LEVI J releases lead single “My City”

Singer-songwriter LEVI J is shouting from the rooftops how much he loves his city. Recorded at Tone Freq Studios with San Jose Legend, Don Budd, and inside Tiny Telephone Studio in Oakland, LEVI J is ready to showcase his sophomore EP My City out into the world with the release of his title track. With lyrics such as "There ain't no place I'd rather be than my city," it's clear that LEVI J is proud of where he lives and happy to tell anyone and everyone about where he's from. Who can blame him? San Jose is pretty awesome. Check [...]

By |March 28, 2019|Tags: |

Post-rock band Wander releases new music video “March”

First-generation Filipino-American post-rock band (what a title, right?) Wander recently dropped their music video for "March." The band consisting of Bernard Barcela, Joseph Aguda, Ryan David, and Christian Francisco have been in the music scene for a while, playing on multiple stages throughout the Bay Area. From offstage to on the interwebs, now they're here to give you an incredible music video. In an interview with Kerrang!, Ryan David dove in about the song and concept of the video: The song is about overcoming an obstacle in life. A friend of ours recently lost her brother to health problems, so [...]

By |February 4, 2019|Tags: |

Sol Blume announces full lineup for 2019

Sacramento-based music festival Sol Blume is back for its second year bringing the city top names in R&B, soul, and hip-hop music. This one-day, multi-stage event will take place Saturday, April 27 at the heart of downtown Sacramento inside the Cesar Chavez Plaza. This year's lineup is headlined by Grammy Award-winner Miguel which will be his second time performing in the city since 2012! Other names include Jessie Reyez, Queen Naija, Tierra Whack, Raveena, and much more. Check out the full lineup below. Festival co-founders and executive producers Justin Nordan and Fornati Kumeh shared their thoughts on this year's Sol [...]

By |February 4, 2019|Tags: |

Pop-Up Magazine’s Winter Issue plays Oakland next week

Missed Pop-Up Magazine's Fall Issue a few months ago? You're in luck! The Winter Issue will be here sooner than you know it so mark your calendars! This one-of-a-kind experience is hitting the road with stops in Los Angeles, New York City, DC, Atlanta, Austin, and, of course, Oakland. Never heard of Pop-Up Magazine or wondering what to expect? Imagine this: A live podcast, a comedy show, a concert, a play, and a film, all in one. It's a literal live magazine where nothing will be published online nor will there be physical copies of anything. It's an in-person experience. [...]

By |January 21, 2019|Tags: |

DEWR releases new video for “Front Line”

San Francisco-based folk pop solo artist DEWR (AKA Brian Dewar) is here to remind you "Dream Pop is Over." OK, technically it isn't. However, that is the title of his new EP, which highlights his progression as an artist. In anticipation of the EP, DEWR released "Front Line" as a sneak peek of what you can expect. "Front Line" tells the story about going through ups and downs to finally speak up and say, "This isn't working for me anymore." And even better news? DEWR is having a show this weekend at Hotel Utah Saloon for you to check out! [...]

By |December 5, 2018|Tags: |

Life Size Models release their live album recording

Congrats are in order for San Jose-based indie band Life Size Models! This week they release their live album recording which was staged at the Art Boutiki Music Hall in San Jose. Some tracks include "Bayshore Freeway," "Thin-Skinned," and a cover of Bruce Springsteen's song, "I'm on Fire." You're able to stream the live album on Spotify but if you enjoy visuals, check out their recordings via YouTube. Life Size Models is a five-piece band featuring Chris Seymour (vocals/rhythm guitar), Jon Sosa (lead guitar/vocals), Anthony Martos (bass/vocals), Stephen Seymour (rhythm guitar), and Chris Denn (percussion). Here's a teaser of what [...]

By |October 22, 2018|Tags: |

Gilligan Moss prepare the content cannon for launch

You probably already know this but this weekend is the Treasure Island Music Festival. We’ll be there and we’re hoping you will be too. We’re excited for all the acts including duo Gilligan Moss who’ll be kicking off the entire festival right at noon. Not familiar with them? You still got time to catch up on their work. We had a chance to chat with both Ben Cronin and Evan Dorfman, the two behind Gilligan Moss. Brush up on your knowledge then dance out to their music tomorrow! The Bay Bridged: You guys just kicked off a new tour a [...]

By |October 12, 2018|Tags: |

Giveaway: Lawrence at the Independent

Pop/soul siblings Clyde and Grace Lawrence together created Lawrence, an eight-piece band who have all been good friends since childhood and college. They'll be performing at the Independent on October 5. And guess what? We may have your way into the sold-out show. Keep on reading. Earlier this month, Lawrence released Living Room, following their debut LP Breakfast from 2016. The New Stuff Tour will feature all the new songs and, we're hoping, a few of their older ones. If their new album is any indication, this show is going to give off good vibes all night long. To enter [...]

By |October 4, 2018|Tags: |

French Cassettes are back with new track “City Kitty”

Whoa, French Cassettes? Is that you? Yes! The band is back together after a mini-hiatus with a brand new song "City Kitty," out now. Over the weekend, they hosted a release party at El Rio specifically for this moment. From there, they celebrated their release of the limited edition 7", which will have the aforementioned song along with an unreleased B-side. According to Earmilk, keep your ears open for an upcoming album in the future. Welcome back, guys! Have a listen to the new song below.

By |October 4, 2018|Tags: |

Madeline Kenney releases comes back to the Bay next week

Madeline Kenney (photo: Cara Robbins) Singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney will release her sophomore album Perfect Shapes via Carpark Records. Produced by Jenn Wassner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes, the collaboration is nothing less than perfect. Previous tracks released ahead of the album, "Bad Idea," "Overhead," and "Cut Me Off" were just the tip of the iceberg. This new album deals with subjects of femininity, societal pressures, expectation, value, and self-worth. Check out the music video for "Overhead" below! Though she recently relocated to North Carolina, you can see her locally at Rickshaw Stop and the Crepe Place later this [...]

By |October 3, 2018|Tags: |
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