mission Creek held a major free concert in McLaren Park on Saturday featuring over a dozen great bands and a bunch of good times. For me, the event [...]

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone goes full band for BotH Tuesday

Casiotone for the Painfully Alone isn't about to change his moniker, but maybe everything else behind it. The once solo electronic musician Owen Ashworth (born of Redwood City, CA) [...]

By |July 20, 2009|Comments Off on Casiotone for the Painfully Alone goes full band for BotH Tuesday

Photos: The Builders and the Butchers, Illinois @ Bottom of the Hill

Photos by: Charlie Homo

The Builders and the Butchers

Illinois

By |July 20, 2009|Comments Off on Photos: The Builders and the Butchers, Illinois @ Bottom of the Hill