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    Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

(photo: Mike Lloyd)

For anyone who loved Major Tom, this song rings about as true as it gets. From the first feeling of being radically accepted by David Bowie's music, [...]

By |March 22, 2018|Comments Off on Kat Robichaud’s “Song for David Bowie” is a tear-jerking tribute

Music and Mortality: Rachel Lark, “This Year”

A show of hands: How many of you ended up crying/screaming/releasing a tidal wave of emotions the night of November 8, 2016, regardless of who you voted for?

Rachel Lark's [...]

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    New music video for “Sun” sets tone for Unlikely Heroes’ upcoming EP

New music video for “Sun” sets tone for Unlikely Heroes’ upcoming EP

Oakland-based Unlikely Heroes just released the music video for "Sun," setting the tone for the band’s upcoming self-titled EP. According to lead vocalist Enon Gaines, the EP, which was [...]

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    The Sh8peshifter’s “ABRACADABRAKAAFRIKA” encourages empowerment

The Sh8peshifter’s “ABRACADABRAKAAFRIKA” encourages empowerment

Zakiya Harris, an Oakland based activist, educator, and musician will soon be putting out new music under her musical persona, The Sha8peshifter. She's announced an upcoming EP, After Darkness, [...]

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    Things get scary in Love Jerks new music video “Scary Things”

Things get scary in Love Jerks new music video “Scary Things”

(photo: Desirée Pfeiffer)

Bryan Garza of Scissors for Lefty (vocals, guitar) and Rebecca Garza-Bortman of Happy Fangs and My First Earthquake (vocals, bass) are two jerks in love. So much [...]

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    Music and Mortality: The Singer and the Songwriter, “Sound and Light”

Music and Mortality: The Singer and the Songwriter, “Sound and Light”

Remember a few months ago when we made you all cry with videos of local musicians singing songs about death and grieving? We are here with more Music and [...]

By |March 1, 2018|Comments Off on Music and Mortality: The Singer and the Songwriter, “Sound and Light”
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    Video Premiere: Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs want you to stand strong with “American Something”

Video Premiere: Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs want you to stand strong with “American Something”

San Francisco-by-way-of-Tempe, Arizona, rock and roll machine Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs wrote a new song about the American experience. Today, we're debuting the video for "American Something" -- [...]

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    The Prids bring “Lie Here” to life in new animated video

The Prids bring “Lie Here” to life in new animated video

Portland noise pop band The Prids recently splashed back onto the scene with their new cartoon music video "Lie Here." The release is in promotion of their recently released [...]

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JAKLYN releases cinematic video “Syrup”

JAKLYN, an Oakland based soul-pop artist, recently debuted her first music video, "Syrup," a song made in collaboration with duo TRKRNR (composed of Gyrefunk and Saul Vallens). The bright, [...]

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Get To Know: Almas Fronterizas

(photo: Jaimes Rodriguez, styled by J.C. Luna of Barrio Dandy)

Almas Fronterizas is a band out of Oakland. They mostly sing in Spanish, but please don't use that to try [...]

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SOB x RBE announces debut album ‘Gangin’

SOB x RBE, one of the most exciting new hip-hop groups in the country, much less the Bay, just announced the release of their debut proper album Gangin, set [...]

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    Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release

In case you haven't noticed, it turns out Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys loves the Bay. He's signed two fantastic Bay Area bands to his label Easy Eye [...]

By |February 2, 2018|Comments Off on Shannon and the Clams share three videos ahead of ‘Onion’ release