Music

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15 Jun 2022

John Vanderslice on Drugs, Dreams, & Legendary Analog Recording Studio

“I simply had a loopy plan that I executed with maniacal energy over 24 years, and I kind of pulled it off.” So says prolific singer-songwriter and record producer John Vanderslice in the final chapter of TrueAnon Presents: “Keep the Dream Alive,” a five-episode podcast series on the history of his legendary analog recording

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
06 Jun 2022

All the Movements We Saw at Movement Electronic Music Festival

These last few years have been something else – full of discovery, disaster, and even some delights. Something that has brought many of us together during all of this has been the causes to support/protect. Something that, more recently, has been bringing more of us together, is the festivals that

Curtis Schabath 0
17 Jun 2022

The San Francisco Beer Passport is Here!

Step into a world of adventure with the San Francisco Beer Passport. There’s no better way to explore San Francisco than to literally drink it in. This passport is amazing! Each one contains 37 coupons to buy one beer, get a second beer FREE at 37 of the finest locally owned bars,

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04 May 2022

Bay Area band The Seshen releases a series of singles grappling with 2 years of upheaval

The Seshen has been a Bay Area fixture since the release of its self-titled album in 2012, a rapturous fusion of R&B, synth pop, soul and electronica. Inspired by the likes of Little Dragon and Erykah Badu, the six-piece band owes its origin story to vocalist Lalin St. Juste and producer-bassist Akiyoshi

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
19 Apr 2022

Why Vinyl Elitists Need To Shut Up

Written by: Someone who wants to enjoy music without your opinion. After being out of work for most of the pandemic, I applied to an easy job I knew I’d get, having prior barista experience coupled with a worker “shortage” ensured I could snag a job at a snotty little

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30 Mar 2022

Band You Should Know: Body Double

Two tarnished cat dolls sit opposite one another and exchange silent squeals. Their fur is matted and mottled with age, yet their crimson lips appear freshly lacquered. The cat on the right inexplicably raises an arm, exposing a yellowed tag with loose threading. As seemingly promised by the Oakland post-punk

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
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11 Mar 2022

Legend Mike Park on the Past & Future of Ska

Growing up in the Bay Area punk scene in the 1990s punk/ska you knew about Mike Park, his label Asian Man Records and his band Skankin’ Pickle. I myself saw them once at Gilman, a semi-underground venue located off Gilman Street in Berkeley. I was probably wearing Jnco jeans and

Katy Atchison 0
26 Jan 2022

New ‘Visual History’ Book Celebrates the Legacy of SF-based Experimental Group The Residents

“I’ve been creating coffee-table books for bands largely from the ’80s for the last few years,” says Aaron Tanner, a visual artist known for his design work with Ween and the Pixies. “When the opportunity presented itself to do a book with one of the most inspiring visual groups ever,

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
19 Jan 2022

Dax Pierson’s Latest Album, “Nerve Bumps,” is a Testament to His Resilience

“No artist is pleased … There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.” ― Martha Graham “I’m a music producer because I’m such a music fan,” says Oakland-based musician Dax Pierson. “Since I like a lot

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