Giveaway: Japandroids at the Independent

Canadian rock band Japandroids, consisting of Brian King and David Prowse, are making their way to the Bay next week to perform at the Independent. Since their debut album [...]

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    Sponsored: David Byrne promises new levels of amibition at Bill Graham

Sponsored: David Byrne promises new levels of amibition at Bill Graham

David Byrne's name is synonymous with musical ambition. Making his name as a founding member of art-pop heroes Talking Heads and parlaying it into a long career into a [...]

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    Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat’s self-titled debut album was born from emotional and artistic struggles.

The Portland singer-songwriter was heartbroken by the end of a relationship and stifled by her traditional musical studies. [...]

By |April 23, 2018|0 Comments

Getting louder and weirder with Praying

(photo: Tony Teixeira)

Expansive Oakland doom-gaze duo Praying eliminate the possibility of being a passive listener from the get-go. Live, a wall of amplifiers and speakers threaten gorgeous wrath as [...]

By |April 19, 2018|0 Comments

Ama Lou to open up for Jorja Smith at the Regency Ballroom

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Got plans next Tuesday? No? Great. We recommend you grab tickets to catch singer-songerwiter Ama Lou open up for fellow UK artist Jorja Smith at the Regency [...]

By |April 19, 2018|0 Comments

Tsunami Bomb + the Phenomenauts invade the Phoenix Theater

Some might be tempted to call the show on Friday at the Phoenix Theater a ....blast from the past...

Get it? Because the recently-reunited Tsunami Bomb is headlining, with support [...]

By |April 17, 2018|0 Comments

Princess Nokia headlining 1015 Folsom, FEELS 6

"Girls to the front!" is the rallying cry of visionary Harlem artist Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia. While she technically is a rapper, that designation seems reductive now. If [...]

By |April 17, 2018|0 Comments
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    The Honey Toads release ’80s-inspired video for “Plastic Smiles”

The Honey Toads release ’80s-inspired video for “Plastic Smiles”

Petaluma-based indie rock band The Honey Toads channel Joy Division and Talking Heads in a new music video for their single, "Plastic Smiles," proving that the right dose of [...]

By |April 16, 2018|0 Comments

Gene Evaro Jr. headlining Slim’s on Friday

Gene Evaro Jr. and his band, a bubbly and high-energy funk act from Joshua Tree, released their latest full-length album, Like It's 1965, last week.

In celebration, the four-piece will [...]

By |April 12, 2018|0 Comments

Sponsored: King Krule oozes and awes the Fox on Monday

London musician Archy Marshall, better known by his stage name King Krule, stops by Oakland as part of his King Krule tour, in support of his most recent album, [...]

Wax Idols to give Bay Area first live preview of new album

Wax Idols have a big night ahead on April 14, when they will headline the Great American Music Hall to play their upcoming album from start to finish.

The show [...]

Check out the premiere of “Violet’s Encore” by DEWR

San Francisco-based artist DEWR has shared "Violet’s Encore," off of his upcoming EP City & Sur.

The EP is set for release on April 13, which is one day after [...]

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