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Little Wings releases People LP

Little Wings has been busting out one solid album after another and their newest LP People is no exception. It’s lovely folk, simple plucking and marvelous lyrics that make you feel sad and amused and happy and intrigued and cozy at the same time. Since we’re talking cozy, enjoy this video from 2015 and accept the mystery of Little Wings. Their next show is July 10th at Zebulon in LA. Bless this album, bless this band. - Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Blisses B July 5 Album Release Party

The Oakland group Blisses B have released two singles off their album Tell Your Friends You Love Them And Why and they have just announced their record release party at Bottom of the Hill on Friday July 5th. Their music is rock, Americana and indie rock, and it’s positive and fun. Go support their new album and the 10th year of their band! -Lucille Faulkner

   

Boy Scouts plays Phono del Sol June 15th

Phono del Sol is a free festival at Potrero del Sol park. This year’s lineup features an Oakland favorite, Boy Scouts, whose folksy bedroom pop-rock is relaxing, charming and damn good. Taylor Vick’s vocals are sweet and pitch perfect, a fine complement to the keys and strums. Boy Scouts’ last release, Spiritual Pickle, is a 2-song sampler. Tracks “Kite” and “My Idiot Brain” are lofi, low pressure and highly pleasing. Catch Boy Scouts at Phono del Sol and wherever else they’re playing comin’ up soon! Stay tuned. - Lucille Faulkner

   

July’s Burger Boogaloo bustin’ a move

This July marks Burger Boogaloo’s 10th year anniversary show and the Boogaloo folks are really busting out a sweet, sweet lineup. As tradition insisted,  the festival is hosted by purity king John Waters and will feature some solid favorites from the homefront and beyond. A small snippet from the two-day bill includes Jesus and Mary Chain, Shannon the Clams, The Scientists, No Bunny, King Tuff and those Australian sweets, The Chats. Speaking of which, we’ll leave you with this mullet and smoko-filled video as a taste and hope to see you at Mosswood Park this July. Smoko, baby. -Michelle Kicherer, Associate Editor

   

Same Girls debut new single “Wait”

Post-punk pop rock cuatro Same Girls just came out with their new single, “Wait” and it’s a perfect blend of their varied interested and influences. You can hear The Clash and The Strokes and some 80’s energy almost reminiscent of the B-52’s. Lead vocalist Taifa Nia’s is energetic and fun. Nia says the new single, "describe the loneliness and the heartbreak endemic in our esthetically obsessed clout culture." Listen here! - Lucille Faulkner