Sep 28, 2022

Chammeili: Exploring the magic in everyday life

Kaamya Talwar Sharma, the singer, songwriter and guitarist who fronts the indie pop band Chammeili, said music has always been in her blood. “I have a visceral reaction to music, deep inside. I always have. I don’t know how to explain it. My mom says I gave her ear damage,...
Sep 7, 2022

Sweet Undertow: Playing the San Francisco Bay blues

On his debut album, Skeletone Machine, blues guitarist and singer Eddy Undertow brings a unique San Francisco perspective to the blues. With the help of his band, Sweet Undertow, he flavors the tunes with hints of rock,...
Aug 31, 2022

Buzzed Lightbeer: Rocking without limits

On their first full length album, Downtown, the members of Buzzed Lightbeer continue to rock out, with hearts full of soul and a skeptical sense of humor. “I’m the most optimistic pessimist ever,” said Gabi Araujo, the...
Aug 24, 2022

Cave Clove: Katie Colver’s search for inner light in a time of darkness

The Muscle and the Meaning, the new album by Oakland’s Cave Clove, took shape during the COVID lockdown. Like much of the art created over the past two years, the songs were shaped by the political and...
Aug 17, 2022

Kyra Gordon: Exploring the heart and soul of a showgirl

Kyra Gordon is back on the road and loving it. After being at home, unable to perform for two years, she’s excited to be playing in front of live audiences. She’s currently taking her one-woman show on...
Aug 10, 2022

Feelings Parade: Vulnerable Songs from the Deep Heart’s Core

Feelings Parade, the Morgan Bolender-and-Scott Ferreter duo, worked on their debut album, Let It Move You, for 18 months. During that time, they lost their home and lived in seven locations, setting up home studios in each...
Aug 3, 2022

Sarah Bethe Nelson: Singing to the world through her living room window

On her fourth solo album, Mental Picture, Sarah Bethe Nelson continues to balance her introspective lyrics with melodies that sound like you’ve heard them all your life. She’s still a rocker, but the feel here is a...
Jul 27, 2022

Greg Loiacono: Mother Hips’ frontman steps out with a soulful new album

Like many people, Greg Loiacono found himself at loose ends during the Covid lockdown. He should be familiar to Bay Area music lovers for his work with The Mother Hips, a band with a wide-open musical approach...
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