Fantastic Negrito debuts docu-narrative “In The Pines”

One of Oakland's fastest-rising stars in the last few years has been Xavier Dphrepaulezz, more recognizable as the soul-blended and bluesy musician Fantastic Negrito, and who could better be [...]

By |September 30, 2016|0 Comments

Video: House shows power the North Bay’s music scene

The Down House (photos: Estefany Gonzalez)

To the untrained eye, the North Bay may come off as wineland or a foodie’s paradise. While yes, those are aspects of the North Bay, [...]

By |September 22, 2016|2 Comments

Video Premiere: Luke Sweeney, “Red Hot Demands”

What was that you said about SF's scene being dead? Pillar of San Francisco's garage-psych community and frequent flier of the pages of TBB Luke Sweeney has been kind [...]

By |September 19, 2016|0 Comments
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    Elephant Stone announces new video “Andromeda,” SF show in November

Elephant Stone announces new video “Andromeda,” SF show in November

Montreal psych-rock trio Elephant Stone announce their fourth full length LP, Ship Of Fools as well as a tour that hits the Midwest in October before travelling up the West [...]

By |September 19, 2016|0 Comments

Video Premiere: Beekeepers, “Game Over”

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After taking a brief hiatus over the last year, Oakland trio Beekeepers released their debut proper album last month, Varroa Mites on Vacant Stare.

Beekeepers are [...]

By |September 15, 2016|0 Comments

Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Oakland's 1988 caught our ear with their spooky, distorted, synth-heavy pop. 1988's Luis Gutierrez tells me they've been working on a ton of material, and luckily they've asked us [...]

By |September 14, 2016|0 Comments

Video Premiere: Gentle Spirit, “Ram Van”

San Francisco's Gentle Spirit, the project of San Franciscan Marcus Stoesz, brings us the sweet "Ram Van" video. A twinkling ode to lost friends, loved ones, and, heartbreakingly, pets, [...]

By |September 6, 2016|0 Comments

Makeunder unveil video for ‘Great Headless Blank’

Makeunder, the Oakland-based orchestral rock troupe led by Hamilton Ulmer, revealed their first work as a full band just over a year ago. Now the Great headless Blank EP [...]

By |August 31, 2016|Comments Off on Makeunder unveil video for ‘Great Headless Blank’
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    Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”

Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”

Stag Frenzy is a new project, but it's not Ayal Nistor's first songwriting endeavor. The musician previously recorded and performed as My Second Surprise, which started in Israel, where [...]

By |August 29, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”
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    Tap the Flow 24: How a Santa Cruz artist transforms inspiration into positive change

Tap the Flow 24: How a Santa Cruz artist transforms inspiration into positive change

When you combine the restless spirit of an artist with a globally-focused entrepreneur that wants to save the world, incredible things can happen.

One Santa Cruz-based artist, Rob Ball, is [...]

By |August 25, 2016|Comments Off on Tap the Flow 24: How a Santa Cruz artist transforms inspiration into positive change

Doodling with Hazel English

You'd never except to meet a possible pop star while you are both repetitiously steaming secondhand designer clothes, but that's how I met Hazel English. I've had a lot [...]

By |August 15, 2016|Comments Off on Doodling with Hazel English
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    Plush share video for “Sheer Power” and set off for East Coast tour

Plush share video for “Sheer Power” and set off for East Coast tour

Sometimes the only way for you feel larger than you really are is to put all your love into something else. Put it in a song, a poem, a [...]

By |August 11, 2016|Comments Off on Plush share video for “Sheer Power” and set off for East Coast tour
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