Metallica Headlines Upcoming Fire Relief Benefit Concert

October 25, 2017

Bay Area music icons and heavy metal megastars Metallica have announced that they will headline a massive fire relief benefit concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Thursday, November 9, along with Dave Matthews, G-Eazy and other artists. The show, dubbed Band Together Bay Area, will raise funds for the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund, which is helping low-income […]

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Luther Burbank Center Closed Until November

October 16, 2017

The Luther Burbank Center for the Arts was one of over 5,000 buildings damaged or destroyed in the last week of wildfires in the North Bay, suffering major damage when a firestorm swept through Santa Rosa’s Mark West Springs neighborhood on Monday, Oct. 9. Today, Oct. 16, the center announced in a press release that […]

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The Highway Poets Rock Out For Fire Relief This Weekend

October 12, 2017

Last month, Petaluma’s longtime indie-soul rock band the Highway Poets were celebrating the release of their new album, Chasing Youth, and planning for a exciting new chapter in their musical journey. This month, the Highway Poets–like thousands of others in the North Bay–are watching wildfires rip through their region and looking for ways to help. In […]

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North Bay Fire Relief Benefit Concert Happening in Sebastopol, Oct 12

October 11, 2017

This week’s devastating fires are being felt all over the North Bay. While flames are still threatening the region, the community is already stepping up to help relief efforts. One such case is the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, overseen by a coalition of diverse, local organizations including: The Farmers Guild, Community Alliance with Family […]

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Levi’s Granfondo Features Free Music Fest

September 28, 2017

Bicycle lovers have long flocked to Santa Rosa each autumn for Levi’s Granfondo, a bike ride that draws nearly ten thousand pros and amateur riders to the streets of Sonoma County. This year, the granfondo has upped the experience for both riders and spectators with the all-day FondoSonoma Expo & Music Festival at Finley Park […]

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Lungs and Limbs Cut Through the Static in New Music Video

August 25, 2017

Electro-pop stars and North Bay natives Lungs and Limbs have made their name with ’80s-inspired synthwave and alternative guitar rock mashups that hook the listener with addictive riffs and memorable melodies. The band is at it again with their latest single, “Lightspeed,” off the band’s 6-song album Big Bang. Now there’s a music video to accompany […]

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Five Sonoma County Bands Receive Next Level Grants

August 10, 2017

This past Spring, Creative Sonoma, a division of Sonoma County’s Economic Development Board, hosted the second annual Next Level Conference for local musicians and those in the business. With that daylong event of keynote talks and panel discussions with industry professionals also came the opportunity for Sonoma County bands and musicians to apply for a Next Level Grant […]

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Help Oddjob Ensemble Record Their Debut LP

July 11, 2017

If you need a musical job done in the North Bay, Kalei Yamanoha is the man to do it. The multi-instrumentalist is a seasoned touring and recording musician who plays hundreds of shows a year, often on the accordion, with acts like the Crux, Sharkmouth and many, many others. In addition to that musical resume, Yamanoha […]

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Watch The Drought Cult’s Darkly Awesome “Animals” Music Video

June 22, 2017

Fuzzed-out psych rock doesn’t get much better than Sonoma County trio the Drought Cult, who recently unveiled a dark, stylized music video for their single “Animals,” off the 2016 EP Moon Lust. The Drought Cult has been making waves since that debut last year, and this new video offers a glimpse into their experimental sound and vision. […]

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Calexico Duo Swings into Sweetwater Music Hall This Week

June 21, 2017

For over two decades, Joey Burns and John Convertino have crossed musical borders with their band Calexico. This indie rock outfit is praised by critics and loved by fans for their blend of dusty desert grooves, Latin-inspired melodies and post-rock atmosphere. Calexico is often a full band affair, rollicking onstage with up to seven players. Yet, […]

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