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Day Wave Drops New Single for You To Weekend To

06/13/2015

Oakland’s very own Jackson Phillips, aka Dave Wave, released a new single last week called We Try But We Don’t Fit In, and it’s a perfect tune to drift into the weekend to. It’s the kind of song that can maximize any kind of emotion that happens to be influencing you at this moment in Read More

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Treasure Island Music Festival 2015 Lineup Oct 17-18 + Tickets on Sale Thursday at 10am

06/09/2015

Great news for fans of great music and beautiful views, TIMF 2015 lineup is finally here. There is a little something for everyone this year with headliners such as The National, CHVRCHES, Father John Misty and RTJ. While you might not see as many acts on the lineup at Treasure Island as you would at Outside Read More

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Photos: Sufjan Stevens Unites The Fox Theater With a Night of Music and Remembrance

06/06/2015

Sufjan Stevens shared a unifying performance with a sold out Fox Theater on June 5th in Oakland. The focus of the evening was his album Carrie & Lowell, in which Stevens explores feelings of love, abandonment, and loss. These themes all revolve around the death of his estranged mother. Emotions were amplified as home movies Read More

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Photos: Miami Horror Worth the Wait at The Independent

06/05/2015

Miami Horror redefined high energy Wednesday night at The Independent with a raucous set that had the crowd dancing deep into the night. When I say the show was worth the wait I’m referring both to the 11:25 set start time on a school night and the fact that I have been trying to see Read More

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Interview: Aussie Transplants Miami Horror on Crafting Their Sound Ahead of Headlining The Independent 6/3

05/31/2015

Before Miami Horror headlines a sold out Independent on Wednesday, I had a chance interview Ben Plant, producer and creative force behind the band. They have been busy recently, moving from Australia to LA, exploring ways to to blend different genres into their music and putting out the album All Possible Futures.  Miami Horror comes Read More

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Photos: The Knocks & Phoebe Ryan Ignore the Fog to Bring Summer Vibes to Sold Out Independent

05/30/2015

If you love to dance there are few live shows that can compete with The Knocks. Thursday they put on a clinic in getting a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd moving. Outside the wind was howling and whipping up the fog, but inside warmth radiated off the crowd as The Knocks mixed a set filled with new songs, Read More

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You should care about Alex Winston’s show @ The Fillmore 6/9

05/27/2015

For a few weeks, I’ve been listening to a lot of radio pop music and yearning for substance. Somehow substance (dynamic, nuanced, well-crafted songwriting) has not been one of the defining characteristics of commercially successful pop music for decades. Today, I got the sonic equivalent of a medium-rare, pan-seared filet mignon delivered right to my inbox: Alex Winston‘s “Careless,” Read More

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Interview: Caitlin Canty brings gorgeous sparse Americana to Freight & Salvage

05/26/2015

The Freight & Salvage in downtown Berkeley is known for its excellent curation of folk, Americana and traditional music. You could just swing by on a Tuesday and be almost guaranteed an excellent show if these genres are your jam. If you were going to do that this week, however, we recommend you swing by Read More

The Knocks

After Years of Putting in Work, The Knocks are Poised for a Huge 2015

05/21/2015

Earlier this month, I was checking Twitter (as I often do every minute of my waking life), and I saw The Knocks tweet that Apple was featuring them in the New Artist Spotlight on iTunes. I found this pretty funny, and I’m sure B-Roc (Ben Ruttner) and JPatt (James Patterson) had a little chuckle as Read More

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