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 [...]

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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 [...]

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    Introducing The Drambles: Berkeley band to perform first San Francisco gig at the Honey Hive Gallery

Introducing The Drambles: Berkeley band to perform first San Francisco gig at the Honey Hive Gallery

Don’t discount The Drambles. A sparse Bandcamp, limited social media presence, and abstruse name do not adequately represent the quartet’s deft sonic-punch and elastic energy. The four bandmates, seniors [...]

By |December 15, 2015|1 Comment

Citabria premieres live video of “In Your Eyes”

San Jose-based Citabria has come a long way since the release of their last album Exit Reality - from opening for bands like P.O.D. to getting consistent play on Live [...]

By |December 14, 2015|1 Comment
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    Premiere: Meet children’s musician Yona Bird and watch hilariously silly video for “Kevin the Dog”

Premiere: Meet children’s musician Yona Bird and watch hilariously silly video for “Kevin the Dog”

For all you Parks & Recreation fans out there that will understand this metaphor, the Bay Area has its own Andy Dwyer. Well, at least the Johnny Karate part of [...]

By |December 10, 2015|1 Comment

Sun Kil Moon playing two shows at GAMH

Mark Kozelek may be a grumpy curmudgeon, but he’s our grumpy curmudgeon.

The San Francisco-based songwriter, who started his career crafting haunting slowcore ballads as part of Red House Painters, [...]

By |December 9, 2015|1 Comment
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    The Bay Bridged Presents: Luke Sweeney at El Rio this Saturday

The Bay Bridged Presents: Luke Sweeney at El Rio this Saturday

Another Saturday night is quickly approaching — where will you be? Celebrating the seventh night of Hanukkah? Spending an evening bundled under the covers because you're too cold to [...]

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    Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Hey! In case you missed the official premiere over at DoTheBay, Heartwatch (f.k.a. The Tropics) have released a new lyric video for their Golden Gate themed single "Faultlines". [...]

By |December 8, 2015|Comments Off on Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show