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Abe Hollow’s “Golden Calf”

Abe Hollow just released his first single, “Golden Calf” off the forthcoming A Palace in Time and it’s a calm and lovely surrealist folk song reminiscent of Bon Iver’s compositions and Elliot Smith’s breathy sad vocals but with slightly trippier touches. A Palace in Time, recorded at Tiny Telephone and mastered by Jacob Winik, is a collection of collaborations with musicians from all over the Bay Area, including AH, Andrew Maguire, Doug Stuart, John Vanderslice, and many others. Check out this sweet taste and stayed tuned for his full release this July. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Jackie Greene’s new single, Fillmore benefit show June 8th

On June 8th the Fillmore is hosting a benefit concert for The Blue Rose Foundation, started by the Blue Rose Music label. The foundation offers scholarships to socially and economically disadvantaged youth. The night’s host and headliner, Jackie Greene, just released a new single that we’re proud to debut! Cris Jacobs & Bailey Ingle are opening up the night. Please join us, for a great evening and a great cause. - Lucille Faulkner

   

Bill Baird’s Trippy “Facial Disc” and Oakland May 11th show

Nothing like a gentleman in a fine silky dress and a fencing mask jamming some psychedelic beats inside what looks like a computer but also a terrifying highway ride. It’s quite a pleasant experience, really. That's Bill Baird's "Facial Disc." The rest of Baird's new LP, Owl (which just came out on Dangerbird Records) is a similarly synthed-psyched collection of pleasing weirdness and videos that link together to create a longer piece. To learn more, please see the man’s appropriately named website, www.billbillbillbillbill.com/ and go see him at the tail end of his tour! May 11th at Pro Arts. Special shout out to Oakland’s awesome Vintage Synth Museum for providing the synths that created this album. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Midtown Social hits the town and The Stud

Before Midtown Social’s forthcoming Fantastic Colors album drops they’re touring all over California and beyond this summer with their fun and funky beats. On May 12th they’re busting out an 80’s themed dance party at one of our most beloved SF spots for queer culture and entertainment, The Stud. Whether you’re black, white, straight, queer, single or taken, come one come all, sport some sassy 80’s inspired attire and shake what you got. Midtown Social is known for bringing the house down with their California soul and room-encompassing beats. Can’t make it out on the 12th? Catch them at a number of different venues all over California and beyond. - Lucille Faulkner

   

Tycho releases single “Easy”

After 2016’s Grammy-nominated, Billboard-topping album Epoch, we’ve been waiting to see what Tycho would come out with next. In April they released their latest single “Easy” and it’s a fascinating, moving piece with quiet aqueous vibes combined with whispering vocals and synthy pops of sound. Scott Hansen (Tycho’s primary composer) says he wanted to “...focus inward to reveal a human side to the music.” Give it a listen here and drift away. - Lucille Faulkner