The Devil Makes Three releases new LP and kicks off tour

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The Devil Makes Three, the Santa Cruz-via-East Coast folk pros, have announced their latest album, I'm a Stranger Here, out now as their first release from New West [...]

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    Wooden Shjips stream new album, set sail on North American tour

Wooden Shjips stream new album, set sail on North American tour

Days away from releasing their fourth studio album, Back to Land, Wooden Shjips are setting sail on a North American tour that kicks off tonight in Chicago. The band will [...]

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Video: Ty Segall – "The Man Man"

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Fuzzmaster Ty Segall has released a new video for "The Man Man", with, of all places, Fangoria.

It makes more sense when you watch it. A blurry, flickering [...]

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Premiere: Garrett Pierce – "Crazy" (Seal Cover)

Northern California songwriter Garrett Pierce has been a Seal fan for a long time. Today, we're happy to premiere his version of "Crazy" -- a cover which comes with [...]

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    Premiere: The Parson Red Heads serve up a VHS-inspired video for "Every Mile"

Premiere: The Parson Red Heads serve up a VHS-inspired video for "Every Mile"

Portland's psychy country rock troubadours The Parson Red Heads have graced Bay Area stages numerous times over the years. Their latest visit, to The Chapel this Friday night, finds [...]

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Premiere: Ghost and Gale – "Beautiful Lie"

Brodie Jenkins and David Luning credit their folksy musical style to their roots: before eventually establishing Ghost and Gale as an SF-based musical duo, both grew up in Sonoma [...]

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Meet Marcel of Marcel’s Music Journal

Marcel shows off his vinyl collection (Photo: Daniel Kielman)

In the late afternoon on a sunny Saturday, and Marcel’s * mother is fussing with her son’s hair — again. “I [...]

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Interview: Chatting with Charli XCX backstage at Slim's

It’s only been six months since English pop singer-songwriter Charli XCX released her first album, yet she’s already debuted a new song and video, and will soon complete her [...]

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    Interview: Upstairs Downstairs joining Social Studies for first night of residency

Interview: Upstairs Downstairs joining Social Studies for first night of residency

Upstairs Downstairs dropped the band's eponymous second album back on October 1 via David Mitchell's 20 Sided Records, producing what we previously dubbed "a gripping record from start [...]

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Oaktown Music Festival winners announced

The inaugural Oaktown Music Festival — which celebrates the best Oakland-based bands & solo artists — has announced this year's contest winners. The victors include Lila Rose (Best in Show) [...]

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    Giveaway: Family of the Year coming to the Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Giveaway: Family of the Year coming to the Gundlach Bundschu Winery

LA indie rock band Family of the Year is currently on tour, and they'l be performing an intimate show at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma on Friday, November [...]

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Premiere: Watch Rich Girls' video for "Sink Like Stones"

Luisa Black, formerly of The Blacks, has a new solo project called Rich Girls, and she's dropping her first release under that moniker, an EP entitled The One I [...]

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