• HEAR THIS: PHOSPHENE

    HEAR THIS: PHOSPHENE

    Portland’s Phosphene step forward with their second full-length, the assured ‘Lotus Eaters’, out tomorrow.

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  • HEAR THIS: GRACE SINGS SLUDGE

    HEAR THIS: GRACE SINGS SLUDGE

    Grace Sings Sludge steps forward on new LP ‘Christ Mocked & the End of a Relationship’, newly released on Empty Cellar Records.

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  • HEAR THIS: GRUMPSTER

    HEAR THIS: GRUMPSTER

    Oakland punk trio Grumpster come into their own on their full-length debut ‘Underwhelmed’, out now on Asian Man Records.

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  • HEAR THIS: WARGIRL

    HEAR THIS: WARGIRL

    Cold War Kids producer Matt Wignall’s latest project is Wargirl, unveiling their new LP ‘Dancing Gold’.

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: HAND HABITS
November 19. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: HAND HABITS

We’re still working out the big picture of the year that was here at the Nest, but a recurring theme was the sheer concentration of badass records out of LA, as artist after artist hit their stride. Among the notables, …

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DiscoveryTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/14/19 Edition
November 14. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/14/19 Edition

This week on Tracks: Oakland’s Blues Lawyer is back with “It’s Not Up To You”, from their new LP, Something Different, just out last week on Mt.St.Mtn. Checking in with Albany, NY, Laveda has just released their third single “If …

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NewsNotable Fall Record Events: LA + Bay Area
November 09. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

Notable Fall Record Events: LA + Bay Area

Whether you make the case of getting a leg up on your holiday shopping, or taking a little time out of the crazy season to be nice to yourself, it’s worth making a note of impending opportunities both north and …

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DiscoveryTRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/7/19 Edition
November 07. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

TRACKS OF THE WEEK – 11/7/19 Edition

Kicking off the action this week is the pride of New Brunswick, NJ: steve. “Gansette” is not only New England’s finest beer, but an ass-kicking single as well, and our pick from their new LP You Can Do This Too …

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DiscoveryREAD THIS: AMY RIGBY
November 06. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

READ THIS: AMY RIGBY

Fall is blessing us with an abundance of music bios, and while the big names are justifiably commanding the headlines, don’t overlook the dark horse. Amy Rigby’s Girl To City is a tale well told, of the artist’s flight from …

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DiscoveryHEAR THIS: SUDAN ARCHIVES
November 05. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

HEAR THIS: SUDAN ARCHIVES

Sudan Archives steps forward for her debut LP Athena, out 11/1 on Stones Throw. The self-taught violinist has sharpened up her writing & producing skills over a pair of EP’s, breaking through on the second, 2018’s Sink. A magnetic cameo …

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NewsNoisepop 2020 First Wave Lineup Revealed
November 03. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

Noisepop 2020 First Wave Lineup Revealed

Noise Pop Music & Arts Festival have announced their 2020 first wave lineup, taking place in the Bay Area from 24 Feb to 01 March. Save the dates and start making your plans. Laying a solid foundation, the initial blast …

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NewsPREVIEW: Guerilla Toss
November 02. 2019 | By Wayne Jessup

PREVIEW: Guerilla Toss

Weathering life’s ups and downs, Guerilla Toss are back on the upswing with a brand new EP, What Would The Odd Do, out 10/18 on NNA Tapes and a return to the road, following a layoff for a life threatening …

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