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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Photo: Nicolas Cubillos Marroquin
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]