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    Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

 

The Grassy Null and Oakland's Vacant Stare Records recently teamed up, releasing a cassette compilation comprised of all the audio from live sessions recorded last year. Today, we're premiering [...]

Crush share new music video, play Rickshaw Stop tomorrow

"I lowkey have a crush on Crush (from Oakland) because they crush it," is something I and many other people have said while in the crowd of a Crush show. Because [...]

Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China

One of my personal favorite country/Americana/folk/whatever bands (both locally and beyond) is China. Their songwriting is brutally honest, and they're likely one of the most talented bands you'll ever [...]

Frank Ene makes solo debut with video for “No Longer”

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If you've followed Bay Area music over the last few years, there's a good chance you've come across the work of Frank Ene in the bands Pure [...]

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    Local DJs bring round two of “Aural History of Femme Punk” night to the Golden Bull

Local DJs bring round two of “Aural History of Femme Punk” night to the Golden Bull

As a lady and an avid follower/cheerleader/what have you of my fellow ladies in music, the call to action of "ALL FEMALE FRONTED PUNK VINYL/ALL NIGHT" brings some pleasurable [...]

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    Down Dirty Shake begin multi-night residency at Milk Bar on July 6

Down Dirty Shake begin multi-night residency at Milk Bar on July 6

Now becoming a rite of summer, local band the Down Dirty Shake will begin their annual multi-night residency at Milk Bar starting next month.

The psychedelic-blues rockers have been hosting [...]

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    Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Waterstrider are definitely one of those bands you keep rooting for. A mainstay in the Berkeley co-op scene in the last handful of years, the band's sound has grown [...]

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Wax Idols and King Woman return home with Plush on June 19

After a hectic beginning of a tour that quickly ended the Wax Idols and King Woman tour dates with Pentagram, these unstoppable women have only proved their strength. All [...]

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    Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

It's summer, which means music festivals. Yeah, you've got the mega fests of Bottle Rock and Outside Lands sandwiching the beginning and end, but in between, we're blessed with [...]

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    Lee Bob & the Truth release ‘The Light,’ perform at Sweetwater May 31

Lee Bob & the Truth release ‘The Light,’ perform at Sweetwater May 31

A year after their debut LP, Lee Bob & the Truth are back with a follow-up full length, The Light, which is available for purchase via Bandcamp. Their mission [...]

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    Q&A: Told Slant shares the healing aspects of creating, and plays BOTH June 2

Q&A: Told Slant shares the healing aspects of creating, and plays BOTH June 2

The day that "Tsunami" by Told Slant was released, I was in desperate need to have someone tell me "Isn't this silly and aren't you beautiful." So I replayed [...]

By |May 20, 2016|Comments Off on Q&A: Told Slant shares the healing aspects of creating, and plays BOTH June 2
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    NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea to bring Alan Sparhawk collaboration to Oakland

NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea to bring Alan Sparhawk collaboration to Oakland

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If you've followed NPR Music's Tiny Desk contests, you may remember that the first winner was Oakland's own Fantastic Negrito. One year and two months later, [...]

By |May 9, 2016|Comments Off on NPR Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea to bring Alan Sparhawk collaboration to Oakland
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