Cruel Diagonals' Atmospheric Disturbance

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Cruel Diagonals' Atmospheric Disturbance

An irreverent field recordist and archivist, Megan Mitchell debuts with 'Disambiguation.'

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Grex Returns with its Most Accessible Record Yet

The local experimental band's 'Electric Ghost Parade' arrives after four years in the making.

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At Smythe's Accordion Center, the Squeezebox Business Booms

Smythe's has weathered recession, online competition, and a perception of accordions as coarse-sounding period props. Now it's the only public accordion center in the Bay Area.

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As Tanukichan, Hannah van Loon Creates Multifaceted, Category-Defying Music

The ex-Trails and Ways member never meant to start a shoegaze project.

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Tony! Toni! Toné! Celebrates Three Decades in Music

Ahead of a performance at Taste of Oakland, founder D'Wayne Wiggins opens up about the group's legacy, current projects, and mentoring young musicians.

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Parish Entertainment Group Dissolves Amid Allegations Against Jason Perkins

The New Parish's former owner Jason Perkins is accused of threatening homeless people, prompting outcry from local artists and activists.

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Le Shok's Rare Reunion at Burger Boogaloo

The electropunk band hasn't performed in 15 years — and it may never again.

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Garden of Memory: Can't-Miss Acts at Oakland's Annual Solstice Concert

The summer staple features dozens of experimental musicians performing simultaneously in a unique setting on the longest day of the year.

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After Several Tumultuous Years, Fredo Algebra Is Primed for a Renaissance

The Union City, Filipino-American battle rapper has a fresh outlook on music.

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How Oakland's Shifting Live Music Landscape Moved Feels to Richmond

After a two-year hiatus, the homegrown hip-hop festival by Wine & Bowties returns in a new setting.

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Fantastic Negrito Pleads with His Country on New Album Please Don't Be Dead

Even freshly displaced, the Grammy Award-winning Oakland artist sees hope all around him.

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Rehearsal Studios' Booming Business Sends Mixed Message About Local Music

At Oakland Music Complex, the Bay Area's largest practice space, the waiting list boasts more than 150 names. But hip-hop might be out of bounds.

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