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    Globelamp to bring shimmery, introspective West Coast psych-folk to Brick & Mortar

Globelamp to bring shimmery, introspective West Coast psych-folk to Brick & Mortar

If you don't know Globelamp, you probably know her voice. Equal parts warbly and sultry, and unique as all, she's most known for her contributions in Foxygen and especially [...]

By |August 5, 2016|Comments Off on Globelamp to bring shimmery, introspective West Coast psych-folk to Brick & Mortar
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    Hey now: Don’t Dream It’s Over to bring art exhibition to life at SFMOMA

Hey now: Don’t Dream It’s Over to bring art exhibition to life at SFMOMA

Hey now, hey now, let's catch our '80s nostalgia "deluge in a paper cup," as Neil Finn of Crowded House lightly crooned in their 1986 breakout hit "Don't Dream [...]

By |August 4, 2016|Comments Off on Hey now: Don’t Dream It’s Over to bring art exhibition to life at SFMOMA
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    Tim Cohen of The Fresh and Onlys playing Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday

Tim Cohen of The Fresh and Onlys playing Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday

Aside from a few scattered appearances here and there, The Fresh and Onlys — one of San Francisco’s longest-tenured and most-revered bands — have been dormant in recent times.

Although [...]

By |August 2, 2016|Comments Off on Tim Cohen of The Fresh and Onlys playing Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday
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    Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP

Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP

Conceived during a three month stint in solitary confinement, Oakland's undō perform a jarring brand of screamy, freewheeling grind.

The trio features members of long time East Bay electropunk group [...]

By |July 27, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Oakland’s undō debut stark video in anticipation of EP
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    Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

 

The Grassy Null and Oakland's Vacant Stare Records recently teamed up, releasing a cassette compilation comprised of all the audio from live sessions recorded last year. Today, we're premiering [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: BAUS perform ‘We are BAUS’ live at The Grassy Null

Crush share new music video, play Rickshaw Stop tomorrow

"I lowkey have a crush on Crush (from Oakland) because they crush it," is something I and many other people have said while in the crowd of a Crush show. Because [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Comments Off on Crush share new music video, play Rickshaw Stop tomorrow

Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China

One of my personal favorite country/Americana/folk/whatever bands (both locally and beyond) is China. Their songwriting is brutally honest, and they're likely one of the most talented bands you'll ever [...]

By |July 13, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China
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    Local DJs bring round two of “Aural History of Femme Punk” night to the Golden Bull

Local DJs bring round two of “Aural History of Femme Punk” night to the Golden Bull

As a lady and an avid follower/cheerleader/what have you of my fellow ladies in music, the call to action of "ALL FEMALE FRONTED PUNK VINYL/ALL NIGHT" brings some pleasurable [...]

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    Down Dirty Shake begin multi-night residency at Milk Bar on July 6

Down Dirty Shake begin multi-night residency at Milk Bar on July 6

Now becoming a rite of summer, local band the Down Dirty Shake will begin their annual multi-night residency at Milk Bar starting next month.

The psychedelic-blues rockers have been hosting [...]

By |June 23, 2016|Comments Off on Down Dirty Shake begin multi-night residency at Milk Bar on July 6
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    Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Waterstrider are definitely one of those bands you keep rooting for. A mainstay in the Berkeley co-op scene in the last handful of years, the band's sound has grown [...]

By |June 13, 2016|Comments Off on Oakland’s Waterstrider sign to 30th Century Records, share “Nowhere Now” video

Wax Idols and King Woman return home with Plush on June 19

After a hectic beginning of a tour that quickly ended the Wax Idols and King Woman tour dates with Pentagram, these unstoppable women have only proved their strength. All [...]

By |June 9, 2016|Comments Off on Wax Idols and King Woman return home with Plush on June 19
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    Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

It's summer, which means music festivals. Yeah, you've got the mega fests of Bottle Rock and Outside Lands sandwiching the beginning and end, but in between, we're blessed with [...]

By |June 3, 2016|Comments Off on Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)