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Win Tickets to See Lee Fields & The Expression @ The Fillmore

06/18/2014

Next Friday night, veteran singer Lee Fields will bring the soul back to The Fillmore along with his backing band The Expressions. The group’s new album, Emma Jean, was released two weeks ago on Brooklyn’s Truth & Soul Records, which is home to similar soul revivalist artists including Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings. At a time Read More

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Chipotle Cultivate Festival Wins a Critic Over

06/08/2014

We’re over saturated with brands trying to get our attention. At bus stops, commercials before movie previews, advertisements in bathroom stalls, billboard after billboard, between tweets or Facebook posts, flashing banners on webpages–we’re inundated with brands saying “Look at me!” And so, when Chipotle decides to organize a music festival the skeptic in me can only think Read More

Melvoy’s Ode to San Francisco Keeps the Wheels Moving

06/02/2014

“San Francisco” the first single off Melvoy’s debut LP Irrelevant Elephants is quite the doozy. The track pays homage to the city lead singer, Emmanuel Castro, now calls home by way of San Diego–taking note of the absurd amounts of deification and hipsters’ fascination with jeans, while singing with a ferocity that never looks back.

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Win Concert Tickets To See tUnE-yArDs and Sylvan Esso

05/27/2014

Bay Area based band, tUnE-yArDs, led by Merrill Garbus, will take the stage at The Fillmore next Friday (June 6th). Known for their “forward movement—whether because of her explosive performance style or the always-surprising way in which her songs unfold,” the band will be joined by Sylvan Esso. The burgeoning stars juxtapose Amelia Meath’s bluesy, folk vocals with infectious Read More

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A Second Look at Matisyahu – An Interview with the Reggae Rapper

05/26/2014

Matisyahu reflected on his answers and changed his mind. After sending follow up questions to his original response via email, the American reggae singer provided rewritten answers. Likely concerned with the reception of his initial responses, he replied saying “Being judged and feeling misunderstood has been a recurrent theme in my life.” His image has been a focal point of his career. An Orthodox Read More

Concert Giveway to See Darkstar at 1015 Folsom

04/28/2014

This Thursday you can catch Darkstar perform at 1015 Folsom, as they make their first US appearances since the release of their latest album News From Nowhere. We have a pair of tickets to giveaway, and all you have to do is sign up and activate your subscription for our mailing list. (We’ll announce the winner Wednesday at 5pm PST Read More

Yesway “Howlin’ Face” the New Bay Area Band You Need To Hear

04/16/2014

We’ve been eagerly awaiting Yesway’s album ever since we were introduced to their single “Woahocean.” With the self-titled album’s release date (June 3rd) nearing, the best friend duo of Emily Ritz and Kacey Johansing have released today one of its singles entitled, “Howlin’ Face.” Their sound wanders into the avant-garde realms inhabited by Dirty Projectors and Animal Collective‘s Read More

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Oakland Drops Beats is Oakland’s “SXSW”

04/13/2014

Oakland Drops Beats is downtown Oakland’s first ever music crawl. Spanning from 2 pm into the night, within a five block radius, including 10 different locations, and over 25 Oakland bands and event producers, the free and all ages event kicks off next Saturday, April 19th. Beginning at 2:00 on the outdoor stage at 15th Read More

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Jamie xx “Sleep Sound” Official Video – A Film About Silence & Beauty

04/13/2014

Earlier this week, Jamie xx released a video for his upcoming single “Sleep Sound.” The London based producer, better known for his work in the band The xx, may have met his creative–visual–match in Sofia Mattioli. At the beginning, the director explains her video’s muse, “I was on a train listening to music, getting deep into it, Read More

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