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Bay Area Music Venue Profile – Yoshi’s, Oakland

Located in the Jack London Square in Oakland, California, Yoshi’s has had a past that’s as interesting as its present. The venue opened its doors in 1972, as a simple sushi bar – one of the first in Berkeley. The founder was Yoshie Akiba, who had been orphaned during World War II, and who later… Keep Reading

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Top 6 Bands to Check out at Treasure Island Music Festival 2018

The Treasure Island Music Festival is right around the corner, and tickets are already going fast. After all, this Oakland music festivals is making a return after a year hiatus that resulted from its relocation from Treasure Island to Oakland, so Bay Area locals are especially hungry for its return. There may be other San… Keep Reading

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Bishop Briggs Releases New Single, Show at the Fox

Bishop Briggs, the hot new artist nominated for MTV Push Artist of the Year, just wrapped up a sold-out 2018 North American tour. Today, she releases her new single “Baby,” just in time for her show at the Fox on September 4. About the new single Briggs said in a press release, “My new single,… Keep Reading

Hēran Soun
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Q&A: Hēran Soun

How would describe your music? The reason why I made this music alone was purely due to my failure at being able to describe my music. I failed with the musicians I loved playing with. I failed to articulate how they could get the noises out that would make the music. That’s the same way… Keep Reading

SF Local Bands

SF Local Band Spotlight: Trace Repeat

How did you come up with the name of the band? A band name generator. No lie. How would you describe your sound? Funk and soul revival of the Prince, James Brown, Al Green, and Stevie Wonder variety. When did you first become interested in playing music? As young as I can remember! I grew… Keep Reading

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Show Preview – Modest Mouse, Fox Theater, May 24

Modest Mouse, indie rock’s heroes of soft sounds and angular diction, are playing Oakland’s Fox Theater on Telegraph Ave, this Thursday, May 24th. Any band who can make a crowd-pleasing show of songs with titles like “The Ground Walks, With Time In A Box” (from 2015), 1999’s “Heart Cooked Brain”, and the gloriously-named “Lampshades on… Keep Reading

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Pink Flies Through the Oracle in Oakland

Wow, what more can be said about Pink’s show last night in Oakland that hasn’t been said before? It was exciting, enthralling, athletic, boisterous, but most of all, it was just bucket loads of fun. After sleeping on it, I have to agree with what most other reviewers in different cities have stated before — this is… Keep Reading

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New Location for Treasure Island Music Festival Announced

For fans of the Treasure Island Music Festival (TIMF), get ready to rejoice. It was announced today that the event will return for its eleventh year on October 13–14, 2018, in a brand new location — Middle Harbor Shoreline Park (MHSP) in Oakland, California. The full music lineup and additional details for the 2018 event… Keep Reading

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