New East Bay music compilation release, show this Friday

It's always a good time to feature music from the oft-neglected East side of the Bay. Davyd Nereo of Beatbeat Whisper and Winnie Byrd has completed a new recording project: a local compilation, full of exclusive tracks from Oakland-based bands. The compilation consists of 15 bands and solo artists from Oakland, including Ash Reiter, The Blank Tapes, Belly of the Whale, Jen Weisberg, Mark Deutsch, Quinn Deveaux, Roberto Miguel, Ayla Nereo and more. Ash Reiter - "Red White and Blue" Those interested in picking up a copy of this new disc can do so at the Starry Plough [...]

7 Orange ABC, Belly of the Whale, Camaron Ochs @ The Starry Plough, 11/5

At times reminding me of another of my local favorites, Geographer, at others reminding me of some earlier Radiohead stuff, 7 Orange ABC showed up last Thursday at the Starry Plough in Berkeley ready to rock, roll, chill, psych out, and get a less-than-packed house (but still a solid showing of people) lost in the soundtrack to our lives for sixty minutes. I caught the last couple songs of Camaron Ochs. She, strapped up with guitar and flanked on either side by two female singers, eased me into the evening. It was a bit of a surprise as I came [...]

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