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Outside Lands 2018 took place in August with dozens of bands and attractions. From singer-songwriters to DJs, jazz acts and cutting edge rock bands, all major music movements are celebrated alongside a host of local Bay Area musicians. The park is transformed and villages are created for the food vendors, visual artists, and cultural communities....
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June 16th, 2017 has been a great day for new music. Fleet Foxes, Portugal The Man, Lorde, Jason Isbell, Com Truise, and The Drums are just a few of the artists who have gifted us with new music today. But it’s imperative that you don’t sleep on Bay Area musician Kelly McFarling’s new album Water...
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There are a lot of things happening this Friday and you will definitely need some bright shining light to guide through the dark times heralded ahead and that bright shining sonic light is Van Goat’s EP release this Friday, January 20th, at the Uptown in Oakland.  They are teaming up with other local legends BATTLEHOOCH,...
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With the face of singer Doug Tieman alternately basked in sunlight and obscured in the shadow of the brim of his hat, the dapper gentlemen of Blood & Dust whipped with the sound and energy of a steam engine. The clanking rhythm of the tune could only have been further exemplified were it recorded live...
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To say Seth Lael is a versatile musician would only be scratching the surface of this multifaceted gentleman, and a gross understatement to the multitude of talents he possesses. While Seth plays a wicked guitar in multiple projects past and present in the greater SF/Bay area (including one of this author’s favorite The Wyatt Act) his...
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Fine As A Vine by Kendra McKinley Kendra McKinley is known to many for her mellow bossa nova inspired songs. Her debut album, Chestnut Street, features solo acoustic guitar and voice, sometimes trading guitar for vocal loops. It is an album for sitting at the window sill on a rainy day with a steaming cup...
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If you weren't already convinced, Lila Rose's music defies conventions. And as evidenced by Stefan's review of her fantastic album release party at The Independent, Rose puts on a hell of a live show.
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In fact, preliminary research shows that this week’s surge in love-making, its boost in bonking, its escalation in copulation, may increase the population nationwide as much as 2% come November 2015. Con Brio’s Kiss The Sun is a vibrant, absurdly over-the-top, genuinely fun six-track whirlwind. Highlights include the sexy slow-jam R&B of “Never Be The Same”...
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Way José sounds equally familiar and strange. An eclectic mix of the past, it melds motifs from 60s folk, R&B, funk, and shamanistic world music. Each song is different. One’s subdued, yet still intense and introspective, then another funkier and grooving. Way José is the solo recording project of the producer/multi-instrumentalist Daniel DeMento (also of...
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Bay Area Con Funk Shun percussionist D. Edward strikes gold with his new baby-making-music full-length album “Love Is“. An active member of Balanced Breakfast San Francisco and East Bay, he debuted as a frontman with his first release “Little Red Box” in 2011 but has been making major waves in the northern California music scene for the past 13 years....
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