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    Video Premiere: Avi Vinocur, “I Should Have Been A Con Man”

Video Premiere: Avi Vinocur, “I Should Have Been A Con Man”

(photo: Scott Padden)

Singer-songwriter Avi Vinocur made a name for himself playing with Goodnight, Texas and the Stone Foxes — or joining James Hetfield on mandolin during the third Acoustic-4-A-Cure [...]

By |July 27, 2017|1 Comment
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    Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley celebrates a pair of new album releases at Eli’s

Greg Ashley, a year after getting evicted and leaving California, only to return a month later, is back to grace us with two wonderful records that are right in [...]

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Premiere + Interview: The Bye Bye Blackbirds, “Duet”

Bradley Skaught photo: Patric Carver)

The Bye Bye Blackbirds are one of the tightest bands in the Bay Area.

Around for more than a decade, the Blackbirds play each set with [...]

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    The Total Bettys to host a FREE album release show at El Rio

The Total Bettys to host a FREE album release show at El Rio

The night before Phono del Sol, you have the opportunity to get in a sweet darling hyperactive mood around people and bands that accept you and will tell you [...]

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Video Premiere: Pregnant’s a “Wimp”

Sacramento's Pregnant makes electronic pop music that is definitely weird, but also deeply moving and thoughtful. June 30, the Daniel Trudeau fronted outfit is adding to their extensive discography [...]

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Sleepy Sun release dreamy music video, “Seaquest”

Sleepy Sun (photo: Amy Harrity)

Local rock band Sleepy Sun have released a video for their single "Seaquest." The dream-like video jumps between the band performing, sailing, and swimming, [...]

By |May 24, 2017|Comments Off on Sleepy Sun release dreamy music video, “Seaquest”
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    Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP

Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP

Oakland drum, bass, and synth trio Outer Embassy is set to release their debut LP June 2. Outer Embassy "was born from the desire to find a distinct crossing [...]

By |May 15, 2017|Comments Off on Premiere: explore the psychedelic dance sounds of Outer Embassy’s debut LP

Rexx Life Raj releases new video for “Handheld GPS”

Words by Nina Tabios

In the digital age, you need to disconnect sometimes. In his new video “Handheld GPS,” Berkeley artist Rexx Life Raj bolts east to Yosemite National Park [...]

By |April 17, 2017|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj releases new video for “Handheld GPS”

Video Premiere: Loustic Sessions with Zena Carlota

Last week, we brought you Loustic Sessions' recordings of Ancient Baby in Fairfax. This week, they have Oakland's Zena Carlota, performing "Fara Fin Ya Ye Koba Ye" and "Unravel" [...]

By |March 28, 2017|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Loustic Sessions with Zena Carlota

Video Premiere: Loustic Sessions with Ancient Baby

After spending much of 2016 traversing the eastern half of the globe in search of cozy, living-room recording sessions from all types of genres, Loustic Sessions came to the [...]

By |March 22, 2017|1 Comment
  • Poor Man's Whiskey at Moe's Alley, by Joshua Huver
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    SF Americana revival group Poor Man’s Whiskey hit GAMH this Saturday

SF Americana revival group Poor Man’s Whiskey hit GAMH this Saturday

This Saturday, March 18 join one of the finest purveyors of real Americana mountain disco, Poor Man's Whiskey, at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.

Check out this [...]

By |March 16, 2017|Comments Off on SF Americana revival group Poor Man’s Whiskey hit GAMH this Saturday
  • Umphrey's McGee at The Fox Theater, by Joshua Huver
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    Umphrey’s McGee hits the Fox hard with heavy originals, Metallica tribute

Umphrey’s McGee hits the Fox hard with heavy originals, Metallica tribute

Umphrey's McGee (photo: Joshua Huver)

On Saturday, March 11, Umphrey's McGee, the Chicago based kings of improvisational hard rock, returned to The Fox Theater in Oakland, CA for the sixth [...]

By |March 15, 2017|Comments Off on Umphrey’s McGee hits the Fox hard with heavy originals, Metallica tribute