Derek’s Best of The Bay: 2020

Photo by Eric Molyneaux

With the pandemic putting the kibosh on live music, there's unquestionably been a collective sadness within our hearts. That old world — where one could wander [...]

By |December 28, 2020|0 Comments

Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop

Download: Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop (Podcast #434)

This episode first ran on KQED.org.

Whether they call themselves post-punk, psych or indie pop, a wide array of [...]

By |October 26, 2018|Comments Off on Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop

Get your hands on Mare Island’s first EP

Oakland, birthplace of countless incredible bands, has spawned yet another group of stellar musicians wielding a formidable sound. Mare Island is made up of Josh Staples of the Velvet [...]

By |July 10, 2017|Comments Off on Get your hands on Mare Island’s first EP

Premiere: Mare Island, “Anon”

This afternoon, we'd like to present to you your daily dose of beautiful (because lord knows we need it this week): Oakland's Mare Island.

Including members from local legends past [...]

By |December 8, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Mare Island, “Anon”