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    The Lovemakers to bring back their beloved electro-pop at Alternative Cure cancer benefit

The Lovemakers to bring back their beloved electro-pop at Alternative Cure cancer benefit

We're all in agreement that live music is the cure for for many ailments, right? Alternative Cure, a local non-profit, is taking this mantra to heart as they focus on [...]

By |January 22, 2016|Comments Off on The Lovemakers to bring back their beloved electro-pop at Alternative Cure cancer benefit
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    Giveaway: The Bay Bridged 10th Anniversary Party ft. The Stone Foxes and more!

Giveaway: The Bay Bridged 10th Anniversary Party ft. The Stone Foxes and more!

Next Saturday we will be officially celebrating our 10th Birthday with a huge bash at The Rickshaw Stop and we're giving away a pair of tickets to a lucky [...]

By |January 22, 2016|Comments Off on Giveaway: The Bay Bridged 10th Anniversary Party ft. The Stone Foxes and more!
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    Members of No Age and Pissed Jeans playing show at Hemlock as Rat Fist

Members of No Age and Pissed Jeans playing show at Hemlock as Rat Fist

I once brought my then-pregnant sister to FYF Fest in Los Angeles, a decision that, in retrospect, probably wasn’t the smartest move. I wasn’t so much nervous about the crowds [...]

By |January 15, 2016|Comments Off on Members of No Age and Pissed Jeans playing show at Hemlock as Rat Fist
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    Video: Shannon & The Clams bring “The Bog” to life with new video

Video: Shannon & The Clams bring “The Bog” to life with new video

Shannon & the Clams have had a great year: Gone By the Dawn, their fantastic new record on Hardly Art, came out in September, which was followed by a tour and [...]

By |January 15, 2016|Comments Off on Video: Shannon & The Clams bring “The Bog” to life with new video

Q&A: Try The Pie opens their doors to all that need a home

Photo by Walter Wlodarczyk

Out of all the Bay Area music projects I've found out about in 2015, South Bay's Try The Pie has to be one of the most meaningful [...]

By |January 14, 2016|Comments Off on Q&A: Try The Pie opens their doors to all that need a home
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    Ty Segall and his “Muggers” coming to play two shows at The Fillmore

Ty Segall and his “Muggers” coming to play two shows at The Fillmore

These are difficult times to think of any musician not born David Robert Jones. The legacy of Davie Bowie is so vast and so influential, that any thoughts of [...]

By |January 14, 2016|Comments Off on Ty Segall and his “Muggers” coming to play two shows at The Fillmore

Video: Saint Tiimbre – “Body Moves”

Late last year, Oakland based Saint Tiimbre released one hell of a video for their single "Body Moves" off their EP of the same name. The trio is formed [...]

By |January 11, 2016|Comments Off on Video: Saint Tiimbre – “Body Moves”

Best of 2015: Will of Wine & Bowties on Trill Youngins

Nothing out of the Bay this year sounded quite as joyful as East Oakland's Trill Youngins did on their debut, Rich This Summer. The banner single from RTS was [...]

By |December 29, 2015|Comments Off on Best of 2015: Will of Wine & Bowties on Trill Youngins
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    On the fourth day of Christmas, Ensemble Mik Nawooj gave to us: a Krampus-themed J Dilla cover

On the fourth day of Christmas, Ensemble Mik Nawooj gave to us: a Krampus-themed J Dilla cover

December's almost over, and you're probably desperately trying to plan out the start of your 2016. But while the Christmas themes are fresh, let's visit the twisted yet sweet [...]

By |December 28, 2015|Comments Off on On the fourth day of Christmas, Ensemble Mik Nawooj gave to us: a Krampus-themed J Dilla cover

Roman Gokhman’s favorite concerts of 2015

Welcome to my annual countdown of the most entertaining music experiences of the year. I only went to 41 concerts. Life commitments and a family took a higher priority. [...]

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Get to Know: The Master

San Jose-based collective The Master has a new single out just in time to celebrate the end of 2015. Appropriately entitled "New Years," it's a perfect companion piece to [...]

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Muse bolster reputation as arena powerhouse in Oakland

While English trio Muse was making terrific prog-rock records in the early 2000s, Americans largely ignored them. The Bay Area and other large metropolises notwithstanding, Muse didn’t break out [...]

By |December 16, 2015|Comments Off on Muse bolster reputation as arena powerhouse in Oakland