Tower of Power

Fifty Years of Oakland soul and East Bay funk When sax player Emilio Castillo put...

Cool Ghouls

j. poet sits down with local Pop music legends, Cool Ghouls, to catch up on the making of their new album, reflecting on a decade of making music together, and plans for when the venues are open again.

Your Leader

Guitarist Jake Palladino talks about noise, harmony, and the new Your Leader album, "The Stars Are A Lie".

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...
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