Bear Call’s upcoming album to debut at Rickshaw Stop

This September, San Francisco’s trippy psych-rock band Bear Call releases their newest album, Fancy Acid. It’s their first vinyl record and we’re stoked. Recorded and produced by the band, mixed by Robby Joseph (Cool Ghouls, Sonny Smith) and mastered by Mikey Young, Fancy Acid is a more sophisticated and textured album than their last and we’re excited to see them bust out some live shows this fall. Check out their first single off the album, “LOL Naw.” It’s a perfect taste of what’s to come. Bear Call’s official release show is this September 9 at Rickshaw Stop. Hater, Bear Call [...]

By |June 27, 2019|Tags: |

Blisses B host album release party at Bottom of the Hill

Blisses B is an upbeat, Americana indie pop band with a Dr. Dog vibe and a passion for positivity. On July 5, they release their album Tell your Friends You Love Them and Why (recorded at Oakland's Owl Sight Recorders) with a message that aims to do just that: fun and gentle reminders with a life-is-short theme throughout. Their first track, “Twin Geeks,” starts, “There is a time / It’s rolling by / So tell your friends you love them and why…” In a time where people are always on the move and there's a certain level of greediness is [...]

By |June 11, 2019|Tags: |

Naytronix and Salami Rose Joe Louis play Bandcamp June 7

This Friday, June 7, Naytronix (aka Nate Brenner of tUnE-yArDs) releases his latest album, Air, on Botcave Records. To celebrate, he’ll be playing a free show at the Bandcamp store in Oakland, along with Salami Rose Joe Louis. Nostalgic Montage by salami rose joe louis What a ridiculously good night we’re in store for here. Salami is funky soul with some cabana beats and surreal feels, and Naytronix is psych-rock and heavy plushness, a true master of the live drum-meets-synth beat. Come on out for this record release show and musical ear feast! No better way to spend a Friday [...]

By |June 4, 2019|Tags: |

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, April 26 – 28

Friday, April 26 Blisses B, Cougar on a Meth Binge @ Octopus Literary Salon Despite the ferocious name, COAMB make banjo-buttressed ballads that will fill the Octopus. Graham Patzner @ The Lost Church Longtime multi-instumentalist Graham Patzner has lent his stringed savvy to countless bands around the Bay. See him solo in the cozy Lost Church. Tino Drima, Zelma Stone @ Amnesia Grab a pint or two with these two solid local acts, one well-established and the other on their way to being so. The San Francisco New Music Showcase with Scruffy Pup, the Riot Professor, Uncle Riffkin @ Milk [...]

By |April 26, 2019|Tags: , |

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, March 22 – 24

Friday, March 22 Amyl and the Sniffers @ Thee Parkside Fresh off a downright dangerous set at SXSW, the Australian punks ride their tour of destruction across the US to the West Coast. Prateek Kuhad @ Swedish American Hall One of our surprise SX discoveries, singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad has a way with ballads, but isn't afraid of rocking out, either. The Antlers @ Great American Music Hall The album-anniversary tour has become a trend as of the last few years, and the Antlers aren't any exception for participating in it...but with a twist Playing Hospice, their 2009 indie landmark, from [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 22 – 24

Friday, February 22 Si Se Puede: Dolores Huerta's Playlist @ Paramount Theater With a little help from Jazz Mafia, the Oakland Symphony pays tribute to the civil rights icon with a program of jazz and pop classics made famous by folks like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Stravinksy, and John Lennon. Down & Outlaws @ Bottom of the Hill It can sometimes seem like guitars are on their way out in the Bay. If you're still a fan of a good old six-string, hit up Down & Outlaws for some classic rock and roll. The Soul Rebels, Big Freedia @ August [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 15 – 17

Friday, February 15 Aki Kumar @ Ashkenaz Ever heard of Bollywood Blues? Now you have. Enjoy Aki Kumar's spin on two classic genres in Berkeley. Whateverglades @ Ivy Room Classic East Bay retro-rock, styled for the 21st century. SWMRS @ Rickshaw Stop Young punk upstarts who've been at it since their school days bring the fire from Berkeley to San Francisco. Gilles Peterson @ New Parish The legendary DJ and producer, in town for a Valentine's DAy set at San Jose Jazz's Winter Fest, makes an additional stop in Oakland. BRONCHO @ Slim's Take it from us...BRONCHO is for behaving [...]

By |February 15, 2019|

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 8 – 10

Friday, February 8 Jay Stone @ Neck of the Woods Read more about the local rapper's journey in this week's profile of him and his partner, Queens D.Light. Balanced Breakfast Summit 2019 @ PianoFight Wanna know more about navigating the independent music industry? Starting tonight, PianoFight hosts the Balanced Breakfast Summit, featuring panels from all your local faves on branding, tech tools, booking, and more. Passionfruit Live with Ah Mer Ah Su @ Starline Social Club Got a case of dancin' feet? Head to Starline for a night of locally-grown indie pop and hip-hop from FR333 and Ah Mer Ah [...]

By |February 8, 2019|

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 1 – 3

(poster: Joonbug) Friday, February 1 Tino Drima, Nobody's Baby, the She's @ Bottom of the Hill Kick off the season of love with this lineup of local bands that love you right back. Bandcamp Record Store Grand Opening @ Bandcamp Oakland We've relied on Bandcamp a lot over our 13 years of existence. Welcome the music hosting company's first physical location with a lineup of East Bay soul, R&B, and hip-hop's past, present, and future: Sol Development, Bells Atlas, and Queens D Light. Saturday, February 2 25 Years of Dookie @ 924 Gilman Yeah, we know, that was a quarter [...]

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 25 – 27

Friday, January 25 Gardens & Villa, Lapel @ The Chapel Local wonder Lapel opens for Santa Barbara indie stars Gardens & Villa. Duster, Heaven's Blade, Eye O @ The Ritz The Ritz takes a break from touring acts to spotlight the return of San Jose's Duster. Saadi Halil, Kellin and Jamie @ Neck of the Woods The South South Bay goes north with these two sets of guitar-strummers from Santa Cruz: Saadi Halil and the Coffis Brothers' Kellin and Jamie. Saturday, January 26 Oakland Popfest @ Ivy Room A long list of local and locally-loved punk and power-pop bands make [...]

By |January 25, 2019|
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