Dual Record Release: Tumbleweed Wanderers and Rin Tin Tiger

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After releasing two EPs, the Oakland-based soulful folk-rock band presents its debut full length. While listening to the album it is hard to wrap my head around the idea that this is a self-released CD by a local group that have only been playing together for about a year. The record, instead, ┬ámakes me feel […]

Interview with Cesar “vampiro” Lopez

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Friday night at Senzala Bar in Sunnyvale, CA was the concert of the group Flores Acidas; featuring Cesar “Vampiro” Lopez, the former member of MANA and current member of Jaguares. The concert started the night with DJ RICO spinning for the first two and a half hours as the bands got ready to perform. The […]

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Party Preview: Intensity at San Jose Bar and Grill

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With a lineup of DJs composed of mostly of KSJS regulars, Intensity turns up the volume every 1st and 3rd Thursday at San Jose Bar & Grill. The Party returns July 5 with Oons, Amy Robbins, Shelboy and Badcat. David Bogdal, who co-founded the Intensity in March with Alchemy Nightlife, shared some details with us. […]

Special Artist Focus: Huntress – Interview with Jill Janis

For a relatively new entry to the metal scene, LA-based Huntress have already gotten the kind of exposure most bands only wishfully dream of during the demo process. The melodic death metal group only last month dropped their debut full-length Spell Eater (Napalm Records) but already grabbed 2 lucrative spots on the road. First they […]

Silversun Pickups – Neck of the Woods – Review

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These rising shoegaze rock stars hailing from Los Angeles, CA, have released their third studio album, Neck of the Woods, just last Tuesday (May 8th 2012). It was not long back, in 2006, when Silversun Pickups slowly started to receive attention through their debut album, Carnavas – broke with their first EP shortly before, Pikul […]

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