Surfer Blood creates waves on Oakland stage with synth-rock sound

Surfer Blood strode onto the New Parish’s stage Friday night alight with the crowd’s love. After two openers, French Cassettes and GRMLN, the audience’s anticipation radiated throughout the venue for the synth-heavy indie rockers’ set. John Paul Pitts, Surfer Blood’s singer, talked to The Daily Californian after the show: “The
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Mobb Deep reaches into the past for New Parish performance

Citizens of New York City and direct victims of poverty, institutional racism and gang violence Kejuan Muchita and Albert Johnson turned to music to address the growing problems in their society. Forming the rap duo Mobb Deep, Muchita (Havoc) and Johnson (Prodigy) reached critical acclaim with their albums The Infamous
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On Tour: Anya Kvitka, We Are Twin and Foxes

On Friday, the New Parish in Oakland was full of so many strong, soaring voices that it was enough to knock your head off.  San Jose singer Anya Kvitka opened up the night with her own eclectic mix of jazz, hip-hop, reggae and rock. Mixing it up with a variety
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California Honeydrops sweeten up Bay Area nightlife

Last Thursday night, in a rare occasion for a hip urban nightclub, everybody was dancing. For about three hours at the New Parish music club in Oakland, shyness and coolness gave way to bobbing heads and bouncing feet at the sound of the California Honeydrops, an Oakland-based band with music
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Danny Brown thrills audience with wild performance in Oakland

The Detroit rapper's sold-out show at The New Parish maintained a feeling of intimacy

“This ain’t a motherf***ing rap show … it’s a party with all my friends. We’re singing songs we like. We out here on a weekday partying like it’s a weekend.” Sure enough, Danny Brown stayed true to his word and brought a dizzying energy to his sold-out show at The
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Syd tha Kyd at The New Parish

This past weekend welcomed the month’s First Friday festivities, and, as usual, hundreds of Bay Area socialites came out to celebrate art, music and good vibes throughout downtown Oakland. One of the city’s very own arts and culture magazines, Wine & Bowties, brought Syd tha Kyd to The New Parish
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Beware of Darkness: Interview and Concert

Watch an exclusive interview with Kyle Nicolaides, the vocalist/guitarist of Beware of Darkness, as well as highlights from the band’s show at The New Parish in Oakland.