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    Dancing In the Dark: Abbot Kinney delivers haunting pop on new EP “The Night”

Dancing In the Dark: Abbot Kinney delivers haunting pop on new EP “The Night”

Tell Jared Swanson that his brainchild Abbot Kinney sounds like Radiohead and he'll probably respond with an exasperated sigh.

Every blogger and their mom (and their mom) has compared the [...]

Photos: The 1975 in pink and green at the Greek Theater

The 1975 (photo: Sara Uduwela)

The 1975 have released two albums and are already performing to a crowd at one of the largest outdoor venues in the bay, the Greek Theater in [...]

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Photos: James Bay rocks a packed house at the Fox Theater

James Bay (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Rising English singer-songwriter James Bay performed to an enthusiastic sold out audience at the Fox Theater last Friday night, April 22, 2016. Joined by Portland band JOSEPH, Bay [...]

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Wine and Bowties announce Feels V festival

The Wine & Bowtie-curated Feels festival is back for its fifth installment and boy, it (Feels V)ery wonderful. If the last time around was a celebration of fall, this [...]

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Santa Rosa’s Fussy debut jagged, groove-filled demo

Fussy's In Your Head tape art

Despite their brief existence, Indiana's Coneheads have inspired young punks in distant suburbs. At the end of last year, San Francisco's Outer Sunset gave [...]

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This Week In PR: Striking visuals and sparkly zebras

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This Week In PR is a column curated by Victor Valle and Jody Amable, celebrating the press releases that caught our eye but we couldn't use. Here are some [...]

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    Q&A: The Younger Lovers premiere new music video for “Poseur”

Q&A: The Younger Lovers premiere new music video for “Poseur”

The Younger Lovers is one of those bands that, if you live in the Bay Area, and like the alternative DIY scene, but don't listen to them, I don't [...]

By |April 22, 2016|1 Comment

Giveaway: Grouper at Swedish American Hall

Photo by Jason Bokros

Liz Harris, the artist known musically as Grouper, has a Bay Area connection that many people don't remember. Though she's now based in the Portland, OR [...]

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  • The Saint Johns at The Chapel, by Jessica Perez
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    Photos: The Saint Johns step into the spotlight at the Chapel

Photos: The Saint Johns step into the spotlight at the Chapel

The Saint Johns (photo: Jessica Perez)

Review by Jessica Perez

Around five or six years ago I stumbled upon this band called Augustine. The duo, Louis Johnson and Jordan Meredith, had a [...]

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Death Grips and the art of the con

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A fan reflects on the Sacramento band's history of trolling their audience, and ponders why that audience keeps coming back for more.

I knew the instant [...]

By |April 22, 2016|8 Comments
  • The Monophonics at Moe's Alley, by Joshua Huver
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    Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

Review & Photos: The Monophonics bring local soul to Moe’s Alley

The Monophonics (photo: Joshua Huver)

Often mistaken for outright passion or "The Funk," soul as a genre is a musical style that slowed without stopping. Its decline in the mainstream [...]

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UNITY announce summer release of debut LP

(Unity LP variant by Jeff Cheung)

With demos sneaking online as far back as November 2013, Unity began as a songwriting outlet for Oakland-based artist and musician Jeff Cheung, known [...]

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