Tia Nomore, MVCK, Bruh From Last Night release new drip, “Waterfalls” ahead of collab project

Tia Nomore, MVCK, and Bruh From Last Night have been spending long days and nights in the lab cooking up bangers and we're finally hearing the fruits of their labor. After releasing songs "Hyphy" and "Run It Back" ahead of the Gooney Tunes project release on November 2, the Text Me Records trio drops another cut today called "Waterfalls," this time demonstrating their chemistry with in-house producer Grandbankss. Tia Nomore, MVCK, Bruh from Last Night and the whole Text Me family celebrates the Gooney Tunes release at Eli's Mile High Club on November 2. MVCK, Tia Nomore, Bruh from Last [...]

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: |

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 19 -21

Friday, October 19 Aki Kumar @ The Sound Room The South Bay's (possibly the world's) sole purveyor of Bollywood blues plays Oakland. Voteside Lands feat. CupcakKe and Girlpool @ UC Berkeley Chicago rapper CupcakKe is nothing if not outspoken. Be like her — use your voice and vote. SYML @ The Chapel It means "simple" in Welsh. The Black Madonnna @ August Hall Part mixmaster, part activist, the Black Madonna will blend genres of all kinds at August Hall. Kamasi Washington @ The Warfield Modern jazz's golden boy takes the tenor sax to places you never could have imagined. Saturday, [...]

Yaeji to make it ‘Raingurl’ in the Bay

Yaeji (photo: Rachael Wright) Having wrapped up a sweeping summer tour, electronic experimental artist Yaeji is embarking on a run of fall tour dates. The Korean American artist, Kathy Yaeji Lee, is building a rapidly growing following for music that dives head first into themes of Korean identity, the value of therapy, and artistic creation. Having studied painting and conceptual art at Carnegie Mellon University, Yaeji offers an unconventional but thoughtful concert experience. She's previously hosted concerts where she serves curry to the audience, distributed blindfolds, and performed with other experiential techniques. Check out her song "Raingurl" here: Yaeji will [...]

By |October 19, 2018|Tags: |

The Y Axes release a new pop-punk single and music video

San Francisco-based indie space-pop band the Y Axes recently released a lively pop-punk single, "Empty Space" that will encourage you to bring your friends together for a late-night living room dance party. "Empty Space" is the first candy-coated taste from their forthcoming LP, No Waves, which will be available early next year. Seven years ago, the Y Axes formed at a space-prom themed birthday party, and in their video for "Empty Space" they've brought this theme around full-circle, even spiking the party punch with their seemingly lighthearted, though deeply-felt, music to encourage the crowd to release and dance. Check the [...]

By |October 19, 2018|Tags: |

Family Affair gallery puts Bay Area hip-hop history on display with ‘Freaks of the Industry’

Since its opening this past summer, San Francisco gallery Family Affair has decorated its walls with eclectic, and often rare, collections featuring the likes of Prince, Michael Jackson, and Eric B. & Rakim. For its fall show, Family Affair curators announce Freaks of the Industry: Bay Area Hip-Hop Shot by B+ celebrating Brian Cross, better known as B+, as the region's photographer and documentor throughout the underground hip-hop scene's most lyrical and left field advent during the early '90s through the 2000s. Capturing artists such as Blackalicious, the Coup, Hieroglyphics, Living Legends, Souls of Mischief, and more, B+'s work became [...]

By |October 18, 2018|Tags: , |

Photos: snny and Sabrina Claudio at the Independent

Sabrina Claudio (photo: Ian Young) It was a sexy and seductive Tuesday night at the Independent with snny and Sabrina Claudio playing to a sold out, euphoric and at times incredibly loud crowd. New York's snny, who's originally from the Ivory Coast, celebrated diversity — and adversity — with a powerful opening set while Sabrina commanded attention with her piercing gaze and confident stage presence.

By |October 18, 2018|Tags: , |

Review + Photos: Parachute Days 2018 featuring PSDSP & El Radio Fantastique

PSDSP (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy What is it about music that, more often than not, brings together a group of people to create a community?  Is it about the ancestral DNA links we have in our bodies that remind us that music and rhythm have been a part of the human condition since we lived in caves? Maybe. In any case, put on music and you now have a crowd of people congregating to listen. Parachute Days, an ongoing outdoor seasonal festival series at Love Field in Point Reyes Station, has been creating community through music for a [...]

By |October 18, 2018|Tags: |

Photos: The Dodos at the Independent

The Dodos (photo: Ian Young) San Francisco's own the Dodos played a hometown show, their first in quite some time, at the Independent last Friday, October 12, to celebrate the release of their latest album, Certainty Waves. Our photographer Ian Young was at the show and captured the dynamic gallery that you can check out below.

By |October 17, 2018|Tags: |

Desiree Cannon releases ‘Beach Sleeper’

Oakland's Desiree Cannon has just released her debut LP Beach Sleeper on Long Road Society, a fairly new (and by early indications, wonderful) label, also based in Oakland. Mixing elements of country, folk, and love songs from the '60s, Cannon's wise-sounding alto shines on every song. Beach Sleeper was produced by Cannon and Nate Mahan of Shannon and the Clams, and recorded to 1/2" tape by Long Road Society's Kit Center in an old Oakland living room. The instrumentation walks a narrow line that conveys an intimate, bedroom recording feel while managing to sound quite professional. Give it a listen, [...]

By |October 17, 2018|Tags: |
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