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    Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Rexx Life Raj is a rapping space cadet in his new video, "Moonwalk" sent on an expedition to save Kenny Beats. The producer has been missing since the 1980s [...]

By |September 6, 2019|Comments Off on Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

John Courage goes unplugged for “Afraid to Fall”

Songwriter John Courage returns to his roots as an acoustic troubadour with his first acoustic-centric release in almost 10 years. All sounds were recorded and performed by the towering Santa Rosa [...]

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Alex Lahey comes up from down under to the Independent

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Alex Lahey’s sophomore LP, The Best of Luck Club, is filled with those power-punk anthems she’s known for but this time with a little more sophistication. Songs are [...]

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Video Premiere: Aish’s “Joy and Sorrow”

Ahead of his forthcoming album, The Sex Issue (MCV Records) Aish just released his new music video for “Joy and Sorrow” and it is a truly captivating piece. The [...]

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    Premiere: Roam Mendocino with Lady Fair Cigarettes in “How Did I Get Into This Bikini?”

Premiere: Roam Mendocino with Lady Fair Cigarettes in “How Did I Get Into This Bikini?”

Last week, we brought you the video for "Two Tylers" from Oakland's Tyler Holmes, and promised you another project of theirs within the next week. Today we have the [...]

By |August 21, 2019|Comments Off on Premiere: Roam Mendocino with Lady Fair Cigarettes in “How Did I Get Into This Bikini?”
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    Video Premiere: A cult convenes in Tyler Holmes’ “Two Tylers”

Video Premiere: A cult convenes in Tyler Holmes’ “Two Tylers”

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In a situation like this, where we are bringing you a brand-new video from an emerging artist, I would normally say something like "Be on the [...]

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Premiere: Milk for the Angry, “Snake Eyes”

Words by William Wayland

Milk for the Angry’s most popular video so far was an accident. Riffing with a neighbor, they improvised Cleopatra’s “Jumper Cable Jam,” shared it on [...]

By |August 2, 2019|Comments Off on Premiere: Milk for the Angry, “Snake Eyes”
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    Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

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Jay Casio has tried to forge a new identity since going solo from his initial outfit, one-half of Oakland party rappers RnB Millionaires. In 2014, the autotuned [...]

By |July 12, 2019|Comments Off on Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”
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    Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

As the Bay Area continues to grow as an R&B hotspot, singer-songwriter Samaria seems to have aligned her silent trajectory right alongside it. The 22-year-old has been quietly dropping [...]

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Caleborate returns with “Hear Me Out”

"Everybody conversate the same now anyways, so don't mind me, I'm just trying to tell my story a different way," -- Caleborate continues to speak his truth and authenticity [...]

By |June 28, 2019|Comments Off on Caleborate returns with “Hear Me Out”

Watch Oakland band No Lovely Thing’s “Storm” video

The gentle funky soul group No Lovely Thing recently released their latest music video for “Storm,” the first single off their new album, SHE BE. The video is a [...]

By |June 27, 2019|Comments Off on Watch Oakland band No Lovely Thing’s “Storm” video
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    ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video

ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video

ALLBLACK and Kossisko are putting in the double-time with their new video, "304". Trading in his typical white tee and jerseys for a neon sweatsuit, ALLBLACK once again flexes [...]

By |June 21, 2019|Comments Off on ALLBLACK and Kossisko get a workout in “304” music video