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 [...]

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Video: Dead to Me, “Fear is the New Bliss”

The unpredictable and ever-evolving SF punk band Dead To Me are gearing up to release their long-awaited LP American Son of Cholo this year.

With original singer and guitarist Jack Dalrymple [...]

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Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’

The great Berkeley musician Ezra Furman returns in February with the follow-up to 2015's beloved Perpetual Motion People. Judging from the two videos below, Transangelic Exodus (out 2/9 on [...]

By |January 29, 2018|Comments Off on Ezra Furman returns with ‘Transangelic Exodus’
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    Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Video: Monophonics deliver soulful cover of “My Heart Cries”

Local psychedelic soul titan Monophonics has a new EP, Mirrors, coming February 15. The six-song set of covers finds the band digging into and reinterpreting a number of their [...]

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    Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night

Oakland's Rob Miller is always doing something you should know about. As the brain behind Vacant Stare Records, he's introduced us to loads of new local bands. You can [...]

By |January 25, 2018|Comments Off on Bicontinental band Dry Erase plays the Knockout Friday night
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    Pink Pigs have all your party essentials in “Hell On Earth” video

Pink Pigs have all your party essentials in “Hell On Earth” video

It's time to party with Pink Pigs.

Pink Pigs is the project of veteran SF drummer Andrew Skewes-Cox, who has held down drums for acts like Rin Tin Tiger and [...]

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    Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

The great Sonny Smith, leader of SF's Sonny & the Sunsets, has a new album, his tenth studio LP, arriving this March. Rod For Your Love was produced by [...]

By |January 18, 2018|Comments Off on Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”
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    OMB Peezy and Yhung TO (from SOB x RBE) are too cold on “Talk My Shit”

OMB Peezy and Yhung TO (from SOB x RBE) are too cold on “Talk My Shit”

What starts as a few pensive chords turns into a funk rather quickly from Sacramento (by way of Bay Area) rapper OMB Peezy's latest video, "Talk My Shit." [...]

By |January 15, 2018|Comments Off on OMB Peezy and Yhung TO (from SOB x RBE) are too cold on “Talk My Shit”

Watch Walktell’s surreal “Draw Me In” video

Today we're bringing you a premiere from an artist that is not located in San Francisco or Oakland. The peninsula isn't just the realm of Stanford, Facebook, and the [...]

By |January 5, 2018|Comments Off on Watch Walktell’s surreal “Draw Me In” video