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    Woodsist Fest announces 2015 lineup featuring Real Estate, Woods, White Fence, and more

Woodsist Fest announces 2015 lineup featuring Real Estate, Woods, White Fence, and more

 
Woodsist Fest is back!

The Big Sur festival is returning with a one day event on May 18, 2015 in a brand new location: the Loma Vista Gardens.

Presented by (((folkYEAH!))), the [...]

By |February 19, 2015|Comments Off on Woodsist Fest announces 2015 lineup featuring Real Estate, Woods, White Fence, and more
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    Pro Fans bring TOPS, Dinner, and Kid Trails to Brick & Mortar this month

Pro Fans bring TOPS, Dinner, and Kid Trails to Brick & Mortar this month

 
Formed from the wreckage of the Montreal synth pop group Silly Kissers, TOPS quickly made a name for themselves around the Canadian fringe pop scene. They attached their band to the [...]

By |February 13, 2015|Comments Off on Pro Fans bring TOPS, Dinner, and Kid Trails to Brick & Mortar this month
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    Diet Cig signs to Father/Daughter, will release album this month

Diet Cig signs to Father/Daughter, will release album this month

Diet Cig has only released a couple tracks thus far—"Scene Sick" and "Harvard" (below)—but the New Paltz, New York duo made up of Alex Luciana and Noah Bowman is [...]

By |February 3, 2015|Comments Off on Diet Cig signs to Father/Daughter, will release album this month
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    Viet Cong releases new album ahead of SF debut at Rickshaw Stop

Viet Cong releases new album ahead of SF debut at Rickshaw Stop

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A band that chooses a name like Viet Cong clearly never intends to evoke an undermining sense of joy—rather, the Calgary quartet embodies rigidity and bleakness through [...]

By |February 3, 2015|1 Comment
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    Wood Shoppe founder talks Astronauts, etc., staging free shows, and their third anniversary party

Wood Shoppe founder talks Astronauts, etc., staging free shows, and their third anniversary party

These days, San Francisco isn't really known for its free events. Ticket prices have swelled, festival costs are up, and you can't buy a pint at a show for [...]

By |February 3, 2015|1 Comment
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    Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

Shortly after Twerps formed and premiered their self-titled debut album in 2011, they were already onstage at SXSW and CMJ and hitting tours with Mac DeMarco and Real Estate. Since then, they've [...]

By |January 26, 2015|Comments Off on Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March
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    Berkeley’s POP ETC. release video for new single “Running In Circles”

Berkeley’s POP ETC. release video for new single “Running In Circles”

Berkeley's POP ETC. seem to have spent a lifetime consuming popular music's nuances. They can funnel decades' worth of synthesizers and crushing melodic textures into a bright pastiche of a song, but still [...]

By |January 16, 2015|1 Comment
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    Alvvays headlining Pro Fans show at Rickshaw Stop with Absolutely Free and Talk In Tongues

Alvvays headlining Pro Fans show at Rickshaw Stop with Absolutely Free and Talk In Tongues

The songs of Alvvays seem like the musical incarnations of a teen girl's diary entries: moody, hopeful, and wide-eyed. Their self-titled album, released this summer via locals Polyvinyl, teems [...]

By |November 19, 2014|Comments Off on Alvvays headlining Pro Fans show at Rickshaw Stop with Absolutely Free and Talk In Tongues
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    Dream Police drop new album Hypnotized before two Bay Area dates

Dream Police drop new album Hypnotized before two Bay Area dates

Dream Police might be derived from the founding members of The Men, Mark Perro and Nick Chiericozzi, but the side project sounds nothing like the overtly grungy Tomorrow's Hits [...]

By |November 13, 2014|Comments Off on Dream Police drop new album Hypnotized before two Bay Area dates
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    Sargent House tour brings TTNG, Mylets, and Emma Ruth Rundle to Thee Parkside next week

Sargent House tour brings TTNG, Mylets, and Emma Ruth Rundle to Thee Parkside next week

Sargent House has an eclectic roster. The Los Angeles label is responsible for the dark angel that is Chelsea Wolfe and black metal virtuosos Deafheaven, but the coterie of [...]

By |November 13, 2014|Comments Off on Sargent House tour brings TTNG, Mylets, and Emma Ruth Rundle to Thee Parkside next week

Whirr and Nothing release joint EP

Whirr (Art: Pascal Hauer)

Whirr has a way of creating an atmosphere out of their music. It's a soundscape, dense and ambient, almost like an overwhelming dream. The San Francisco-born band [...]

By |November 10, 2014|Comments Off on Whirr and Nothing release joint EP

Walter TV releases single before show at Brick & Mortar

If you've seen Mac DeMarco play live recently, you've probably already caught a feel of Walter TV too. The band, after all, is comprised of DeMarco's touring band: Pierce [...]

By |October 15, 2014|Comments Off on Walter TV releases single before show at Brick & Mortar
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