Native Tongue

Debajo del Agua’s acoustic hip-hop speaks to the unseen and the unheard Debajo del Agua’s...

Bob Hillman’s Songs for the Pandemic

Like many artists, songwriter and guitarist Bob Hillman had to spend some time adjusting...

Van Goat Explores Darker Sound on New Single

Oakland’s animated swing punkers Van Goat tease a darker sound in their new single,...

No Show 

Back before Covid-19 shut down the world, Oakland noise-rock quartet Nopes used to haul...

Wit, War, Chaos

The songs on Ein Klein Jukebox Baby, the forthcoming album from Oakland's Everyone Is Dirty,...

Pissed Punk Kids

Back in the '80s, local metal band Desecration was playing a DIY show alongside...

The Long Road

Andrew Stern, the songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist behind 3 Pairs of Boots, says the...

French Cassettes: Oakland pop perfection

Scott Huerta, the lead singer and main songwriter of French Cassettes, is sitting in...


The expansive instrumental music Gravité created for their self-titled debut dives into a vast...

Three Cheers for Lunchbox

The shelter-in-place orders earlier this year not only effectively ended live music, they also...

Songs of hope in a time of darkness

Rachel Garlin believes in music's power to change lives and soothe souls. She put...

Poll Playlist

We made it, everyone! We made it through some of the most horrific years...

Los Mocosos

When bass player Happy Sanchez and trombonist Victor Castro started playing together as Los...

Valerie Trout explores her roots in new album ‘The...

Valerie Troutt's just released album, The Oakland Girl, is a luminous work with an...
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