Kacey Musgraves at Oakland Arena
Kacey Musgraves embarked on her largest tour yet earlier this year, kicking off her Star-Crossed: Unveiled tour in January, in support of her recent record Star-Crossed. Leaning heavily into the heart-break theme of the record, the extravagant set featured a flaming heart, a heart-shaped stage, and a cherry-blossom-simulating confetti drop. Muna and King Princess, two fantastic acts in their own right, opened the show with incredibly strong, too-brief sets. Check out photos from all there performers…
King Princess @ The Fox Theater Oakland
Rising star King Princess played a sold-out show at the Fox Theater in Oakland on January 21st, on her “Cheap Queen” tour. Brooklyn rapper Kilo Kish opened the show…
Portugal. the Man @ The Fox Theatre
On the first night of their two day celebration of New Years Day, Portugal. the Man performed at the Fox Theatre with support from Chicano Batman. Playing hits from albums such as In the Mountain in the Cloud to Woodstock, Portugal. the Man brought the riffs, lights, and trippy visuals to the delight of the Oakland crowd.
Sleater-Kinney @ The Fox Theater
Pioneering riot grrrl rock band Sleater-Kinney played two nights at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on November 16th and 17th. Now officially a duo after the departure of longtime drummer Janet Weiss, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker (backed by three touring members) were nonetheless energized by the crowd, the new songs, and by the particular moment in time.
Bleached @ The New Parish
Bleached, the LA rock outfit headed by sisters Jennifer and Jessica Clavin, hit the New Parish in Oakland on the tail end of the US headlining tour behind their latest record Don’t You Think You’ve Had Enough? on October 11th. Seattle’s Dude York were the openers for this leg of the tour, and new LA band Nice kicked off the night…
Jenny Lewis w/ King Tuff @ The Fox Theater Oakland
Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley/Nice As Fuck/The Postal Service), out on tour in support of her recent and excellent record On the Line, played the Fox Theater in Oakland on September 28th. Garage-psych rocker King Tuff opened the night
Charly Bliss @ The New Parish
New York pop rock/punk quartet Charly Bliss played the New Parish in Oakland, CA on June 24th. The group are out on tour in support of their extremely excellent sophomore record, Young Enough.
Kouta with the track “After Party”
A haunter of the woods
Kid Trails – “Naming”
Album Review: Felsen – Blood Orange
Blood Orange Moon consists of songs written in the fall of 2014/winter of 2015
An album of all new garage rock classics.
OVVN is Back to the Grime in New Video for “Sores”
Back to the grime.
Ratskin Records shines a light on the shadowy margins of the Bay Area experimental music scene.
Stream Pig DNA’s Mob Shity
Come hither, shitlikers.
Toyota, “Model Concept(s) I-V”
Coneheads-worship or nah?