Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots


Download: Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots (Podcast #403)

This episode first appeared on KQED.org.

We showcase a ton of new and emerging Bay Area bands on these mixtapes every [...]

By |March 27, 2017|Comments Off on Mixtape: Stellar Musicians with Bay Area Roots
  • Sugar Candy Mountain
    Permalink Gallery

    Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Sugar Candy Mountain are quietly not a local band anymore after making a move to Southern California, but they are still honoring their Bay Area roots with pride. For [...]

By |July 14, 2016|Comments Off on Sugar Candy Mountain stream new album ‘666,’ play record release show

Mad Alchemy psychedelic dance party with Oakland favorites

It seems Mad Alchemy, aka Lance Gordon and team, have their light-bending hands in all the psychedelic meanderings on the West Coast, and it’s not hard to see why. [...]

By |September 9, 2015|1 Comment
  • Bandcamp City Guide - Oakland
    Permalink Bandcamp City Guide - OaklandGallery

    Bandcamp’s first City Guide spotlights Oakland: Bells Atlas, Waterstrider, Kid Trails, and more

Bandcamp’s first City Guide spotlights Oakland: Bells Atlas, Waterstrider, Kid Trails, and more

Recently, Oakland's music scene has been raking in the national press. In February, it was Fantastic Negrito delivering the winning video for NPR's Tiny Desk Concert contest filmed inside of a freight train: "behind [...]

By |April 10, 2015|Comments Off on Bandcamp’s first City Guide spotlights Oakland: Bells Atlas, Waterstrider, Kid Trails, and more
  • weyes blood
    Permalink weyes bloodGallery

    Live This Month: January 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

Live This Month: January 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts


Download: Live This Month: January 2015 (Podcast #354)

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 |January 5, 2015|Comments Off on Live This Month: January 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

Get To Know: Royal Oakie Records and Tapes

Oakland's Royal Oakie Records and Tapes has been around since 2011, but they are poised for an especially busy 2015. Founded by David Glassebrook of Deep Ellum and Yasamine [...]

By |December 19, 2014|Comments Off on Get To Know: Royal Oakie Records and Tapes
  • Sugar Candy Mountain
    Permalink Sugar Candy MountainGallery

    Sugar Candy Mountain releases Mystic Hits on vinyl, cassette

Sugar Candy Mountain releases Mystic Hits on vinyl, cassette

With the self-release of their debut record Mystic Hits under their belt, Oakland's Sugar Candy Mountain are taking it one step further with a real, actual record. Check the [...]

By |November 12, 2014|Comments Off on Sugar Candy Mountain releases Mystic Hits on vinyl, cassette

Best of 2013: Russell Jelinek's highlights

John Murry (Photo by Amoreena Berg)

I don't feel like ranking things, but here are some Bay Area highlights for 2013, limited to artists I wrote about:

Favorite Albums:

John Murry - [...]

By |December 27, 2013|Comments Off on Best of 2013: Russell Jelinek's highlights
  • Sugar Candy Mountain
    Permalink Gallery

    Interview: Sugar Candy Mountain talks new LP 'Mystic Hits' (WIN TICKETS!)

Interview: Sugar Candy Mountain talks new LP 'Mystic Hits' (WIN TICKETS!)

Sugar Candy Mountain, a project led by Ash Reiter and her band's drummer Will Halsey, just released their album Mystic Hits on their Bandcamp page. The LP is full [...]

By |September 18, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Sugar Candy Mountain talks new LP 'Mystic Hits' (WIN TICKETS!)
  • 20 Sided Records, 'These Strange Days'
    Permalink Gallery

    20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged

20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged

San Francisco's 20 Sided Records will release its fourth compilation on September 3, and the label is celebrating the new album with four – yes, FOUR – release parties [...]

By |August 12, 2013|Comments Off on 20 Sided Records dropping new comp, celebrating with four shows presented by The Bay Bridged

Video: Sugar Candy Mountain – "Soak Up The City"

Sugar Candy Mountain just released a video for "Soak Up The City" off their forthcoming Saudade Love LP. The track was written by frontman Will Halsey and local favorite [...]

By |June 18, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Sugar Candy Mountain – "Soak Up The City"

Sugar Candy Mountain – "Some Body" / "Hey, Look at Me"

Sugar Candy Mountain, a side project of Ash Reiter, has been sharing tracks from their upcoming LP Saudade Love on Bandcamp, and it's music any fan of indie pop [...]

By |January 7, 2013|Comments Off on Sugar Candy Mountain – "Some Body" / "Hey, Look at Me"