Live This Month: October 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: October 2014 (Podcast #347) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. October, you've outdone yourself this time! Any month that offers a free weekend of Hardly Strictly Bluegrass in Golden Gate Park and two days of great bands at the Treasure Island Music Festival is bound to be good. What's most surprising about this month's quality concert offerings, though, is how varied and plentiful they are beyond the festivals. Seriously, a lengthy list of Bay Bridged favorites [...]

Check out Cool Ghouls’ latest song, “And It Grows”

We recently shared a first taste of A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye, the sophomore LP from SF's Cool Ghouls. The Ghouls just offered up a second sampling from the new record, "And It Grows," which you can listen to below. Arriving November 11, A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye was captured live-to-tape by Sonny Smith and mixed and mastered by Mikey Young (of Total Control and numerous other great Australian bands).

By |September 29, 2014|Tags: |

This weekend: Artbeats brings Baths, Avalon Emerson, Exray’s, Bronze, many more to Pier 70

Music and art converge this weekend in Artbeats, a three-day event kicking off today at Pier 70. Each day begins with art exhibitions, workshops, craft vendors, installations and performances by locals like Exray's, Bronze, Dan Casey and many more. Check out the full schedule of daytime performances for more info. Friday and Saturday night offers Artbeats afterparties at the pier. Tonight's free show features Icee Hot DJs, Avalon Emerson, Silver Hands and Push the Feeling DJs. Saturday night's ticketed party includes Baths, D33J, Penthouse Penthouse, Running in the Fog and HGMNY. All told, that's a ton of music, including a [...]

By |September 26, 2014|Tags: , |

Interview: The Dodos’ Logan Kroeber talks songwriting and inspiration with Dylan Shearer

This Saturday night, one of our longtime favorite local bands, The Dodos, is performing at The Chapel with the terrific local songwriter Dylan Shearer. In anticipation of the show, Logan Kroeber of The Dodos chatted with Dylan Shearer over e-mail to learn more about Shearer's songwriting, his band, and the influences that inform his music. It's a rich and fascinating conversation presented in its entirety below. You can purchase advance tickets to this Saturday's show on the The Chapel's web site. Logan Kroeber: Besides the actual songs themselves, one of the things I like most about your music is that [...]

By |September 25, 2014|Tags: , |

Folsom Street Fair weekend features !!!, Austra, Frightwig, Younger Lovers and more

The Folsom Street Fair is best known as a leather/fetish festival, but there's also a whole lot of great music happening in conjunction with the festival. On Sunday, September 21, the Fair will host performances by Austra, Monarchy, MNDR and locals like The Younger Lovers and Double Duchess (to say nothing of multiple stages of DJs too), but you should also be sure to check out what's going on at the SF Eagle all weekend long. Saturday night brings "The Black and Blue Rockin’ Ball" to the Eagle, with live sets by !!! and Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo [...]

By |September 19, 2014|Tags: |

Mixtape: The Heavy Sounds of San Francisco Metal Download: Mixtape: The Heavy Sounds of San Francisco Metal (Podcast #346) We don't cover San Francisco heavy metal very much at, but it's not for a lack of music worth talking about. For several decades now, the San Francisco Bay Area has played a significant role in the evolution and growth of heavy metal. Metallica might be the most obvious significant Bay Area metal name to the uninitiated, but, over the years, groups like Neurosis, Hammers of Misfortune, Slough Feg, Ludicra, and Sleep (to name just a few) have pushed heavy music forward in a variety of directions. [...]

Live This Month: September 2014 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2014 (Podcast #345) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. If you dig back-to-basics noise pop -- the kind of indie rock that's propelled by great hooks, not trends and hype -- you're in luck this month. Scottish trio PAWS just released Youth Culture Forever, and the band's tight songs are matched by a live ferocity. Another trio crafting explosive, 90s-influenced rock is Slothrust; the Brooklyn band's Of Course You Do arrived earlier this year. As [...]

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