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    Cullen Omori, former frontman for Smith Westerns, making most of second chance

Cullen Omori, former frontman for Smith Westerns, making most of second chance

Cullen Omori - Photo by Alexa Lopez

Editors Note: Cullen Omori's show at the Independent on April 5th has been cancelled.

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Left For Dead.

That ominous three-word phase is the opening [...]

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SXSW darlings Car Seat Headrest play Rickshaw Stop March 31

Will Toledo. Photo by Niffer Calderwood.

Lately I have been staying up late just trying to catch up to all the amazing music being created. I am constantly amazed by [...]

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FASIV releases new music video for “Everybody Knows”

FASIV has released the first music video in support of their new record Ride, a sprawling, double-album showcasing the group's expanding range of influences and forays into genre experimentation.

The [...]

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    Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”

Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”

There's a handful of news tidbits from the Kendra McKinkley camp. For one, she has a new video for single "Party Mask," and it's a sublime little masterpiece that [...]

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Friendless Summer release new video for “All The Time”

If you're looking for some goofy-but-still-actually-decent escapist lo-fi pop, Friendless Summer is for you. Jack Brown of Friendless Summer has not only recently released a new EP with Death [...]

By |March 21, 2016|Comments Off on Friendless Summer release new video for “All The Time”
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    ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Terracur” (Part 4 of 4)

‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Terracur” (Part 4 of 4)

We can't believe it's finally here: We're in the last week of our Social Studies video release project! For those of you who are just catching this series, we'll give you a [...]

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    Cougar on a Meth Binge releases debut full length, ‘Light in You’

Cougar on a Meth Binge releases debut full length, ‘Light in You’

We've really enjoyed following the growth of Oakland's Cougar on a Meth Binge, who first grabbed our attention with sweet, banjo-laced lo-fi recordings posted to soundcloud. They've released a [...]

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    Kev Choice to perform “88 Steps to Eternity” at Yoshi’s

Kev Choice to perform “88 Steps to Eternity” at Yoshi’s

Kev Choice is a staple in the Bay Area hip-hop scene. There's no doubting it.

He's recorded and toured with the likes of Too $hort, Lauryn Hill, and Goapele, worked [...]

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    ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Moment is Dead” (Part 3 of 4)

‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Moment is Dead” (Part 3 of 4)

We're in week three of our Social Studies video release project! For those of you who are just catching this series, we'll give you a little context: We're working on a [...]

By |March 14, 2016|Comments Off on ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ Video Premiere: Social Studies, “Moment is Dead” (Part 3 of 4)

Backing new album, Shearwater play the Independent March 4

Shearwater’s Jonathan Meiburg has a thing for birds, looks like he’s about 12 years old, and writes hyper-literate music — not exactly the template for rock star status. But [...]

By |March 3, 2016|Comments Off on Backing new album, Shearwater play the Independent March 4
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    Detroit punkers Protomartyr play Bottom of the Hill tomorrow

Detroit punkers Protomartyr play Bottom of the Hill tomorrow

There is always something strangely satisfying about when a band’s sound perfectly aligns with the image and aura of the place they call home. Whether it’s the Strokes conveying [...]

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    ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ video premiere: Social Studies, “Territories” (Part 1 of 4)

‘Live From the Banana Stand’ video premiere: Social Studies, “Territories” (Part 1 of 4)

We are very excited to announce a fun series that we're working on with Portland's Banana Stand Media. BSM is a live music outfit that hosts and records live [...]

By |February 29, 2016|Comments Off on ‘Live From the Banana Stand’ video premiere: Social Studies, “Territories” (Part 1 of 4)