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BYMJ Podcast #16: Melted Toys

San Francisco’s Melted Toys are set to release their new s/t record on 7/15 and since they’re having their release party right here at Slim’s on the 14th, we decided to sit down with them […]

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BYMJ Podcast #15: The Y Axes

San Francisco’s The Y Axes stop by to geek out with us about all the things we love and hate about science, conspiracy theories, sci-fi and we even talk a little bit about their music. […]

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BYMJ Podcast #14: Future Shapes

BYMJ is BACK! After a week off, we’ve returned bigger, better, faster, stronger. Future Shapes is the solo project of Phil Cala, frequent co-host of the BYMJ podcast. We chat about the correlation between music […]

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BYMJ Podcast #13: Kiwi Time

Kiwi Time is a group of life-long friends from Belarus who moved to San Francisco to pursue their musical career. We chat about the troubles between neighboring Ukraine & Russia, why they came to the […]

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BYMJ Podcast #12: Vela Eyes

SF’s Vela Eyes produce dreamy, shoegazey psych-pop when they’re not berating each other for kicks or binging on RPGs. Chris and Phil chat with them about how they met, their musical approach and other compelling […]

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BYMJ Podcast #11: Dregs One

SF has a long history of racist policies used to push minorities to the fringes and the new tech boom is the latest catalyst of displacement. Rapper Dregs One targets gentrification and talks hip-hop as […]

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BYMJ #9: Festivals, Etc.

Coachella is simultaneously an otherworldly immersion in new music and art and a corporate-fueled, celebrity-obsessed, media marketing petri dish. Are festivals helping or hurting the music business as a whole? We go in-depth on this […]

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BYMJ Podcast #8: Picture Atlantic

San Jose-based Picture Atlantic chat with Chris about their personal histories, making a name for themselves in the Bay Area music scene, relating to their fans, helping to build a sustainable scene and a whole […]

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BYMJ Podcast #6: SF Weekly’s Ian Port

The effects of the “tech boom” are everywhere. Clubs are closing, musicians are fleeing for LA, Portland or Oakland, artists have been priced out. Is San Francisco’s music scene dying? Chris sits down with Ian […]

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Between You, Me & Jose #2: Robbie Martin a.k.a. Fluorescent Grey

Between You, Me & Jose Episode 2: Robbie Martin a.k.a. Fluorescent Grey Media Manipulation, Cognitive Dissonance & Cultural Awakening Robbie Martin is an experimental electronic artist & independent label owner as well as an activist, […]

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An Interview with Mr. Kind

Oakland’s Mr. Kind are a relatively young band started by an East Coast transplant, Brian Bergeron, and rounded out with Peter Smith, Matt Roads, and scene veterans Geoff McCann (Please Do Not Fight) and Jon […]

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An Interview with The Family Crest

San Francisco’s premier orchestral indie rock band, The Family Crest, pride themselves on being weird. Accordingly, my weird, mostly food-related questions, went over excellently with the band, who had assembled four of their seven members […]

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Interview with James Johnston of Biffy Clyro

Derek Tobias talks with Biffy Clyro’s James Johnston about their upcoming North American Tour and their show at the Great American Music Hall.

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Dinner with SF’s Vela Eyes

Last night I met up with four of the five self-proclaimed dorks in Vela Eyes at the restaurant Citizen’s Band in SOMA. The young band formed only in September 2012 but guitarist Ian Zazueta (Delle […]

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The Hurdles Mature Artists Face In The Bay Area Music Scene

Long-time staples of the Bay Area music scene, Chris Cobb, Allyson Paige and Dennis Juarez sat down with me to discuss their upcoming show at GAMH on the 22nd, the passion that keeps them hitting […]

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