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Heating Up with Hot Flash Heat Wave

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It's summer and these boys are keepin' it hot! We had a chance to speak with Hot Flash Heat Wave, who played the most recent Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom festival, about their music, wild show stories and their favorite karaoke songs!...

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Acab Rocky: Disgusting

We caught up with the relatively new Socal-based independent record label Sadtapes. Sadtapes is a cassette-specialized label that started in December 2013, currently featuring five artists with three gorgeous...

Announcing: First City Festival Line-Up / Tickets on Sale May 9th

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First City Festival line-up has been announced!  The Monterey festival will take place August 23rd and 24th this year.  Full line-up below:

BECK, THE NATIONAL, THE NAKED AND FAMOUS, PHANTOGRAM, BEST COAST, DAWES, CULTS, COCOROSIE, BLIND PILOT, LAKE STREET DIVE, TOKYO POLICE CLUB, GEOGRAPHER, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, MIDLAKE, HOW...

Spring Mix!

Spring is here! The sun is shining, allergies are in full force, and Molly Raney (also known as Poppet) has put together an awesome playlist for y'all!  Throw on your shades and turn up the volume on this upbeat mix.

 

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Zoom Lens Ultimate Interview

yukiko_shirt We had an opportunity to talk with several artists from Zoom Lens. Described as "humanity across the digital divide", Zoom Lens is a collective of several musicians with a "digital punk rock spirit". Although the label isn't limited to a particular genre, they have been...

Surf Club and Yung STKTN

surf curse In this two-parter interview, we talked with Frankie and Marcos from the dream pop project Surf Club. They are currently on tour with Weekend and Cities Aviv, and playing a show at Harlow's in Sacramento March 23rd (21+ only). For the second part of...

Music That Deserves Your Attention

By: Meagan Faller

So we’re all trying to find the most obscure band. Due to their accessibility over social media, we are forced wade through endless recommendations of this lo-fi punk duo and that garage-recorded indie artist. I did the hard research for you, and compiled a list of low-budget bands that are relatively novel,...

The Playlist That Would Have Been

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By: Hannah Strumwasser

On Friday I took a somewhat spontaneous road trip to L.A. with my good friend DJ Mollcatz. Ok, she's not actually a DJ, but if she was, that would definitely be her DJ name. We managed not to die on...

Genuis Tells Us Whatsup

genuis We got a chance to catch up with electronic music act Genuis. After playing a string of shows, including opening for Au Revoir Simone and performing at the KDVS 50th Anniversary, Genuis is in the process of producing records, album art, and music videos for their album...

Interview with Jackie Trash

DSCN0335 We caught up with Jackie Trash, Linus Taylor's lo-fi pop / ambient musical endeavor, to talk about the latest album, skateboarding, and other rad things.   Who are you, where are you from? Linus Taylor a.k.a Jackie Trash from Canada. Jackie Trash sometimes consists of only me, sometimes of other...
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