Giveaway: Win tickets to the first annual Oakland Echo

Oakland Echo may be a first-year fest, but it's already packing heat. Three nights, two Oakland venues, and an absurd number of psych bands, including headliners Lumerians on October 24 at The New Parish, Dead Meadow on October 25 at Leo's Music Club, and Cosmonauts on top of a day-long bill on October 26, also at Leo's. We're giving away a pair of tickets to each night of Oakland Echo. Send an email to with the show you want to attend in the subject line and your full name in the body. A winner will be chosen at random and notified by [...]

Rachel Fannan, Outlaw, Greg Ashley, White Manna at Elbo Room 1/19/11

I could barely get out of bed. South Park had me in the zone. Cartman's hand was Jennifer Lopez. Then I thought about KUSF (90.3) and how I hadn't sent them enough money over the years. Now one of my favorite college radio stations is an unending torture of classical music. I thought about Greg Ashley, another local treasure, and how I was late to his last show. I put on my pants. Outside there was a gigantic full moon as I sped across the Bay Bridge to the Mission. Rachel Fannan was playing when I arrived. She recently parted [...]

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