Review & Photos: The Blank Tapes, Mystic Braves and Hindu Pirates get intimate at Awaken Cafe

Photos by Harland Spinks In a small, asymmetrical coffee house, tucked inside a large building on Broadway and 14th, it was one of those night when you make eye contact with everyone present at least a handful of times. It was one of those nights when the bartender assumes everyone who shows up early is in a band because, with a four-band bill, at 9 pm there are more musicians in the venue than fans. Though any of the last three acts could have been headlining bigger venues on a Saturday night, they gathered together at Oakland's Awaken Cafe for [...]

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