Giveaway: Win tickets to the first annual Oakland Echo

Oakland Echo may be a first-year fest, but it's already packing heat.

Three nights, two Oakland venues, and an absurd number of psych bands, including headliners Lumerians on October 24 at [...]

By |October 16, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway: Win tickets to the first annual Oakland Echo

Connan Mockasin to play Bottom of the Hill Wednesday

Photo: Jen Carey

New Zealand's Connan Mockasin will be hitting Bottom of the Hill this Wednesday with Oakland's experimental lo-fi duo Disappearing People and San Francisco's electro pop project Faux Canada.

Connan Mockasin (born Connan [...]

By |January 14, 2014|Comments Off on Connan Mockasin to play Bottom of the Hill Wednesday
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    Mixtape: San Francisco's Newest Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #306)

Mixtape: San Francisco's Newest Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #306)

Mixtape: San Francisco's Newest Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #306)

It's almost 18 months since we last did a psych-focused mixtape, which means there's quite a bit to catch up on. The [...]

By |May 15, 2013|Comments Off on Mixtape: San Francisco's Newest Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #306)
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    Review & Photos: KUSF in Exile benefit with Carlton Melton, Disappearing People @ The Lab, 3/29/13

Review & Photos: KUSF in Exile benefit with Carlton Melton, Disappearing People @ The Lab, 3/29/13

For many, KUSF - one of only two decent SF independent radio stations alongside KPOO - disappeared overnight, leaving a dull, queasy unease about the subpar state of broadcast [...]

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KUSF-in-Exile's Blown-Out, Blowout Benefit II, 3/29/13

Still on the hunt for a place to call home, the old Save KUSF (soon to be known as San Francisco Community Radio) crew is hosting another show to [...]

By |March 28, 2013|Comments Off on KUSF-in-Exile's Blown-Out, Blowout Benefit II, 3/29/13
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    Review & Photos: Signs of life in Berkeley — Greg Ashley, Cracked Ice, Disappearing People @ Space Lounge, 6/8/12

Review & Photos: Signs of life in Berkeley — Greg Ashley, Cracked Ice, Disappearing People @ Space Lounge, 6/8/12

The Saturn Cafe spawns new life in Berkeley with the opening of the Space Lounge. The Santa Cruz-based vegetarian diner brought quite the interesting line-up to downtown Berkeley. [...]

By |June 15, 2012|Comments Off on Review & Photos: Signs of life in Berkeley — Greg Ashley, Cracked Ice, Disappearing People @ Space Lounge, 6/8/12
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    March’s Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

March’s Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. So much good stuff came our way in March [...]

By |April 2, 2012|Comments Off on March’s Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Oakland's Disappearing People release 'Dissolve'

Disappearing People are a new two-piece lo-fi group out of Oakland comprised of drummer Landon Monroe Bates and vocalist/guitarist Scott Travis Johnston (Moccretro). The duo have just put out their first [...]