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Sonny Smith’s New Label, New Album, More Shows

Sonny Smith’s New Label, New Album, More Shows

Sonny Smith is a busy guy right now. His solo album, Rod For Your Love, came out last fall on Easy Eye Sound. He just opened a record label called Rocks In Your Head. His long-time band Sonny and the Sunsets just released, Hairdressers From…

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Shannon Shaw’s Solo Tour Comes to The Chapel

Shannon Shaw’s Solo Tour Comes to The Chapel

Shannon Shaw is not just the front woman of one of Oakland’s most kick-ass bands and she’s not just a killer vocalist – bassist; she’s a genuinely kind person with an accessibility that’s hard to come by. There’s an air of purity surrounding Shannon Shaw,…

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The Kindness in Emily Brown’s Bees

The Kindness in Emily Brown’s Bees

Emily Brown’s music is somewhere between baroque pop and gentle folk music — think vocals like Karen Peris (The Innocence Mission), Judy Collins, hints of Dusty Springfield, compositions like Joanna Newsom, and something else that’s hard to put a finger on. Last summer’s album Bee…

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Julie Orringer on Her Upcoming Conversation with Michael Chabon

Julie Orringer on Her Upcoming Conversation with Michael Chabon

Julie Orringer, known for her captivating short stories and novels (How to Breath Under Water, The Invisible Bridge) is out with a new book this May. The Flight Portfolio tells the true story of Varian Fry, an American journalist who went the Europe at the…

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Interview: Shawn James Headlines Milk Bar with Catch Prichard, and Fever Feel

Interview: Shawn James Headlines Milk Bar with Catch Prichard, and Fever Feel

This Friday, Milk Bar presents an incredible treat; each with a uniquely different taste. There’s Oakland-based Catch Prichard, whose haunting heavy synth folk vibrates a room into a quiet trance; there’s British Columbia’s Fever Feel, who give a new life (and killer baselines) to 60’s…

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