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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
MC Ride of Death Grips.
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 [...]
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 [...]
(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 [...]