ZZ Ward brings her blue-eyed soul and “dirty shine” to The Independent


Halfway through ZZ Ward‘s set, she had the whole crowd singing along to “Charlie Ain’t Home,” a song in which she describes as too “sexy” and maybe a bit too promiscuous for a fan who said the song culminated in marriage. But for blues-rock singer ZZ Ward, it’s been a longtime coming since she last played in Read More

Interview: The Coffis Brothers Talk Music and Santa Cruz Ahead of Jan 27 Show at Slim’s


2015 was a big year for The Coffis Brothers, folky-blues rockers from the Santa Cruz mountains. They played with some of their musical heros and at venerable local venues like The Fillmore. We can look forward to an even bigger 2016 and they are kicking off the year at Slim’s Wednesday January 27th with Roem Read More

Grab Your Tambourine and Check Out “The Stone” by Terraplane Sun


Today Venice, CA based Terraplane Sun announced its upcoming album Generation Blues. As the album title suggests, the group plays a kind of modern indie blues rock with some great dancing potential. They also dropped the single “The Stone” which you can check out below. The track has a great beat and a ton of great energy and Read More

[Album Stream] Cass McComb’s “Wit’s End”


Cass McCombs at thirty-four sings likes a man twice his age worn from the struggles of life. Today marks the release of WIT’S END on Domino Records. The album was made available for streaming today, which we’ve included with the first single, “County Line.” Described on his Soundcloud page as conjuring “the colors purple and Read More

Download Music #FF: Lupe Fiasco, J Dilla, Tame Impala & more…


Lupe Fiasco: “Go To Sleep” When Lupe Fiasco came kick-push-coasting his way out of Chicago, he had the kind of unprecedented momentum hip-hop fans wouldn’t see again until…well, Drake. Lupe looked poised to pop like so much champagne. Fast forward four years and fans are getting antsy awaiting his daily delayed third album, Lazers, and Read More

Ferocious Few Interview: Two Ferocious Artists


Watch out!–The Ferocious Few are ready to fight the good fight. The Bay Area blues rock duo are reclaiming public spaces, defying the law in hope of creating community. From Oakland’s Art Walk to 16th & Mission, they’ve literally taken to the streets, feverishly playing anywhere, everywhere, and all the time. Their efforts are paying Read More