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Return to Paradise: Green Day Headline Benefit Show at 924 Gilman St.
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Return to Paradise: Green Day Headline Benefit Show at 924 Gilman St.

On Friday May 9, the first of two benefit shows was held for the independent neighbors AK Press, a publisher and distributor, and 1984 Printing. In March, their West Oakland headquarters burned down in a deadly fire that claimed two lives. The second benefit show took place May 17, at the same legendary venue: 924 Gilman … Continue reading

Listen: Young Buffalo Kicks Up New Album and Tour Dates
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Listen: Young Buffalo Kicks Up New Album and Tour Dates

After years on the music scene, five-piece rock band Young Buffalo have released their debut full-length album House through Votiv Music. The band, based out of Oxford, Mississippi began with the group’s songwriters Ben Yarbrough and Jim Barrett who wrote music together as teenagers. They began going by Young Buffalo in 2009. The band now includes drummer Tim Burkhead, bassist Andrew Guinn … Continue reading

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Listen: Hop Along to a “Texas Funeral”

Philadelphia’s Hop Along is set to release their sophomore album Painted Shut on May 4th through Saddle Creek. Known for their enigmatic indie-pop meets growling guitar grunge, Painted Shut is a record of lush compositions, fuzzed-out guitar riffs and captivating vignettes that tell vivid stories of desperation and weary awakening. On the album, recorded and mixed by John Agnello … Continue reading

Listen: Psychedelia With Chui Wan
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Listen: Psychedelia With Chui Wan

Chui Wan (吹万)Beijing experimental psychedelic rock band got their name from Daoist philosopher Zhuangzi and his work Qi Wu Lun (齐物论) on inner sageliness and outer kingliness. In it, Zhuangzi writes, “When the wind blows, every sound may be heard therein.” The band was thus inspired to seek “the infinite from the mundane” according to their press release. … Continue reading