Deafheaven Announces Third Album ‘New Bermuda’

Though Deafheaven has hardly been on hiatus since the release of the 2013 LP Sunbather, it’s without a doubt that the announcement of their forthcoming third album New Bermuda […]

By |July 29, 2015|0 Comments

Apache and the return of Ghost Town Gallery

If you were to search “Ghost Town Gallery” here on this very site, you would see that they have been an on-again, off-again, legendary venue for years. Bands that […]

Preview: Phases at Rickshaw Stop this Friday

If you were anything like me as kid, you were obsessed with Gilmore Girls, The OC, Bright Eyes and Rilo Kiley. Sure, two of those are TV shows, but […]

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    Review: Charli XCX, Bleachers share top billing, but not enthusiasm

Review: Charli XCX, Bleachers share top billing, but not enthusiasm

Perhaps the point Charlotte Aitchison was trying to make at the Fox Theater in Oakland Thursday evening was one of irony–-combining grrl power anthems with faux pole dancing and […]

Giveaway: Sam Amidon, Little Wings at the Swedish

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Sam Amidon manages to accomplish something that not every folk musician can. His music can move seamlessly from upbeat, intricate finger-picking to serene, floating melodies, all […]

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    Cotillon shares documentary-style video for “Convenience”

Cotillon shares documentary-style video for “Convenience”

Though Cotillon’s debut S/T full length came out nearly 6 months ago, the band is hardly lacking on news. Not only has the band’s core Jordan Corso (Cotillon himself, […]

By |July 24, 2015|0 Comments

Not the 1’s – “You Wack” (feat. Kool Keith)

Bay Area rap duo Not the 1’s just dropped an excellent track off their forthcoming LP Everybody’s Rappin’, featuring a guest verse from New York hip-hop legend Kool Keith. […]

Speedy Ortiz will play Rickshaw Stop August 7

Outside Lands is fast approaching, and with the festival comes many great musicians, some of which wander to other more affordable venues. Speedy Ortiz is one of these musicians. […]

Girlpool: New LP, video, and upcoming tour

Girlpool’s debut LP Before The World Was Big has come to make you feel at home in that little corner of your bedroom where you cradle yourself in denial. It […]

A night of post-rock with Unconditional Arms

Oakland instrumental post-rock outfit Unconditional Arms came into the world only two years ago, but has already given us five releases and in just about every format possible. The […]

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    Hot Flash Heat Wave premiere “Gutter Girl” video, play San Jose tonight

Hot Flash Heat Wave premiere “Gutter Girl” video, play San Jose tonight

Hot Flash Heat Wave has released a beautiful, hypnotizing new video for “Gutter Girl.” Get ready, cause this one’s gonna be stuck in your head for a while.

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By |July 16, 2015|1 Comment

Video Premiere: Lil Dowager – “Bible History Month”

(Lil Dowager at The Honey Hive, SF)

A little over a month ago Oakland spazz-jazz noise trio Lil Dowager released their second EP, Never Too Late to Hate, which expands […]

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