The Lovemakers to bring back their beloved electro-pop at Alternative Cure cancer benefit

We're all in agreement that live music is the cure for for many ailments, right? Alternative Cure, a local non-profit, is taking this mantra to heart as they focus on their mission: to gift cancer patients and their families with memory-making concert experiences and raise funds for cancer research. Next week, they're putting on a benefit show featuring recently reunited Oakland electro-poppers The Lovemakers, local alt-rock stalwarts Scissors for Lefty, and Popscene/LIVE105 DJ Aaron Axelsen. Both these local bands have been teasing new work this year. The Lovemakers, who were on a four-year hiatus and have been more active as a band since 2014, [...]

Live 105’s BFD 2015 lineup abounds with local independent acts

  Live 105 bills itself as "The Bay Area's Alternative," and the radio station is living up to this title with its BFD 2015 lineup, which was announced this morning. Headlined by indie rock stalwarts Modest Mouse, Icelandic indie-folkers Of Monsters And Men, and indie-pop act Panic! At The Disco, and with main stage support from the likes of Cold War Kids and Atlas Genius, BFD 2015 will also feature a host of local independent bands playing three of the festival's four stages on June 6 at Shoreline Amphitheatre. That's right, this year's iteration of the alternative radio station's summer [...]

Phono del Sol 2013: Meet host Anna Seregina and festival DJ Aaron Axelsen!

More excellent updates about this weekend's 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival: We're really excited to have San Francisco stand up comedian Anna Seregina hosting Phono del Sol 2013. Anna is extremely funny and has performed at multiple SF Sketchfests, the SF Comedy & Burrito Festival, and the Bruise Cruise Festival. Here's a little more about her: She was born in Moscow, Russia, which could explain her deep-rooted cynicism. It could also explain nothing. After being involved in theater and improv for nearly a decade and being funny for nearly a lifetime, she decided to take the plunge [...]

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