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Have Mercy’s vocalist talks Hopeless Records and crying fans

Following their 2013 debut full-length album, The Earth Pushed Back, Baltimore’s Have Mercy have signed to pop punk/alternative powerhouse, Hopeless Records. While on tour in support of Real Friends, Neck Deep and Cruel Hand, The Daily Californian had the chance to speak on the phone with vocalist and guitarist Brian
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Pure Noise Records’ Jake Round talks new releases and tours

Berkeley-based label Pure Noise Records is celebrating its five-year anniversary with a national tour featuring State Champs, Handguns, Forever Came Calling, Front Porch Step, Heart to Heart and Brigades. In preparation for the hometown show at the Oakland Metro Operahouse on Oct. 24, The Daily Californian interviewed Pure Noise founder
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Picks of the Week: Fun on the Fourth

Are you starting to feel that one-month-into-summer lull? Looking for something to do this Fourth of July weekend? Well, there’s never a dull moment here in the Bay Area; you’ve just got to get off your tushy (or should I say touché?) and find something new to do! Here’s a
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Indie rock band Tigers Jaw to play 2 Bay Area shows

When you form a band in your teen years, the clamorous sounds escaping from your parents’ garage prompt concerned glares from adults, who look at you and say, “Stay in school, kids!” out of fear that you’ll drop out to chase your half-baked rock star dream. But that wasn’t the
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Grow Well Rocks the Oakland Metro Operahouse

  Grow Well hail from the Coachella Valley, and play music that is as sunny as the locale that spawned them. Playing at the Oakland Metro Operahouse, located in the warehouse district near Jack London Square, on Saturday, June 12, Grow Well put on a bombastic, adrenaline filled show, jumping
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