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Regional Bias is Saturday night!

Hopefully you aren’t yet sick of us writing about Regional Bias, our fifth birthday party/annual fundraiser, which is taking place at the Verdi Club this Saturday, August 6th (8pm, $10-20, All Ages, Buy Tickets Here). Seriously, Little Wings, Royal Baths (farewell show!), White Cloud, and Sea of Bees?! You can’t beat that lineup for a quality evening.

Little Wings – “How Come”

Royal Baths – “After Death”

White Cloud – “Drag”

Sea of Bees – “Wizbot”

Dntel tour comes to the Rickshaw Stop

Last year, Jimmy Tamborello released two new EPs as Dntel, and Sub Pop recently announced a deluxe reissue of 2001’s Life Is Full of Possibilities. With all of that activity, Dntel is currently touring with The One AM Radio, and both groups will be performing at the Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday, August 3rd (8pm, $10).

Anywhere Anyone (Live Rework) by Dntel

The One AM Radio – “Sunlight”

Free Friday show at The Uptown with Howlin Rain

First Friday means a free show at The Uptown (9pm, free) in Oakland, and this Friday’s show looks quite good, with a headlining set from Howlin Rain. The psych rock band’s been working on a new album which, last I heard, was expected for release later this year. Also performing is Skystone, Paula Frazer’s new band.

What’s Begun by kittencharmer

Mirah and Tara Jane O’Neill play El Rio on Friday

How great was Mirah at Phono del Sol? This Friday, August 5th, you can see her in the more intimate confines of El Rio (9pm, $5), performing alongside Portland singer-songwriter Tara Jane O’Neil and Japanese musician Nikaido Kazumi. O’Neil and Kazumi recently released a collaborative LP on K Records, and they’ll be performing a short duo set on Friday night.

Tara Jane O’Neil & Nikaido Kazumi – Ruh Roh by Sweet Dreams Press

Tara Jane O’Neil – “Drowning”