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Pond @ Independent
Posted on 10/22/2019

Touring off their new album, Tasmania, Australian psych-rockers POND packed the house for a Wednesday night show at the Independent in San Francisco, drawing a young crowd of clean-cut concertgoers eager to gently headbang and slightly melt their minds before work in the morning.

Written by Tessa Rissacher
Photography by Nick Tietjens

Posted on 10/21/2019

Famed musician Billie Joe Armstrong decided to ditch the arena stage for a night, jumping down and performing on the small stage of local Oakland bar The Golden Bull with The Cover-Ups.

Written and Photographed by Jessely Serrano

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Posted on 9/26/2019

On a typical sleepy Thursday, Sharon Van Etten performed a powerhouse opening set before Bon Iver took the stage at the Chase Center on 9/12.

Written by Makaila Heifner

Crowd Surf
Posted on 9/23/2019

Last July, KALXer Kat attended Burger Boogaloo with a notebook and a camera. Here's her take on where the festivals falls within the social and political landscape of Oakland in 2019.

Posted on 9/20/2019

Hailing from the same place as Pond and Tame Impala, the Perth, Australia-based, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets are an established psych-rock group whose trippy, electric riffs are about as distinct as their name.

Posted on 9/17/2019

Can Hardcore Have Keytar?

By Nick Tietjens

BOCC by Noelle Fa-Kaji
Posted on 8/28/2019

Better Oblivion Community Center is as much a performance art piece as a band.

Bowling For Soup by Jessely Serrano
Posted on 8/17/2019

Self-described as “Older, fatter, but still the greatest ever,” Bowling for Soup surged back from the 90s to hit hit Berkeley’s UC Theater.

Written By: Jessely Serrano A.K.A Reverend Twitch on the air

Cage the Elephant by Carmen Llerena
Posted on 7/20/2019

On Tuesday, July 16th, the Shoreline Amphitheater presented a gift to the city of Mountain View.

Lavinia Sfetcu
Posted on 7/19/2019

This month's Featured Design was created by new KALX volunteer Lavinia Sfetcu! 

Artist's Statement: This is my first design I've created since starting my journey as a KALX Volunteer! Essentially, my design is a self portrait. All the colors represent my pure excitement to start my volunteer work, along with the endless opportunities of friendships, new music, and creative productivity.