The Bay Bridged – San Francisco Bay Area Indie Music

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Josh Chase (again)

Mar 25, 2020

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Awkward Convos, how we've missed thee. This week sees the return of Josh Chase, cannabis-world entrepreneur and owner of the Have a Heart dispensary in downtown Oakland (don't forget dispensaries […]

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6 local online radio stations to keep the tunes going during shelter in place

Mar 23, 2020

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With a growing abundance of livestreams and online concert series to online sales, musicians and institutions are quickly adapting to be resilient as possible in the face of the painful […]

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Video Premiere: Schlee, “Run Run Baby”

Mar 20, 2020

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Look around you. Doesn't it feel like you're living in a dream world right now? Can you even remember what life was like before this? My advice: go with it. […]

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Quaran-tunes: Coping with shelter in place, Bay Area edition

Mar 20, 2020

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It sure didn't take long for our world to be upended, did it? Look, there's no way to pussyfoot around this: COVID-19 sucks. It will cost countless lives the world over. […]

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Bandcamp takes no cut on Friday March 20th

Mar 19, 2020

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Image courtesy of Bandcamp With venues closing, tours halting, and even practice spaces closing down, many musicians are quite suddenly no longer able to make their bills. In an effort […]

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Pandemica Online will keep you distracted this weekend

Mar 19, 2020

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Some of us have been lucky enough to have a little work to pick at this week during "shelter in place" orders across the Bay Area. I myself have had […]

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The Show Must Go On: Livestreaming concerts when going out isn’t an option

Mar 18, 2020

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One of the many industries hit particularly hard by the realities of COVID-19 is the gigging music economy. With effectively every public event in the Bay Area cancelled, musicians are […]

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If we were at SXSW, here’s who we would have seen

Mar 18, 2020

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In times of excitement or exhaustion; happiness or sadness, one of the most powerful saviors of a mood, a day, or even a life, is music. Before things shut down […]

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Photos: KISS at Oracle Arena

Mar 17, 2020

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KISS (photo: Jon Bauer) In what will undoubtedly be one of the last big shows in the Bay for the foreseeable future, last week saw Oakland Arena get rock and […]

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Hawke makes dark art, light work, and books

Mar 16, 2020

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Words by Lily Moayeri Is the quote, “Everyone has a book inside of them, it’s just a matter of getting it out?” Or, “Everyone has a book in them, but […]

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10 albums from local bands that you can buy right now

Mar 15, 2020

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You probably don't need us to tell you that musicians have taken a major financial hit in the last few weeks as Coronavirus fears cancel live events left and right. […]

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Photos: Shopping at Rickshaw Stop

Mar 13, 2020

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Shopping (photo: Ian Young) Besides a few people wearing masks and gloves, Tuesday night seemed like any other night at Rickshaw Stop. A full crowd was buzzing with energy (and […]

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Review + Photos: The Wood Brothers at the Fox Theater

Mar 13, 2020

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The Wood Brothers (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy I have heard much hubbub over the last year over the Americana folk-rock band The Wood Brothers. Friends and colleagues have […]

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Photos: Gill Landry at the Lost Church

Mar 13, 2020

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Gill Landry (photo: Ria Burman) Gill Landry brought his delicate despair and beautifully depressing music to The Lost Church on March 6 in SF. Playing center stage in the cozy, intimate […]

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Premiere: Shrouded Strangers release “Night Prancer” video

Mar 12, 2020

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After last year’s album Night Prancing (Burger Records), Shrouded Strangers just released the video for single “Night Prancer” and it's a trippy fun treat. The song feels perfect for energizing […]

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Giveaway: VÉRITÉ at the Independent

Mar 12, 2020

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VÉRITÉ (photo: Robert Alleyne) Come one, come all for a chance to see VÉRITÉ live at the Independent on March 14. Coming off a tour with X Ambassadors and the release […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Delicate Steve + Al Lover

Mar 11, 2020

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Hashes Clay

Mar 11, 2020

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Today we're talking to Berkeley native (via Little Rock) Hashes Clay, a cannabis personality and influencer. Listen on for the usual casual chat about the unifying power of high school […]

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Photos: Anna of the North at Great American Music Hall

Mar 10, 2020

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Anna of the North (photo: Norm deVeyra) Norwegian singer Anna of the North rocked the Great American Music Hall this past Friday, supporting her second album, last year's Dream Girl. […]

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Photos: Evan Giia at the Independent

Mar 10, 2020

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Evan Giia (photo: Norm deVeyra) Singer Evan Giia is rising fast, breaking off on her own solo venture and amassing fans quickly. She performed at the Independent this past Thursday […]

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Photos: Kat Edmonson at Yoshi’s

Mar 10, 2020

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Kat Edmonson (photo: Ria Burman) Kat Edmonson brought a Judy Garland-Marilyn Monroe-Doris Day '50s feel to Yoshi's, performing jazzy covers, plus originals, while interweaving stories, anecdotes and philosophical musings, drawn […]

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Girl Swallows Nightingale host debut album release party in Oakland

Mar 10, 2020

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Girl Swallows Nightingale - Photos by Mogli Baureal Girl Swallows Nightingale's iridescent and multifaceted debut album Shapeshifter is out now — and the band will host a release party on […]

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Photos: The Struts at the Warfield

Mar 9, 2020

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The Struts (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) It was a wonderful night of glam rock action at the Warfield this past Tuesday, with English rock band the Struts headlining and performing […]

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Yumi Zouma to play at Rickshaw Stop

Mar 6, 2020

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Yumi Zouma (photo: Ian Young) New Zealand dream pop darlings Yumi Zouma will make their way to the Rickshaw Stop on March 24. The group has teased the forthcoming release of […]

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Whiskerman lift the veil on ‘Kingdom Illusion’

Mar 6, 2020

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Whiskerman have returned with Kingdom Illusion, their most visceral, jarring, incensed, and immediate set of music to date. For the last several years, Whiskerman has been one of the absolute […]

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Giveaway: Squirrel Flower at Bottom of the Hill

Mar 6, 2020

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On March 26, Ella O’Connor Williams, who writes and sings under the moniker Squirrel Flower, will play at Bottom of the Hill in support of her recently released album I […]

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The folksy, jazzy, gentle pop of the Saxophones’ ‘Eternity Bay’

Mar 6, 2020

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(photo: Connor Sorenson) When Alexi Erenkov and Alison Alderdice got married, Erenkov’s vows weren’t your typical declarations. “They were about our mortality,” says The Saxophones’ drummer Alison Alderdice with a […]

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Photos: Drama at the Independent

Mar 5, 2020

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Drama (photo: Ian Young) Chicago duo Drama — who also own San Francisco's Chisme Cantina in the Lower Nob — brought a super dance party to Super Tuesday at The […]

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Women’s Audio Mission announces benefit concert featuring Tune-Yards

Mar 5, 2020

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Women's Audio Mission, the Bay Area-based organization that advances women, girls, and gender non-conforming individuals in music production and the recording arts, hosts its third annual benefit concert on April […]

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Noise Pop 2020: awakebutstillinbed, Mary Lattimore, Frances Quinlan close out the festival

Mar 5, 2020

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Frances Quinlan (photo: Jon Bauer) Feeling more like a quaint backyard barnstorm gathering with your closest friends than a blowout party, the last night of Noise Pop was an endearing […]

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Lauren Ruth Ward explodes onto Cafe du Nord stage

Mar 4, 2020

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Grungy '70s psych-rock singer Lauren Ruth Ward just released “Water Sign” from her forthcoming album, Volume II ahead of her US tour jumping off this month. On the 19th of […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Seratones, GayC/DC and more

Mar 4, 2020

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram […]

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Preening and MORE at the White Horse Inn!

Mar 4, 2020

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Have you heard the news? Live music returns to the historic White Horse Inn (66th and Telegraph, Oakland)! The oldest gay bar in the US has the best vibes around […]

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Noise Pop 2020: Resavoir livens SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab

Mar 3, 2020

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(photo: Tim Nagle) Following the release of last fall's self-titled Resavoir, the Chicago-based band started the first night of their tour at SFJAZZ’s Joe Henderson Lab on February 29 as […]

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Zelma Stone releases music video for “Fly” off ‘Dreamland’ EP

Mar 3, 2020

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Last Friday, February 28, Zelma Stone released their music video for “Fly.” The track is punishingly tender, interrogating darkness by throwing open the curtains and forcing the light to pour […]

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Bay Area voices Rittybo and Kezia drop new song, “Lonely”

Mar 2, 2020

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OK look, there's absolutely nothing wrong with being single. But the most annoying part? When the wrong somebody can't take a hint. Turning that ditty into a bop called "Lonely," […]

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Photos: Taj Mahal at SFJAZZ

Mar 2, 2020

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Taj Mahal (photo: Ria Burman) Taj Mahal circled back around to SFJAZZ Thursday night, bringing the blues and brilliance to the packed-out Miner Auditorium.

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Noise Pop 2020: The Onyx at SFJAZZ

Mar 2, 2020

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The Onyx (photo: Ria Burman) The Onyx brought some sweet, high-octane, contagious, feel-good energy to the Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ as part of Noise Pop festival. With vocals strong […]

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Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro at Great American Music Hall

Mar 2, 2020

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Helado Negro (photo: Ria Burman) Mid-week through Noise Pop 2020 brought the peak of electronic, chill-folk in the form of musician-mixer, Helado Negro at Great American Music Hall. With the […]

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Theaux Elliot drops new single, “Big Finesse

Feb 28, 2020

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After sharing singles “CANTKEEPUP” and “Boomin’” (the latter which we didn’t cover but is worth the listen), Theaux Elliot is on our watchlist for 2020. And he’s back again with […]

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Noise Pop 2020: The Seshen and Mahawam shine at Rickshaw Stop

Feb 28, 2020

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Last night, people packed Rickshaw Stop to see the Seshen, the Oakland R&B/jazz/soul/whatever-genre-they-feel-like group that's we've seen in settings as varied as Outside Lands and London. However, the standout to […]

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Noise Pop 2020: Helado Negro, Angelica Garcia, Meerna and Tré Burt mesmerize the crowd

Feb 27, 2020

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On the third night of Noise Pop 2020 at Great American Music Hall, Meerna opened the night with a room-silencing cover of Joan Baez’s “Silver Dagger” and set the stage […]

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Noise Pop 2020: Sandu Ndu, Velvet Negroni, Sudan Archives light up the ballroom at Starline

Feb 27, 2020

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Although the first night of Night Pop at Starline Social Club started on a quite somber note, night two was a rambunctious endeavor. In the upstairs ballroom, Sandu Ndu, Velvet […]

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Smoke Jumper releases ‘Slammed’ EP, show at Spats

Feb 27, 2020

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If you’re looking for late-night dancing and pumping house beats, look no further than the upcoming Smoke Jumper show this Saturday, February 29. Along with labelmates Lavender Persuasion and Disfu, […]

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Siri Seiko, Wade08, Trey Coastal on Sounds from Elsewhere showcase

Feb 26, 2020

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This Saturday, February 29 marks the return of Sounds from Elsewhere, a quarterly showcase shining a light on the alternative hip-hop and R&B artists emerging from the soil. Hosted and […]

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Noise Pop 2020: Tim Atlas turns insecurities and anxieties into dreamy indie pop

Feb 26, 2020

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Ever since his elimination from season nine of NBC’s The Voice, Tim Atlas refused to let a short stint on reality TV dictate the rest of his career. He already […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Body, Midtown Social and more

Feb 26, 2020

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram […]

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Noise Pop 2020: Stephen Steinbrink, Mutual Benefit soothe souls at Starline

Feb 26, 2020

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On the first night of Noise Pop, festival attendees at Starline Social Club were greeted by a calming presence in the form of Stephen Steinbrink, Sonoda, and Mutual Benefit. Often, […]

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Noise Pop 2020: Joshua Radin + Friends at Great American Music Hall

Feb 26, 2020

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From left: William Fitzsimmons, Joshua Radin, Ben Kweller (photo: Cindy Huang) Acoustic shows at the Great American Music Hall always guarantee an intimate experience with the artist. Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin […]

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Oakland artist Ricky Lake releases new album “Last Summer Sucked”

Feb 21, 2020

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Spending most of 2019 as a feature fixture (and getting his first placement on Showtime's "The L Word"), Ricky Lake is now ready to claim some shine of his own. […]

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Jack Symes’ Prom Night at Great American

Feb 21, 2020

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Singer-songwriter Jack Symes returns to his old San Francisco stomping grounds this March to grace the Great American stage. Didn’t get the prom night you wanted in high school? Fret […]

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What’s on the menu? Balanced Breakfast brings music industry roundtable to the Bay this weekend

Feb 20, 2020

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The Balanced Breakfast Summit returns to PianoFight in San Francisco on Saturday, February 22 for a full day of music industry discussion and technical know-how. With panels including "Leveraging Technology […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Mani Draper

Feb 19, 2020

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Hey. Hey guys. Beejus is back with this week's Awkward Convos, this one between him and Mani Draper. You'll find them chatting about, among other things, their respective podcasts and […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Drakulas, SPELLS, Neutrals at Bottom of the Hill

Feb 19, 2020

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram […]

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Photos: Alexandra Savior at Cafe du Nord

Feb 18, 2020

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Alexandra Savior (photo: Norm deVeyra) Portland singer Alexandra Savior just released her second album The Archer and is already on the road in support of it, giving an intense performance at […]

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Photos: Violent Femmes at the Fillmore

Feb 18, 2020

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Violent Femmes (photo: Ria Burman) The Violent Femmes brought their rock and roll revelry to the Fillmore for a double-whammy of sets, gracing the stage on Thursday and again on […]

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Canadian folk pop singer Andy Shauf plays August Hall February 21

Feb 14, 2020

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Lookin’ for a good time? Look no further than next week. August Hall is hosting Toronto-based Andy Shauf, whose latest album The Neon Skyline dropped in January (ANTI-). The album is Shauf’s […]

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Valentine’s Day 2020: Our favorite love and anti-love songs

Feb 14, 2020

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Ah, Valentine’s Day. Another day to celebrate your love or perhaps another day to realize you’re single. Despite your relationship status this Valentine’s Day, we can probably all admit that […]

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A new favorite: Glass Mountain Rodeo’s “Favorite Dudes”

Feb 13, 2020

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After 2017’s mellow folk rock album Kerguelen, we’re pleased to see that Glass Mountain Rodeo just released “Favorite Dudes,” the first single off forthcoming Pond King. The album is twinged […]

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Review + Photos: Silversun Pickups at the Fox Theater

Feb 13, 2020

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Silversun Pickups (photo: SarahJayn Kemp) Around 2006 I first read about this “alternative band” in a teen magazine where Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) shared his favorite music which, I […]

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Review + Photos: Sinead O’Connor at August Hall

Feb 12, 2020

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Sinead O'Connor (photo: Patric Carver) Oh, Sinead, I don't know how you do it. While picking up our press passes for O'Connor's February 7 show at August Hall, we pointed […]

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Photos: Chastity Belt at the Great American Music Hall

Feb 12, 2020

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Chastity Belt (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) Washington band Chastity Belt gave a performance this past Saturday at the Great American Music Hall in support of their self-titled release from last […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: North Mississippi Allstars + Antibalas

Feb 12, 2020

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Mark Allen-Piccolo’s stripped down “Soledad”

Feb 11, 2020

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Today Oakland-based Mark Allen-Piccolo released single “Soledad” off his forthcoming (and finely-named) sophomore album Word of the Day (BotCave Records). Co-produced by Nate Brenner (Tune-Yards, Naytronix), the album is full […]

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Review + Photos: Love Notes from the Noir Underground, Luna and Everyone is Dirty Show at The Independent

Feb 11, 2020

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Words by Sosha Young On Friday, February 7, Luna and Everyone is Dirty played to a sold-out crowd at San Francisco’s best-sounding venue, The Independent. I grew up on the […]

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Pom Pom Squad brings Brooklyn grunge to Bottom of the Hill

Feb 11, 2020

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The grungy Pom Pom Squad are making their West Coast debut, co-headlining with Rosie Tucker at Bottom of the Hill as a part of the 2020 Noise Pop Music & […]

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Photos: Emily King at the Swedish American Hall

Feb 10, 2020

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Emily King (photo: Ian Young) Two sold-out nights at Swedish American Hall awaited singer/songwriter Emily King this weekend in San Francisco. King, who was recently nominated for two Grammy Awards, […]

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Photos: Meernaa, The Y Axes, and Spooky Mansions bid farewell to local favorite Amnesia

Feb 10, 2020

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Spooky Mansion (photo: Ian Young) Amnesia is the latest victim of a rapidly changing San Francisco, but before the beloved Mission bar and club closes its doors at the end […]

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Photos: The Marcus King Band at the Fillmore

Feb 7, 2020

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The Marcus King Band (photo: Ria Burman) The Marcus King Band brought their funky rock n roll soul-grooves to The Fillmore for a guitar-shredding, country hoe-down of epic proportion. Playing […]

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Kat Robichaud Scares the Night Away, Throws a Circus of a Party This Weekend

Feb 7, 2020

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Photo by Gina Barbara Photography Kat Robichaud returns with a startling piano ballad, "Scare The Night Away," just in time for Circus, the latest iteration of the Misfit Cabaret at […]

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Review + Photos: Mattiel’s Cafe du Nord Performance was Satis Factory

Feb 6, 2020

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Mattiel (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely Some lead vocalists wear clothing specific to their music genre: Siouxsie Sioux and Robert Smith. Some wear outfits to make the mood festive: […]

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Review + Photos: The New Pornographers at the Fillmore

Feb 6, 2020

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The New Pornographers (photo: Patric Carver) What is the deal with The New Pornographers? Are they, like the proverbial goldfish that grows to fit the size of its tank, going […]

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Sour Widows release “Tommy” video, single

Feb 5, 2020

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We’re stoked to present the latest from Sour Widows, the Oakland-based shoegaze dreamboats. “Tommy” hit the waves on January 31, ahead of the band's forthcoming self-titled EP (out February 28). […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Run River North at The Independent

Feb 5, 2020

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram […]

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Sunset Lines releases “Unresponsive” music video

Feb 4, 2020

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With the help of SilverCat Sound Labs, groovy synth-pop band Sunset Lines released a flurry of videos last week to accompany a few tracks off their upcoming album, including one […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Blvck Achilles

Feb 4, 2020

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This week Beejus has Blvck Achilles, rapper, musician, creative — "Malcolm Gladwell meets Gucci Mane" (or so says his Insta bio) — for another wide-ranging conversation.

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Premiere: Everything But The Everything, “Just”

Feb 4, 2020

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Today we're bringing you a new video from Oakland's Everything But The Everything, "Just." Directed by Chani Bockwinkel, whose work we last saw in Tyler Holmes' eerie "Two Tylers," the […]

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28 Years, 28 Songs (Noise Pop 2020: The Bay Bridged Edition)

Feb 3, 2020

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It's February, and one of the most anticipated yearly Bay Area music festivals is right around the corner. Now in its 28th (!) year, Noise Pop always proves to be […]

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Begonia’s sassy solid pop comes to Milk Bar

Jan 31, 2020

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Our friends at Throwin’ Bo’s present us with another show this February, featuring Begonia. Following the release of her debut album Fear, the Canadian pop singer is making tour stop […]

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Hear Oakland cellist Mia Pixley’s new single, “Where You Stood”

Jan 30, 2020

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(photo: Karen Santos) Every time I think I've forgotten about Mia Pixley, she pulls me right back in with another enchanting work. Also known as Baeilou, the Oakland cellist released […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Clif Soulo

Jan 29, 2020

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This week, Beejus hosts Awkward Convos first-timer Clif Soulo, an MC, father, brother, artist, human being who's doing his best to figure out his purpose in life. He and Beejus […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Battlehooch and Van Goat at Bottom of the Hill

Jan 29, 2020

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Simon Joyner living room show next month

Jan 28, 2020

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Simon says: Stop what you are doing and get tickets for this now! Simon Joyner is a national treasure, and a chance to enjoy his songs up close and personal […]

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Photos: Laurie Anderson at SFJAZZ

Jan 28, 2020

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Laurie Anderson (photo: Jon Bauer) Pioneering and, in every sense of the word, legendary artist Laurie Anderson finished up a four-night residency at the SFJAZZ last Sunday evening. The first […]

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Floral releases single “This Year,” announce first LP in 5 years

Jan 27, 2020

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Math rock band Floral released the first single off their long-anticipated follow-up to 2015’s The Second Floral EP. The track, to be featured on Floral LP (2020), is a four […]

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Photos: King Princess at the Fox Theater

Jan 27, 2020

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King Princess (photo: Norm deVeyra) New York native King Princess is quickly rising the ranks after her debut album last year, fall's Cheap Queen, and shows no signs of slowing. This […]

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Premiere: King Willow dance their cares away in “Talk Like That”

Jan 27, 2020

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In their new video, San Francisco sister band King Willow show off their musical theater background. Filmed at Dynamo Donuts (and featuring many of their wares), the video's production touched […]

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Radical Face’s reissue of ‘Ghost,’ February 1 show at August Hall

Jan 25, 2020

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Thirteen years after the release of Radical Face’s Ghost in 2007, Ben Cooper (aka Radical Face) has re-released the album with completely new interpretations of the original tracks. Songs like […]

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Burger Boogaloo presents: Homeless Action Center Fundraiser at White Horse

Jan 24, 2020

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(photo: Jet Lag Rock & Roll) Live music returns to the oldest gay bar in the US, Oakland's historic White Horse next Thursday, January 30! Brought to you by old […]

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Copyslut album release party with Louda and Mya Byrne

Jan 22, 2020

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(photo: Kim Rose) To support the release of their debut album Sex, Death, and Other People’s Money, out January 24, Copyslut are playing at The White Horse Inn this Saturday, […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Blank Tapes, Baybs at Rickshaw Stop

Jan 22, 2020

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ZOLA, Emily Afton and Sandu Ndu play Cafe du Nord

Jan 21, 2020

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This Thursday Noise Pop and Everything Ecstatic presents an evening featuring a couple of Bay Area prized possessions. Featured artist ZOLA (San Francisco) is a blend of of folk-pop, jazz, […]

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Photos: Rex Orange County at the Fox Theater

Jan 21, 2020

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Rex Orange County (photo: Norm deVeyra) British indie rocker Rex Orange County is beginning to blow up across the pond and on our shores, and the fans showed up for an […]

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The Saxophones release anticipated “Lamplighter”

Jan 20, 2020

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(photo: Conner Sorenson At long last, Oakland’s the Saxophones have hit the waves with a new song and it’s, ah, just what we were hoping it would be. Husband-wife dream […]

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Dan Deacon gets (almost) acoustic, plays Fillmore in March

Jan 17, 2020

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Ever wonder what Dan Deacon’s real voice actually sounds like? Now is your chance to hear it. The Baltimore musician, typically known for complex and mind-boggling electronics and sound combinations […]

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Giveaway: Local bands old and (very) new share the stage at Rickshaw Stop

Jan 16, 2020

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Happy 2020, friends. Hope you've recovered from the holidays, finally — now let's get your concert calendar filled! Recently-formed supergroup-of-sorts Fast Times will break away from their self-titled series that's […]

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Premiere: Sound Minerz ponder the many meanings of success on “F.A.M.E.”

Jan 15, 2020

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Bay Area hip-hop duo Sound Minerz return with "F.A.M.E.," the second single off their new album Between Time, out January 25. Proph and Dirac, the group's emcee and producer respectively, […]

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We paired our favorite local bands with astrological signs

Jan 15, 2020

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Whether you believe in astrology or not, each zodiac symbol is known for birthing a different personality. Similarly to that of astrology, we’ve noticed a personality with each Bay Area […]

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The Seshen make the call on “Don’t Answer”

Jan 15, 2020

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Bay Area six-piece the Seshen step out of their comfort zone with "Don't Answer," a beautiful and serene new track from their album CYAN, out February 28. Featuring string arrangements […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Osagie the Great

Jan 15, 2020

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It's Wednesday, which means a new episode of Awkward Convos is here. This week Beejus runs the conversational gamut with returning guest Osagie the Great, covering ethical consumption, Harris Ranch, […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: April Magazine, Katzu Oso and more

Jan 15, 2020

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Noise Pop drops 4th wave of artists: Washed Out, Quinn DeVeaux, Blushh and more

Jan 14, 2020

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Adding to an already eclectic combination of performers, Noise Pop announced yet another slate of artists set to join this year's festival roster. This round adds a couple locals (Quinn […]

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Starcrash crash-lands at DNA Lounge on Thursday

Jan 13, 2020

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This week, a new monthly party gets started at DNA Lounge. Inspired by cult sci-fi films of yore, Starcrash promises to be "a ritzy, glitzy affair bringing campy, over-the-top futuristic […]

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Your Fearless Leader releases “Lime”

Jan 10, 2020

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On January 10th, San Francisco’s Your Fearless Leader (YFL) released new single “Lime.” The tune is infused with horns, strings and a kind of gypsy jazz and rock with a […]

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Giveaway: You’re Going To Die’s 10-year anniversary with Rainbow Girls + Whiskerman

Jan 10, 2020

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A couple local favorites are playing the Independent on January 18 and we're pleased to offer you a set of freebies. Special shout-out to those harmonizing hunnies, Rainbow Girls, who […]

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Review + Photos: Katie Knipp at Sweetwater Music Hall

Jan 9, 2020

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Katie Knipp (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Review by Carolyn McCoy Katie Knipp saunters onto the stage as her backing band paves the way for her entrance with a healthy groove, her long […]

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Photos: KT Tunstall at Yoshi’s

Jan 8, 2020

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KT Tunstall (photo: Ria Burman) Singer-songwriter KT Tunstall brought the giggles and the groove to Yoshi's Saturday night for a double-whammy of a show. Despite suffering from allergies, KT Tunstall […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Anthony Dragons and Moe Green

Jan 8, 2020

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Welcome back to Awkward Convos with Beejus here at The Bay Bridged. In this one, our man Beejus attempts a true podcast episode with Anthony Dragons and Moe Green, but […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Sweet Plot, Roxy Rawson and more

Jan 8, 2020

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The Trips launch first EP ‘Mass Extinction’

Jan 7, 2020

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At just 14 years old, the Trips are a force to be reckoned with. Their debut EP, Mass Extinction, is the epitome of teenage angst — loud, intense, and risk-taking […]

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Premiere: Naytronix and déCollage’s electro trip-pop single “U.R.theoneichoose”

Jan 7, 2020

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At work in the Botcave studio. In April 2019 Naytronix frontman Nate Brenner (Oakland's famed tUnE-yArDs bassist and Botcave Records co-founder), paired up with Denver-based avant-pop group déCollage to produce a […]

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Throwin’ Bo’s presents punk, rock, folk favorites at Eli’s

Jan 7, 2020

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Those Throwin’ Bo’s folks are at it again, plunking down some of our favorite musicians and getting them all in the same room. And what better place to see a […]

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Jeanines’ minor-key pop at two Bay Area shows this week

Jan 6, 2020

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A chilly winter night is the perfect time to go see Jeanines’ warm post-punk pop. The Brooklyn-based group is energetic and fun with a touch of sadness and that DIY […]

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Photos: Dead + Company celebrate the new year at Chase Center

Jan 3, 2020

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Dead & Company (photo: Kate Haley) Former members of the iconic Grateful Dead with a host of other talented musicians brought in the new year under their Dead & Company name […]

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Beyond The Bay: Silversun Pickups at Ace of Spades

Jan 1, 2020

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Silversun Pickups (photo: Patric Carver) Silversun Pickups played to a sold-out crowd at Ace of Spades. Security was very tight, and there was a line winding around the block to […]

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Best of 2019: Jon Bauer’s favorite show photos from 2019

Dec 31, 2019

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Beats Antique (photo: Jon Bauer) Editor's note:Jon Bauer is one of our favorite photographers and we have been lucky to have him photograph for us for many years now. Every […]

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Best of 2019: William Wayland’s favorite photos

Dec 31, 2019

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Angelo Moore (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland In 2019 I saw the documentary Bad Reputation and decided I better check out Joan Jett. I even got in a fight with […]

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Best of 2019: Carolyn McCoy’s favorite show photos from 2019

Dec 30, 2019

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Queensrÿche (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy What can I say? Writing about and phtographic live music I find myself having some amazing experiences, and this year was pretty awesome. […]

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Best Of 2019: Ian Young’s favorite show photos from 2019

Dec 30, 2019

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Princess Nokia (photo: Ian Young) It was another year of incredible live music, from catching my favorite artists playing at my favorite festivals to discovering new acts playing in new […]

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Kurt Vile’s first solo tour in 10 years touches down at Castro Theatre

Dec 27, 2019

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Following the one year anniversary of Kurt Vile’s eighth solo studio album, Bottle It In (Matador Records), the singer just announced his first solo tour in 10 years, with support […]

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Best Of the 2010s: JD’s decade in one handy playlist

Dec 27, 2019

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Ketchup packets. I didn’t anticipate such a seemingly innocuous object would become the impetus of change I needed, but there I was in 2012, dodging fast food items hurled at […]

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Photos: Andrew St. James at the Chapel

Dec 26, 2019

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Andrew St. James (photo: Ian Young) Santa came early this year in the form of local musician Andrew St. James, who christened the Chapel with his Fast Times! party, a […]

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Best Of 2019: Derek’s favorite Wine Country releases

Dec 26, 2019

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Pictured: The author. Look, from an artist's perspective, I get why y'all don't come up here all the time. Having grown up here, I'll admit that Sonoma County is pretty […]

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Ticket Giveaway Thursday: The Y Axes, Trainwreck Riders and more

Dec 26, 2019

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New Year’s Eve is funk’n jam packed in the Bay Area

Dec 23, 2019

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(photos: Estefany Gonzalez, Kate Haley, Ria Burman) This New Year's Eve, prepare for more music than you can handle. As we mentioned previously, December 2019 is uncharacteristically loaded with excellent […]

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King Dream closes a banner decade with “Patriot”

Dec 20, 2019

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Jeremy Lyon's really had a great decade. From cutting his professional teeth with the locally loved Tumbleweed Wanderers to striking out on his own as King Dream last year, Lyon's […]

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The TBB NYE Roundup: 11 live shows to ring in the new year

Dec 19, 2019

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If you're looking for a music-fueled New Year’s Eve party in the Bay Area, call off the search because we've got you covered. From legendary funk artists in large concert […]

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Before you go, listen to Sun Kin’s “Moon-Crane”

Dec 18, 2019

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Before everyone jets off for the holidays, I want to draw your attention back to the Bay Area and this new(ish — I've been distracted by baking and buying) track […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Amo Amo + The Joy Formidable

Dec 18, 2019

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Fast Times! at the Chapel: An Interview with Andrew St. James

Dec 17, 2019

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My dad grew up in Oakland and is always telling me about rock shows in the '60s and '70s in San Francisco. At a lot of these intimate concerts, you’d […]

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Stella Donnelly’s stirring up some strong folk-pop at Swedish American

Dec 16, 2019

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After releasing this year's album Beware of the Dogs (Secretly Canadian), self-proclaimed shit-stirrer Stella Donnelly is arriving in San Francisco January 14 as part of her US tour and the […]

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Copyslut Covers “Santa Baby” for Sex Workers Outreach Project’s D17

Dec 13, 2019

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Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual violence and the death of sex workers. Last Friday, the usually-bombastic cabaret-rock band Copyslut released an intimate and somber video honoring the […]

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Beyond the Bay: Penelope Isles at Oslo Hackney in London

Dec 12, 2019

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Penelope Isles (photo: Ian Young) Penelope Isles have been hard at work this year. The Brighton-based foursome, who are originally from the Isle of Man, got signed to Bella Union, […]

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Photos: Pink Martini at SFJAZZ Center

Dec 12, 2019

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Pink Martini (photo: Jon Bauer) Pink Martini — the sprawling group with a number of musicians and known for performing a mixture of classical, jazz, and pop — has been […]

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Photos: Madame Gandhi at Slim’s

Dec 11, 2019

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Madame Gandhi (photo: Ian Young) Madame Gandhi graced Slim's on Monday, December 9 with her explosive percussion and thought-provoking lyrics. The touring drummer, who's played with the likes of M.I.A. […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wendesday: OMNI, Fast Times at the Chapel and more

Dec 11, 2019

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Noise Pop announces more shows and more jazz

Dec 11, 2019

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The 2020 Noise Pop festival just announced Phase 3 of the music lineup for the 28th annual event, happening from Monday, February 24 to Sunday, March 1 throughout San Francisco. Next […]

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Burger Boogaloo 11 Revealed: July 11-12 with Bikini Kill and more

Dec 10, 2019

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Only 214 more shopping days until Burger Boogaloo! Don't blow your wad on fruitcake. Get the gift that keeps on giving: Boogaloo tickets! The dates are announced and the lineup […]

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This Week: ‘Die Hard’ + a DJ at the Roxie

Dec 10, 2019

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Look, I know the "Die Hard is a Christmas movie" debate is officially dead by this year (but, like, it is a Christmas movie). But can we all still agree […]

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B. Lewis debuts ‘Sunset on Carmella’

Dec 10, 2019

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With recent credits on Kanye's latest album Jesus is King, B. Lewis has long solidified himself as a successful hip-hop and electronic music producer. But with the debut of his […]

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Review + Photos: Monophonics at the Flamingo Resort

Dec 9, 2019

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Monophonics (photo: Carolyn McCoy) If you have yet to experiencing a live show from Bay Area soul-rockers Monophonics, you must know that the main reason for going to one of their […]

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Photos: Snoop Dogg at the Fillmore

Dec 9, 2019

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Snoop Dogg (photo: Ria Burman) Snoop Dogg brought the smoke to the Fillmore last week. RJ at Noon started the night off, warming up the crowd before the smooth-chill of […]

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December Playlist: Best of the Bay 2019

Dec 9, 2019

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December is here and that can mean only one thing: lists. Gift shopping lists. Baking lists. Best-of-the-Year lists. You name it, it probably exists in bulleted form for the season. Chalk […]

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Beyond the Bay: Shame raise funds for Campaign Against Living Miserably in London

Dec 6, 2019

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Shame (photo: Ian Young) An incredible lineup of British bands (plus special guests We Are Scientists) came together last weekend to celebrate the life of booking agent Chris Meredith, who […]

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Producer Ian McKee emerges from behind the boards with “Amina” EP

Dec 6, 2019

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Since 2016, Ian McKee has been the mind behind some of our favorite local artists, namely Rexx Life Raj, Caleborate and our very own Beejus. But the Pacifica producer finally […]

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Premiere: Rose Haze, “Sea”

Dec 6, 2019

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Everyone give a warm, sun-soaked welcome to new(ish)comer Rose Haze. Haze has been mostly a nomad for the last few years, and her travels have recently landed her in the […]

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Black Mountain plays ‘Destroyer’ at the Independent

Dec 4, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Pitch Perfect PR Black Mountain just released the music video for “Licensed to Drive” and it’s one of the most pleasing music videos I’ve seen in a […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Sir Woman, the Aquadolls

Dec 4, 2019

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Review + Photos: Joanna Newsom at the Herbst Theatre

Dec 3, 2019

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Joanna Newsom (photo: Jon Bauer) Multi-instrumentalist Joanna Newsom performed two sold-out nights last week at the Herbst Theatre, showcasing her talents and unique style to a passionate crowd ready to […]

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Photos: Ben Folds with the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall

Dec 2, 2019

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Ben Folds with the San Francisco Symphony (photo: Jon Bauer) Last Tuesday saw a very special show at Davies Symphony Hall where piano man Ben Folds held a unique performance […]

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Get ready for a surprisingly robust December concert calendar

Nov 29, 2019

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December is usually dead, dead, dead for us around here. With everyone usually jetting off for the holidays at various points throughout the month, venues (and, let's be honest, us […]

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Fime on their ‘Sprawl’ EP, music videos, and LA move

Nov 29, 2019

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My first impression of Fime, outside of listening to their most recent EP Sprawl, was how gracious they were while I fumbled with my audio recording software and anxiously restarted […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Sean Hayes and Hyphen Hyphen

Nov 27, 2019

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Photos: Julia Jacklin at the Independent

Nov 25, 2019

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Julia Jacklin (photo: Ian Young) Julia Jacklin has had an incredible year, selling out Swedish American Hall in May and now the Independent Saturday night. The lucky few who were […]

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Photos: Bloc Party at the Masonic

Nov 25, 2019

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Bloc Party (photo: Patric Carver) It's been 14 years and four albums since the debut of their monumental and breakthrough debut Silent Alarm, and Bloc Party were ready to perform […]

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Down The 5: Jonathan Bree masquerades at the Lodge Room

Nov 23, 2019

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New Zealand singer-songwriter Jonathan Bree touched down in Los Angeles on Saturday night at the Lodge Room. Bree is best known for the “You’re So Cool” video, which features Bree […]

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Amen arrives with debut project, ‘Real’

Nov 22, 2019

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Amen is finally ready to speak her truth. A voice formerly heard on Text Me Records' Group Chat Vol. 2 and Mikos Da Gawd's "Hell Yeah Brother!" makes her official […]

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Photos: The Black Keys at the Chase Center

Nov 22, 2019

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The Black Keys (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) It was a night of garage rock celebration with three of the finest bands in the scene at the Chase Center on Nov. […]

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Photos: Big Freedia at the UC Theatre

Nov 21, 2019

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Big Freedia (photo: Ian Young) Big Freedia, the Queen Diva, brought the bounce back to Berkeley on Tuesday night at the UC Theatre with a raucous wave-your-ass-in-the-air-like-you-don't-care set filled with […]

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Review + Photos: Soul Ska celebrates five years

Nov 21, 2019

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Soul Ska (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland If you’re reading this and you don’t know Soul Ska, that’s partly by design. The band was never interested in blanketing the Bay […]

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Premiere: nenci, ‘tomorrow, for sure’

Nov 21, 2019

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Local songwriter and producer Leviathe has been behind a huge number of our Text Me favorites in the last few years here at The Bay Bridged. Today, she's releasing a […]

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The Painted Horses’ sophomore record has a familiar richness

Nov 21, 2019

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This month, Santa Cruz-based the Painted Horses released their second, self-titled album and it is a collection of folk rock songs we are delighted to have found. Following the release […]

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Moon Duo’s new intergalactic new tunes at New Parish November 23

Nov 20, 2019

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Photo Credit: Brett Johnson Portland-based Moon Duo is coming to the New Parish on November 23 to play jams off their latest, disco-inspired album, Stars Are the Light. Duo Ripley […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: DJ Jack

Nov 20, 2019

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This week on Awkward Convos with Beejus, Beejus chats with Oakland's DJ Jack. Tune in for talk about his journey to becoming a DJ, growing up in the East Bay, […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Julia Jacklin, Misterwives

Nov 20, 2019

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on IG or […]

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The Seshen releases “Dive” video and song ahead of new album

Nov 16, 2019

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“Dive,” released on November 5, is the first single released off forthcoming album CYAN, the third full LP from San Francisco-based The Seshen. Vocalist Lalin St. Juste brings sensual passionate […]

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Photos: Chicago’s Twin Peaks at Great American Music Hall

Nov 15, 2019

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Twin Peaks (photo: Pedro Paredes Haz) Chicago rock band Twin Peaks performed at the Great American Music Hall for a energetic and rousing show in support of their latest album, […]

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Beyond the Bay: Iceland Airwaves thrives on serendipity and schnapps

Nov 15, 2019

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Anna of the North (photo: Ian Young) We take music discovery north (way north!) of the bay to check out the best up-and-coming artists from Iceland, Europe and beyond. The […]

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About The Gonks: the album

Nov 15, 2019

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Hot dog we’re excited to have gotten our hands on the new Gonks album, put out by San Francisco’s Rocks in Your Head Records (Sonny Smith’s babychild). Five Things You […]

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Premiere: Theaux Elliot, “CANTKEEPUP” feat. Jayem + Mayila

Nov 15, 2019

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Elliot Slamet refuses to be boxed in. We’ve covered Slamet’s work on this blog before as EyyELL, one-half of Lord Morgan, but now the San Jose producer is starting to […]

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Premiere: More Fatter debuts ‘Fatterludes’

Nov 15, 2019

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(photo: Zach Bell) More Fatter is back, with a batch of crispy funk tunes to warm up your chilly Bay Area apartment in these coming winter months. Featuring “Yeah You” […]

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Noise Pop updates 2020 lineup with Best Coast, Summer Cannibals and more

Nov 14, 2019

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Today, Noise Pop Festival added more names to next year's lineup. Joining previously announced acts like Maya Jane Coles and Raphael Saadiq are Best Coast, Injury Reserve, Mannequin Pussy, and […]

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Photos: Tab Benoit at Great American Music Hall

Nov 13, 2019

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Tab Benoit (photo: Ria Burman) Tab Benoit brought his guitar wails and blues shreds to the Great American Music Hall for a rocking time Wednesday night last week. Before his […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Josh Chase

Nov 13, 2019

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Happy Wednesday, friends. Today's Awkward Convos with Beejus talks to Oakland native Josh Chase. Perhaps you've seen that brand new, mural-wrapped dispensary off of 880? Thank him for it. Beejus […]

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Turn Up the Bay, Episode 1: Sam Chase writes a rock opera

Nov 13, 2019

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(illustration: Rob Goodman) Remember two weeks ago, when we debuted Awkward Convos with Beejus? That was fun, wasn't it? Well, we've got one more surprise for you... Returning to our […]

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Rexx Life Raj’s ‘Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There’ is finally here

Nov 9, 2019

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One of the most highly-anticipated albums of the fall, Rexx Life Raj's Father Figure 3: Somewhere Out There is out now on all streaming platforms and already has his first […]

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Photos: Suzzy Roche + Lucy Wainwright Roche at Hopmonk Tavern Novato

Nov 8, 2019

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Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche (photo: Ria Burman) Suzzy Roche from the '70s folk group the Roches, doubled up with her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche to perform a night […]

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Photos: Rebirth Canal at the Back Room

Nov 8, 2019

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Rebirth Canal (photo: Ria Burman) Rebirth Canal graced The Back Room once more bringing an eclectic mix of jazzy beats and neo-soul smooth-soothe. Creating high energy, feel-good vibes,by bouncing from […]

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Son Little brings nu-soul to Swedish American November 11

Nov 8, 2019

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(photo: Shervin Lainez) LA’s Son Little is bringing his soul pop nu-soul to Swedish American on Monday and we highly recommend you attend. What a refreshing discovery we made this […]

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Band Art with Annie Bacon

Nov 7, 2019

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“This album was all about centering connection, which is what I see as my purpose as an artist.” Annie Bacon’s folk rock has touches of Ani Difranco and Joan Osborne […]

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Ring in the holiday season with three Bay Area legends

Nov 7, 2019

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An abundance of data has emerged recently showing that contract work is starting to catch up to full-time employment as the norm, especially for young adults. If you're not a […]

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M. Lockwood Porter comes home for the holidays

Nov 7, 2019

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It's a Thanksgiving miracle: Former Berkeleyite M. Lockwood Porter is coming home. Briefly, that is. Recently relocated back to California after a brief jaunt to his home state of Oklahoma, […]

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Copyslut and Wizard Apprentice support at Bottom of the Hill

Nov 6, 2019

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Chicago-based punks Blacker Face are bringing their noisy afropunk style to Bottom of the Hill this Tuesday, November 12. Supporting them at this show are two excellent queer artists coming […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Victor Valle

Nov 6, 2019

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Happy Wednesday, folks. It's a new episode of Awkward Convos with Beejus. Who's this week's guest? Surprise: It's The Bay Bridged's Executive Director and musical man-about-town, Victor Valle. From "Through […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Story So Far, Babe Rainbow and more

Nov 6, 2019

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on IG or […]

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Photos: Kikagaku Moyo at the Fillmore

Nov 4, 2019

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Kikagaku Moyo (photo: Ria Burman) Kikagaku Moyo, steadily gaining deserved recognition in the Bay Area over the last several years, played a stellar, sold-out show at the Fillmore on Wednesday […]

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Start a Riot with Sleater-Kinney at the Fox Theater

Nov 4, 2019

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Former Riot Grrrl rockers Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss of Sleater-Kinney will play Oakland's Fox Theater, November 16 and 17. Their ninth album, The Center Won't Hold debuted […]

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Live This Month: Slink into the holiday season with indie staples and promising newcomers

Nov 4, 2019

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With spooky season behind us (and hopefully the wildfires, too), the holiday season is rapidly approaching. Turning the clocks back and hunkering down for winter brings an array of emotions […]

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Photos: Beats Antique at the UC Theatre

Nov 4, 2019

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Beats Antique (photo: Jon Bauer) Experimental world-based band Beats Antique played a homecoming show at the UC Theatre in their typical extraordinary style. Each show is different than the last with setpieces […]

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Whitney sweetly kills at Old Redwood Barn in Sonoma County

Nov 1, 2019

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“Who’s into Halloween?” asks Julien Ehrlich as he sits with painted face at his drum kit looking out into the crowd on Halloween night. The audience cheers and he says, […]

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Blanket the Homeless releases new record at the Independent

Nov 1, 2019

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In these turbulent times of friction and fire, it’s nice to see truly good work being done on a large scale in the Bay Area. Blanket The Homeless, a non-profit […]

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Photos: Kero Kero Bonito at the Regency Ballroom

Oct 31, 2019

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Kero Kero Bonito (photo: Ian Young) Flamingoes and crocodiles, oh my! Kero Kero Bonito stopped by the Regency Ballroom on Wednesday night to play their sick beats to an enthusiastic […]

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Photos: Andrew Bird + Meshell Ndegeocello at the Fox Theater

Oct 31, 2019

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Andrew Bird (photo: Jon Bauer) Last week the multi-talented Andrew Bird performed at the Fox Theater in support of his latest album, My Finest Work Yet, and in typical Bird […]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Tope

Oct 30, 2019

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(Podcast alarm sounds) It's here! Today's the day we're bringing you our first Bay Bridged-hosted episode of Awkward Convos with Beejus. His guest? Tope, a producer/rapper/all-around regular guy who went […]

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One Found Sound present Beethoven…but, like, for regular people

Oct 30, 2019

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Here are some facts about Beethoven.* He grew up thinking he was younger than he actually was. Sources speculate that his showbiz dad told him he was born two years […]

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Tia Nomore brings “Nu Chain” to OTR Sessions

Oct 29, 2019

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Tia Nomore is about to reach a higher altitude when her upcoming album Level arrives later this fall. And if the rest of her new, upgraded sound is anything like […]

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Review + Photos: Danny Click covers John Cougar Mellencamp’s ‘Scarecrow’ at Terrapin Crossroads

Oct 29, 2019

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Danny Click (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy In 1985, “Unabomber” became a household name, the Regan Era was in its full fascist swing, there were over 4 billion people […]

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Photos: Claire George + the Y Axes at the Independent

Oct 28, 2019

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Claire George (photo: Ian Young) The mystery machine stopped by the Independent on Saturday night to drop off a night's worth of incredible music. Singer Maiah Manser kicked off the […]

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Photos: Tenacious D at the Masonic

Oct 28, 2019

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Tenacious D (photo: Jon Bauer) The immortal and wonderful Tenacious D stopped by the Masonic in support of their latest release, Post-Apocalypto. Supporting Jack Black and Kyle Gass was Wynchester and our […]

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Beyond The Bay: Third Eye Blind at O2 Kentish Town Forum

Oct 28, 2019

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Third Eye Blind (photo: Robert Alleyne) One of the biggest bands to come out of the Bay in recent decades, Third Eye Blind are still out there giving what they have […]

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Photos: BANKS at the Masonic

Oct 28, 2019

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BANKS (photo: Norm deVeyra) Singer BANKS has made a return to music recently with her latest album, the aptly-titled III, and she performed at the Masonic in support of her […]

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Review + Photos: Big Wreck at the Bottom of the Hill

Oct 28, 2019

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Big Wreck (photo: Patric Carver) "Wow. This place is small." This was the most common observation amongst Big Wreck fans gathered at Bottom of the Hill, most of whom seemed […]

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Photos: Joseph at the Fillmore

Oct 25, 2019

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Joseph (photo: Norm deVeyra) The three sisters Natalie Closner Schepman, Allison Closner, and Meegan Closner make up the American folk band Joseph, and they performed at the Fillmore Sunday night […]

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Photos: Half Alive at the Great American Music Hall

Oct 25, 2019

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Half Alive (photo: Norm deVeyra) Long Beach rock band Half Alive are hot on the release of their debut album, Now, Not Yet, and are growing their fan base. They […]

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Review + Photos: Tyler Childers at the Fox Theater

Oct 25, 2019

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Tyler Childers (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland Here’s something I didn’t realize until last Friday. Tyler Childers is a heartthrob. The guy who stands at the microphone like he […]

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Noise Pop announces first 2020 lineup wave with Raphael Saadiq, Jamila Woods and more

Oct 23, 2019

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Is it time to start thinking about Noise Pop Festival already? Yes, it is. Now approaching its 28th year, the festival just dropped its initial lineup of acts, featuring indie […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Agnostic Front, Kid Bloom and more

Oct 23, 2019

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We're moving our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on IG or […]

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Great Highway, Panic Is Perfect to host cancer benefit show

Oct 23, 2019

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Great music, a great cause, and a Great Highway. What could be better? How about a great venue, a great lineup, great food and drinks? That's seven greats folks — […]

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Review + Photos: Joe Bonamassa at the Paramount Theater

Oct 22, 2019

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Joe Bonamassa (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Ah, the guitar. Such a fabulous instrument — so versatile and emotive. When placed in the right hands the guitar can sing, […]

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Photos: Thom Yorke and Andrea Belfi at the Greek Theatre

Oct 21, 2019

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Thom Yorke (photo: Jon Bauer) One of the most influential singers in modern music, Thom Yorke performed an astounding show at the Greek Theatre last Friday night in support of […]

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Announcing: Awkward Convos with Beejus x TBB

Oct 21, 2019

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Longtime Oakland rapper Beejus has made some appearances on our mixtapes and at our festivals over the past several years. Today, we're thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting his […]

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Listen in to Text Me Records Group Chat Vol. 2 out today

Oct 18, 2019

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We won't go down the list of our favorites off of Text Me Records newest tape, Group Chat Vol. 2 because we've done plenty of that already. But gang's all […]

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San Jose Jazz & Hammer Theatre Center Announce Black Cab Series

Oct 18, 2019

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There's a time and place for blockbuster stadium arena shows but some acts and sounds, like jazz, are best to experience the magic up close. Taking this idea to heart, […]

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King Willow, “Your Band”

Oct 18, 2019

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Over the weekend, King Willow released a new song and video, "Your Band." I don't think, in 2019, I need to spend a paragraph or two talking about how familiar […]

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Tenacious D rocks Masonic October 25

Oct 18, 2019

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This Friday, Tenacious D is playing the Masonic with some new tunes and classic favorites. They just released a new single this month (produced by Jack White, man of exquisite […]

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Premiere: abracadabra channel the ’80s with “Comb Your Hair”

Oct 18, 2019

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If you've been around the Bay Area long enough, you might remember Maus Haus from the early days of this very blog (personally, I remember being told about them by […]

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Photos: Grace Kelly at Yoshi’s

Oct 17, 2019

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Grace Kelly (photo: Ria Burman) Grace Kelly returned to Yoshi's filling the venue for a jazzy night of skill and splendor. Fresh from winning the John Lennon Songwriting Award for […]

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Review + Photos: Ride at the Regency Ballroom

Oct 17, 2019

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Ride (photo: Patric Carver) Ride came back to San Francisco to play a packed show at the Regency Ballroom. Opening act Spirit of the Beehive had a bright and beautiful sound that, much […]

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Highly Recommended: Oona Ruin, “Don’t Look Down”

Oct 17, 2019

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I can't stop listening to this new song from Oakland's Oona Ruin. No really, like, I closed the tab so I could paste the link in this draft for later, […]

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Review + Photos: IDLES at the Fillmore

Oct 17, 2019

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IDLES (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely I’m front and center, pushing against the barrier protecting myself as waves of bodies collide behind me. Why am I doing this again? […]

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Photos: Rolling Loud 2019 with G-Eazy, Megan Thee Stallion and more

Oct 17, 2019

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YG (photo: Salihah Saadiq) Yet again, hip-hop festival Rolling Loud 2019 rolled through Oracle Arena and overflowed with talent. The festival always has great variety in rap, from the major players (YG, Megan […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Mr T Experience, Delta Rae and more

Oct 16, 2019

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Looking for more giveaways? We're moving our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on IG or […]

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Review + Photos: Morcheeba at the Midway

Oct 15, 2019

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Morcheeba (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Rewind: It’s 1998 and I am in Amsterdam for the second time. As I sit in one of the city's famed “coffee houses,” […]

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Photos: Aldous Harding at Slim’s

Oct 15, 2019

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Aldous Harding (photo: Jon Bauer) Saturday night saw Aldous Harding deliver a fantastic sold-out show to a passionate crowd at Slim's. The New Zealand singer is riding high off of […]

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Photos: Tyler, the Creator at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Oct 14, 2019

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Tyler, the Creator (photo: Norm deVeyra) It was an amazing lineup of hip-hop and R&B at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last Thursday, October 10, where headliner Tyler, the Creator was joined […]

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Photos: Mahalia at Great American Music Hall

Oct 4, 2019

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Mahalia (photo: Norm deVeyra) UK Singer Mahalia has just released her latest album, Love and Compromise, and swung by the Great American Music Hall to give a headlining performance in support of […]

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Aw Hell, Half Stack’s new EP is here

Oct 4, 2019

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Howdy partners. We’re delighted to announce that Half Stack just released Aw Hell, their latest EP, and hell is it a delighter. They’ve kept their classic Americana style and grown […]

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Review: Bon Iver is lost in the woods no more

Oct 4, 2019

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(photos: Graham Tolbert) “Imagine talking to this many people. It just feels ridiculous...or stupid," Justin Vernon said to applause and laughter, just after his band had gotten through a forceful […]

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Sponsored: dodie grows up at the Fox on Sunday

Oct 3, 2019

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Welcome to the age of the YouTube Sensation. It seems like more and more of the artists we cover are getting their start on the same service that brought us […]

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Red Bull Presents The Bay featuring J. Espinosa, Miles Medina, Noodles + more

Oct 2, 2019

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Red Bull is giving major love to Bay Area DJs making moves in the community. To celebrate local icon J. Espinosa for winning the 2019 Red Bull 3Style World Championship, […]

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Photos: Shura at the Independent

Oct 2, 2019

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Shura (photo: Norm deVeyra) British singer-songwriter Shura rolled into San Francisco's beloved Independent to give a rousing performance in support of her second album, Forevher. Opening for her was Quinn Christopherson, winner […]

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Photos: Christone “Kingfish” Ingram at Great American Music Hall

Oct 2, 2019

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Christone "Kingfish" Ingram (photo: Ria Burman) Christone "Kingfish" Ingram rhythm and blues-ed the Great American Music Hall Friday night with a sold out shake-down of a show. Bringing his debut […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Starcrawler, Boy & Bear and more

Oct 2, 2019

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Review + Photos: Durand Jones and the Indications at the Regency Ballroom

Oct 1, 2019

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Durand Jones and The Indications (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland It was one of those hot and sticky September nights when Durand Jones and The Indications hit The Regency […]

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Big Thief playing two Bay Area shows following LP release

Oct 1, 2019

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Big Thief are touring in support of their upcoming fourth album Two Hands and previously released sister album U.F.O.F. Big Thief will headline two Bay Area shows next month, with […]

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Photos: MUNA at Great American Music Hall

Sep 26, 2019

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MUNA (photo: Norm deVeyra) Electro-pop band MUNA stormed through the Great American Music Hall giving a wonderfully passionate performance in support of their latest album, Saves the World. It was non-stop energy […]

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Premiere: Copyslut explore the edges with “Makers Mark”

Sep 26, 2019

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Oakland’s own edge-walking, queer cabaret-rock band Copyslut shared their new music video for their single “Makers Mark” with us today. Lyrically, the song retells, or perhaps reinterprets, the Latinx myth […]

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Review + Photos: San Rafael PorchFest 2019

Sep 25, 2019

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San Rafael PorchFest (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy “PorchFest? What the hell is PorchFest?” you may ask yourself. In response to that nagging question I know you all are […]

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Review + Photos: Burna Boy at the Fillmore

Sep 25, 2019

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Burna Boy (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland International Afro-fusion star Burna Boy brought his African Giant Returns tour to the Fillmore this past Friday and Saturday night. The sold-out crowd […]

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Photos: Billy Strings at the Independent

Sep 25, 2019

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Billy Strings (photo: Ria Burman) Billy Strings brought a double-whammy of sold out weekend shows to The Independent. Bluegrass sweat and smoke rose and fell throughout the crowd as the […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: !!!, Nilufer Yanya and more

Sep 25, 2019

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Ticket Giveaway: Cornelius and Friendly Fires at the Fillmore this week

Sep 24, 2019

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Fall is always a great time for live music in the Bay. As we transition into sweater weather, here are two fantastic Fillmore shows this week that you can win […]

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TBB’s most anticipated albums of autumn

Sep 23, 2019

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Fall 2019 has a lot of exciting music coming our way, everyone from Brittany Howard to Sam Chase to Blood Orange. We collected our staff’s most anticipated albums, songs, EPs, […]

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Review + Photos: CAKE + Ben Folds at the Shoreline Amphitheatre

Sep 20, 2019

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Ben Folds (photo: Joshua Huver) The second act of the wildly successful 2018 tour featuring '90s indie legends Ben Folds and CAKE stopped at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View last […]

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Headbangers assemble: Babymetal to play Warfield on Oct. 4

Sep 20, 2019

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The name Babymetal is a wildly appropriate moniker for hardcore headbanger darlings Suzuka Nakamoto and Moa Kikuchi. And no lie, there's a huge dousing of novelty in this act: It's […]

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Review + Photos: Dave Matthews Band at Chase Center

Sep 13, 2019

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Dave Matthews Band (photo: Kate Haley) The newly-opened Chase Center has been open for entertainment less than a week but is already seeing some of the most high profile names in […]

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Redd Kross and The Melvins at Cornerstone Brewing

Sep 13, 2019

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The Melvins (photo: Karen Goldman) A few years ago, I came to really understand what living in the Bay Area was all about when I was invited to a group […]

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Next Week: Copyslut at The Ivy Room

Sep 13, 2019

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Multi-medium creatives and resident Oakland punk-rockers Copyslut are playing their first Bay Area gig since their sold-out show benefiting the Homeless Youth Alliance at the end of Pride month. Since […]

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Why diversity — especially gender diversity — in your local scene matters

Sep 11, 2019

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(illustration: Isaiah Wilson) Words by The San Jose Come Up The Come Up strives to ensure that we have a diverse array of artists actively participating in our shows. But […]

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Ocean Beach Music + Arts Festival returns to the Outer Sunset

Sep 11, 2019

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For the sixth year in a row, the Ocean Beach Music + Art Festival is coming back to the Outer Sunset. Celebrate the neighborhood with a day of live music, […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Ariel Pink, Gruff Rhys and more

Sep 11, 2019

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Faye Webster is comin’ to town

Sep 11, 2019

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We were curious to know how Faye Webster’s new Atlanta Millionaires Club would feel and boy-dee-la were we delighted at what we heard. Tunes like “Room Temperature” and “Right Side of […]

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Photos: Tycho + Poolside at the Greek Theatre

Sep 10, 2019

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Tycho (photo: Jon Bauer) Berkeley's iconic Greek Theatre was graced by the smooth sounds of California's own visual artist and digital composer Tycho. He was there in support of his […]

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Band Art with Jesse Rimler

Sep 10, 2019

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“The idea isn’t to draw a specific musician, but to capture the feeling of making music.” It’s always exciting to find a multi-faceted artist: The writer meets musician meets illustrator. […]

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Photos: Alex Lahey at the Independent

Sep 10, 2019

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Alex Lahey (photo: Norm deVeyra) Australian rocker Alex Lahey gave a headlining performance at the Independent this past weekend in support of her latest album, The Best of Luck Club. […]

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Photos: The Block party of all block parties, Hiero Day 2019 in Oakland

Sep 6, 2019

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Hieroglyphics (photo: Norm deVeyra) Local hip hop legends Hieroglyphics brought out their annual block party Hiero Day to celebrate the sounds and life of Oakland in a celebration that always brings out […]

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Text Me Records drops weekend starter, “First to Party”

Sep 6, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Wabless With few summer Fridays left, the Text Me crew drops off a new track to keep the warm nights going. On "First to Party", Lord Morgan, […]

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Rexx Life Raj is on a space mission in new single and video, “Moonwalk”

Sep 6, 2019

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Rexx Life Raj is a rapping space cadet in his new video, "Moonwalk" sent on an expedition to save Kenny Beats. The producer has been missing since the 1980s and […]

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John Courage goes unplugged for “Afraid to Fall”

Sep 6, 2019

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Songwriter John Courage returns to his roots as an acoustic troubadour with his first acoustic-centric release in almost 10 years. All sounds were recorded and performed by the towering Santa Rosa rocker […]

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Photos: Smashing Pumpkins + Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds at Shoreline

Sep 4, 2019

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Smashing Pumpkins (photo: Kate Haley) '90s alternative rock gods Smashing Pumpkins finished up their joint tour with a fellow '90s rock star Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds (Noel Gallagher's from Oasis, of […]

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Get ready for tight security at Hardly Strictly (also, the final lineup)

Sep 4, 2019

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You probably already heard, but in addition to announcing the full and complete lineup, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass announced tighter security measures for 2019's festival, in response to recent gun violence […]

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Beehive swarm up + down the West Coast to SF, Oakland

Sep 4, 2019

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Though the duo Beehive formed recently in early 2019, band members Jake Sprecher (formerly of Terry Malts) and bassist Bud Amenti (also of Shutups), having been playing Bay Area venues for years. […]

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Throw some ‘bos with Pat Thomas, Seablite, and more at the Knockout this month

Sep 4, 2019

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At the end of the month, the curatorial team of Throwin' Bo's has set up another showcase of local and local-ish music. On September 26, stop by the Knockout for […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Bear Call, TWRP and more

Sep 4, 2019

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Review + Photos: Nicki Bluhm, Scott Law, Ross James at the Mystic Theatre

Sep 3, 2019

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Nicki Bluhm (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Singer/songwriter Nicki Bluhm is taller than I thought she would be. She also reminded me of Patti Smith, or possibly Chrissy Hynde, […]

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The Brankas prove to be master codebreakers on ‘Safes’

Sep 2, 2019

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It never hurts to begin any piece of writing with a famous and profound quote, so here's one for you: "Change is the only constant in life." - Heraclitus (Greek […]

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Live This Month: Old favorites and new voices come to town in September

Sep 2, 2019

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Summer in the Bay has provided no shortage of opportunities to chase the elusive sun while getting a shot of adrenaline via a well-curated music festival. From the small stages […]

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Whitney release ‘Forever Turned Around’ with some Bay Area dates

Aug 30, 2019

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(photo: Olivia Bee) After a three-year record lull, Whitney’s much-anticipated sophomore album is out and it’s the treasure we were hoping for. In true Whitney fashion, Forever Turned Around (on […]

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Mr. Hong returns home with new project, ‘Vacation’

Aug 30, 2019

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Artwork by Günseli Sepici Mr. Hong, a 24-year-old San Francisco beat producer, has a real talent for taking all sensory input and turning it into music. Take, for example, his […]

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Vetiver’s exquisite journey “To Who Knows Where”

Aug 30, 2019

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(photo: Alissa Anderson) Vetiver released "To Who Knows Where," the first single from new album Up On High, out November 1, 2019. The song is deeply rooted in the acoustic […]

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Blues Lawyer luck into ‘Something Different’

Aug 30, 2019

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Following the release of their 2018 debut album Guess Work, wonderfully anxious pop outfit Blues Lawyer was forced to reconsider their original plan for the project, which was to stop. See, […]

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Sponsored: Phum Viphurit invents T-pop at Mezzanine

Aug 29, 2019

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The list of Thai musicians that have made it in the States is startlingly, depressingly short. In fact, outside of committed music nerds who keep a watchful eye on global […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Peach Kelli Pop, Lumerians and more

Aug 28, 2019

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Representing: The true debut of Sour Widows

Aug 27, 2019

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“Nirvana. Radiohead. Weezer. A lot of jazz.” Members of Sour Widows are listing some of their biggest influences. Bouncing ideas off each other. There’s a calm and friendly dynamic at […]

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Alex Lahey comes up from down under to the Independent

Aug 26, 2019

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(Photo: Callum Preston Alex Lahey’s sophomore LP, The Best of Luck Club, is filled with those power-punk anthems she’s known for but this time with a little more sophistication. Songs are […]

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Photos: Orville Peck at Swedish American Hall

Aug 23, 2019

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Orville Peck (photo: Ria Burman) The Swedish American Hall was packed, sweaty and country hoe-down ready for Orville Peck, who dazzled with tassels and ballads tinged with '80s Dead or […]

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Boy Scouts release new single and video, “Hate Ya 2”

Aug 23, 2019

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Just in time for their fall US tour, Boy Scouts have released a new single and accompanying video "Hate Ya 2." Raised in California's Central Valley, Boy Scouts (also known […]

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Video Premiere: Aish’s “Joy and Sorrow”

Aug 23, 2019

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Ahead of his forthcoming album, The Sex Issue (MCV Records) Aish just released his new music video for “Joy and Sorrow” and it is a truly captivating piece. The scenery […]

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Album Premiere: Slugger head for home on ‘Let The Good Times Rot’

Aug 21, 2019

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Slugger from left to right: Robert McLean, Hezekiah Donaghy, Alex Vargas, Josiah Donaghy It’s a muggy late-summer evening in south Santa Rosa. As the four members of Slugger dutifully distribute […]

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Band Art with Harry Nordlinger

Aug 21, 2019

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What first caught our eye about artist Harry Nordlinger was the album artwork he did for San Francisco band Schlotman. Earlier this year, the band released their first LP and […]

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Premiere: Roam Mendocino with Lady Fair Cigarettes in “How Did I Get Into This Bikini?”

Aug 21, 2019

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Last week, we brought you the video for "Two Tylers" from Oakland's Tyler Holmes, and promised you another project of theirs within the next week. Today we have the video […]

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ICYMI: The Octopus Literary Salon is closing

Aug 21, 2019

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(photos courtesy of The Octopus Literary Salon) The Bay Area community of artists lets out a sorrowful sigh as The Octopus Literary Salon announces the closing of its doors at […]

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Sheer Mag’s power-pop gets heavy at the New Parish

Aug 21, 2019

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Artwork by Robert Beatty Sheer Mag’s new album A Distant Call hits the stands August 23...and might we suggest starting with “The Killer” if you want a sweet taste? It’s […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Mutual Benefit, Lumerians and more

Aug 21, 2019

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The hits just keep on coming for Hardly Strictly 2019

Aug 20, 2019

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Can you believe?! Hardly Strictly Bluegrass recently released a fourth lineup drop for this year's festival and honestly, the number and variety of stars they have pulled in for this […]

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Audium 11 coming this fall

Aug 20, 2019

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Audium, a sound-sculpture theater in San Francisco, has announced the premiere of their latest composition. This is the second composition from father-son duo Stan and David Shaff, with a design […]

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Photos: Marty O’Reilly + the Old Soul Orchestra at Sweetwater Music Hall

Aug 20, 2019

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Marty O Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra (photo: Ria Burman) Marty O'Reilly soul-folk-rocked Sweetwater Music Hall last week. High-energy musicianship swept the night along with drum-jazz steady grooves, fiddle-fantastic […]

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Review + Photos: OMD at the Mountain Winery

Aug 19, 2019

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OMD (photo: Patric Carver) "The moral of our set is don't be afraid of middle-aged men from Liverpool. We've come to kick your ass with synthesizers." That's how bassist and […]

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New free concert series to bring Helado Negro, Giraffage to SF

Aug 16, 2019

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If you're a local, we're willing to bet you've seen the Golden Gate Bridge, you've seen Alcatraz, and you've seen the Full House house. But have you seen McLaren Park? […]

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LA’s Rose Dorn make their Bay Area debut next month

Aug 16, 2019

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(photo: Derec Patrick) Rose Dorn just released the video for “Champ” off their forthcoming album, Days You Were Leaving (out August 23 on Bar/None Records). This video rates high amongst […]

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Review + Photos: ALO at Moe’s Alley

Aug 15, 2019

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ALO (photo: Joshua Huver) ALO, or Animal Liberation Orchestra, the four-piece funk-jam and feel-good groove machine from the San Francisco Bay Area “blew out the walls” of Moe’s Alley in […]

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Review + Photos: Lauren Wahl and Simply Put debut new album at Kuumbwa Jazz

Aug 15, 2019

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Lauren Wahl (photo: Joshua Huver) On Saturday, August 3, Lauren Wahl & Simply Put left a raw and energetic set on the stage at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. The band […]

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Legendary Filipino Latin jazz rock group Dakila to perform at Undiscovered SF

Aug 15, 2019

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“Dakila was pretty much ahead of its time back in 1971,” David Bustamante says. He might have a bias, but he isn’t totally wrong either — Over 40 years ago, […]

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Video Premiere: A cult convenes in Tyler Holmes’ “Two Tylers”

Aug 14, 2019

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(photo: Adrian Octavius Walker) In a situation like this, where we are bringing you a brand-new video from an emerging artist, I would normally say something like "Be on the […]

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Review + Photos: The Boxmasters at the Mystic Theater

Aug 14, 2019

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The Boxmasters (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy More than likely, if I spoke the name “Billy Bob Thornton,” you’d automatically think of the actor who has starred in Sling […]

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James and the Psychedelic Furs at Stern Grove

Aug 13, 2019

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The Psychedelic Furs (photo: Patric Carver) How do you mend a broken heart? That question seemed to be on the minds of many of the at-capacity crowd that filled Stern […]

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Photos: Outside Lands 2019 graces Golden Gate Park for a 12th year of great music

Aug 13, 2019

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(photo: Daniel Kielman) Another Outside Lands Music Festival has left San Francisco's beloved Golden Gate Park, continuing to be one of the most reliable festivals for variety and quality in entertainment. It […]

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Outside Lands 2019: A solid year that smashed attendance records

Aug 12, 2019

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Kacey Musgraves at Outside Lands 2019 (all photos: Daniel Kielman) For a full photo gallery of the festival, click here. DAY ONE Friday at Outside Lands is never off to […]

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass reveal two more lists of confirmed artists

Aug 12, 2019

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The 19th Hardly Strictly Bluegrass music festival has recently released not one but two additional waves of artist announcements. In addition to celebrating our country’s rich musical heritage, the 19th […]

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Tommy Alexander brings new record with three area shows

Aug 12, 2019

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(photo: Joshua Huver) Tommy Alexander, the college baseball standout turned troubadour, released a brand new album last week. The album, baby you're blue is a collection of songs new and old. Alexander […]

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Joe Russo’s Almost Dead debuts at Frost Amphitheater August 17

Aug 9, 2019

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One of the most popular rehashing of the Grateful Dead's legacy in recent years is returning to the Bay Area. Joe Russo's Almost Dead, has been winning over Deadheads left […]

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Photos: Sons of Kemet at SFJAZZ

Aug 9, 2019

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Sons of Kemet (photo: Ria Burman) Sons of Kemet brought their atmospheric, powerful vibes to SFJAZZ Wednesday night getting the dance floor full and move-grooving, fast. Sax, tuba and double […]

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Baybs release “You’re the Only One”

Aug 9, 2019

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We are grateful to Baybs for bringing us this summery tune just at the the peak of that I-don’t-want-summer-to-be-over-yet feeling. Baybs, the duo of Craig Jacobs and Melissa Russi, just […]

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Local, regional and global acts to grace San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019

Aug 9, 2019

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Photo by Jerome Burnet In or out of San Francisco, there's a slew of fantastic performances to witness this weekend. Just a few miles south, the San Jose Jazz Summer […]

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Local musicians organize Berkeley folk benefit concert for KIND

Aug 7, 2019

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If you’re skipping Outside Lands this year and perhaps looking for a more productive use for your money, check out this Berkeley benefit for Kids In Need of Defense, a […]

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Photos: Meernaa at Starline Social Club

Aug 7, 2019

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Meernaa (photo: Ian Young) Oakland's Meernaa threw a party on Saturday night at Starline Social Club to celebrate the release of their first full length, Heart Hunger. Playing with string […]

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Review + Photos: Victoria George and the High Lonesome at Sweetwater Music Hall

Aug 7, 2019

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Victoria George and The High Lonesome (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Marin County singer-songwriter Victoria George’s music is a sonic cocktail of sorts. Add one part folk, two parts […]

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Review + Photos: Sarah Shook + the Disarmers at Bottom of the Hill

Aug 7, 2019

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Sarah Shook & the Disarmers (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely I cannot get “Good as Gold” out of my head — and that’s a good thing. Sarah Shook & the […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Tanukichan + Papa Bear and the Easy Love

Aug 7, 2019

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Text Me Records send off summer with “PESOS”

Aug 6, 2019

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New in from the Text Me family: "PESOS (Hot Mess)," a Dolores Park romp with a handful of folks from our favorite local publishing house. The first single off Text […]

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Sour Widows premieres with “Tommy”

Aug 2, 2019

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“It’s like the anti-single,” says Sour Widows' Susanna Thomson. She tells us that the track is a bit of an outlier from the rest of their forthcoming, self titled EP. […]

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Hot Sick Vile and Fun, out on Rocks in Your Head

Aug 2, 2019

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Rocks in Your Head, the new San Francisco record label started by Sonny Smith (Sonny and the Sunsets) just released its second album, Volume 1: Hot Sick Vile and Fun. […]

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Review + Photos: Kim Petras at Mezzanine

Aug 2, 2019

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From the tube dresses and costume jewelry to the bottle service, the floors of Mezzanine had more of a weekend blowout vibe than a mid-week slump, thanks to pop-superstar-in-the-making Kim […]

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Premiere: Milk for the Angry, “Snake Eyes”

Aug 2, 2019

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Words by William Wayland Milk for the Angry’s most popular video so far was an accident. Riffing with a neighbor, they improvised Cleopatra’s “Jumper Cable Jam,” shared it on social […]

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Sleepbomb sountrack classic, sometimes campy films at the New Parkway

Jul 31, 2019

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About a week ago, I was at the New Parkway to see a movie, and I noticed an unsettling hum coming from the other theater. Was that the tritone? The […]

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Photos: ‘Incandescent Body’ by Post:Ballet and Star Amerasu at Heron Arts

Jul 31, 2019

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Incandescent Body (photo: Ian Young) We went behind the scenes of Post:Ballet's ambitious and awe-inspiring multi-disciplinary show Incandescent Body, which brought singer Star Amerasu's deeply personal songs to life. Featuring […]

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Photos: The Beths at the Independent

Jul 31, 2019

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The Beths (photo: Ian Young) New Zealand's the Beths headlined an incredible night of music at the Independent on Friday, playing cuts from their latest album Future Me Hates Me […]

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Review + Photos: The Head and the Heart at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Jul 31, 2019

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The Head And The Heart (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy One of my main influences in the discovery of new music is my teenage daughter. Thanks to her I […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Julia Holter, Imperial Teen and more

Jul 31, 2019

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Sponsored: Jenny Lewis shines at the Fox Theater this September

Jul 31, 2019

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From the start of her indie stardom as a founder of Rilo Kiley to her work with the Watson Twins, Jenny Lewis is a rare artist that has rarely had […]

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Review + Photos: Undiscovered SF

Jul 25, 2019

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Jocelyn Enriquez (photo: Regidor Biala) Hyped by a studio pics challenge on Instagram and a beloved freestyle great hits mix, Undiscovered SF's third season opener delivered on its promise and […]

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Review + Photos: ‘Punk Rock Storytelling: War Stories’ at Swedish American Hall

Jul 25, 2019

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War Stories (photo: Patric Carver) They say that you care less about what other people think about you as you age. Imagine what would happen if you didn't give a […]

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Review + Photos: Hellman Summer Stomp at the Sweetwater Music Hall

Jul 24, 2019

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Hellman Summer Stomp (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy If ever there were a family tree that has grown strong and has deep roots in the musical community of the […]

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Review + Photos: The Blank Tapes, Killer Whale at the Independent

Jul 24, 2019

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The Blank Tapes (photo: Ria Burman) One of my favorite locals bands played the Independent Friday night. If you love groovy, funky, chill beats and have yet to hear Killer […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Y Axes, Psychic Graveyard and more

Jul 24, 2019

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Vivian Girls announce first new album in 8 years, fall tour dates

Jul 22, 2019

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(photo: Neil Kryszak) Vivian Girls are decisively focused on the future. Having an eight-year gap between albums — and having been the subject of indie misogyny from both critics and […]

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Bands In Portrait: Ellisa Sun sets on the Bay

Jul 22, 2019

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At the end of 2017, Ellisa Sun was looking for her next challenge. "My band and I got to play the Great American Music Hall, we got to play the […]

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Review + Photos: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy + the Conspirators at the Warfield

Jul 19, 2019

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Slash (photo: Ria Burman) Dirty Honey opened the show at The Warfield with electric energy and rock and roll righteousness, warming up the already buzzing crowd, some having traveled from […]

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Billie Gale premieres new single “The Rules”

Jul 19, 2019

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Oakland's own dream pop quartet Billie Gale just released their newest single "The Rules." Perfect timing, too. They'll be performing this weekend at Temescal's 40th St. Block Party. Here's to […]

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The futurist geometry of Salami Rose Joe Louis

Jul 19, 2019

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(artwork: Cinque Mubarak) Salami Rose Joe Louis signing to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint has been one of the most exciting Bay Area musical success stories of 2019. Since she started […]

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Queen of freestyle Jocelyn Enriquez returns home for UNDSCVRD season opener

Jul 18, 2019

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Photo courtesy of Juan L. Ortiz It's been almost 20 years since Jocelyn Enriquez was a staple on radio airwaves and dance floors throughout the Bay Area and eventually across […]

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Review + Photos: Vulfpeck at the Greek Theatre

Jul 17, 2019

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Vulfpeck's Woody Goss (left) and Jack Stratton (right) (photo: Joshua Huver) Vulfpeck has been one of the fastest-growing internet-funk bands around the world thanks in large part to the genius […]

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Premiere: The Witch and the Wizard dive right in on “Headfirst (For Better Or Worse)”

Jul 17, 2019

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(photo: Deb Leal) Picture a cauldron. Add eye of newt, maybe lizard's tail, the ashes of a dying star. Oh — and the voices of Allison Kane and AJ McKinley, […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Smokin’ Ziggurats, David Bowie and Prince tribute and more

Jul 17, 2019

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Photos: Monsieur Periné at SF Jazz Center

Jul 16, 2019

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Monsieur Periné (photo: Ian Young) Bogotá-based musical ensemble Monsieur Periné performed a very rousing set at SFJAZZ, lead by the wonderful pipes of singer Catalina García who sings in a […]

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Review + Photos: Royal Jelly Jive at Sweetwater Music Hall

Jul 16, 2019

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Royal Jelly Jive (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy It’s my first time experiencing the Sonoma County jazzy-cabaret, soul-filled band Royal Jelly Jive. I have heard good things about them […]

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In ‘Incandescent Body,’ Post:Ballet bring Ah Mer Ah Su’s songs to life

Jul 15, 2019

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(photo: Ryan Molnar) In 2018, we talked to Ah Mer Ah Su about the theater background that taught her how to turn complex emotions into soaring works of electronic pop. […]

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Wax Roof’s “Poseidon” is an oceanic love jam featuring Rexx Life Raj, Jay Prince and Manasseh

Jul 12, 2019

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Wax Roof is an Oakland multi-instrumentalist that has blessed some of the Bay Area's most treasured records with his simplified, yet soulful vibe. Turning hip-hop and jazz concepts into genre-fluid […]

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Nanosaur + Jay Casio got the drip in video for new single, “Fountain”

Jul 12, 2019

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Photo by @wheres.wables Jay Casio has tried to forge a new identity since going solo from his initial outfit, one-half of Oakland party rappers RnB Millionaires. In 2014, the autotuned […]

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10 years on, Burger Boogaloo stays strange

Jul 11, 2019

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In the years that I've been attending Burger Boogaloo, the festival heights exponentially grew each year. Two years ago, Iggy Pop did his best Alex Honnold impression and scaled the fence […]

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‘Punk Rock Storytelling: War Stories’ comes to Swedish American Hall next week

Jul 11, 2019

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I first encountered the zine Lobotomy when I was a teenager in Tampa, Florida. Poking out of a stack of papers labeled "Posters and shit $1," Lobotomy appealed to me […]

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Self-mythologizing with Abe Hollow

Jul 10, 2019

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I first met Adam Hirsch, the man behind the project Abe Hollow, at a house show in Oakland. We only chatted briefly, introducing ourselves and setting up a time to […]

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Premiere: Rubber Tramp says “So Long,” once again, on ‘Desert Tramp’

Jul 10, 2019

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(photo: Ben Einstein) Oakland's Rubber Tramp return with their second EP — a genuine rock and roll affair called Desert Tramp, and a record release party this Friday at Bottom […]

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Vagabon supporting Angel Olsen on fall tour, Fox show

Jul 10, 2019

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(photo: Amanda Marsalis) Angel Olsen has announced a headlining North American tour this fall, her first full-band tour since 2017. If somehow that's not enough to bring you to Oakland's […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Dear Nora, Bardo Martinez and more

Jul 10, 2019

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The best Boogaloo bloopers and vendors

Jul 9, 2019

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From the Chats to The Clams, to Mr. Waters and a giant, diving panda, this year’s Burger Boogaloo was a solid, fun-filled weekend. It certainly had its moments, and some of […]

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Mistah FAB delivers a summer’s worth of bangers on “Hella Ratchet 2” mixtape

Jul 5, 2019

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Fabby Davis Jr., Mr. Dope Era -- When he's not sitting court side at Golden State Warriors games or running his merch shop in downtown Oakland, Mistah FAB stays busy […]

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Summer Fridays at Bandcamp: Upcoming Abelton workshop, Umber release party and of course, performances

Jul 5, 2019

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Bandcamp Oakland has quickly become a gem of a record-store-slash-performance-space for curious music junkies, local artists, and creators in the area. Peruse its selection of stellar independent records or attend […]

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Billie Gale plays Temescal Block Party July 20

Jul 5, 2019

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Dream pop duo Billie Gale is up to their usual dreamy tricks. Their forthcoming single, “The Rules” is a synth-lined heaven with vocals that border on Gaelic and guitar solos […]

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Singer-songwriter Samaria releases “Piece By Peace” video + tour announcement

Jul 3, 2019

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As the Bay Area continues to grow as an R&B hotspot, singer-songwriter Samaria seems to have aligned her silent trajectory right alongside it. The 22-year-old has been quietly dropping tracks […]

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Boy Scouts release balloon-filled video for “Get Well Soon”

Jul 3, 2019

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Boy Scouts at Phono del Sol 2019 (photo: Ian Young) For anyone having a low day, a tough time, or who just enjoys colorful moments watching balloons doing what they […]

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ICYMI: Mark your calendars for 20th Street Block Party 2019

Jul 3, 2019

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With Burger Boogaloo just ended and Outside Lands on the horizon, your summer festival dance card is likely full. Room for one more? Noise Pop recently announced the lineup for […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Blisses B, Kiesza and more

Jul 3, 2019

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Bobbing charts frenetic, delightful waters on ‘Thank You For Singing To Me’

Jul 2, 2019

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(photo: Maddie Deutsch) Bobbing's Robert Luisi Ross sits on the Thank You For Singing To Me album cover in cartoon form, surrounded by both lush greenery and guitar pedals. This […]

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With ‘Pale Cicada,’ Hamilton Ulmer’s seeking heaven on earth

Jul 2, 2019

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(photo: Ginger Fierstein) The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave […]

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Photos: Priests at Starline Social Club

Jul 1, 2019

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Priests (photo: Ian Young) Starline Social Club hosted a one-two punch of in-your-face performances Saturday night. Priests, whose latest album The Seduction of Kansas is one of the year's best […]

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Caleborate returns with “Hear Me Out”

Jun 28, 2019

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"Everybody conversate the same now anyways, so don't mind me, I'm just trying to tell my story a different way," -- Caleborate continues to speak his truth and authenticity on […]

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Nate Mercereau celebrates “Joy Techniques” album release on July 20

Jun 28, 2019

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Nate Mercereau is a virtuoso composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who left San Francisco and headed to Los Angeles where he contributed his talents to records with Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Sheila […]

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‘Once’ review and Q&A with cast member Rob Ready

Jun 28, 2019

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Photo courtesy of 42nd Street Moon Words by Tiffany Lew Once follows a Czech woman and Irishman in Dublin, Ireland. The setting is a key feature of both the 2007 […]

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Photos: The third annual Clusterfest returns to the city

Jun 28, 2019

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Craig Robinson and the Nasty Delicious (photo: SarahJayn Kemp) The festival that combines comedy, music, and art known as Clusterfest returned to San Francisco once again to supply the city with […]

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Betabrand Podcast Theatre presents the Noise Pop Podcast

Jun 27, 2019

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Every Thursday, Betabrand plays host to weekly live podcast and this week's feature is none other than The Bay Bridged Phono del Sol partner, Noise Pop. Led by Noise Pop […]

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Watch Oakland band No Lovely Thing’s “Storm” video

Jun 27, 2019

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The gentle funky soul group No Lovely Thing recently released their latest music video for “Storm,” the first single off their new album, SHE BE. The video is a captivating, […]

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Photos: Charly Bliss at the New Parish

Jun 27, 2019

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Charly Bliss (photo: Norm deVeyra) Charly Bliss may sound like the work of a solo project, but the New York four-piece are actually quite a connected rock band that perform […]

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Premiere: Sunset Lines: “Smoke Signals”

Jun 26, 2019

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Sunset Lines’s latest single starts with a bang, with lead singer Liz Brooks boldly announcing that she has “big plans to get fucked up.” “Smoke Signals” is a groovy, danceable […]

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Celebrate “Interdependence Day” in Jack London Square

Jun 26, 2019

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This July 4, the free annual “Interdependence Day” block party is back at Jack London Square! Produced in partnership with Oakhella, Youth Aid, and Field of Verge Alliance, the Interdependence […]

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Your 2019 San Francisco Pride Guide

Jun 26, 2019

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San Francisco's storied queer history has been rightfully brought to light over the years, and while the 50-year anniversary of the pivotal Stonewall riots in New York City seems to […]

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Meet Brijean, the beatmaker behind your favorite local bands

Jun 26, 2019

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Brijean Murphy and Doug Stuart (all photos: Jon Bauer) “Should I smile?” she asks the photographer. Brijean is wearing a green and blue floral blouse with track pants, platform sneakers, […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Your Fearless Leader, Valley Queen and more

Jun 26, 2019

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Video Premiere: Credit Electric’s “Lightning Written Down”

Jun 25, 2019

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Peaceful easy feeling / No need to say goodbye We’re pleased we got our hands on the latest from Oakland’s Credit Electric. The tracks on forthcoming EP Easy Moon have […]

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Copyslut announces Pride show benefitting Homeless Youth Alliance

Jun 25, 2019

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(photo: Kristen Wrezeneski) San Francisco-based band Copyslut are throwing a benefit show in the last few days of Pride month. Proceeds will benefit the Homeless Youth Alliance, a Bay Area […]

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Beyond The Bay: The She’s make their London debut at Old Blue Last

Jun 20, 2019

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The She's (photo: Robert Alleyne) "all Female rock n roll quartet" The She's played their first show in London on Monday, June 17. The Bay Area dream-pop-rockers played a triumphant show […]

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Priests returning to Starline Social Club on ‘Seduction of Kansas’ tour

Jun 20, 2019

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(photo: Ebru Yildiz) DC post-punk band Priests are returning to Starline Social Club on the heels of their second album, The Seduction of Kansas (out now on Sister Polygon). Following […]

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Throwin’ Hoes: A night of music and drag at El Rio

Jun 20, 2019

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From Throwin' Bo's, the music showcase formerly that began at the dearly departed Elbo Room SF, comes an additional party showcasing the best in up-and-coming local artists: Welcome to Throwin' […]

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Review: Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Festival

Jun 20, 2019

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(photo: Priscilla Rodriguez) As someone who doesn’t know a whole lot about EDM, Porter Robinson’s Second Sky Festival at Oakland’s Middle Harbor Shoreline Park was a great gateway for those […]

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Bay Area’s own Tia Nomore, Ricky Lake, Wade08 to back YBN Cordae at New Parish

Jun 19, 2019

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Photo by Amy Lombard OK, look: We love YBN Cordae. The North Carolina rapper possesses a bonafide pen — he fired legit shots to all the old heads in J. […]

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“Soul gayze” and “avant pop” Future Twin to showcase new music at the Knockout

Jun 19, 2019

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When Jean Jeanie isn't fighting for organized housing in San Francisco, she moonlights as Future Twin, a generative artist fighting the good fight through her "soul gayze" and "avant pop." […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Priests, Ginger Root and more

Jun 19, 2019

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Photos: Chromeo with Toro y Moi at the Greek Theatre

Jun 18, 2019

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Chromeo (photo: Jon Bauer) Canadian funk-masters Chromeo took over the Greek Theatre with the help of the Bay Area's own Toro y Moi in support of their latest album Outer Peace, […]

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Photos: The Mattson 2 at SFJAZZ

Jun 18, 2019

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Calvin Keys (photo: Ria Burman) The Mattson 2 took to the stage at SFJAZZ Friday with jazz guitarist supreme, Calvin Keys, for a night of smooth grooves, funky jazz and […]

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Photos: Tia Fuller at SFJAZZ

Jun 18, 2019

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Tia Fuller (photo: Ria Burman) Tia Fuller entertained the crowd in the Joe Henderson Lab of SFJAZZ Thursday, enjoying the opening of SFJAZZ's 37th Annual Jazz festival. Bringing forth the […]

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More Fatter announce first California tour

Jun 13, 2019

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Bay Bridged favorites More Fatter are bringing their spirited pop-funk tunes on the road! Specifically onto Highway 1, as they travel up and down the California coast, stopping in a […]

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Makeunder come roaring back with “In Between My Dead-End Jobs”

Jun 12, 2019

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(photo: Ginger Fierstein) Dear reader, I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this, but you could really use a makeunder. Not a makeover — you look great, smell […]

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Phono del Sol: Queens D.Light’s not-so-quiet revolution

Jun 12, 2019

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Photos by Salihah Saadiq Words by Jody Amable "I feel like in the Bay it’s OK to be weird." Perched on a blue sofa in Qulture Collective, a queer and […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Houndmouth, the Felice Brothers and more

Jun 12, 2019

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Phono del Sol: Chastity Belt are equal parts earnestness and irony

Jun 11, 2019

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Hailing from Walla Walla Washington, Chastity Belt will be gracing the Phono Del Sol stage on June 15. Featuring Julia Shapiro on guitar and vocals, Lydia Lund on guitar, Annie […]

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Photos: The Y Axes album release at Rickshaw Stop

Jun 11, 2019

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The Y Axes (photo: Ian Young) SF faves The Y Axes celebrated the release of their newest album, No Waves, by playing to a hometown crowd at Rickshaw Stop. The […]

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Photos: Emma Ruth Rundle at Great American Music Hall

Jun 11, 2019

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Emma Ruth Rundle (photo: Kristin Cofer) Singer-songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle performed at Great American Music Hall last week in support of her fifth solo album, last year's On Dark Horses. Our […]

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Photos: Mattiel at Cafe du Nord

Jun 11, 2019

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Mattiel (photo: Ian Young) Cafe du Nord hosted a 1-2 punch of rollicking indie rock with Atlanta's Mattiel and Detroit's Moonwalks last Wednesday night. Take a look at photos below […]

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Blisses B host album release party at Bottom of the Hill

Jun 11, 2019

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Blisses B is an upbeat, Americana indie pop band with a Dr. Dog vibe and a passion for positivity. On July 5, they release their album Tell your Friends You […]

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Jay Som announces sophomore album, tour with Boy Scouts

Jun 11, 2019

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Jay Som, the moniker under which musician Melina Duterte releases music, recently announced her new album Anak Ko (2019) and an accompanying fall tour. The title translates to “my child” […]

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Review + Photos: Flanelhed at HopMonk Tavern

Jun 5, 2019

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Kelly Finnegan (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy There is a band with a fiery force that has a powerful hunger for loud amplifiers filled with grungy guitars and soaring […]

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Boy Scouts graces US, Phono del Sol stages

Jun 5, 2019

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It’s a welcomed sunny afternoon after quite a long rainy spell in Oakland. Plants lining the sidewalks are vibrant shades of peach, purple, and yellow, and as I stroll past […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Culture Abuse, Diane Coffee and more

Jun 5, 2019

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Lucy Dacus announces North American headlining tour

Jun 4, 2019

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Lucy Dacus has just announced tour dates for 2019 and we’re pleased as pie. The pure-voiced folk singer has also just released a single, “My Mother and I,” and it’s […]

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Naytronix and Salami Rose Joe Louis play Bandcamp June 7

Jun 4, 2019

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This Friday, June 7, Naytronix (aka Nate Brenner of tUnE-yArDs) releases his latest album, Air, on Botcave Records. To celebrate, he’ll be playing a free show at the Bandcamp store […]

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Tony Molina announces rarities LP, Chapel show with Culture Abuse

Jun 3, 2019

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(photo: Samuelito Cruz/Chase Mason) West Bay native Tony Molina has just announced the release of his upcoming rarities collection, Songs From San Mateo County. The record is due July 19 […]

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Review + Photos: The Lemonheads at the Mystic Theatre

Jun 3, 2019

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The Lemonheads (photo: Patric Carver) Courthouse Square is a backlot at Universal Studios. It's most famous for being the town center of Hill Valley, the fictional setting of Back to […]

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Photos: Billie Eilish at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 31, 2019

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Billie Eilish (photo: Ian Young) Billie Eilish kicked off her sold-out tour at Bill Graham's Civic Auditorium Wednesday night, playing an energetic set to a screaming crowd.

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Live This Month: Pre-game Phono del Sol with this playlist

May 31, 2019

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It's baaaaack! As previously announced, The Bay Bridged and Noise Pop are joining forces to bring everyone’s favorite summer event back to Potrero del Sol Park on Saturday, June 15th. […]

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Phono del Sol: How to give back to your local music community

May 31, 2019

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Yes, it's true, Phono del Sol is back and free-er than ever. The best part of Phono in years past is that it was a true win-win: audiences got to […]

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Serious in all the right ways: An interview with Meernaa

May 30, 2019

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(photo: Ginger Fierstein) Meernaa’s frontwoman Carly Bond is a charming goofball — perhaps not entirely what one might expect after hearing her pour so much soul into the songs off […]

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Review + Photos: IDLES at Great American Music Hall

May 29, 2019

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Idles (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely IDLES, a hardcore rock band from the “other port city” Bristol, England (band’s reference to San Francisco) plays the first of two sold-out […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Field Medic, the Spirit of the Beehive and more

May 29, 2019

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Mariee Sioux to debut ‘Grief in Exile’ in Bolinas

May 29, 2019

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(photo: Aubrey Trinnaman) Mariee Sioux, whose folk songs are interwoven with haunting flutes and intricate guitar work, releases her latest album, Grief in Exile, on Night Bloom Records on June […]

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Interview: Ryan Von Gonten speaks on Christian-core influence and upcoming music

May 28, 2019

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I caught Ryan Von Gonten walking into the Knockout about five minutes before doors were supposed to open. Following the procession of amplifier- and guitar-carrying musicians, I spotted Von Gonten […]

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Premiere: Royal Jelly Jive, “Boomerang”

May 28, 2019

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Get excited for Royal Jelly Jive's release show at Cornerstone next week with a new video: "Boomerang." "Boomerang" is the bonus track that comes when you pre-order their new record, […]

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Photos: blackbear at the Masonic

May 24, 2019

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blackbear (photo: Cam Peters) Five albums deep into his career, singer blackbear gave a passionate performance to an enthusiastic crowd at the Masonic. He was performing in support of his […]

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Seablite announce new album ‘Grass Stains and Novocaine’

May 24, 2019

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Seablite are a four-piece dream-pop band hailing from San Francisco, bringing a bouncy fusion of My Bloody Valentine-esque shoegaze and West Coast garage rock. Their latest release, “There Were Only […]

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Neutrals announce debut album ‘Kebab Disco’

May 24, 2019

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If you played me Neutrals' latest release, “Hate the Summer of Love,” it would be difficult to place it in any specific time. Like post-punk acts of the '80s, lead […]

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Field Medic returns for first headlining show in SF

May 23, 2019

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(photo: Stephen Beebout) How autobiographical are the songs off this album? We asked Field Medic’s Kevin Patrick. “100%,” he said. “I don’t really write fiction, I just write [my] truth...I […]

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Photos: The Chemical Brothers at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

May 23, 2019

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The Chemical Brothers (photo: Ian Young) the Chemical Brothers — Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons — brought lasers, more lasers, robots shooting lasers, and of course their signature rave sound to […]

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Tiny Telephone to host Lomelda, Madeline Kenney, and Judith Horn

May 23, 2019

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In the 10th installment of their Lucky Cloud concert series, Tiny Telephone Oakland welcomes Lomelda, a href="https://www.perfectshapes.club/">Madeline Kenney, and Judith Horn this Friday, May 24. Dead-set on making analog recording […]

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Photos: Bruno Major at the Independent

May 22, 2019

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Bruno Major (photo: Cam Peters) British singer Bruno Major performed at the Independent last week in support of his 2017 album, A Song For Every Moon. We had our photographer […]

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Review + Photos: Camp Cope at the Uptown

May 22, 2019

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Camp Cope (photo: Patric Carver) "Does anyone see an old man wearing eyeliner?" said Camp Cope's Georgia McDonald as she peered out into the crowd at the Uptown Saturday night. […]

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Vandella’s Night of 1,001 Stevies slides into San Francisco

May 22, 2019

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(Artwork by Sara Gerstel) They say thunder only happens when it’s raining, and if this week's inclement weather has been any indication, it’s going to be a thunderous weekend. Thankfully, […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Xiu Xiu, Kohinoorgasm and more

May 22, 2019

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Review + Photos: The SoundFest 2019 Festival at 19 Broadway

May 21, 2019

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Milk For The Angry (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland On the scale of fests, The SoundFest was tiny...but on the scale of authenticity and awesomeness it was right up there […]

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Tracking the story of Andrew Oswald and Secret Bathroom

May 21, 2019

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Andrew Oswald at Santo Recording (all photos: Jon Bauer) At the moment, Andrew Oswald operates out of a cozy room at Santo Recording Studio, located in West Oakland. The graffiti-covered […]

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August Hall offers the best of BottleRock this week

May 21, 2019

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Listen, we are not going to name names, but we've heard from a lot of you over the years that the North Bay is "just too far" to go for […]

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Review + Photos: Florence and the Machine + Christine and the Queens at Concord Pavilion

May 20, 2019

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Florence Welch of Florence and the Machine (photo: Ian Young) It might have been a blustery, late-season rainy Wednesday night, but that didn't stop scores of eager fans from packing […]

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Photos: Kevin Morby at the Fillmore

May 15, 2019

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Kevin Morby (photo: Norm deVeyra) Tireless singer-songwriter Kevin Morby has put out stellar work over five solo albums now and doesn't show any signs of stopping. His shows have a […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Sonny and the Sunsets, Shannon Shaw and more

May 15, 2019

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Photos: LÉON at August Hall

May 14, 2019

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LÉON (photo: Ian Young) Lotta Lindgren, better known by her stage name LÉON, made herself at home Friday night at August Hall by transforming the stage into a cozy living room […]

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Review + Photos: Junk Parlor at the Ivy Room

May 14, 2019

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Junk Parlor (photo: SarahJayn Kemp) I first saw Junk Parlor at the Uptown in Oakland some months back. Performing as part of a cabaret, Junk seemed very at home being […]

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Review + Photos: Scott Gagner, Tripwire, the Bobbleheads at the Make-Out Room

May 14, 2019

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The Bobbleheads (photo: SarahJayn Kemp) Saturday night at the Make-Out Room, the place was nearly empty save for the bands performing, their friends, and their families. I'd never been to […]

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Photos: Omar Apollo at Great American Music Hall

May 13, 2019

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Omar Apollo (photo: Norm deVeyra) The quickly-rising singer Omar Apollo gave a very energetic and fun performance at Great American Music Hall last week. Our photographer Norm deVeyra captured the exquisite gallery […]

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Laura + Anton’s shared solitude comes through in ‘Live Recordings’

May 10, 2019

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Laura Weinbach and Anton Patzner have been playing music together for a number of years, but 2019 marks their first release as a duo. They have chosen to expand upon […]

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The Y Axes release “Get Away,” announce upcoming LP

May 10, 2019

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Picture this: It’s the first day of your sophomore year of high school. You wake up in your twin bed and stumble into the shower. Your binder says “school sux” […]

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Holly Herndon performing at August Hall with FOOZOOL + 8ULENTINA

May 10, 2019

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Locally-based experimentalist Holly Herndon is touring in support of her new album PROTO, which was just released on May 10 via 4AD. The PROTO tour begins May 16, and comes […]

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Photos: Technology, music and art come alive at MUTEK.SF 2019

May 9, 2019

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Steve Hauschildt (photo: Jon Bauer) MUTEK is a music, arts, and technology festival that takes place in select locations around the world, and this past weekend it made its residence a […]

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Photos: Ezra Furman at Slim’s

May 8, 2019

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Ezra Furman (photo: Jon Bauer) Bay-Area-via-Chicago singer Ezra Furman performed at Slim's this past weekend in support of his latest album, last year's Transangelic Exodus. Support was provided by Pancho Morris and […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: YACHT, Flamin’ Groovies and more

May 8, 2019

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Live This Week: Angelo De Augustine brings his soul-cleansing folk to Cafe Du Nord

May 8, 2019

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Angelo De Augustine's supple, whispering folk-pop quivers and shakes. Fragile, but not broken, it’s a singular voice of acknowledgement and measured resolve. If there’s one thing De Augustine tenderly reaches […]

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Review + Photos: MGMT at the Fox Theater

May 7, 2019

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MGMT (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy MGMT are five talented men who create some unique music with roots in electronica, pop, and psychedelic rock. The band started their 2019 […]

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BFF.fm presents MUSH, a concert series at Jack London Square

May 7, 2019

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This week, Jack London Square will host the inaugural show for the new concert series, MUSH (a name inspired by Jack London’s Call of the Wild). The series, which is […]

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Interview: David Brookings on the the release of ‘Scorpio Monologue’

May 6, 2019

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David Brookings and the Average Lookings recently released their second album, Scorpio Monologue, and a documentary of the making of the record. I recently sat down to talk to frontman […]

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Ryan Von Gonten at the Knockout

May 3, 2019

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Along with SEEMWAY and Gracie Gray, Ryan Von Gonten will be playing the Knockout this Sunday, May 5. His music is slow, sad and sentimental featuring gentle string and smooth […]

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Photos: Telekinesis at Cafe du Nord

May 3, 2019

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Telekinesis (photo: Ian Young) Seattle's Michael Lerner, better known as Telekinesis, has been making feel-good indie power pop since 2009. He brought his band and songs from his latest album, […]

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Tasha supporting Helado Negro for sold-out Chapel show

May 3, 2019

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Chicago-based songwriter Tasha has announced a string of tour dates supporting Helado Negro and Hand Habits, as well as a few upcoming festival dates. Tasha will support Helado Negro's sold […]

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New Release: James Lanman’s ‘Mosaics’

May 3, 2019

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Photo courtesy of James Lanman James Lanman is no stranger to the road. Fed up with the concrete jungle of New York City, Lanman embarked on a cross-country tour with […]

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Review + Photos: Swervedriver at the Fillmore

May 1, 2019

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Swervedriver (photo: Patric Carver) "Oh, man, look how young Jerry is," breathed a young woman as she pointed at one of the Fillmore's archival photographs of the Grateful Dead. "They're […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Wand, Emo Night and more

May 1, 2019

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Live This Month: May 2019

May 1, 2019

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31 Days. 31 shows. 31 songs. Spring is in full swing, so here are a month's worth of tunes to help you reach for those evasive Bay Area rays of […]

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UnderCover Presents calls on Bay Area artists to reimagine A Tribe Called Quest’s legacy

May 1, 2019

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(photo courtesy of Starita Music) Michael Starita remembers when Phife Dawg came to Berkeley’s Fantasy Studios back in 2016 to work on some new, mysterious record. “I hear the beat […]

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Photos + Review: Sol Blume 2019 at Cesar Chavez Plaza in Sacramento

May 1, 2019

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Tierra Whack (photo: Robert Alleyne) Sol Blume just wrapped up its second annual boutique festival this past weekend in downtown Sacramento with over 6,300 festival-goers vibing out to R&B, soul, and […]

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Review + Photos: Roky Erickson 50-Year Retrospective at the Chapel

Apr 30, 2019

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Roky Erickson (photo: Joshua Huver) Over the course of two nights last weekend, Friday April 19 and Saturday April 20, the Chapel and (((FolkYEAH!))) hosted Roky Erickson of psychedelic rock […]

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Review + Photos: Ghosts of the Forest + Khruangbin at the Greek Theatre

Apr 30, 2019

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Ghosts of the Forest (photo: Joshua Huver) On Saturday, April 20, 2019, the hills of Berkeley came alive for an evening of powerful, transformative, and ultimately groovy rock and roll. Houston-based […]

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Geographer premieres music video for “Summer Of My Discontentment”

Apr 30, 2019

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(photo: Brittany O'Brien) Just before hitting the road for his upcoming tour, Geographer has dropped the music video for “Summer of my Discontentment” off of his latest EP, New Jersey. […]

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Live This Week: Jessica Pratt to showcase her tranquil reverie at the Chapel

Apr 30, 2019

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Imbued with the kind of warmth found in a cup of tea on a dreary day, Jessica Pratt's nimble voice is enchanting as it is peculiar. On Quiet Signs, her […]

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Review + Photos: Kabarett Dekadenz at the Uptown

Apr 29, 2019

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I was a tourist in the Bay Area the first time I ever attended an event at The Uptown, Oakland's little night club that could. All I remember about the […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Rupa and the April Fishes, Meernaa and more

Apr 24, 2019

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Photos: ClimaxXx turns heads at her first SXSW

Apr 24, 2019

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Proud Bay Area native Jeanette Adranly, better known by her DJ alias, ClimaxXx, hit Austin's SXSW festival for the first time this past March and girlllllll did she leave her […]

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5 artists we’re excited to see at Sol Blume 2019

Apr 24, 2019

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Snoh Aalegra (photo: Robert Alleyne) Sol Blume is taking over downtown Sacramento’s Cesar Chavez Plaza Center this Saturday for its second annual concert full of good vibes and music. While […]

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Oke Junior laces up the mitts for “Rocky” video

Apr 23, 2019

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Oke Junior gained a ton of momentum in 2018: His album Outside Looking In was cosigned by major hip-hop outlets and ton top of that, Oke proved his mettle with […]

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Producer Jarrad Cleofé gives a house treatment to Berry Juice and Josh Tobias’ “Messin’ Around’

Apr 23, 2019

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Judging by his Instagram, San Francisco producer and DJ Jarrad Cleofé has been making waaaaaaves this past year and honestly, we're a little bummed we're just hearing about him now. […]

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Ticket Giveaway: Sol Blume 2019 in Sacramento

Apr 23, 2019

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We've got tickets to give away, and boy is it a big one... Sol Blume in Sacramento, an up-and-coming summer festival happening this weekend. Enter to win a pair of […]

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Photos: Kero Kero Bonito at Great American Music Hall

Apr 22, 2019

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Kero Kero Bonito (photo: Ian Young) Kero Kero Bonito brought a flamingo, a crocodile, and two bonus band members to their sold-out Easter Sunday show at Great American Music Hall. […]

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Photos: Maggie Rogers at the Fox Theater

Apr 22, 2019

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Maggie Rogers (photo: Jon Bauer) On Friday, the Fox Theater was treated to rising singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers, in support of her recently-released debut album Heard It in a Past Life. It […]

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Bandcamp launches vinyl pressing partnership with Pirates Press

Apr 19, 2019

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In an effort to help independent artists fund their own vinyl releases, Bandcamp announced a new service facilitating crowdfunding the financing, production, and fulfillment of records. As KQED reported, Bandcamp […]

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Photos: Boy Harsher at the Independent

Apr 19, 2019

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Boy Harsher (photo: Ian Young) Dark wave/no wave/electronic industrial/synth goth/The Matrix prom band/I'm just making stuff up now duo Boy Harsher played a sold-out set at the Independent on Wednesday […]

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Beyond the Bay: Indie Royalty Coming To Long Beach

Apr 16, 2019

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Just Like Heaven is just what we need this spring. It's a new music festival produced by Goldenvoice, the same folks who make the Coachella secret sauce. The inaugural edition […]

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Photos: Emancipator at Great American Music Hall

Apr 16, 2019

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Emancipator (photo: Ian Young) Portland-based electronic producer Douglas Appling, aka Emancipator, brought his live show to a sold out Great American Music Hall on Saturday night. He also took the […]

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Review + Photos: Mark Vickness, Michael Manring, Don Ross at Freight + Salvage

Apr 15, 2019

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Mark Vickness (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Let’s have a short lesson on the fingerstyle guitar method, shall we? Fingerstyle is the technique of playing the guitar by plucking the strings […]

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Premiere: Smokin’ Ziggurats, “Boysenberry Mind”

Apr 15, 2019

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Remember Smokin' Ziggurats? Established by members of Social Studies (remember them?), Smokin' Zigurrats lean into more garage-influenced styles, and they're coming back soon with a new record, Face the Jazz. […]

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Rexx Life Raj hosts “Good & Proper”, a benefit event for Youth Radio Media

Apr 12, 2019

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Good & Proper, a new event series hosted by Rexx Life Raj, launches its first evening this Saturday, April 13 in San Francisco, with the promise of "good music, good […]

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Live This Week: Jon Hopkins to bring ambient tones to the Warfield

Apr 12, 2019

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Every now and then, an artist comes around that truly elevates their chosen form, baffling listeners and expanding the possibilities of what would otherwise be a standard genre exercise. 2018's […]

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Review + Photos: HEALTH + Youth Code at The Independent

Apr 12, 2019

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HEALTH (photo: Ian Young) HEALTH and Youth Code hit the Independent Wednesday night on the second night of their tour together, bringing a healthy dose of LA noise and industrial […]

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Animal Collective’s Avey Tare playing the Chapel

Apr 12, 2019

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Avey Tare (a.k.a. David Portner), an acclaimed solo artist and principal member of Animal Collective and Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, is touring in support of his latest album. The new […]

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Premiere: Bells Atlas, “Final Ceiling”

Apr 11, 2019

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"Death is not the final ceiling that we close," sings Sandra Lawson-Ndu, lead singer and songwriter of Bells Atlas, on their newest single, "Final Ceiling" out today. Opening with chirping […]

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Pop-Up Magazine returns to the Bay Area with Spring 2019 Issue tour

Apr 11, 2019

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(All photos: Jon Snyder) Pop-Up Magazine is all your content needs rolled into one: A podcast, film, stand-up comedy, concert, and an original score performed onstage by musical collaborators, Magik*Magik […]

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History San Jose unveils Wes Anderson-inspired summer concert series

Apr 10, 2019

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The season of summer concert and film series is upon us, and in San Jose, one is shaping up to be worth the South Bay's while. Paired with the work […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Dodos, Avey Tare and more

Apr 10, 2019

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Photos: Baker Grace and Tennyson at Rickshaw Stop

Apr 9, 2019

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Baker Grace (photo: Ian Young) It was a black-X-on-the-back-of-hands kind of night (read: a lot of under 21s) at Rickshaw Stop on Friday as Popscene presented two young but mighty […]

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Review + Photos: Copeland at Slim’s

Apr 9, 2019

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Copeland (photo: Patric Carver) In Florida, the border between civilized and wild territories is often imaginary. Concrete jungles mask a hidden sampling of flora and fauna, with herons and egrets […]

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Video Premiere: Rob Jamner, “Holding Stones”

Apr 5, 2019

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(photo: Kersh Branz) In support of his new EP, Holding Stones, recording artist Rob Jamner has commissioned five video artists to create music videos that he hopes will be seen […]

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Stern Grove 2019: Mitski, Lee Fields and the Expressions and tons more

Apr 4, 2019

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It's festival announcement season, and right here in San Francisco, our favorite free festival (besides the new-and-improved Phono del Sol, of course), just announced 2019's full lineup. Mitski? Digable Planets? […]

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Photos: Broods at August Hall

Apr 4, 2019

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Broods (photo: Cam Peters) New Zealand duo Broods gave a passionate performance at August Hall last week to a very excited crowd in support of their third album Don't Feed the […]

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Photos: RY X at Grace Cathedral

Apr 3, 2019

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RY X (photo: Jon Bauer) Australian singer-songwriter RY X performed a two-night stint at Grace Cathedral in support of his latest album Unfurl. The singer doesn't come to the United States […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: AJJ, Girlpool and more

Apr 3, 2019

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Oakland BASS benefit to feature Kohinoorgasm, Diaspoura, mayx

Apr 3, 2019

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(photo: Syd Westley) Oakland's Classic Cars West will host a benefit concert this Thursday for Bay Area Solidarity Summer (BASS), a local, political action camp for young South Asian activists. […]

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Photos: Citizen Cope at August Hall

Apr 2, 2019

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Citizen Cope (photo: Jon Bauer) Memphis singer-songwriter Clarence Greenwood — or, as you may know him, Citizen Cope — performed at August Hall last week in support of their new […]

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Members of the Silhouette Era organize RGB Music and Arts Festival

Apr 2, 2019

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Words by Juli Fraga As musicians in a local band, the Silhouette Era, San Francisco State students Sean Thompson and Carlos González have already recorded an EP and toured together. […]

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Review + Photos: Queensrÿche at Slim’s

Apr 1, 2019

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Queensrÿche (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Rewind: 1984. I was a teenaged metalhead living in Seattle when the heavy, progressive, hard rockers Queensrÿche first entered into my listening sphere. […]

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More Fatter premiere “Silly Goose”

Apr 1, 2019

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Local funk outfit More Fatter’s latest track continues their trend towards poppier tunes. “Silly Goose” chronicles some of the petty annoyances that come with relationships. Backed by gang vocals in […]

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Club Night celebrates release of debut album “What Life” at Bandcamp store

Apr 1, 2019

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Club Night is a local band making waves in Oakland right now, playing chaotic-but-exhilarating indie rock. Their sound is a bizarre blend of guitar riffs usually found in midwest emo […]

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Review + Photos: Zepparella with Gretchen Menn Trio at Sweetwater Music Hall

Mar 28, 2019

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Zepparella (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Rock and roll, it’s good for the soul, as they say, and I wholeheartedly support that statement as the truth. There is a […]

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Rosie Tucker plays Amnesia in support of new LP

Mar 28, 2019

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(photo: Shabnam Ferdowsi) Los Angeles-based songwriter Rosie Tucker will headline a late show at Amnesia tomorrow night. Rosie Tucker's new album Never Not Never Not Never Not was just released […]

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LEVI J releases lead single “My City”

Mar 28, 2019

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Singer-songwriter LEVI J is shouting from the rooftops how much he loves his city. Recorded at Tone Freq Studios with San Jose Legend, Don Budd, and inside Tiny Telephone Studio […]

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ICYMI: Derek Schmidt debuts the complete ‘Major Arcana’

Mar 28, 2019

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This may not be news to those of you that keep better tabs on local music than even me, but for those of you that rely on us to bring […]

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Not of the Zeitgeist: Hectorine’s debut folk album

Mar 27, 2019

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(photo: Emily Dulla) Words by Michelle Kicherer I’ve had lots of conversations over the years in the anguished I-was-born-in-the-wrong-decade vein. We’ve sat there daydreaming about what it must have felt […]

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Video Premiere: Whiskerman, “Belly of the Beast”

Mar 27, 2019

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It's been a while since we've heard from Whiskerman — our records indicate the last time we brought you any update on the East Bay band was almost exactly three […]

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Ticket Giveaway Roundup: Stella Donnelly, Spiritualized and more

Mar 27, 2019

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Review + Photos: The Sam Chase and the Untraditional at the Mystic Theater

Mar 26, 2019

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Sam Chase & The Untraditional (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy If I had a smaller word limit for my reviews, I’d have to choose five adjectives that describe SF […]

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Meet Your Local Metal Band: Water Into Blood

Mar 26, 2019

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Become the Disease album art Words by Adam Hudson Some people say that rock music is dead, but it’s still being kept alive in underground circles in the Bay Area. […]

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Photos: YG at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Mar 25, 2019

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YG (photo: Julian Johnson) As part of his Stay Dangerous tour, rap all-star YG performed to a huge crowd at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium earlier this week. Our new photographer […]

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Video Premiere: The Minnesota Child, “Fireflies”

Mar 22, 2019

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Was it seriously over a year ago the last time we brought you anything from the Minnesota Child? Our datelines say yes, it's true. A year after releasing his debut […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, March 22 – 24

Mar 22, 2019

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Friday, March 22 Amyl and the Sniffers @ Thee Parkside Fresh off a downright dangerous set at SXSW, the Australian punks ride their tour of destruction across the US to […]

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Shutups debut new single and video for “Yellowjacket”

Mar 22, 2019

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(photo: Nate Gilchrest) Oakland indie punk duo, Shutups, begin the road to their album debut with their first single, "Yellowjacket." After four EPs, the band will finally be releasing Every […]

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SXSW 2019: A massive gallery of (almost) everything we saw

Mar 21, 2019

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On this segment of news you already know: SXSW is massive. It’s a beast of a festival-conference-party-networking-a-thon where over 2,000 artists vie for the attention of press, publicists, labels, industry […]

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Giveaway: Spiritualized at the Masonic

Mar 20, 2019

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Wanna talk longevity in rock and roll? Let's talk Spiritualized. The project of mastermind Jason Pierce, formed in 1990 in England, he's been at this big-sounds stuff for a long, […]

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Hand Habits brings ‘placeholder’ tour to SF with local support

Mar 20, 2019

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(photo: Aubrey Trinnamen) As if this hasn't already been a great year for music so far, Hand Habits just released their new LP placeholder on March 1 via Saddle Creek. […]

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Photos: Cosa Nostra Strings and T Sisters at Swedish American Hall

Mar 18, 2019

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T Sisters (photo: Jon Bauer) Part of the Jazz Mafia, the Bay Area's own Cosa Nostra Strings performed at Swedish American Hall this past weekend with fellow Bay Area folk rockers […]

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Review + Photos: Low at Great American Music Hall

Mar 18, 2019

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Low sit squarely in a liminal space. There's something incorporeal about the way husband and wife duo Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker meander through song structures, sonics, and melodies. Take […]

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Photos: Metric, Zoé and July Talk at the Masonic

Mar 18, 2019

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Metric (photo: Jon Bauer) In support of their latest album Art of Doubt, Canadian rock band Metric gave an energetic performance at the Masonic this past weekend. Performing alongside the band were […]

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Photos: Adia Victoria at Cafe du Nord

Mar 18, 2019

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Adia Victoria (photo: Ria Burman) Noise Pop presented Adia Victoria at Cafe du Nord last Saturday night with support from Oakland's own Dick Stusso. Warming up the crowd, Dick Stusso […]

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Video Premiere: Half Stack clock out in “Quitting Time”

Mar 15, 2019

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Twang-seeking Oakland rockers Half Stack took their time to channel the rugged spirit of classic country music into a crooning album titled Quitting Time, released by label Processional Cross last year. […]

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Oakland trio Hello Yello release “I Don’t Care” EP

Mar 15, 2019

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Oakland trio Hello Yello caught our eyes and ears with the video to "Feel That Again," a melancholy anthem about chasing that next everyday high. The group — made up […]

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SXSW Day Four: The life-changing magic of Lizzo

Mar 15, 2019

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Ian's Highlights At this point, I'm not really sure what day or time or year or planet it is. It feels as if I've been abducted by aliens and this […]

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SXSW Day Three: Heating up with Japanese Breakfast, Charly Bliss, De La Soul

Mar 14, 2019

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Charly Bliss (photo: Ian Young) Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra Ian's Highlights Japanese Breakfast at Fader Fort: Michelle Zauner, aka Japanese Breakfast, has a busy […]

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The Y Axes’ new single ‘Moon’ glows brightly

Mar 14, 2019

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(photo: Dave McMahon) No need to look up at the sky tonight for the new single by the Y Axes, because "Moon" is already up. Following the heels of "How […]

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SXSW Day Two: Lines, lines and more lines (and tacos)

Mar 13, 2019

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Ghostland Observatory (photo: Ian Young) Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra Jody's Highlights: I'm about to say something really stupid: This festival is so corporate. I'm […]

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SXSW Day One: What we heard, what we saw, what we ate

Mar 12, 2019

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Dan the Automator (photo: Ian Young) Photos and additional reporting by Ian Young and Norm deVeyra Jody's Highlights: Remember how I said I hate music festivals, then changed my mind? […]

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Review + Photos: Bob Mould at the Fillmore

Mar 10, 2019

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Bob Mould (photo: Patric Carver) Bay Area, what did we ever do to deserve Bob Mould? The seasoned premier foster parent of the Midwest punk scene returned to his current […]

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The Coathangers play ‘The Devil You Know’ at the Independent

Mar 8, 2019

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The Coathangers (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)  Back with a brand new record, The Coathangers performed songs off the band's new album, The Devil You Know, at the Independent in San Francisco and proved that at […]

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Review + Photos: Aqueous and BIG Something at Cornerstone Berkeley

Mar 8, 2019

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Aqueous (photo: Joshua Huver) East Coast jam band sensations Aqueous and BIG Something teamed up to take on the West Coast, and on Wednesday, February 27 they brought their co-headlining tour to Cornerstone […]

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Photos: Angie Stone at Yoshi’s

Mar 7, 2019

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Angie Stone (photo: Ria Burman) Angie Stone brought a quadruple-whammy set of shows to Yoshi's last weekend. Exuding a relaxed, mellow energy, Angie Stone brought the old-school tunes and new […]

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Mikos Da Gawd’s “Hell Yeah, Brother!” album is finally here

Mar 6, 2019

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Mikos Da Gawd has finally dropped an album and he's got damn near the entire Bay Area featured on it. Released on March 4 through Text Me Records, Hell Yeah, […]

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Photos: Petit Biscuit at 1015 Folsom

Mar 6, 2019

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Petit Biscuit (photo: Priscilla Rodriguez) French DJ Petit Biscuit brought his signature sound to 1015 Folsom this past weekend as part of Noise Pop 2019 with support from Slenderbodies. Our photographer by Priscilla […]

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Cherry Glazerr, Palehound playing sold-out show at the Independent

Mar 6, 2019

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(photo: Pamela Littky) Cherry Glazerr recently put out a new album called Stuffed and Ready (out now via Secretly Canadian), and are playing the Independent with Palehound on March 10. […]

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Photos: Buckman Coe and Daniel Riera’s Ensemble at the Back Room

Mar 5, 2019

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Buckman Coe (photo: Ria Burman) Gracing The Back Room's cozy, intimate stage, Buckman Coe, fresh from Vancouver, sang acoustic solo versions of his big band creations. He'll soon begin touring […]

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Noise Pop 2019: The Marias, Katzù Oso, Ginger Root and Derek Ted at the Chapel

Mar 5, 2019

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Closing out the final night of Noise Pop Festival 2019 was a melting pot of the Marías, Katzù Oso, Ginger Root, and Derek Ted on Sunday, March 3. The collective […]

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Sink into Versâam’s ‘Pisces Tape II’

Mar 5, 2019

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In celebration of his birthday and the fact that we’re chest-deep in pisces szn, Berkeley-based beatmaker Ellis Newton, aka Versâam, released a concise, heavily sample-based beat tape last week on […]

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Noise Pop 2019: Dude York + Partner bring spritely performances to Cafe du Nord for festival’s final night

Mar 5, 2019

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On what made for a very fun, very female, very queer final night of Noise Pop, Bay Area locals the Total Bettys joined Blushh, Dude York, and Partner for one last hurrah […]

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Noise Pop 2019: Mndsgn at Rickshaw Stop

Mar 2, 2019

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Bathed in the washed out-neon stage lights, LA-based producer Mndsgn brought the digital funk to Rickshaw Stop on February 28. Backed by fellow producer-homies Swarvy on bass and Kiefer on […]

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Noise Pop 2019: Bobby, SOAR, Club Night, Illuminati Hotties bring delightful distortion to Starline Social Club

Mar 2, 2019

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Noise Pop is in full swing. On Wednesday (night three), Local bands Bobby, Soar, and the recently-featured quintet Club Night joined Illumnati Hotties at the Starline Social Club in Oakland. Though […]

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Video Premiere: The Drought Cult, “No Beliefs”

Mar 1, 2019

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The Drought Cult from left to right: Echo, Ford, Overn Things start getting spooky the deeper you get into the North Bay Area. As you exit 101 and make your way […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Mar 1- 3

Mar 1, 2019

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Friday, March 1 awakebutstillinbed @ Thee Parkside Crowned the best thing in local music by the festival organizers themselves during our year-end roundup last year, catch this band that's unapologetically […]

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Sponsored Giveaway: Twiddle at the Fillmore

Mar 1, 2019

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(photo: Jay Blakesberg) Twiddle, the latest uplifting swell of soulful flow from relentlessly gigging jam bands, return to the San Francisco Bay Area next week. The quartet make their headlining […]

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Ben Morrison’s “Old Technology,” new show

Mar 1, 2019

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Fans of the Brothers Comatose,  brace yourselves for "Old Technology," the new track is the latest from singer/guitarist Ben Morrison. Additionally, Morrison will be performing a solo show at Bottom […]

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Rock your subconscious with the Drought Cult in Santa Rosa

Feb 28, 2019

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Tomorrow night, dreamy, experimental rock will darken and disrupt the halls of the Orchard House in Santa Rosa. Leading the charge with an evocative and textural post-rock sound is North […]

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Review: Miserable, Super Unison, Same Girls at Bottom of the Hill

Feb 28, 2019

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Tuesday night at Bottom of the Hill kicked off this week's Noise Pop festival with an all-local showcase with impressive performances from Miserable, Super Unison, and Same Girls, all currently […]

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Photos: Love Jerks and Tangerine at Rickshaw Stop

Feb 28, 2019

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Love Jerks (photo: Patric Carver) Earlier this month, rock band Love Jerks swung by Rickshaw Stop with support from Tangerine. Our photographer Patric Carver was at the Valentine's Day show […]

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Review + Photos: Robyn at the Fox Theater

Feb 27, 2019

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Pop stardom is ephemeral, transitory. Stars live and die by their streaming counts, their relevance preordained by methodically calculated release dates and Twitter announcements, a symptom of competing in an […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 22 – 24

Feb 22, 2019

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Friday, February 22 Si Se Puede: Dolores Huerta's Playlist @ Paramount Theater With a little help from Jazz Mafia, the Oakland Symphony pays tribute to the civil rights icon with […]

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Noise Pop Preview: Daughters’ furious return

Feb 22, 2019

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Noise-obsessed band from Rhode Island, Daughters, might seem like a part of the recent series of half-hearted reunion shows or the string of overwrought 'ten-year-anniversary-of-our-seminal-album' tours that we bore witness […]

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Noise Pop Preview: The magical connections of Zelma Stone

Feb 22, 2019

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(photo: Nikki Pratchios) Words by Michelle Kicherer We are all such tiny, programmed machines Stuffing more and more stones up our sleeves Zelma Stone released their first LP Layla with […]

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Sponsored: Get excited about winter at the Independent

Feb 21, 2019

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Local music fans, rejoice: The Independent has (once again) curated a calendar of upcoming shows that is sure to excite fans of all types. Over the course of the next […]

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Sawyer Gebauer: The voice behind Catch Prichard

Feb 21, 2019

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Words by Michelle Kicherer “People email me, say, ‘Hey Catch,’ because they think it’s me but it’s not. But hey that’s why I like it —is it a person? Is […]

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Noise Pop Preview: H.C. McEntire aligns progressive values with Southern pride

Feb 21, 2019

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Words by Erin Lyndal Martin On her solo debut Lionheart, H.C. McEntire blends the country music and hymns of her youth to create a winsome album full of the queer […]

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Noise Pop Preview: Caroline Rose’s sardonic synth-pop

Feb 21, 2019

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(photo: Matt Hogan) Words by Erin Lyndal Martin Caroline Rose copes through the magic of dark humor, and there’s a lot of coping on her 2018 album LONER. On it, […]

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Photos: Aurora at the Regency Ballroom

Feb 21, 2019

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Aurora (photo: Ian Young) Aurora Aksnes, the effervescent, energetic and enchanting Norwegian singer stopped by the Regency Ballroom on Sunday night to grace her face-painted fans with an electric performance […]

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Noise Pop Preview: Club Night recalibrate

Feb 20, 2019

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Oakland's weirdo-pop group Club Night is no stranger to practicing patience, especially for their debut record, What Life, set to be released on Tiny Engines. The release of it was […]

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MUTEK to return to San Francisco this spring

Feb 20, 2019

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After making a splash in San Francisco last year, the Montreal-based international festival that highlights digital innovation and electronic and experimental music, MUTEK, is returning for a second stint from […]

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China set to release ‘And Then Nothing Happened’

Feb 15, 2019

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China, who I can only assume is everyone's favorite Bay Area folk-rock band, is back with their vinyl debut on Royal Oakie Records, And Then Nothing Happened. Lead singer Michael […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 15 – 17

Feb 15, 2019

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Friday, February 15 Aki Kumar @ Ashkenaz Ever heard of Bollywood Blues? Now you have. Enjoy Aki Kumar's spin on two classic genres in Berkeley. Whateverglades @ Ivy Room Classic […]

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Burger Boogaloo adds to lineup, offers Valentine’s Day Sale

Feb 14, 2019

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It's hard to believe that Oakland's Burger Boogaloo is a decade old. The raucous, two-day festival held at Mosswood Park in Oakland is full of punk spirit, oddballs, and as […]

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Noise Pop 2019 ancillary events include Nosaj Thing at Nightlife, Cannabis Happy Hour + more

Feb 14, 2019

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Noise Pop Festival kicks into high gear starting February 25 and as a warm-up to the festivities, the San Francisco music and arts festival revealed its ancillary events and programming […]

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Ticket Giveaway Roundup: Pedro the Lion, Miya Folick, and more

Feb 13, 2019

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Club Chai teams up with Red Bull Music for Oakland anniversary show, new film

Feb 13, 2019

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Club Chai, one of the Bay Area’s most vital and far-reaching art and dance music collectives, is celebrating its three-year anniversary at Public Works in San Francisco on Friday, March […]

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A Bye Bye Blackbirds benefit show kicks off at 3pm Sunday

Feb 13, 2019

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I first met Lenny Gill at a Bye Bye Blackbirds show at the Ivy Room a few years ago. Compared to his bandmates, Lenny was quiet — almost coming off […]

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BRONCHO at Slim’s

Feb 13, 2019

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(photo: Pooneh Ghana) If you need something to take the edge off of your post-Valentine's Day comedown, we recommend seeing BRONCHO perform at Slim's this Friday. The Oklahoma indie act is […]

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Live This Week: Find love in a groove on Valentine’s Day

Feb 13, 2019

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Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day, Palentine’s Day, or are noncommittal about it all, there will always be that perfect song that manages to set your heart aflutter. Platonic […]

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Review + Photos: Declan Walsh Benefit featuring Mother Hips at the Mystic Theatre

Feb 12, 2019

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The Mother Hips (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy We all know and understand that it’s the fans that support the bands. Fans give the bands reason to show up […]

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Spend Valentine’s Day with ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Feb 8, 2019

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One Billion Rising will bring The Vagina Monologues to Sonoma County this Valentine's Day, for an empowering, informative night. The goal of One Billion Rising is to end violence against […]

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Review: Efrim Manuel Menuck at the Rickshaw Stop

Feb 8, 2019

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As I walk into the Rickshaw Stop on a rainy sunday night, I'm a little bit surprised to find that it's almost empty, save 10 or 15 folks milling about […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 8 – 10

Feb 8, 2019

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Friday, February 8 Jay Stone @ Neck of the Woods Read more about the local rapper's journey in this week's profile of him and his partner, Queens D.Light. Balanced Breakfast […]

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Peach Tree Rascals’ “Plus” is a taste of sweet San Jose soul

Feb 8, 2019

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San Jose's Peach Tree Rascals have become the Bay Area's latest emerging DIY darlings and their newest song and video, "Plus" is another sliver of the group's golden-hour soul. Made […]

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Spence Koehler strikes out on his own

Feb 7, 2019

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You can thank Steve Martin for Spence Koehler’s new solo record...kinda. “I dunno if it’s like...having the space to think about it and let song ideas trickle in, but I […]

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Photos: SFJAZZ Gala with Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Feb 7, 2019

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band (photo: Ria Burman) SFJAZZ went to town for its annual gala, which raises money for its artistic and educational programs, serving thousands of students, while spreading […]

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Jay Stone and Queens D.Light are figuring it all out, together

Feb 6, 2019

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Jay Stone could be cut from a cloth of the “last real MCs,” except his swatch would be some thrifted, metallic, purple-and-gold synthetic hemp (despite being born and raised in […]

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Review + Photos: Guster at Bimbo’s 365 Club

Feb 6, 2019

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Guster (photo: Joshua Huver) Last week, Guster took to Bimbo’s 365 Club in San Francisco for a triple-sell-out extravaganza that bridged the end of January into early February. The second night […]

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Review + Photos: Mineral at Great American Music Hall

Feb 6, 2019

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Mineral (photo: Patric Carver) Mineral is a band that doesn’t offer many surprises; they don’t need to. They are a solid outfit that plays gut-churning rock, and they do so […]

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Le Butcherettes’ new album is imbued with the spirit of the Bay

Feb 5, 2019

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(photo: Lindsey Byrnes) Words by Erin Lyndal Martin Listening to Le Butcherettes’ albums is not the same as being in the crowd when Teri Gender Bender pulls out a pig’s […]

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Post-rock band Wander releases new music video “March”

Feb 4, 2019

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First-generation Filipino-American post-rock band (what a title, right?) Wander recently dropped their music video for "March." The band consisting of Bernard Barcela, Joseph Aguda, Ryan David, and Christian Francisco have […]

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Sol Blume announces full lineup for 2019

Feb 4, 2019

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Sacramento-based music festival Sol Blume is back for its second year bringing the city top names in R&B, soul, and hip-hop music. This one-day, multi-stage event will take place Saturday, […]

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Live This Week: Adrianne Lenker’s feather-light tunes showcased at Swedish American Hall

Feb 4, 2019

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Adrianne Lenker (of Big Thief) makes quietly unassuming folk filled with abstraction. Her emotional melodies throb instead of afflict sharp pangs that more lyrically direct material would be inclined to […]

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Safia Mafia is making self-love R&B on her own terms

Feb 1, 2019

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Safia Mafia is a vibe. Her latest project, Love Kills is a kaleidoscope dream of R&B hinged upon the early influences of Motown soul, '80s synth pop, electronica, and psychedelic […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Feb 1 – 3

Feb 1, 2019

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(poster: Joonbug) Friday, February 1 Tino Drima, Nobody's Baby, the She's @ Bottom of the Hill Kick off the season of love with this lineup of local bands that love […]

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Preview: Efrim Menuck at Rickshaw Stop

Feb 1, 2019

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(photo: Louise Michel Jackson) Efrim Menuck, known for founding Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra, plays meandering and eerie music for the end of the […]

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Happy Birthday, ‘Dookie’

Feb 1, 2019

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On this day, a quarter century ago, Bay Area punk trio Green Day dropped their major-label debut Dookie on an unsuspecting generation like it wasn't even a thing. They didn't […]

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Photos: Fantastic Negrito at the New Parish

Jan 31, 2019

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Fantastic Negrito (photo: Ria Burman) The New Parish is celebrating their 10-year anniversary in style with a double-whammy dose of the outstanding Fantastic Negrito (his second show is happening tonight). […]

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Photos: Colter Wall at the the Mystic Theatre

Jan 31, 2019

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Colter Wall (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland Cattle still graze and the town still has a livestock auction yard. Petaluma still has a feed mill and the grain elevator […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Real Estate, Tino Drima and more

Jan 30, 2019

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Photos: Snail Mail at the Fillmore

Jan 29, 2019

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Snail Mail (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland I can tell you that the Lindsey Jordan (a.k.a. Snail Mail) at the Fillmore felt like an even more mature performer than […]

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Exposé Deux at Pro Arts featuring Kahj

Jan 28, 2019

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Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland is a nonprofit art space dedicated to providing a safe space for marginalized local artists to perform and find exposure. On February 9, they will […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 25 – 27

Jan 25, 2019

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Friday, January 25 Gardens & Villa, Lapel @ The Chapel Local wonder Lapel opens for Santa Barbara indie stars Gardens & Villa. Duster, Heaven's Blade, Eye O @ The Ritz […]

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Rays premiere enchanting video for “To The Fire”

Jan 25, 2019

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For years now, Oakland darlings Rays have produced artful rock that fascinates and provides solace to the weirdo-rock enthusiasts of the Bay. It's jangly and fun, and builds from lush […]

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A wholesome turn-up with More Fatter’s “Yeah You”

Jan 25, 2019

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(photo: Jewel Molejona)>/small> In a world full of heavy, electronic dance tracks, it can be refreshing to turn to something that sounds more organic but doesn't compromise any of the […]

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Live This Week: French Vanilla, Midnight Snaxxx, others to play Oakland Popfest

Jan 25, 2019

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KALX, Berkeley’s community radio station, is presenting a showcase of local and regional artists with a shared indie and punk ethos. Founded in 2017, the annual event benefits West Oakland […]

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Noise Pop announces finalized lineup for 2019 fest

Jan 24, 2019

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With a month to go, Noise Pop just announced its final lineup for this year's festival. A few more national acts have been added, this last lineup drop reveals the […]

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Review + Photos: The Infamous Stringdusters at the Fillmore

Jan 23, 2019

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The Infamous Stringdusters (photo: Joshua Huver) On Saturday, January 18, 2019 the Infamous Stringdusters returned to the Fillmore in San Francisco for two sets. The Grammy-winning quintet served up several […]

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Baeilou’s “Mourning Mantra” has a message

Jan 23, 2019

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Oakland cellist Baeilou got a nice New Year's surprise this year: A fully-animated video for her song "Mourning Mantra." Her friend, director Miguel Rodrick, put together this imaginative video for […]

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Slow dance to Schlotman’s “Bang Bang”

Jan 23, 2019

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In case you missed it: San Francisco's Schlotman released a new track earlier this week, "Bang Bang." A departure from previous riff-heavy rock numbers, "Bang Bang" has a sweet, swimming […]

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Photos: Sheila Jordan Duo at SFJAZZ

Jan 22, 2019

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Sheila Jordan Duo (photo: Ria Burman) Sheila Jordan brought her be-bopping-bounce-groove to SFJAZZ Sunday night for two one hour shows in the intimate Joe Henderson Lab at SFJAZZ. Accompanied on […]

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Black Marble’s gloomy bedroom ‘dance’ record

Jan 22, 2019

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As Chris Stewart finishes the latest record for his somber synth-pop project Black Marble, he's reflecting on how he came to be interested in crafting his own music. With his […]

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Photos: Azure Ray at Cafe du Nord

Jan 21, 2019

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Azure Ray (photo: Ian Young) Rock duo Azure Ray gave a rare performance at Cafe du Nord on January 17, 2019. The band hasn't released a full-length since 2010, but […]

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Pop-Up Magazine’s Winter Issue plays Oakland next week

Jan 21, 2019

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Missed Pop-Up Magazine's Fall Issue a few months ago? You're in luck! The Winter Issue will be here sooner than you know it so mark your calendars! This one-of-a-kind experience […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 18 – 20

Jan 18, 2019

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(photo: Elsa Tanoukhi) Friday, January 18 Saweetie @ 1015 Folsom If you haven't yet, meet rising Hayward rapper Saweetie at 1015 Folsom. Sonny and the Sunsets, Dick Stusso @ The […]

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Review + Photos: Patti Smith and Her Band at the Fillmore

Jan 18, 2019

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Patti Smith (photo: Ria Burman) Patti Smith and Her Band began their two-night, sold-out stint at the Fillmore Friday night. Dedicating "Pissing In A River" to Sam Shepard, reading an […]

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Waterstrider returns with “Weaker One,” upcoming EP

Jan 18, 2019

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It's been a minute since we heard from Waterstrider. The East Bay musician has been a favorite of ours since practically the beginning, but the Oaklander has laid low for […]

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Review + Photos: Elliott Peck at Terrapin Crossroads

Jan 17, 2019

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Elliott Peck (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Elliott Peck is a very busy woman. Aside from being a talented musician, songwriter, vocalist, bandleader, and member of Midnight North and the Terrapin Family […]

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Live This Week: Dawes to bring rootsy folk-rock to the Fox Theater

Jan 17, 2019

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It’s day 27 of the government shutdown. Caught in the political riptides, many Americans find themselves trying to sort through and mend damaged relationships in a system that seethes in […]

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Premiere: Lapel sings “Fumes” at 25th Street Recording

Jan 17, 2019

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If you follow Lapel on social media, you might have seen this video already. But for its official blog debut, we're bringing you her song "Fumes," performed at Oakland's 25th […]

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Live This Week: Reunited Azure Ray to play Cafe du Nord

Jan 16, 2019

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18 years. Take a look into the archive of your life over that amount of time and you’ll have quite a collection of memories — cherished or derided. For some, […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Azure Ray, Zelma Stone and more

Jan 16, 2019

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Get emotional with the Feelings Parade

Jan 15, 2019

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(photo: Pete Lee) Scott Ferreter and Morgan Bolender are in the middle of a good old-fashioned Bay Area eviction. Right now, they live in a house in the Oakland hills […]

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The Jesus and Mary Chain, Sheer Mag, and more play Burger Boogaloo 2019

Jan 15, 2019

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(Shannon and the Clams at 2016's festival. photo: Jon Ching) It may only be January, but now's the time to get your summer festival plans in order. Locally, that means […]

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Preview: LoFi Satellites at the Ivy Room and Cafe Du Nord

Jan 15, 2019

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LoFi Satellites are a San Francisco band putting their on twist on classic indie rock and psychedelic sounds. Their summer release “Feet to the Fire” starts with a simple, driving […]

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Photos + Review: Kongos at Great American Music Hall

Jan 14, 2019

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Kongos (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Sister Sledge said it best: “We are family.” In the case of the band the Kongos, it’s all about brothers. Kongos hail from […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 11 – 13

Jan 11, 2019

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Friday, January 11 The Magpie Salute, the Stone Foxes @ The UC Theatre If you love bluesy howls over some serious guitar shredding, you're gonna want to be at The […]

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Preview: LILACS. at the Crepe Place and Hotel Utah

Jan 11, 2019

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There’s no more joyous moment in the life of a young indie fan than telling your friends that you’ve been listening to an artist since before they were famous, so […]

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Idle Joy: What you see is what you get

Jan 10, 2019

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Words by Sarah Leighton Idle Joy isn’t trying to change the music industry, they’re just trying to have fun in the musical space they’ve created. “The seed was sown with […]

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Live This Week: Amen Dunes headlines August Hall in support of ‘Freedom’

Jan 10, 2019

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Amen Dunes (Damon McMahon) released his stellar, critically adored album, Freedom in early 2018. Anchored by his warbly, emotionally volatile but clear-headed delivery, the album finds McMahon navigating a rocky […]

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Warbly Jets swing through Bottom of the Hill

Jan 9, 2019

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If you have played the new Spider-Man video game for PS4, then you'll probably recognize the game's intro song "Alive", written and performed by Warbly Jets. (I have not played the […]

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Live This Week: Diet Cig set to open Rickshaw Stop’s 15th anniversary celebration

Jan 9, 2019

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Signed to San Francisco’s Father/Daughter Records, Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman write prickly sweet pop-punk primed for a tumultuous era as Diet Cig. Quickly carving a space for themselves in […]

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New Noise Pop lineup drop: Laura Veirs, Vagabon, Yuna and more

Jan 8, 2019

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Noise Pop just released even more names for 2019's fest, including but not limited to Vagabon, Miserable, the She's, Laura Veirs, and more. What's more, tickets to individual new shows […]

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Ezra Furman soundtracks ‘Sex Education’

Jan 8, 2019

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This week in Ezra Furman news: The Bay Area musician with a sizable following in the UK was tapped to create the soundtrack to the British-produced coming-of-age comedy, Sex Education. […]

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Premiere: Kendra McKinley, “Plastic”

Jan 7, 2019

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(photo: Brittany Powers) Just before the end of 2018, we tipped you off to Kendra McKinley's fun, freewheeling video for "Face to Face." Today, she's given us an exclusive peek […]

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Giveaway: The Magpie Salute at The UC Theatre

Jan 7, 2019

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Former members of the Black Crowes have recently developed a habit of...leaving the nest. Of flying the coop. Of spreading their wings. There are a lot of avian metaphors to […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 4 – 6

Jan 4, 2019

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Friday, January 4 Steph Curry + Friends @ The Fox When you're talking about Steph Curry, those "friends" are the likes of Mistah FAB and E-40. This event is free, […]

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Review + Photos: Robyn Hitchcock at the Chapel

Jan 3, 2019

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Robyn Hitchcock (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely Robyn Hitchcock, England’s legendary singer-songwriter of nearly four decades, performed a solo set to a partially-seated full house at the Chapel on […]

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Review + Photos: Howlin’ Rain at the Mystic Theatre

Jan 3, 2019

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Howlin' Rain (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy The band walks onto the stage, humble and focused. They plug in and tune their instruments amid the murmurs of the crowd […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Cool Ghouls, Man Man and more

Jan 2, 2019

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Best of 2018: William Wayland’s favorite photos from 2018

Dec 31, 2018

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The Distillers fans (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland My favorite photographs of 2018 are tied to the moments and the feelings I had when I was clicking the shutter. […]

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Best Of 2018: Paige K. Parsons’ favorite photos from 2018

Dec 31, 2018

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Janelle Monae (By: Paige K. Parsons) Editor's note: Paige K. Parsons is easily one of the best photographers in the Bay, period. Every year she never ceases to amaze us with […]

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Best of 2018: Robert Alleyne’s favorite photos from 2018

Dec 31, 2018

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The Seshen (photo: Robert Alleyne) I moved from San Francisco back to London early in 2018, and in some ways I thought I’d left the Bay Area music scene behind. Then […]

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Best Of 2018: Noise Pop on Small Crush and awakebutstillinbed

Dec 28, 2018

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As part of our Best Of 2018 series, we asked members of the local music community to weigh in on what the year in local music meant to them. Today, […]

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Best Of 2018: Estefany’s five favorite North Bay shows

Dec 28, 2018

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E-40 plays SOMO Village (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) 1. The New Trust 15-Year Anniversary Show A quick glance at attendees of the New Trust's 15-Year Anniversary show meant spotting dozens of […]

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Photos: Marcus Shelby Orchestra at SFJAZZ

Dec 28, 2018

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Marcus Shelby Orchestra (photo: Ria Burman) Flashback to 1960, and Duke Ellington Orchestra records Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker thanks in part to sweet pianist Billy Strayhorn's enthusiasm for the project. Flash […]

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Best Of 2018: Ian Young’s 18 favorite photos from 2018

Dec 28, 2018

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Christine and the Queens (photo: Ian Young) I spent the majority of 2018 on the road and in the air, shooting shows and festivals in Iceland, Switzerland, Spain, Slovakia, Romania, […]

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Best Of 2018: Jody’s favorite (and likely only) “Shakespeare cover band” in San Francisco

Dec 27, 2018

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Listen. I know I say what I am about to say at grave risk to my reputation as an established and, I hope, respected member of the local music press. […]

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Best Of 2018: Women Sound Off on the womxn making waves in Bay Area music

Dec 27, 2018

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2018 was an instrumental year for womxn-identifying musical artists in the Bay Area and beyond. As an intersectional platform celebrating creative women from all industries and walks of life, Women […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Lee Fields and the Expressions, Robyn Hitchcock and more

Dec 26, 2018

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Best Of 2018: Travis Hayes shares a playlist of Bay Area faves

Dec 26, 2018

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As part of our year-end wrap-up, we asked local movers, shakers, and music-makers from our community to contribute their favorite songs, moments, and memories from 2018. Today, musician Travis Hayes […]

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Best of 2018: Ria Burman’s Favorite Photos from 2018

Dec 26, 2018

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Langhorne Slim & The Lost At Last Band (photo: Ria Burman) Here's a Top 18 countdown of sweet shows encountered this year, which has been tricky to compile considering the […]

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Photos: Thom Yorke at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

Dec 24, 2018

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Thom Yorke (photo: Jon Bauer) When not working as the frontman of Radiohead, a band you've probably heard of that was recently announced as a 2019 induction into the Rock and […]

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Best of 2018: Kate Haley’s Favorite Photos from 2018

Dec 24, 2018

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U2 (photo: Kate Haley) Words by Kate Haley 2018 was an incredible year for live music and there was no better place to experience it all than in the Bay Area. […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 21 – 23

Dec 21, 2018

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Have you been good enough for Krampus this year? Friday, December 21 Killer Whale @ Bottom of the Hill In addition to the up-and-coming Killer Whale on this bill is […]

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Best Of 2018: Russell E.L. Butler’s new record is East Bay techno at its best

Dec 21, 2018

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Oakland techno artist Russel E.L. Butler — a Club Chai affiliate — has a new record out called The Home I’d Build For Myself And All My Friends. And it's […]

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Review + Photos: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus aka boygenius at the Fox Theater

Dec 21, 2018

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boygenius (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely First as soloists and then together as boygenius, they performed at Fox Theater in Oakland on November 27 for an endearing three-and-a-half hour […]

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Best Of 2018: Carolyn McCoy’s favorite photos from this year

Dec 21, 2018

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Bob Weir (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy One of my favorite expressions is “Let’s rock this shit!” I can vouch for myself when I tell you that I did […]

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Best Of 2018: Ned Buskirk on ‘Love, Loss & Fire’ at the SF Columbarium

Dec 20, 2018

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When The Bay Bridged approached me to share thoughts on some of my favorite music of 2018, the opportunity to consider the question was a reminder of how lucky I […]

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Photos: Father/Daughter Records showcase at the Independent

Dec 19, 2018

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Father/Daughter Records Showcase (photo: Ian Young) The Independent celebrated local music last week with a showcase by Father/Daughter Records featuring Pllush, Rose Droll, Pardoner and Soar. Check out a gallery […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Lola Kirke, Lumerians and more

Dec 19, 2018

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Burger Boogaloo releases discounted tickets for next year’s fest

Dec 19, 2018

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Nobunny performs at Burger Boogaloo 2018 (photo: Patric Carver) For its 10th anniversary (and no doubt for the holiday season), beloved Oakland festival Burger Boogaloo is releasing a special batch […]

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Best Of 2018: Jordan’s 10 best releases to help navigate the current dystopia

Dec 19, 2018

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Whether it's the environment, the country, or society in general, this year we've reached peak points in dystopian fear and despair. It seems that moments of peace, clarity and sincere […]

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Photos: Kurt Vile at the Fox Theater

Dec 18, 2018

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Kurt Vile (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland Kurt Vile makes it all look easy. Like he and the Violators are putting on a show in his basement, or maybe […]

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Kendra McKinley asserts her talent in the video for “Face To Face”

Dec 18, 2018

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It feels like the Bay Area saves its brightest tunes for the end of the year. We saw this in 2017 with the jubilant sax-fueled bridge of K Skelton's "Leather […]

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Giveaway: More Fatter at Rickshaw Stop

Dec 18, 2018

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More Fatter self-describes their sound as “Choir Boy Funk,” bringing layered vocal harmonies and a ton of upbeat energy to their recorded songs and live performances alike. Their music is […]

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Review + Photos: Neko Case at the Fox Theater

Dec 17, 2018

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Neko Case (photo: Jon Bauer) Neko Case returned to the Fox Theater in Oakland last week on Monday, December 3. Despite Case's display of self-deprecating humor and anxiety over growing old, […]

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Premiere: Jesse Loren Strickman, “Life in a Box”

Dec 17, 2018

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Today, we're bringing you a first look at the video East Bay songwriter Jesse Loren Strickman's sublime tune, "Life in a Box." As you might guess from the title, the […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 14 – 16

Dec 14, 2018

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Friday, December 14 Willie Nelson and Family @ The Fox Theater A second show added by unending popular demand for the country legend, Willie is (don't say it, don't say […]

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Celebrate a year of local music at the Independent tomorrow night

Dec 12, 2018

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There are a lot of ways to give back this time of year, and one of our favorite ways is in the form of benefit shows. See some live music, […]

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No one told the New Trust to stop, so they didn’t

Dec 12, 2018

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The New Trust. L-R: Sara Sanger, Josh Staples, Julia Lancer, Michael K. Richardson. When North Bay indie darlings the New Trust started back in 2003, it was assumed that they […]

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Photos: Bomba Estereo at the Fox Theater

Dec 12, 2018

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Bomba Estereo (photo: Ian Young) Colombian band Bomba Estéreo gave a rousing performance at the Fox Theater this past weekend in support of last year's album Ayo. Check out the very […]

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Photos: John Maus at Great American Music Hall

Dec 11, 2018

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John Maus (photo: Scott Russell) Words by Scott Russell John Maus seemed to hold nothing back during his show at Great American Music Hall. From the moment he hit the stage, […]

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Celebrate 15 years of the New Trust at the Phoenix Theater

Dec 11, 2018

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Santa Rosa-grown indie rockers the New Trust will celebrate their 15th anniversary at the Phoenix Theater in Petaluma on Friday December 14. Joining them are past members Matthew Izen and […]

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Live This Month: December 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Dec 10, 2018

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Download: Live This Month: December 2018 (Podcast #436) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 7 – 9

Dec 7, 2018

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Friday, December 7 P-Lo @ The UC Theatre It's a good feeling for us when a local artist sells out their hometown venue. If you can find your way in […]

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Photos: Willie Watson + Charlie Parr at Great American Music Hall

Dec 7, 2018

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Willie Watson (photo: Ria Burman) Willie Watson brought breakneck-brisk banjo playing to Great American Music Hall Tuesday night. With flash fingers on strings fleeting through railroad-traveling folk tunes of yesteryear, […]

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You’re Going To Die raises funds for Camp Fire victims next week

Dec 6, 2018

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In what's becoming a really unfortunate regular occurrence, numerous benefit events are being organized for those affected by this year's wildfires in Northern California. Of particular note is next week's […]

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Thao Nguyen takes over ‘Song Exploder’ for 2019

Dec 6, 2018

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(illustration: @lerms) On Twitter this week, longtime San Francisco songwriter Thao Nguyen announced that she will take over hosting duties from Hrishikesh Hirway for popular music podcast Song Exploder for […]

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DEWR releases new video for “Front Line”

Dec 5, 2018

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San Francisco-based folk pop solo artist DEWR (AKA Brian Dewar) is here to remind you "Dream Pop is Over." OK, technically it isn't. However, that is the title of his […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Suuns, Peter Bjorn and John and more

Dec 5, 2018

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8th Annual Tricycle Records Compilation arrives on Friday

Dec 4, 2018

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Long-standing San Francisco music label Tricycle Records is set to release their annual compilation, a collection of tracks from Tricycle-affiliated artists that made their mark in the past year, on […]

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Behind The Scenes: Death Valley Girls at Rickshaw Stop

Dec 3, 2018

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Death Valley Girls (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Despite the title of Death Valley Girls' latest album Darkness Rains, the band's energetic live show was a beacon of light before Thanksgiving weekend. From […]

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NOLA supergroup Dragon Smoke return to SF

Nov 30, 2018

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Dragon Smoke returns to headline The Independent tonight, Friday, November 30, 2018. Locally based space-funk band El Metate and DJ Kevvy Kev open the show. Dragon Smoke is the high-class, high-energy […]

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Sponsored: A Very Independent December

Nov 30, 2018

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As we roll out of 2018 and into 2019, the Independent is going out with a bang. With a slate of fabulous shows on the horizon, the reliably rad Divisadero […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 31 – Dec 2

Nov 30, 2018

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Friday, November 30 Jay Som, Justus Proffit @ Starline Social Club Though she recently relocated to (guess where) LA, Jay Som will always be ours. There, she linked up with […]

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Nicki Bluhm closes November with the Coffis Brothers

Nov 30, 2018

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San Francisco-based singer/songwriter Nicki Bluhm (of the Gramblers) will perform a special evening of music (without the Gramblers), headlining the Terrapin Crossroads Grate Room tonight, Friday, November 30, in San […]

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American Steel re-emerge, play Albany next week

Nov 30, 2018

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Since 1995, Bay Area punk rock quartet American Steel has been smelting hardcore, British punk, Irish folk, Motown, and everything in between into what is now simply referred to as Bay […]

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Review + Photos: Jackie Greene at the Throckmorton Theatre

Nov 29, 2018

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Jackie Greene (photo: William Wayland) Words by Carolyn McCoy Songwriting troubadour Jackie Greene just turned 38 years old, so he decided to throw himself a birthday party by inviting a few […]

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Noise Pop Phase II drops: Princess Nokia, Daughters, Oh Pep!

Nov 28, 2018

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The Noise Pop 2019 ball is already rolling. Though the year is not yet over, they're already on their second lineup announcement. Joining greats like Albert Hammond Jr and Helado […]

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Sponsored: Kurt Vile picks up where he left off at the Fox

Nov 28, 2018

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(photo: Jo McCaughey) Fresh off the October release of his latest full-length album, Bottle It In, Kurt Vile is picking up right where he left off: playing his songs on […]

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Review + Photos: Circles Around The Sun at Cornerstone

Nov 28, 2018

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Circles Around The Sun (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy The language of music is profound and universal. It speaks to our souls on a level that, for the most […]

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Premiere: We Is Shore Dedicated, “Arctic Methane”

Nov 27, 2018

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Happy Tuesday, TBBers. Today we are bringing you a first listen to the new single from Oakland's We Is Shore Dedicated, "Arctic Methane." We Is Shore Dedicated is the project […]

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Review + Photos: Spafford wrap tour with three nights around the Bay

Nov 27, 2018

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Spafford (photo: Joshua Huver) Beginning in Santa Cruz November 15 and ending with an SF double-header at Great American Music Hall, Arizona-based funk band Spafford closed out a 20-date fall tour […]

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Beyond The Bay: The Seshen, Rituals of Mine, Geographer in London

Nov 26, 2018

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On Wednesday, November 6, at a small venue in East London, was a gig you'd expect to find at Rickshaw Stop,or Starline. The Seshen, Rituals of Mine, and Geographer joined […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 23 – 25

Nov 23, 2018

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Friday, November 23 Jorja Smith @ The Warfield Bolstered by an appearance on the Black Panther soundtrack (but already well on her way in R&B and vocalist circles), British singer […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Perhapsy, Julien Baker and more

Nov 21, 2018

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Review + Photos: Khruangbin at the Catalyst

Nov 21, 2018

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Khruangbin (photo: Joshua Huver) On Tuesday, November 13, Khruangbin brought a sold-out surf party to life at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. With two albums under their belt, the band […]

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Beyond The Bay: The Breath at Norwich Arts Centre in Norwich

Nov 21, 2018

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The Breath (photo: Ria Burman) With great support from Chalky Seas and Milly Hirst, Manchester's the Breath brought their powerful and enchanting sounds to Norwich Arts Centre for a night […]

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Breaking: Legendary SF club Mezzanine to shut down next year

Nov 20, 2018

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Miami Horror at Mezzanine in 2016 (photo: Sara Uduwela) In a press release circulated this morning, San Francisco concert venue Mezzanine announced it will cease operations in October of next […]

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Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus are the women of boygenius who outsmarted them all

Nov 20, 2018

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(Photo: Lera Pentelute) Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus booked a tour together before they formed the new indie rock band boygenius. It’s not the typical order of events, […]

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Beyond The Bay: Kacey Johansing interview at the St. Pancras Old Church, London

Nov 20, 2018

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On a cold, misty, November 8th evening in London, England, Kacey Johansing, the former Bay Area musician, now living in LA, played two sold-out shows opening for Haley at St. […]

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Review + Photos: BAND-MAID at the Chapel

Nov 19, 2018

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BAND-MAID (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland What can I tell you about BAND-MAID? They are a heavy metal rock and roll group from Tokyo. They have fans all over […]

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Get a first listen of Perhapsy’s new full-length, ‘Kingdom Starlight Bliss’

Nov 19, 2018

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You might not know Derek Barber by name. If you're a regular reader of this blog, however, you probably know names like Madeline Kenney, Bells Atlas, and Curls, — acts […]

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Photos: Tank and The Bangas at the UC Theatre

Nov 16, 2018

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Tank and The Bangas (photo: Jon Bauer) It was a sold-out show last week at the UC Theatre as Tank and the Bangas and Big Freedia took the stage to bring […]

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Julia Lewis, Rexx Life Raj are straight ridiculous on new single “Outta Pocket”

Nov 16, 2018

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As a producer, Julia Lewis is known for his uber intricate, vibey productions oft employed by the local rap conglomerate searching for a more sophisticated sound. But add long-time collaborator […]

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Jay Stone, Queens D. Light, newcomers highlight SMART BOMB v.53

Nov 16, 2018

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With the shuttering of Los Angeles' legendary Low End Theory in August, it's comforting to know a like-minded spirit lives on and is recognized in the Bay Area through Oakland's […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 16 – 18

Nov 16, 2018

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Elizabeth Moen (pictured), French Cassettes, M. Lockwood Porter, and more. Friday, November 16 Emily Kinney @ Cafe du Nord Ever wonder why Emily Kinney sang so often on The Walking […]

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SPELLLING announces new album, ‘Mazy Fly’

Nov 13, 2018

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(photo: Catalina Xavlena) Oakland's SPELLLING has a new home on Sacred Bones. Soon (yes, February is soon now), she'll be releasing her second full-length, Mazy Fly, on the respected Brooklyn […]

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Guided by Voices returns to the Great American Music Hall

Nov 9, 2018

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Guided By Voices, one of the most prolific garage-rock acts in the history of DIY rock and roll returns to the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco tomorrow, November […]

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Khruangbin brings international funk and soul to the Bay

Nov 9, 2018

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Houston, Texas trio Khruangbin began their 21 date, coast-to-coast North American fall tour this week. Playing 14 shows in November and nine in December, you have two chances to see […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 9 – 11

Nov 9, 2018

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Friday, November 9 Tank and the Bangas, Big Freedia @ The UC Theatre 2017's Tiny Desk Contest winners and fellow New Orleanian, bounce queen Big Freedia, join forces for the […]

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Photos: The San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival at Swedish American Hall

Nov 9, 2018

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The San Francisco Leonard Cohen Festival (photo: Jon Bauer) San Francisco’s Conspiracy of Beards is a 30-member male choir that hosted a special evening honoring the illustrious Leonard Cohen at the […]

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Premiere: Coke’s new video for “Deku” is a walk in the park

Nov 9, 2018

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(photo: Teri McMahon) Do you like dogs? Do you like Coke? (the band, people. The band). You're gonna love their new video for "Deku," featuring a GoPro-equipped dog frolicking freely […]

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Photos: Metallica: Helping Hands Benefit Concert + Auction at the Masonic

Nov 8, 2018

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Metallica (photo: Jon Bauer) Over the weekend, the Masonic hosted a benefit for All Within My Hands (AWMH), a nonprofit foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of […]

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Immerse yourself in vverevvolf’s “Sugar & Spice” video

Nov 8, 2018

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We're a few days late on this, but allow us to introduce you to the new single from vverevvolf, "Sugar & Spice." True to the band's established adorable-with-an-edge aura, the […]

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Review + Photos: California Kind at Old Princeton Landing

Nov 8, 2018

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California Kind (photo: Kate Haley) Words by Kate Haley California just got a hell of a lot kinder. If you have been in the jam band scene, you’ll know the California […]

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Claire George makes solo debut next week, plays Cafe du Nord Friday

Nov 7, 2018

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(photo: Tim Hans) Claire George, formerly of HEARTWATCH, is set to release her first solo venture, Bodies of Water, on November 16. Though she's since moved away from the Bay, […]

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Live This Month: November 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Nov 2, 2018

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Download: Live This Month: November 2018 (Podcast #435) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San […]

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MRCH release new single before joining NRVS LVRS at Amnesia

Nov 2, 2018

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Indie-electro duo MRCH, hailing from Phoenix, released their new single "The Other Side" today and you can get your first taste of this whimsical synth-heavy number here: The Other Side […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Nov 2 – 4

Nov 2, 2018

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Friday, November 2 Goapele @ Yoshi's Part of a whopping four-night residency, the Oakland vocalist and songwriter performs her bold soul-R&B fusion until Sunday. YOUNGr, SUMif @ Rickshaw Stop We're […]

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Premiere: King Willow, “Settled”

Nov 2, 2018

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Remember back in May, when King Willow sang us (and You're Going To Die) a song about not having your shit together? They're back with a studio version of that […]

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Beyond the Bay: She Makes War at Epic Studios in Norwich

Nov 1, 2018

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She Makes War (photo: Ria Burman) Ezifreak, a new duo of an experimental funk-dance mix opened for She Makes War last week at Epic Studios in Norwich, a fine city […]

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Premiere: Jay Stone and his mind are ‘Calibrating…’

Nov 1, 2018

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When "Flying Monkeys" first came across our desks, we were hooked on to Jay Stone's ruminations and the classically hip-hop sound anchored by producer Micah Aza's soul-sampling. The single was […]

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Photos: SWMRS’ Uncool Halloween III

Oct 31, 2018

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Bleached (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)  The third annual SWMRS Uncool Halloween show took place on Saturday, October 27 at the UC Theatre and included performances by Mt. Eddy, Bleached, SWMRS, and more. […]

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The Frail Ophelias revive ‘Macbeth’ for the 21st century

Oct 31, 2018

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(photo: Bradley Cox) Isn’t it obvious why Karl Digerness chose to start the Frail Ophelias with Macbeth? “With like, murderous despots,” he says, a half-stifled scoff interrupting him, “it feels […]

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Photos: Captured Tracks anniversary with Drahla at Starline Social Club

Oct 31, 2018

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Drahla (photo: Ian Young) Captured Tracks, the Brooklyn-based indie record label whose roster has included DIIV, Wild Nothing, the Soft Moon, Mac DeMarco, Meredith Graves and more, celebrated their 10th […]

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Review + Photos: TAUK at the Atrium

Oct 30, 2018

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TAUK (photo: Joshua Huver) Jam band TAUK made a trip south of the Bay to the Catalyst's Atrium in Santa Cruz and our writer/photographer Joshua Huver was there to capture […]

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With ‘Chains Are Broken,’ The Devil Makes Three headline the Fox

Oct 26, 2018

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The Devil Makes Three performs at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 in Madison, WI (Photo: Jay Westcott) The Devil Makes Three, a high-energy bluegrass/punk amalgamation of Santa […]

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Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop

Oct 26, 2018

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Download: Mixtape: The Lush Sounds of Bay Area Dream Pop (Podcast #434) This episode first ran on KQED.org. Whether they call themselves post-punk, psych or indie pop, a wide array […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 26 – 28

Oct 26, 2018

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Friday, October 26 Christine and the Queens @ The Fox Theater A critical favorite and a true performer, rising avant-pop icon Héloïse Letissier plays Oakland. Foxtails Brigade, Whiskerman, Papa Bear […]

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Spirital Cramp and Healing Potpourri raise money for Casa de las Madres in December

Oct 25, 2018

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Join Virginia Beach's Turnover, as well as local bands Spiritual Cramp and Healing Potpourri at San Francisco's August Hall to raise money for La Casa de las Madres. Casa de […]

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Review + Photos: The Joy Formidable at the Independent

Oct 25, 2018

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The Joy Formidable (photo: Patric Carver) The Joy Formidable returned to San Francisco Friday night at the Independent. Tancred was orginaly set to join them as the opening act, but […]

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First artists announced for Noise Pop 2019

Oct 24, 2018

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Is it that time already? Noise Pop just announced their first slate of artists for next year's festival, happening February 25-March 3 of next year. On deck for 2019: Bob […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Christine and the Queens, Afrolicious and more

Oct 24, 2018

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Photos: The Midnight at the Independent

Oct 23, 2018

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The Midnight (photo: Ian Young) New York synthwave band the Midnight brought their dance tunes to the Independent last weekend for two sold-out shows to rabid San Francisco fans. It […]

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Photos: Madeline Kenney at Rickshaw Stop

Oct 23, 2018

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Madeline Kenney (photo: Ian Young) Former Oaklander Madeline Kenney gave a great performance at Rickshaw Stop last Thursday, October 18. We were lucky to have photographer Ian Young at the […]

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Bay Area Record Fest finds a new home in Oakland

Oct 23, 2018

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If you're seeking a quick dose of the Bay Area's burgeoning music scene, look no further than the fourth edition of the Bay Area Record Fest, affectionately known as B.A.R.F. […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Oct 19 -21

Oct 19, 2018

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Friday, October 19 Aki Kumar @ The Sound Room The South Bay's (possibly the world's) sole purveyor of Bollywood blues plays Oakland. Voteside Lands feat. CupcakKe and Girlpool @ UC […]

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Yaeji to make it ‘Raingurl’ in the Bay

Oct 19, 2018

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Yaeji (photo: Rachael Wright) Having wrapped up a sweeping summer tour, electronic experimental artist Yaeji is embarking on a run of fall tour dates. The Korean American artist, Kathy Yaeji […]

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The Y Axes release a new pop-punk single and music video

Oct 19, 2018

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San Francisco-based indie space-pop band the Y Axes recently released a lively pop-punk single, "Empty Space" that will encourage you to bring your friends together for a late-night living room […]

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Family Affair gallery puts Bay Area hip-hop history on display with ‘Freaks of the Industry’

Oct 18, 2018

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Since its opening this past summer, San Francisco gallery Family Affair has decorated its walls with eclectic, and often rare, collections featuring the likes of Prince, Michael Jackson, and Eric […]

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Photos: snny and Sabrina Claudio at the Independent

Oct 18, 2018

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Sabrina Claudio (photo: Ian Young) It was a sexy and seductive Tuesday night at the Independent with snny and Sabrina Claudio playing to a sold out, euphoric and at times […]

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Review + Photos: Parachute Days 2018 featuring PSDSP & El Radio Fantastique

Oct 18, 2018

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PSDSP (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy What is it about music that, more often than not, brings together a group of people to create a community?  Is it about […]

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Photos: The Dodos at the Independent

Oct 17, 2018

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The Dodos (photo: Ian Young) San Francisco's own the Dodos played a hometown show, their first in quite some time, at the Independent last Friday, October 12, to celebrate the […]

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Desiree Cannon releases ‘Beach Sleeper’

Oct 17, 2018

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Oakland's Desiree Cannon has just released her debut LP Beach Sleeper on Long Road Society, a fairly new (and by early indications, wonderful) label, also based in Oakland. Mixing elements […]

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LoFi Satellites: Self-made in San Francisco

Oct 17, 2018

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LoFi Satellites rehearsing at their practice space. L-R: Matthew Nance, Federico Pardo Sagueir, Jim Nunes and Marc Belluomini. Meet Marc Belluomini, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Bay Area […]

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Giveaway: Madeline Kenney at Rickshaw Stop

Oct 17, 2018

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(photo: Cara Robbins) We knew we couldn't have Madeline Kenney for long. Though she recently relocated (again!) to North Carolina, Kenney made a major mark on the local music scene […]

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Madeline Kenney releases sophomore album ‘Perfect Shapes’

Oct 3, 2018

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Madeline Kenney (photo: Cara Robbins) Singer-songwriter Madeline Kenney released her sophomore album Perfect Shapes via Carpark Records last week. Produced by Jenn Wassner of Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes, […]

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Giveaway: Fickle Friends at Great American Music Hall

Oct 3, 2018

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(Photo Credit: Daniel Alexander Harris) English indie pop band Fickle Friends are making their way to Great American Music Hall on October 12 to promote their debut album You Are […]

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Treasure Island releases food, art lineup for 2018

Oct 2, 2018

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Feeling hungry? Hold onto that feeling for next weekend, when you get to Treasure Island Music Festival. Because music festivals can't exist these days without killer food options — and […]

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Review: Pop-Up Magazine’s Fall Issue at the Curran

Oct 2, 2018

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(photo: Jon Snyder) Pop-Up Magazine’s fall issue wrapped up its first-ever three-night run at San Francisco’s Curran Theater. This is a big year for the media show that originated in […]

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Wax Wednesdays features Li Xi next week at Cafe Stritch

Oct 1, 2018

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Cool South Bay show alert: Next Wednesday, San Jose's beloved bar/restaurant/venue Cafe Stritch hosts locals Li Xi as part of their Wax Wednesdays series. Wax Wednesdays is pretty much what […]

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Review + Photos: Miniature Tigers at Great American Music Hall

Oct 1, 2018

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Miniature Tigers (photo: Joshua Huver) On a beautiful Sunday in September, Arizona-based indie lords Miniature Tigers descended on the Tenderloin for a show at Great American Music Hall. These stark […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 28 – 30

Sep 28, 2018

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Friday, September 28 Hollie Cook @ The New Parish Sex Pistols progeny Hollie Cook brings her distinct brand of "tropical pop" to Oakland. Neighbor Lady, Tino Drima, Doncat @ Cafe […]

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Photos: The National at the Greek Theatre

Sep 28, 2018

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The National (photo: Ian Young) One of the most consistently satisfying rock bands out there today, the National, performed a energetic and exciting set at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley […]

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Parquet Courts bringing ‘Wide Awake’ tour to the Bay

Sep 27, 2018

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(director: Claes Nordwall) Parquet Courts are making their way back to the West Coast on their Wide Awake tour, and are headlining the Fillmore on September 27 with support from […]

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Premiere: Anna Hillburg, “I Can’t Get Free” (see her at the Make Out Room this Sunday)

Sep 27, 2018

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Does it get any better than this? The Make Out Room is throwing one hell of a party this Sunday and you should be there. Three local legends on the […]

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Review + Photos: Sound Summit 2018 at the Mountain Amphitheater

Sep 14, 2018

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Herbie Hancock (photo: Carolyn McCoy) Words by Carolyn McCoy Up the slopes of Mount Tamalpais, up winding roads that pass by groves of Bay Laurel trees and Manzanita scrub, one comes […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 14 – 16

Sep 14, 2018

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Get to know Get Married at the Art Boutiki this weekend. Friday, September 14 The Distillers @ The Fox Theater Your favorite band in high school is back with the […]

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Chill your friday with Ryan Von Gonten’s new ‘Truthlikeness’

Sep 14, 2018

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Like so many before him, Ryan Von Gonten moved to the Bay Area and shortly thereafter dove into creative work. Ryan Von Gonten (not actually his name, but an alias) […]

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Lapel releases her debut album ‘Periphery’ featuring “Less of a Woman”

Sep 14, 2018

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Congrats are in order for San Francisco synth pop artist Debbie Neigher who now goes by the monkier Lapel. Today she drops her debut album Periphery featuring the single "Less […]

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Giveaway: Vice Reine at Balanced BreakFEST 2018

Sep 13, 2018

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Starting September 20, Balanced BreakFEST is pulling together the best and brightest of San Francisco music for a three-day festival covering the Mission District. Spread across several venues, more than […]

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Janel Marisse drops new song “Clock In” ahead of her EP this fall

Sep 13, 2018

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We're not gonna keep this news lowkey. Singer/songwriter Janel Marisse dropped her latest track "Clock In" last week which was produced by Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum producer Bongo ByTheWay (Teyana Taylor, […]

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Review + Photos: Cecile McLorin Salvant + Taylor McFerrin at SFJAZZ

Sep 12, 2018

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Cecile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner (photo: Ria Burman) SFJAZZ kicked off their autumn season opening night with their signature champagne and truffle offerings amidst the phenomenally fresh, jaw-dropping four-day […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: STRFKR, Mirah and more

Sep 12, 2018

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Review + Photos: The Silk Road Truckers at the Transbay Transit Center Rooftop Garden

Sep 12, 2018

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The Silk Road Truckers (photo: Ria Burman) Trixie Rasputin Presents LunchBox Music, a series of local bands and singer songwriters, offering acoustic lunch break musical musings on Fridays atop the […]

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Get Married are coming home to San Jose with Tiny Stills

Sep 12, 2018

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San Jose's very own Get Married have been on the road with Los Angeles-based Tiny Stills for their US tour. This Saturday will be their homecoming show to salute the […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Jade Bird, the Wailers and more

Sep 5, 2018

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Photos: The Regrettes at the Chapel

Sep 4, 2018

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The Regrettes (photo: Ian Young) Rising LA punk-rock band the Regrettes gave an energetic and fun show at the Chapel last week. There was plenty of moshing amid the crowd as the […]

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Review + Photos: Tommy Alexander + Taylor Kingman at the Crepe Place

Sep 4, 2018

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Tommy Alexander (photo: Joshua Huver) "Never miss a Sunday show" is something you might have heard if you often see live performances. That was true of this past Sunday, August 26, […]

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Gabriel Garzón-Montano and Kali Uchis bless the Warfield on Sept. 17 and 18

Sep 4, 2018

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Modern R&B has drastically shapeshifted over the last few years, evolving into something more of a spectrum than a genre. But Kali Uchis and Gabriel Garzón-Montano are two of the […]

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Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs celebrate the release of ‘Plastic Surgery’ EP

Aug 31, 2018

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San Jose rock and rollers Alvie & The Breakfast Pigs have announced the release of their third EP Plastic Surgery, available on streaming platforms everywhere. The album was recorded at […]

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OMB Peezy pays tribute in his new video for “My Dawg”

Aug 31, 2018

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Through the tales told on his Loyalty Over Love mixtape, OMB Peezy's rise and triumphs are nothing without his struggles. His latest video for one of the record's standout tracks, […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 31 – Sept 2

Aug 30, 2018

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Friday, August 31 Sheer Mag @ The Independent Bluesy and bold, Sheer Mag's guitar-based sound and standout vocals make them one of the most in-demand bands on both coasts and […]

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Hyphy prince Nef the Pharaoh is “Boostin'” in his new video

Aug 30, 2018

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There's no telling what tricks Nef the Pharaoh has up his sleeve when it comes to his rhyme schemes. But for the wavy and colorful video for his song, "Boostin'," […]

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Giveaway: Bishop Briggs at the Fox, September 4

Aug 30, 2018

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(photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Looking for something to do September 4? Here’s your chance to see Bishop Briggs at the Fox Theater. Know for her song “River,” Bishop Briggs has been […]

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Baeilou releases ‘Inside Under’ EP, plays SF in October

Aug 30, 2018

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Oakland cellist Baeilou recently unveiled her new EP, Inside Under. It's streaming on Spotify now. Building on the style established in her earlier single, "Eleanora," Inside Under is a dark, […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 24 -26

Aug 24, 2018

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Come meet King Dream tonight at the Independent. Friday, August 24 King Dream, Kendra McKinley @ The Independent Jeremy Lyon's new project, King Dream, makes its official recorded debut at […]

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TIDES comes in at El Rio next week

Aug 24, 2018

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Next Wednesday will see the kickoff of a new monthly residence at El Rio called TIDES. With a sharp focus on women of color, non-binary, and LGBTQ musicians in the […]

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The Seshen activate a fantastic local lineup at the Indy

Aug 24, 2018

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Featuring three local favorites — The Seshen, Midtown Social, and Ghost & The City — the September 1 show at the Independent will be the Seshen's last Bay Area show […]

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Review + Photos: A handful of highlights from 20th Street Block Party 2018

Aug 23, 2018

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The Marias (photo: Ian Young) It’s no secret that San Franciscans will find any excuse to listen to music outdoors, weather be damned. Stern Grove. Fillmore Jazz Festival. Hardly Strictly. […]

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Indie rockers the Dig coming to the Chapel, release new single

Aug 23, 2018

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(photo: Shervin Lainez) Mellow indie-rockers the Dig just moved out to LA from Brooklyn and recently announced a new single, "Say Hello To Allison." The band will also be undertaking […]

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Annie Bacon: Leaving San Francisco, where music and home became one

Aug 23, 2018

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Bay Bridged Editor and longtime San Francisco musician Annie Bacon left San Francisco for Michigan weeks ago. In this essay, she says the goodbye she needs to say to the […]

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The Dodos release new single, kick off national tour at the Independent

Aug 23, 2018

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San Francisco psych rockers the Dodos, a collaboration between guitarist Meric Long and percussionist Logan Kroeber, recently announced their seventh studio release, Certainty Waves. The album is due out October […]

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Review + Photos: Poster Children at Café du Nord

Aug 22, 2018

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Poster Children (photo: Patric Carver) Of all the scenes in The Exorcist, the one that strikes me the most is arguably the least flashy. There’s no contortionism, no projectile vomit. […]

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Photos + Review: Love Jerks melt hearts at the Uptown

Aug 22, 2018

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Love Jerks (photo: Patric Carver) “This first song...this song comes from a time when I was really yearning. I was very yearnful.” That’s how Love Jerks kicked things off last […]

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After West Coast tour, Aish prepares for homecoming show

Aug 22, 2018

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Just a few months after the release of his debut album Mother, San Francisco-based artist and visionary Aish recently embarked on a West Coast tour, which concludes at the Rickshaw […]

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Photos: Jerry Day at McLaren Park

Aug 15, 2018

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Jerry Day (photo: Kate Haley) Founded in 2002, Jerry Day occurred last weekend to celebrate the life and music of the bay area's native son Jerry Garcia. The lineup included Stu […]

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Janel Marisse turns breakup into breakthrough on “Closet of Lies”

Aug 15, 2018

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There's usually two ways to go about a breakup: Hit rock bottom or bounce back, and thankfully, Janel Marisse chose the latter. After the lead single from her Memoirs EP […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Foxtails Brigade, Dispatch and more

Aug 15, 2018

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with […]

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Video Premiere: Lauren Wahl & Simply Put debut “Don’t Go Too Far,” now on tour

Aug 15, 2018

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In less than ten months, Lauren Wahl has watched her dream grow from a seed simply put in Santa Cruz all the way to Seattle. Having chased down, given up […]

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Review: Animal Collective Perform ‘Sung Tongs’ at the Fox Theater

Aug 14, 2018

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On a bustling Monday evening riding the tail end of July, an electric crowd in Oakland's Fox Theater stood hollering with eyes wide open, entranced by visual artist and musician […]

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Effable release first edition of new zine at Atlas Coffee this Friday

Aug 14, 2018

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Longtime besties Chloé Chonnaughton and Haley Vivenzi are mom-friends in the Sonoma County art scene. Both artists themselves, they know that, even in their little North Bay nook, it can […]

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Growing Up With Gloria: How Gloria Estefan schooled one Mission gringa on Cuban music

Aug 14, 2018

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(The author circa 1991 in her mom's 24th and Harrison apartment.) Words by Rebecca Bodenheimer My mom constantly reminds me that the only thing she forced me to do as […]

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Photos: Outside Lands 2018 brings another fantastic party to Golden Gate Park

Aug 13, 2018

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Janelle Monáe (photo: Jon Bauer) The 2018 Outside Lands Music Festival just finished its annual takeover of San Francisco's iconic Golden Gate Park, and we are still living off the sounds […]

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Review: A numbered list of highlights from this year’s Outside Lands

Aug 13, 2018

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Outside Lands Music Festival 2018 (photo: Jon Bauer) It’s that time of year again. Outside Lands has come and gone. Everyone has washed the dust off their faces and returned to […]

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Review + Photos: Beach House at the Fox Theater

Aug 13, 2018

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Beach House (photo: Lilly Nguyen) Brooklyn-based Sound of Ceres filled the Fox Theater August 7 with a cosmically realized blend of angelic vocal stylings by Karen Hover, meshed with precise […]

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Photos: Geographer parts ways with the Bay at the Fillmore

Aug 3, 2018

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Geographer (photo: William Wayland) One of the Bay Area's best breakouts in recent years has been that of Mike Deni and company's Geographer. Deni has discussed that he is moving out […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 3 – 5

Aug 3, 2018

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Friday, August 3 Oakland Popfest 2018 @ Various Venues Tonight and tomorrow, Oakland will play host to Popfest, a festival celebrating the best in power-pop. Be on the lookout for […]

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Photos: The Decemberists + Whitney at the Fox Theater

Aug 3, 2018

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The Decemberists (photo: Lilly Nguyen) Last Friday saw loquacious wordsmith rockers the Decemberists headline the Fox Theater. They were supported by quickly-rising rock band Whitney, and we were lucky enough […]

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YMTK, Julia Lewis bring the vibes to Brick + Mortar on August 9

Aug 2, 2018

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The Bay Area needs more YMTK appearances. Always some new music up his sleeve, including a recent two-track Summer Pan Playlist drop, the Oakland-born, Los Angeles-based artist hits all the […]

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Good or bad? Clear bags now required at festivals

Aug 2, 2018

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(A Clusterfest attendee sporting a clear bag. Photo: Ashley Bulayo) It’s officially happening. Clear bags are now a must when it comes to attending festivals. That is, they were if […]

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20th Street Block Party Extras: Yoga, classic cars, dog portraits and way more

Aug 2, 2018

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If a host of great indie musicians isn't enough to get you out to 20th Street Block Party this year, there's lots more where that came from. What, exactly? Aside […]

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Down The 5: The Body cry for help in LA

Aug 1, 2018

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Portland duo the Body dropped into in Los Angeles to perform another wall-rattling drone-and-gasp performance at the Echo on Tuesday night. Since they released their second full-length LP, All The […]

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Azure searches for peace on new album, ‘Godspeed’

Aug 1, 2018

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Down 2 Earth's Azure dug deep for his latest project, "Godspeed," out now. As one-third of the standout Oakland trio hearkening back to the Town's conscious hip-hop heyday, an introspective […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Hold Steady, Bardo Martinez and more

Aug 1, 2018

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) Want even more giveaways? Sign up for our newsletter for access to extra contests. To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email […]

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Live This Month: August 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

Jul 31, 2018

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Download: Live This Month: August 2018 (Podcast #431) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San […]

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Photos: The Pretenders with local Chuck Prophet at the Masonic

Jun 25, 2018

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The Pretenders (photo: Aaron Rubin) One of the original punk-new wave bands the Pretenders performed at the Masonic last Friday night. Chrissie Hynde was in full force and gave her voice and […]

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Tinariwen roam to The UC Theatre with Dirtwire next month

Jun 25, 2018

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Willing to bet, in all your years, you've never seen a band of Tuareg musicians. Willing to bet a little less that you might not even know what 'Tuareg' is […]

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Ahead of debut, Katzù Oso will perform at Swedish American Hall

Jun 25, 2018

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Katzù Oso (Paul Hernandez) is the dreamy, synth-pop artist you didn't know you needed to hear until right now. Based out of Los Angeles, the Latino solo artist takes his […]

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Oh The Nerve premiere new video, playing free Pride weekend show

Jun 22, 2018

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Today, we're premiering a new music video from Bay Area queer feminist pop/R&B band Oh The Nerve. They are also performing a free show on Sunday, June 24 in conjunction […]

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In advance of performance at Pride, SUMif releases new single “Body”

Jun 22, 2018

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This is a big week for queer electro-pop artist SUMif. Originally from Los Angeles, the rising San Francisco musician is set to perform at this year's San Francisco Pride celebration […]

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LoFi Satellites lead triple threat garage rock lineup at the Hotel Utah

Jun 22, 2018

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Experimental rock and roll band LoFi Satellites will be hosting an eccentric and noise-laden bill at the Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco tonight. The show is highly recommended for […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 22 – 24

Jun 22, 2018

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Friday, June 22 Men I Trust @ Swedish American Hall Consider 4 ever live your window to Men I Trust's dreamy, minimalist sound— which they bring to San Francisco for […]

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Snail Mail headlining sold-out shows with Rose Droll, Club Night

Jun 22, 2018

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Snail Mail is headlining a pair of Bay Area shows with Bonny Doon this week. Lush, Lindsey Jordan's debut album as Snail Mail, was released earlier this month via Matador […]

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Oakland’s Callow to release ‘Mothdust,’ haunt Bottom of the Hill

Jun 22, 2018

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For almost a decade, Callow has been perfecting their palette of foreboding, spectral tunes that seem to emanate from somewhere in the darkest heart of the woods. Like Castanets, Fletcher […]

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M. Lockwood Porter to debut new work at Rickshaw Stop

Jun 22, 2018

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(photo: Robert Alleyne) It's been a while since we heard from M. Lockwood Porter. Emerging from an eight-month semi-hiatus, Porter and his full band will be appearing at Rickshaw Stop […]

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Photos: The Kooks at the Warfield

Jun 13, 2018

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The Kooks (photo: Ria Burman) Goldenvoice presented the Kooks at the Warfield Monday night with support from the Academic. Pop-rocking their way about the stage, the Kooks performed many mild, […]

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Culture Abuse parties across an animated, photocopied zine in the video for “Dip”

Jun 13, 2018

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Culture Abuse is known around the Bay for 2016’s iconic Peach and its brand of effusive and melodic garage punk. In anticipation of their sophomore full-length, Bay Dream, the band […]

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San Jose punks Get Married give us “Living Room”

Jun 13, 2018

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God bless Asian Man Records. It never changes — and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Asian Man releases sound almost indistinguishable today than they did 20 years ago. That's […]

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Premiere: Scoot around the Sunset with Goodnight, Texas in “Takin’ Your Word For It”

Jun 13, 2018

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Sometimes it feels like time doesn't really touch the Outer Sunset. The Avenues — a big block of criss-crossing residential streets on the west side of San Francisco — feel […]

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Get excited for ‘Explorer’ with new music from Con Brio

Jun 12, 2018

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After releasing a stellar, soulful cover of "Heart-Shaped Box" last month, Bay Area favorite Con Brio has dropped a couple more singles from their upcoming sophomore album, Explorer. "Too Lit […]

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Angel Olsen plotting solo dates on ‘Tiny Dreams’ tour

Jun 12, 2018

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Angel Olsen (photo: Patric Carver) Folk-pop darling Angel Olsen has announced a set of North American solo dates on her Tiny Dreams tour. With gigs planned in San Francisco, Portland, […]

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Review + Photos: Johnny Marr at August Hall

Jun 12, 2018

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Johnny Marr (photo: Patric Carver) I’m not one for organized religion, but I am starting to believe we are living in the End Times. It’s not just that things aren’t […]

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Hickey Fest is this weekend!

Jun 12, 2018

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If you don't yet have weekend plans, I suggest you head north to Hickey Fest, one of the coolest little festivals around. Curated by former Oaklander Ash Reiter (Sugar Candy […]

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How are recording studios like Asgard? Talkie will tell you.

Jun 11, 2018

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Talkie (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) The new Talkie album wasn’t recorded in a typical studio space. Fundamental Things saw the four members record in the most DIY way possible, wherever they could […]

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Bay Area Archives: The almost-forgotten Summer of Love darlings the Ace of Cups

Jun 11, 2018

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(photo: www.aceofcupsofficial.com) While San Francisco locals may seem a bit jaded about the city's hippie history, the Summer of Love still has a place in our hearts. Sure, we might […]

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Listen to this twinkling new track from New Spell

May 28, 2018

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San Francisco's New Spell have released a delicate new song called "Of Time," a slowly-rotating single that contemplates our very existence. New Spell is Leanne Kelly and Jacob Frautschi, a […]

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Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals

May 25, 2018

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Download: Mixtape: Local Musicians at Eleven Upcoming Bay Area Music Festivals (Podcast #429) This episode first ran on KQED.org. With the debut of the Blurry Vision Fest in Oakland earlier […]

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Giveaway: Damien Jurado returns to San Francisco

May 25, 2018

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 (photo: Elise Tyler) During his 23-year career, Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has crafted a distinguished catalog of a dozen albums and about 15 EPs. Jurado has earned critical acclaim for […]

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What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, May 25 – 27

May 25, 2018

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BottleRock has something for everyone. Friday, May 25 BottleRock Napa Valley Now through Sunday, an endless parade of independent and major-label music stars head through Napa Valley: Bruno Mars, E-40, […]

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Review + Photos: Barbara Dane at Freight + Salvage

May 25, 2018

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Barbara Dane (photo: Ria Burman) Barbara Dane delivered a spectacular show, celebrating her 91st birthday on Thursday at Freight and Salvage. The show began at 8pm with Barbara Dane seated […]

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Giveaway: Hockey Dad at Cafe du Nord

May 25, 2018

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If you’re itching for some rock and roll this weekend, look no further than Cafe du Nord. Hockey Dad will be playing at San Francisco’s Cafe du Nord on Sunday. […]

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20th Street Block Party returns for 2018

May 25, 2018

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Mission dwellers, mark your calendars for August 18 for the return of Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party. This annual event is one of the ultra-local highlights of San Francisco […]

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Review + Photos: Franz Ferdinand at the Fox Theater

May 24, 2018

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Franz Ferdinand (photo: Ria Burman) Last Thursday, May 17, Scotland’s favorite indie rock & disco hybrid Franz Ferdinand took to Oakland’s Fox Theater for a high energy and visually entertaining […]

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Photos: Southside Festival 2018

May 24, 2018

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Last weekend, The Bay Bridged hosted Southside Festival in conjunction with Imprint.City, featuring both legendary and emerging Bay Area acts like Zion I, Just Rese, Ellah, and more. Experience all […]

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Thievery Corporation’s Rob Garza pumps the brakes

May 24, 2018

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L-R: Eric Hilton, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation (photo: Jen Maler) Words by Lily Moayeri Two weeks past the release of Thievery Corporation’s latest full-length, Treasures from the Temple, and […]

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Mall Walk releases final single, plays final show tonight!

May 9, 2018

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After several years, an EP, an LP, and a pair of singles, Oakland's Mall Walk is calling it quits. On their way out, the post punk trio is releasing a […]

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Live This Month: May 2018 — an audio guide to upcoming Bay Area concerts

May 9, 2018

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Download: Live This Month: May 2018 (Podcast #427) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San […]

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High Sunn is trying to balance rock stardom and senior year

May 9, 2018

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High Sunn (left) with his guitarist, Freddy (right) At the age of 14, most kids pass the time by hanging out with friends, watching TV, or egging houses. At age […]

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Loco Tranquilo drop “Wind Song,” tease upcoming EP

May 9, 2018

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San Francisco's Loco Tranquilo, fresh off their inclusion on our "Highlights in Bay Area Latin Music" mixtape have released "Wind Song," the first single from an EP set for a […]

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Review: Alice Glass + Zola Jesus at the Independent

May 9, 2018

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Zola Jesus (photo: Tim Draut) Two weekends ago wrapped up the San Francisco leg of the Snowblood tour, with Zola Jesus co-headlining Alice Glass' first ever North American solo headline […]

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DONCAT preparing new album ‘Preservation of the Spirit’

May 8, 2018

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Bay Area psych-pop project DONCAT will be coming to Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco on May 31 to promote his new LP Preservation of the Spirit. The new album, to […]

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Q&A: FRENSHIP excited to play SF, step away from “Capsize”

May 8, 2018

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(photo: Dan Regan) James Sunderland and Brett Hite of FRENSHIP met when they were both working at a Lululemon. They started creating music together and, in 2016, their song "Capsize," […]

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Pop-Up Magazine returns for an evening of storytelling and music

May 8, 2018

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Pop Up Magazine at the Curran San Francisco on Thursday, February 1, 2018 (Photo: Erin Brethauer) Pop-Up Magazine is a live, touring "magazine" that combines music with storytelling, and it's […]

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Con Brio turn “Heart-Shaped Box” into a spacey soul jam

May 5, 2018

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San Francisco soul band Con Brio is known for a lot of things, but emulating the crunchy riffs of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s is not really one […]

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Behind The Scenes: Con Brio

May 5, 2018

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Con Brio (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) If you've ever listened to Con Brio, you know the band's mission is to bring its audience to a world full of musical bliss. The official […]

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Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Talented Hip Hop and R&B Producers

Apr 18, 2018

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This episode first ran on KQED.org. Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Talented Hip Hop and R&B Producers (Podcast #425) The Bay Area's vibrant hip hop and R&B scenes include a […]

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Music and Mortality: Scott Ferreter, “Dad’s Chest”

Apr 18, 2018

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In case you haven't noticed, death is a big deal in the Bay Area this week. As ReImagine: End of Life gets underway, we're proud to present our latest installment […]

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Some important news about the Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival

Apr 18, 2018

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Dear Friends, For 7 years, we’ve been extremely proud to bring you the Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, our annual summer festival showcasing great local and touring bands […]

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LA’s Black Mare bringing ‘Death Magick Mother’ to the DNA Lounge

Apr 17, 2018

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Los Angeles band Black Mare will be headlining the DNA Lounge on April 18 to support their second full-length album, Death Magick Mother. The album was first released back in […]

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Review: Soft Moon, Boy Harsher at the Independent

Apr 17, 2018

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On Wednesday night the Soft Moon returned to San Francisco for its first show since the release of its Sacred Bones debut Criminal, joined by Boy Harsher and Cube at […]

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Ticket Giveaway: GUM at the Independent

Apr 17, 2018

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Do you need more synth pop in your life? Of course you do! Enter our giveaway for a chance to check out Jay Watson's solo project GUM. The Tame Impala […]

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Tsunami Bomb + the Phenomenauts invade the Phoenix Theater

Apr 17, 2018

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Some might be tempted to call the show on Friday at the Phoenix Theater a ....blast from the past... Get it? Because the recently-reunited Tsunami Bomb is headlining, with support […]

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Photos: The Breeders at the Masonic

Apr 17, 2018

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The Breeders (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely Good morning, San Francisco, it’s the Breeders! Back on tour after 10 years and bringing the original crew from 1993, the Breeders […]

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Princess Nokia headlining 1015 Folsom, FEELS 6

Apr 17, 2018

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"Girls to the front!" is the rallying cry of visionary Harlem artist Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia. While she technically is a rapper, that designation seems reductive now. If you […]

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Review + Photos: Roselit Bone at the Golden Bull

Apr 16, 2018

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Roselit Bone (photo: SarahJayn Kemp) Roselit Bone does not play to audiences content to stay at home on Tuesday nights. The is not a small outfit, and the stage was […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: U.S. Girls, Lido Pimienta and more

Mar 28, 2018

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re […]

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Alice Glass embarks on first solo tour, plays SF twice next month

Mar 27, 2018

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Alice Glass recently debuted a Zola Jesus remix of "StillBirth," Glass's debut single from 2015. She will also be starting her first solo tour, and also recently released a new […]

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Sponsored: Of Montreal, party experts, come to The UC

Mar 27, 2018

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No matter the season, no matter the year, we will always, always advise you to hit up an of Montreal show. Over the last 20-something years, the brainchild of lead […]

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Review + Photos: The Damn Fanatics bring PianoFight to Great American Music Hall

Mar 27, 2018

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The Damn Fanatics (photo: Patric Carver) I don’t know about you, but I did not enjoy going to my senior prom. A friend of mine had to remind me of […]

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Airbnb adds intimate concerts at unique venues to its range of experiences

Mar 27, 2018

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Sol Development performs Airbnb Concert hosted by Zoo Labs of Oakland Since its inception 10 years ago, Airbnb has changed the face of lodging, offering  4.5 million listings for short-term rent […]

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Sam Johnson releases new pop single “Palm Trees”

Mar 27, 2018

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San Francisco weather is warming up this week, just in time for Sam Johnson's breezy new beach-inspired pop song, "Palm Trees." This dreamy, upbeat tune is the first of many […]

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SXSW 2018: THICK

Mar 26, 2018

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CHAI - Hotel Vegas, Sunday, Burgermania Sunday is always a tough day at SXSW. Everyone is super hung over and dragging, but Japan sent CHAI to put more smiles on […]

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Music and Mortality: Avi Vinocur, “Blizzard”

Mar 26, 2018

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When Avi Vinocur's Goodnight, Texas bandmate's father — a New Jerseyan, the kind of character you couldn't write, and, most importantly, one of Avi's closest friends — died, he tried […]

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Video Premiere: Sloth & Turtle, “Toys”

Mar 23, 2018

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Goldeneye 64: it's basically the millennial's version of chess. Instrumental quartet Sloth & Turtle have tapped (literally) into some crazy musical terrain during the last few years. Seamlessly blending math-rock, […]

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Hollie Cook sits atop tropical pop with a Sex Pistols pedigree

Mar 23, 2018

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(photo: Ollie Grove) British singer-songwriter Hollie Cook grew up in a musical family and kept the company of rockers and pop stars. Amid her storied exposure to musical luminaries, Cook […]

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Photos: Bria Skonberg at SFJAZZ

Mar 14, 2018

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Bria Skonberg (photo: Ria Burman) Bria Skonberg brought sultry and strong jazz-jumping tunes to SFJAZZ Sunday night, performing classics and originals with her band. Taking the trumpet to both ends of the […]

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B & The Hive is buzzing through California

Mar 14, 2018

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(photo: Colton Haynes) Locally grown B & The Hive is buzzing through North Bay venues this spring, providing enchanting melodies for a carefree night out with friends, old and new. […]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Go Ahead at Bottom of the Hill

Mar 14, 2018

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(illustration: Cassidy Miller) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email contest@thebaybridged.com with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re […]

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Photos: COIN at the Fillmore

Mar 13, 2018

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COIN (photo: Robert Alleyne) Last Saturday night saw rock band COIN perform to a very excited crowd at the Fillmore in support of their latest album, Growing Pains. Also on the […]

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Photos: Son Lux at the Independent

Mar 13, 2018

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Son Lux (photo: Jon Bauer) Last Friday night, March 9, 2018, saw rock band Son Lux perform at the Independent in support of their latest album, Brighter Wounds. One song in […]

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Photos: ZZ Ward at the Regency Ballroom

Mar 12, 2018

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ZZ Ward (photo: Jon Bauer) Wednesday night, March 7, 2018, saw sensual, bluesy ZZ Ward give an always-energetic performance at the Regency Ballroom in support of her latest album The Storm. […]

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Review + Photos: Thunderpussy at the Bottom of the Hill

Mar 12, 2018

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Thunderpussy (photo: Robert Alleyne) Ahead of their 2018 appearance at SXSW, Seattle powerhouse of femme fatale energy Thunderpussy electrified

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Photos: Kyle Craft at Cafe du Nord

Mar 12, 2018

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Kyle Craft (photo: William Wayland) Words by Elaine Blakely Set at the lounge-style space Cafe du Nord, opening band Locus Pocus put a spell on us with classic '60s keyboard, bass runs, […]

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Photos: Green Day members revealed as the Coverups at the Ivy Room

Mar 12, 2018

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The Coverups (photo: Aaron Rubin) Words by Aaron Rubin Not-so-secret-anymore Green Day side project the Coverups played at the Ivy Room in Albany on Tuesday. The band features Green Day members […]

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Photos: Gaby Moreno at the Sweetwater Music Hall

Mar 12, 2018

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Gaby Moreno (photo: Ria Burman) Gaby Moreno swung and swayed the Sweetwater Music Hall with her smooth blues and punchy jazz tunes. Presently on tour, Gaby Moreno stopped off in […]

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Photos: They Might Be Giants at the Fillmore

Mar 9, 2018

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They Might Be Giants (photo: Ria Burman) They Might Be Giants brought their way-fun, super-unserious selves to the Fillmore for two consecutive nights over the weekend, selling out Saturday's show. […]

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Review + Photos: Snarky Puppy show 3 of 6 at SFJAZZ

Mar 9, 2018

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Snarky Puppy (photo: Joshua Huver) Last weekend, the world-renowned jazz collective Snarky Puppy held a four-day, six-show residency at the Miner Auditorium of SFJAZZ in San Francisco. SFJAZZ has been […]

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The Saxophones announce debut LP on Full Time Hobby

Mar 9, 2018

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(Photo of and by The Saxophones) Bay Area duo the Saxophones have developed a bit of a following across the pond, with UK label Full Time Hobby releasing a 7" […]

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Review + Photos: Spafford captivate at Terrapin Crossroads

Mar 9, 2018

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Spafford (photo: Joshua Huver) Spafford is a four-piece band from Prescott, AZ, that has been taking the jam band scene by storm. Last weekend, March 3 and 4, they closed […]

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New music video for “Sun” sets tone for Unlikely Heroes’ upcoming EP

Mar 9, 2018

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Oakland-based Unlikely Heroes just released the music video for "Sun," setting the tone for the band’s upcoming self-titled EP. According to lead vocalist Enon Gaines, the EP, which was originally […]

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Review + Photos: Marmozets bring high-energy show to the Rickshaw Stop

Mar 9, 2018

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Marmozets (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Out of England and into the Rickshaw Stop, Marmozets delivered a stellar, energetic performance Monday night. That performance was well-received by the audience and reciprocated back to […]

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Sponsored: Our fave and yours Frankie Cosmos plays the UC Theatre next month

Mar 9, 2018

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We've long been fans of Frankie Cosmos here at The Bay Bridged. From just about the time she released her second full-length, Next Thing, we've been releasing previews, reviews, and […]

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Social Work premieres new version of “Good Girls”

Mar 9, 2018

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You know how some people say keep all your receipts? You might also want to keep all your files, if you don't already. You never know what you might find. […]

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Women’s Audio Mission announce next Local Sirens series

Mar 8, 2018

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Women's Audio Mission (WAM) is the only professional recording studio in the world built and run by women and located in our very own backyard. Every quarter, they host a […]

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Review + Photos: Buffalo Tom at the Independent

Mar 8, 2018

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Buffalo Tom (photo: Patric Carver) What is it about Massachusetts? That state cranks out some awesomely ugly-seeming bands with a gorgeous sound. Chaotic and grimy but sometimes paralyzingly beautiful, there’s […]

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Review + Photos: Margo Price at the Independent

Mar 6, 2018

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Margo Price (photo: William Wayland) Words by William Wayland Hi. My name is William. And I’m a country music fan. I changed the channel on country music for a long time, but […]

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L.A. Salami brings incisive folk to Cafe du Nord in 2 weeks

Mar 6, 2018

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London folk singer L.A. Salami is already well established in the UK, but starts a North American tour in just a few weeks. On March 22, San Francisco will get […]

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Burger Boogaloo announces 2018 lineup: Devo, Hunx and his Punx and more

Mar 6, 2018

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Spring is one of our favorite times of year — the weather's better, baseball's back in season, and our favorite summer music festivals start unveiling their lineups. We've got the […]

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Roxy Rawson releases new single “Black Eyed Soup”

Mar 6, 2018

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The Bay's own anti-folk artist Roxy Rawson released her new single "Black Eyed Soup" and although the title is about food, the song is ultimately about a failed relationship. It's […]

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Things get scary in Love Jerks new music video “Scary Things”

Mar 6, 2018

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(photo: Desirée Pfeiffer) Bryan Garza of Scissors for Lefty (vocals, guitar) and Rebecca Garza-Bortman of Happy Fangs and My First Earthquake (vocals, bass) are two jerks in love. So much […]

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Noise Pop: The Total Bettys at Bottom of the Hill

Mar 3, 2018

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As Noise Pop 2018 kicked off on stages across San Francisco, the city's very own pop punk quartet, the Total Bettys, took to Bottom of the Hill. In this dimly-lit, […]

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Well, Actually: Adventures in mansplaining in our music community

Mar 3, 2018

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When I was a kid, my dad owned a coin-operated machine business. On any given day, our house had a couple of defunct arcade games with their circuit boards splayed […]

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Needle to the Groove celebrates one year as a label at the Ritz

Mar 3, 2018

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To celebrate the one-year anniversary of their life as a record label, Needle to the Groove is throwing a party at the Ritz. You might know Needle to the Groove […]

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Homecoming: G-Eazy is a Bay Area man through and through

Mar 2, 2018

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G-Eazy (photo: Estefany Gonzalez) Gerald Gillum is a Bay Area man through and through. Best known as G-Eazy, the Oakland rapper has toured the world, made it on to mainstream radio […]

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Music and Mortality: The Singer and the Songwriter, “Sound and Light”

Mar 2, 2018

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Remember a few months ago when we made you all cry with videos of local musicians singing songs about death and grieving? We are here with more Music and Mortality, […]

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