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Sell the Heart Records Supports Local Charity Through Fugazi Tribute Album

Sell the Heart Records Supports Local Charity Through Fugazi Tribute Album

Sell the Heart Records, a Bay Area indie label who’s released records by Snipers and Goodriddler, is set to release Everybody Wants Somewhere: A Tribute to Fugazi. Proceeds from the album are also helping to support Taking it to the Streets, a non-profit organization, formed in 2014, that…

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A Perfect Circle Maintains Supergroup Status, Plays New Song ‘Feathers’ at Bill Graham Civic

A Perfect Circle Maintains Supergroup Status, Plays New Song ‘Feathers’ at Bill Graham Civic

The mystifying Maynard James Keenan and his “supergroup,” A Perfect Circle, played at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium Thursday night as a part of their first tour since 2013. I first saw A Perfect Circle in 2003 in support of their sophomore record, Thirteenth Step….

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924 Gilman Celebrates 30 Years of Bay Area Punk Rock Glory

924 Gilman Celebrates 30 Years of Bay Area Punk Rock Glory

This Thursday, April 13th, marks a significant day for the Bay Area punk rock scene as Berkeley’s infamous 924 Gilman celebrates its 30th anniversary with a special benefit performance by The Offspring, playing the entirety of their 1992 record, Ignition. It seems fitting that a…

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Inside Bay Area Derby: 2017 Season Kicks Off with Sold Out Battle of the Bay

Inside Bay Area Derby: 2017 Season Kicks Off with Sold Out Battle of the Bay

Saturday evening kicked off the fourteenth season of the Bay Area Derby (BAD) at their new location, the Historic 16th Street Station in Oakland, for a battle of the Bay between the Oakland Outlaws and the San Francisco ShEvil Dead. The event was sold out,…

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David Duchovny Brings Hell or Highwater To SF

David Duchovny Brings Hell or Highwater To SF

Most people know David Duchovny as Agent Mulder from the esteemed sci-fi show X-Files, or as Hank Moody, the troubled womanizing novelist in Californication. After a successful career in acting, Duchovny has stepped up to the mic, releasing his debut record, Hell or Highwater, in 2015….

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The Mortified Series at the DNA Lounge & Annual ‘Doomed Valentine’s Show 2.10’

The Mortified Series at the DNA Lounge & Annual ‘Doomed Valentine’s Show 2.10’

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and as we know, having been force-fed commercialism since New Year’s Day, that not everyone is so jazzed up about the holiday, particularly those who are single, heartbroken, or too broke to afford expensive flowers and fancy dinners. However, there…

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Tool’s Frontman Maynard James Keenan’s New Biography & Wise Words Shared in SF

Tool’s Frontman Maynard James Keenan’s New Biography & Wise Words Shared in SF

On Monday night, revered singer, winemaker and restaurateur, Maynard James Keenan (Tool, A Perfect Circle, Puscifer) made a stop through San Francisco at the prestigious Herbst Theater on a book tour to promote his recently released memoirs, A Perfect Union of Contrary Things, co-written by…

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Fantastic Negrito Keeps on Rolling With New Record & Tour with Temple of the Dog

Fantastic Negrito Keeps on Rolling With New Record & Tour with Temple of the Dog

Oakland’s Xavier Dphrepaulezz is brainchild/mastermind/creator of Fantastic Negrito, the winner of 2015’s NPR’s Tiny Desk Contest. The singer, who was once signed to Interscope Records in the ’90s, has now taken advantage of his second wind with a sense of unforgiving righteousness and honesty. After…

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Oakland’s Day Wave: Making Music, Touring with Blonde Redhead & Upcoming Dates Starting in SF

Oakland’s Day Wave: Making Music, Touring with Blonde Redhead & Upcoming Dates Starting in SF

Day Wave, an indie rock group led by Jackson Phillips, formed in Oakland in 2015. They’ve since toured with Blonde Redhead and are about to embark on a headlining tour including a stop at Rickshaw Stop on Saturday, November 5th. Jackson Phillips left his previous electronic…

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Blue Velvet Ignites the Party At Bottom of the Hill for 25th Anniversary Show

Blue Velvet Ignites the Party At Bottom of the Hill for 25th Anniversary Show

In the NOPA neighborhood, which used to be referred to as Western Addition, there’s a small dimly lit bar that prescribes nostalgia of old San Francisco. It’s a sanctuary for the locals to appease their fix of familiar faces, punk rock music and tasty beverages….

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Con Brio Talks Outside Lands, Oakland, ‘Paradise’ Album & Upcoming Tour (Including Lagunitas & UC Theatre)

Con Brio Talks Outside Lands, Oakland, ‘Paradise’ Album & Upcoming Tour (Including Lagunitas & UC Theatre)

Con Brio is a Bay Area group that falls into the category of funk and soul, but easily stretches the limitations of that definition. Shattering boundaries has been a key cog to the group who reformed in 2013 with emphatic frontman Ziek McCarter taking the…

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Musician & Producer John Vanderslice Discusses Tiny Telephone & Oakland Studio

Musician & Producer John Vanderslice Discusses Tiny Telephone & Oakland Studio

John Vanderslice, the entrepreneur, musician and record producer, recently expanded his Tiny Telephone Studios to the East Bay with a brand new recording facility in Oakland. Since 1997, Tiny Telephone has thrived in San Francisco, producing albums by Death Cab for Cutie, Spoon, The Mountain…

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