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    Dive into rare Icelandic grooves on DJ Platurn’s “Breaking the Ice”

Dive into rare Icelandic grooves on DJ Platurn’s “Breaking the Ice”

As a DJ for more than 20 years, Oakland's Platurn has a way of transporting his audiences to multiple corners of the globe and various eras through his deep [...]

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    Mickelson releases second single off upcoming album ‘A Wondrous Life’

Mickelson releases second single off upcoming album ‘A Wondrous Life’

(photo: Jayms Ramirez)

Singer-songwriter and producer Mickelson's journey to his upcoming album, A Wondrous Life, hasn't been straightforward. The folk-rocker, who has lived in the Bay Area since the '80s, [...]

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The Pendletons are wishing they can “Funk Forever”

Together, E Da Boss (of Myron and E on Stone's Throw) and Trailer Limon make up the Pendletons — a boogie-funk and modern soul project. Two years ago, they [...]

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    Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

(photo: Mike Lloyd)

For anyone who loved Major Tom, this song rings about as true as it gets. From the first feeling of being radically accepted by David Bowie's music, [...]

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Flour Flour release new single “Become Animal”

Flour Flour (photo: Leon Saperstein)

Berkeley alt-pop natives Flour Flour (Brian Baughn and Philip Wright) took the idea of exploring how animals see the world to create their latest single, [...]

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    Sponsored: Ty Segall comes home to The UC (not that he really left)

Sponsored: Ty Segall comes home to The UC (not that he really left)

If you're hanging out on The Bay Bridged, there's not much we can tell you about Ty Segall that you don't already know or won't agree with. SF legend? [...]

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Photos: The Y Axes at Art Boutiki

The Y Axes (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last week at Art Boutiki saw local band the Y Axes give a spirited, psychedelic performance with support from Life Sized Models and Divided By [...]

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    Sacramento band Sunday School aims to establish Bay Area foothold

Sacramento band Sunday School aims to establish Bay Area foothold

Sacramento-based Sunday School comes to Bottom of the Hill on Wednesday to make an impression on the Bay Area. They will be accompanied by two other Northern California groups, [...]

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Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area

This episode first ran on KQED.org.

Download: Mixtape: New Folk Music from the Bay Area (Podcast #423)

In venues around the Bay Area, like The Lost Church, Neck of the Woods, [...]

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    Folk singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee treks west to the Lost Church

Folk singer-songwriter Dan Blakeslee treks west to the Lost Church

(photo: Michael Winters)

Once upon a time, when I first moved to California and still had a laminated license from Maine, a clerk at the Berkeley Bowl grocery store told [...]

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    Jay Stone hosting semi-secret video premiere party tomorrow night

Jay Stone hosting semi-secret video premiere party tomorrow night

Party alert: Get yourself to Oakland tomorrow night for a premiere showing of Jay Stone's new music video for "Flying Monkeys."

Details are scarce at this point, but expect to [...]

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Review + Photos: Roger Daltrey’s one-Who punch at the Fox

Roger Daltrey (photo: SarahJayn Kemp)

I walked into the Fox on Thursday just as opener Leslie Mendelson was cutting into a charming rendition of "Blue Bayou." I’m not usually a [...]

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