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Q&A: Local DJ and producer Teeko

Teeko plays keyboard and triggers samples live, whilst flexing his ample scratching and turntable skills. Read More

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Whiskey Avengers Bringing New Dub EP To Back Bar SoFA; New Full-Length On The Way

The Whiskey Avengers grew out of a melding of members from local hip-hop group The Language Arts Crew and Insolence.

Cultivating a sound that draws upon a wide range of musical influences, running the gamut from reggae and ska to punk to soul and beyond, the Whiskey Avengers aren’t an easy group to categorize—and that’s just fine with them. The Avengers—who formed in San Jose in 2006 but are now mostly based in… » Read More

PHOTOS: Prayers at Back Bar SoFA


“We came here to do one of two things,” Rafael Reyes, one half of the self-described “cholo goth” duo Prayers, declared, proudly bearing a tattoo-covered torso and neck through the opening of his unzipped leather jacket, Saturday night at Back Bar SoFA: “fuck or fight.” Then Reyes softened his tone, noting the… » Read More

Q&A: Teeko


Local DJ and producer Teeko has been on a hot streak. He was recently featured on A-Trak’s Short Cut series, played a Boiler Room set in San Francisco and his performance on RevoltTV’s 1s and Tuesday is now the show’s second most-viewed episode. Teeko plays keyboard and triggers samples live, whilst flexing… » Read More

Local Producer Giraffage Drops Fool’s Gold Debut

Charlie Yin, a.k.a. Giraffage, getting some quality alone time.

“I fucking hate interviews,” reads one of Charlie Yin’s tweets from a couple weeks back. It’s an understandable that Yin, better known as Giraffage, would be suffering from interview fatigue. The South Bay-bred producer is fresh off a world tour with Skrillex protege Porter Robinson, he released his Fool’s Gold Records debut,… » Read More

All Female Ramones Cover Band, The Hormones, Play Benefit Show For Local Roller Derby

The Hormones.

The Hormones, a Bay Area-based all-female Ramones tribute band, headlined The Blank Club this weekend. The benefit concert was held to raise funds for local Roller Derby teams. Metro photographer Greg Ramar was on the scene to catch the action. Check out the photos below: » Read More

‘Cholo Goths’ Prayers Playing Back Bar SoFA

Prayers create dark, goth-inspired songs, informed by life in some of San Diego's roughest neighborhoods.

As a teenager, Rafael Reyes had to hide his love of dark, brooding bands like Christian Death and Joy Division, but not because he had overbearing parents worried that such music would warp their child. His story is a little different. He had to listen on the downlow because he was a… » Read More

Con Brio Bring Soul Revival Sound To Poor House

Con Brio stands out among modern soul and R&B groups thanks Ziek McCarter’s powerful voice and impressive footwork.

A few months ago, Con Brio guitarist Benjamin Andrews had a revelation: Con Brio is his favorite band—and not just his favorite among those bands that he’s played in—but his favorite in general. He’s making exactly the music he wants to make. A lot of the recently buzzed-about R&B has sailed off… » Read More