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Listen to Two Exclusive Royal Jelly Jive Tracks + Album Release at Slim's TOMORROW - 10/9

San Francisco based alternative swing band, Royal Jelly Jive will be celebrating the release of their upcoming full length self titled album. The event will take place at Slim's in San Francisco TOMORROW and the line up will include, The Highway Poets and Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra.

Royal Jelly Jive is a very unique band here in the Bay Area. With all the underground garage, experimental, psych and folk music dominating the local music scene, Royal Jelly Jive dares to be different as they draw from more traditional music styles. Lauren Bjelde has an intriguing, strong voice and shows her talent and ability to command the stage as the front woman. The band also includes the lead singer and songwriter Jesse Lemme Adams of the band Lemme Adams. We encourage you to support Royal Jelly Jive and buy their new album, Royal Jelly Jive!

Today, we're going to premiere a couple of completely unheard tracks from the new album. The songs are entitled Indian George and H.M.S Soulbay. We're excited to share these exclusive songs with you and we know you'll enjoy them. Do your best to attend their album release show at Slim's tomorrow, October 9th! -je

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Album Review: LoCura - Dale De Comer

Difficult to characterize and resistant of traditional genre definitions, San Francisco based chameleons, LoCura have steadily been creating their own sound. Built on the diversity of both musicians and styles, the band’s latest release Dale De Comer is no exception. Elements of son, cumbia, ska, rumba flamenca, afrobeat, and even reggaeton are distilled into the self-described “Califas Flamenkito”group’s third record. This provides for an infectious, multi-layered effort that is a testament to their continual evolution. Started in 2009 by lead singer Kata Miletich and guitarist Bob Sanders in Angel’s Camp, California, the band originally set out to play rumba flamenco-but exposure to San Francisco’s highly charged Latin music, culture, and arts scene opened up possibilities for much more. Bassist Izzy Sergio Duran, trumpeter Danny Cao, and drummer Carrie Jahde joined the group shortly after the duo moved there-a change that greatly intensified both live performances and the stylistic mixture of the band. Unlike their previous records, Dale De Comer is fairly short- the seven tracks total 28 minutes, roughly half the length of their previous efforts. Kata’s voice calls from a reverb-laden megaphone, introducing both “Amarantos” and the start of the colossal, revolutionary swing pervasive throughout the album. “No Ves” begins with a gentle Frusciante- inspired guitar riff, opening up as Miletich criticizes the politics and industrialization of consumerism. “Dos Lobos” conjures the image of an embattled soul struggling with anger and love-the latter part of the song musically evoking what had previously been laid out lyrically. “Dale De Comer” is perhaps the steepest brew of LoCura’s many influences-the reggaeton beat, mariachi horn section accents, and flamenco guitar solo give way to a Sufi-inspired chant in Spanish. Language barriers are broken throughout the lyrics too, as the well-seasoned Miletich switches between both Spanish and English- at times even using a few Italian words. Though less material than their previous works, this album is no less potent. The band reps their Bay Area roots and defines themselves by their constant stylistic ambiguity, keeping in mind that most of it is pure madness.  - Justin Kohlberg

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Hibbity Dippity Mark Nelsen Band and Ivory Arrows Play Boom Boom Room TONIGHT

San Francisco based psychedelic rock band, Hibbity Dippity will be headlining a night of stellar music at the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco. Known for hosting blues, soul and more traditional American rock genres, Boom Boom Room has lately been opening their doors to different genres like psych and garage rock. Hibbity Dippity will be sharing the bill with ultra talented songwriter and guitartist, Mark Nelsen (who will be performing with his full band, Mark Nelsen Band) and the acoustic indie soul band, Ivory Arrows.

We're into this bill and we like that it's going down at the Boom Boom Room. Do you're best to make it out.


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Bay Area Desert Stars Pre Parties Go Down TOMORROW -10/1

Don't miss these great Bay Area events! The Desert Stars Festival is around the corner and the Bay Area is celebrating this massive fest with pre parties in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. All of the pre parties are on the same night, October 1st, so you'll just have to choose which line up you want to see the most:

Kymberli's Music Box & Innerlight Presents: Desert Stars Pre Party at Elbo Room in San Francisco:

Cellar Doors
The Spiral Electric
Ancient River
The Shivas

Dj Vikki Vaden
Visuals by Mad Alchemy

The Shivas

Cellar Doors

Ancient River

The Spiral Electric

San Jose Desert Stars Pre Party:

​Cafe Stitch - Doors Start at 8 pm

SLOWNESS
Silent Pictures
The Soft Bombs
DJs Jafar Green & Jeff Jagged

Oakland Desert Stars Pre Party:

​At Leo's Music Club - Doors at 9 pm:

The Telescopes
LSD and the Search for God
Disappearing People
Magic Castles


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Free Saturday Matinee at Stork Club Takes Place TODAY

Chromespider Presents a full day of music at the Oakland based music venue, Stork Club today. The show extends from 4pm to 9 pm tonight and we're always excited to share the news about unique events that will keep you busy and drenched in local independent music for hours on end. The show features Bay Area based bands and solo artists:

Vollmer
Mito
Sophie Vogel
Linda Ann Xyz-Anderson
Civilized Savage
Bobby Quaalude
Paintswithfire
Guido Ayala
Nic Burrose

If you're looking for something to do and a reason to be able to drink before 4 pm, grad some friends and make your way over to the East Bay and have a blast!

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