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    What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 23 ― Jan 26

What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 23 ― Jan 26

See Devendra Banhart at The Fillmore this Thursday night.
Monday, January 23
No Age @ Starline Social Club
Distortion heavy No Age, similar in style to Japandroids and signed to Sub Pop Records, [...]

By |January 23, 2017|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Week? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 23 ― Jan 26
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    Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

Best of 2016: Russell Jelinek’s favorite local lyrical moments

I've never been one to sit down and follow along to the lyrics when I listen to an album, but there were a few lyrical moments from local artists [...]

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The Bay Abridged: July 6 – 19

(illustration: Cassidy Miller)

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, [...]

By |July 20, 2016|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: July 6 – 19

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 [...]

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    Mixtape: San Francisco Twang — Sampling Local Americana, Country, and Bluegrass Bands

Mixtape: San Francisco Twang — Sampling Local Americana, Country, and Bluegrass Bands

The Brothers Comatose (photo: Zack Sumner)


Download: Mixtape: San Francisco Twang -- Sampling Americana, Country and Bluegrass Bands (Podcast #384)

The San Francisco Bay Area's love for Americana, country and bluegrass [...]

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    Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording

Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording

Michael Tapscott of CHINA plays at 25th Street Recording in Oakland, CA (photo: Jon Bauer)

It's not often that you get a chance to check-out some top notch bands at a [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Comments Off on Photos and thank you: China and Cougar on a Meth Binge at 25th Street Recording
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    The Bay Bridged Presents: Cougar on a Meth Binge and China at 25th Street Recording

The Bay Bridged Presents: Cougar on a Meth Binge and China at 25th Street Recording

The Bay Bridged knows how to bring the party (I mean, have you ever been to Phono del Sol?). And next month, we are bringing the party to Oakland.

On [...]

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Odawas release Black Harmony

Photos: Kayla Krut, edited by Isaac Edwards

Last year, Oakland duo Odawas ended their lengthy hiatus released one of my favorite albums of the year, Reflections of a Pink [...]

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China releases Towards the Sun

China, the excellent project of Jeff Moller, Michael James Tapscott, and Raphi Gottesman, just released their second EP, Towards the Sun. The trio performs together in Odawas, but [...]

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China releases The Wall

The newly formed China is an Americana outfit featuring a talented group of Bay Area veterans: Jeff Moller, Michael James Tapscott, Raphi Gottesman, and Dominic East have joined forces [...]

By |December 10, 2014|Comments Off on China releases The Wall