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You’re Dead! with Flying Lotus at the Catalyst

The critically acclaimed You’re Dead album by Flying Lotus made its sole Northen California stop in Santa Cruz. The heavily bass stacked jazz influenced album, presented with multiple projectors and … Continue Reading →


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Stay Gold – First Aid Kit hits Oakland

Review and Photography by Megan T. The newest release from Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, Stay Gold (2014) is a long stretch from their 2008 claim to fame, a … Continue Reading →


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Keep The Vibes Strong – J Boog & The Green Collision Tour

Review and Photography by Megan T. A popular Hawaiian powerhouse, The Green has won several awards supporting their top-notch reggae albums from Hawaiian reports to iTunes promotions, including Hawai’i ’13 … Continue Reading →


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New California Sounds in SF – Owl Paws

Review and Photography by Megan T. For those of you looking to make new additions to your libraries, may I suggest the three bands from the Veteran’s day show at … Continue Reading →


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Warpaint brings out Kurt Vile onstage at the Echoplex

It took eleven months for me to finally catch a headlining Warpaint set. Whether they were playing festivals or opening for mutliple tours in the Bay Area, I finally had … Continue Reading →


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Lullabies in Oakland – Rhye at the Fox

Review and Photography by Megan T. Smooth R&B, gentle vocals and impressive musicians. This collection of performers is new to the music scene, with their debut album Woman released in … Continue Reading →


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BIG K.R.I.T. has Lift Off – Cadillactica

Two years later the Catalyst receives BIG K.R.I.T. once again just weeks before his sophmore album Cadillactica hits the stores. Banging hard from the start, DJ Dibiase aka The Million … Continue Reading →