Oaktown Music Festival winners announced

The inaugural Oaktown Music Festival — which celebrates the best Oakland-based bands & solo artists — has announced this year's contest winners. The victors include Lila Rose (Best in Show) for her "Heart Machine" music video, a darkly polished, seemingly high-budget take on her Florence & the Machine + Regina Spektor inspired indie pop and singer-songwriter Emily Moldy (People's Choice) for her music video for "My Own One". Meanwhile, the best Music Video submission went to The Seshen for "2000 Seasons", best song by band to Bells Atlas for "Kazoo", and best song by solo artist to Art Elliot for "Earth [...]

Christmas In The Bay, Part 2 – MORE Christmas tunes from local bands

Like we told you last week, Bay Area bands love the holidays and make plenty of music to celebrate. Here's another round of Christmas tunes from our local artists for you to enjoy. To kick things off, Cocktails released a sweet, original garage-rock Christmas tune, and they're playing a holiday show tonight with DSTVV and others! Details are at the bottom of the page. Fantastic bluegrass band The Parmesans actually recorded a special Christmas medley just because they heard of last week's post post (and because they are awesome). Stream or download here: The Parmesans - "Christmas Medley" A newcomer [...]

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