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Morning Hands Get Mystical on New LP

Morning Hands’ self-titled LP sounds as though someone’s Dungeons and Dragons wizard character made an ‘80s synth-pop version of his spellbook. Maybe that’s a bombastic statement for the opening sentence of a review, but once I got to track...

Mysterious Indie Pop Outfit smiles Shines on Slumberland 7″

Oakland band smiles are elusive – despite releasing a steady stream of stand-alone singles throughout the summer via a bandcamp account that stretches back to 2014, there isn’t much available information on who is behind the music. Melters, the...

PLAYING THE BAY: Ray Reck Brings the Bounce

A little over seven years ago, Ray Reck accepted an invitation on a whim to DJ a gig in San Francisco, and since then has been swinging beats and moving hips from Venice Beach, to San Jose, to Oakland...

PLAYING THE BAY: DJ Lil Waifu the Lightworker

Armed with leather straps and anime references, Jasmine Justo (a.k.a DJ Lil’ Waifu) creates mixtapes that heal souls and unequivocally embrace all the emotions. In this interview, catch Lil’ Waifu’s realness in the way she talks about her sadness,...

TRACK OF THE WEEK: Perhapsy “All My Soul Swallowed”

Perhapsy is the main musical project of Derek Barber, a musician from Oakland, CA who has also contributed to bands like Astronauts, etc., In Watermelon Sugar, Chyristian Rawk, Anna Ash and The Winston Jazz Routine. “All My Soul Swallowed” is the first...