Noise Pop: Modern times aren’t ready for Dick Stusso

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From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year. Step into the dual realities of [...]

By |February 8, 2018|0 Comments
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    Live This Month: February 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Live This Month: February 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Download: Live This Month: February 2018 (Podcast #422)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

By |February 5, 2018|0 Comments
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    Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

Oakland’s Dick Stusso signs to Hardly Art, shares “Modern Music”

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Until two years ago, Oakland's Nic Russo was a talent known mostly among his close circle of friends. He'd played in bands since high school, [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 15-18

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 15-18

Sarcastic-but-sweet country queen Kacey Musgraves plays two nights at The Fillmore this weekend. (photo: Daniel Kielman)
Thursday, September 15
Travis Hayes, M. Lockwood Porter, Vandella @ Great American Music Hall
Travis Hayes, [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Aug 3 – 16

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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, [...]

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    Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday

Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday

We're officially kicking off our Phono del Sol festivities this weekend with the first of our two Pre-Parties.

This Friday, we bring An Intimate Show with Dick Stusso, the moniker [...]

By |June 15, 2016|Comments Off on Join us for a free show with Dick Stusso at Optical Underground this Friday
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    Announcing the 2016 Phono del Sol Pre-Parties and After-Party!

Announcing the 2016 Phono del Sol Pre-Parties and After-Party!

Our 6th annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival is only over a month away (have you bought your tickets yet?) and while the festivities only last from [...]

By |June 3, 2016|Comments Off on Announcing the 2016 Phono del Sol Pre-Parties and After-Party!

Dick Stusso partners with Billions

Dick Stusso (photo: by Matt Sorenson)

The universe of Dick Stusso is expanding, and its big bang echoed throughout music industry inboxes and across excited friends' Facebook pages last month — the [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Comments Off on Dick Stusso partners with Billions

Noise Pop: Diane Coffee commands the crowd

Diane Coffee (photo: Jon Bauer)

There was nothing un-charismatic about the lineup for this Noise Pop show on Febuary 23, 2016 at Brick & Mortar. Every single band had a different [...]

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Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016


Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 (Podcast #379)

Every year, it's an exciting challenge to compile our "Bands to Watch" mixtape: exciting because it heralds another [...]

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Get to know: Dick Stusso

Seemingly out of nowhere, Oakland's Dick Stusso snuck onto our radar with a cassette on the small-yet-solid Vacant Stare Records that is easily one of my favorite albums of [...]

By |December 3, 2015|2 Comments