Safer Spaces DIY Oakland fundraiser at Thee Parkside 3/28

Lately, a lot of things have been harder to deal with in the DIY scene. A lot of our friends passed away, and because of this people are using this as an excuse to kick out other friends of their spaces. Our homes, our DIY spaces are in threat because people are using our pain against us. There's better ways to react to our pain than take away our safe spaces, like by making them safer. Actually caring for what we stand for. Caring for the fact that if it wasn't for the artists and musicians, gentrifiers wouldn't even feel [...]

By |March 27, 2017|Tags: |

Dog Party stream new album, ‘Vol. 4’, in full

Sacramento sisters Dog Party are prepping for the release of their new LP, Vol. 4. They've helpfully provided a stream over at Noisey. The folks at Noisey compare it to Green Day's '94 breakout Dookie, but we don't think they're giving Dog Party enough credit. No disrespect to the East Bay legends, but the Giles sisters have a little more bite. Vol. 4 is out tomorrow as a co-release between Burger and the South Bay's storied Asian Man Records. You can also check out a video for the single "Peanut Butter Dream" on PureVolume. They'll also be at the Burger [...]

By |June 15, 2015|Tags: |

Kepi Ghoulie, Dog Party host Bigfoot Museum benefit

If you’ve spent a certain amount of time watching crappy daytime cable, you’ve probably heard of The Bigfoot Discovery Museum — it’s a frequent listee on those “Top Ten Creepiest Destinations”-type shows they run on the Travel Channel at odd hours. Nestled in the (where else?) Santa Cruz mountains, The Bigfoot Museum, dedicated to the hirsute cryptid said to haunt heavily-forested areas on our side of the country, has fallen on hard times lately. A couple NorCal musicians are stepping up to the plate with a benefit show, to be held this Saturday at Psycho Donuts in Campbell. Kepi Ghoulie [...]

First ever Bay Area Record Label Fair (B.A.R.F.) hits Thee Parkside

Don't let anyone tell you any differently - the San Francisco Bay Area has some amazing record labels. That's why the coming first annual Bay Area Record Label Fair (humorously referred to by its respective acronym - B.A.R.F.) is a big deal. Bringing together some of the bigger names in Bay Area record labels - from Polyvinyl to Alternative Tentacles - as well as many smaller ones, B.A.R.F. will feature merchandise from each of these labels and a raffle ($5 to enter) with some great prizes. Plague Songs by Twin Steps Additionally, there will be music -- courtesy of Dog [...]

Live This Month: February 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #327) Download: Live This Month: February 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #327) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. If it's February, that means that it's Noise Pop season, and Noise Pop 2014 will be taking over Bay Area venues from February 25 to March 2. We'll be doing a ton of Noise Pop coverage on the site over the coming weeks and during the festival, but we've highlighted a few Noise Pop performers in this [...]

Best of 2013: Gregory Hill on Dog Party

In my eyes 2013 quickly became a year where the women in music really held it down. Not the Miley Cyruses of the world but the Wax Idols, White Lungs, Jessy Lanzas, Perfect Pussies and Joanna Gruesomes, to name a few, were the ones that really got me excited and pushed their respective genres forward. The most exciting band from the Bay Area (for me) ended up being two young women from Sacramento who released their third album to subtle but critical acclaim. Dog Party’s album Lost Control is a Pop-Punk masterpiece. Packed with thirteen exciting songs, most of them [...]

By |December 23, 2013|Tags: |

Mini-Playlist: 5 Local Acts to See at Rockage

Going to Rockage2.0? Of course you are. (You are, right?). While it’s mostly a celebration of video-game-geekery in all its glory, Rockage also serves as a sneaky way to introduce those who came to game to some badass local bands as well. If you’re heading down south next weekend, here are the Bay Area bands you need to see. FRIDAY, 2/8/13 Curious Quail, San Jose: Personally, we can’t think of a more appropriate band to play such an event. Curious Quail build their sound off of a dreamy foundation of bleeps, bloops and other electronic noises. They’ll be appearing as [...]

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