Music Feature

Bob Hillman’s Songs for the Pandemic

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

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...

Gravité

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...

Spacemoth’s electro-punk confronts patriarchy, fascism

In late August, local musician Maryam Qudus released "Asking For You," a song that...

Bay Area rapper Paris returns with fire tracks for...

Paris has been making politically charged hip-hop since he came on the scene, with...
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