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Soundwave hosts Yalls performance on the Bay this weekend

San Francisco’s Soundwave art and music festival is ending its sixth season of programming with a very special floating show on Sunday night. This year, the festival explored the […]

By |September 19, 2014|0 Comments
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    This Week in SF, 9/15-9/21/14: Beck, Split Screens, CHVRCHES, Track Star

This Week in SF, 9/15-9/21/14: Beck, Split Screens, CHVRCHES, Track Star

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring the best local and touring bands performing in SF this week, then find out where and when they’re playing below. For a full list […]

By |September 15, 2014|0 Comments

The Stone Foxes – “Locomotion”

With the release of the barn-burner “Locomotion,” The Stone Foxes launched “Foxes First Friday” last week. Every month they’ll be giving away a new song on the first Friday, […]

By |September 12, 2014|0 Comments

Cardinal Wyrm brings ‘Black Hole Gods’ to The Knockout

Oakland trio Cardinal Wyrm has been generating a lot of buzz recently for the powerful doom found on Black Hole Gods. The group’s debut album arrived digitally last month, […]

By |September 12, 2014|1 Comment
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    This Week in SF, 9/8-9/14/14: Owen Pallett, POW!, Swans, Slow Magic

This Week in SF, 9/8-9/14/14: Owen Pallett, POW!, Swans, Slow Magic

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring the best local and touring bands performing in SF this week, then find out where and when they’re playing below. For a full list […]

By |September 8, 2014|0 Comments
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    SF bands reuniting: The Aislers Set, Film School, Track Star return with local concerts

SF bands reuniting: The Aislers Set, Film School, Track Star return with local concerts

Is there something in the air causing long-dormant SF bands to reunite for new shows? Somehow, September offers chances to see three great SF bands from the ’90s/’00s all […]

By |September 3, 2014|0 Comments
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    This Week in SF, 9/2-9/7/14: Mission Creek Oakland, Christopher Willits, Film School, Botanist

This Week in SF, 9/2-9/7/14: Mission Creek Oakland, Christopher Willits, Film School, Botanist

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring the best local and touring bands performing in SF this week, then find out where and when they’re playing below. For a full list […]

By |September 2, 2014|0 Comments
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    This Week in SF, 8/26-8/31/14: Strand of Oaks, Whirr, Joyce Manor, Rat Columns

This Week in SF, 8/26-8/31/14: Strand of Oaks, Whirr, Joyce Manor, Rat Columns

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring the best local and touring bands performing in SF this week, then find out where and when they’re playing below. For a full list […]

By |August 26, 2014|0 Comments

Premiere: The fuzzed-out punk weirdness of OVVN

Consider this in part a postscript to our recent mixtape on all of the great North Bay bands: Weird-punks OVVN, with members hailing from West Oakland and Guerneville, are […]

By |August 21, 2014|Comments Off
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    This Week in SF, 8/18-8/24/14: First City Festival, 20th Street Block Party, Joanna Gruesome, Sylvan Esso

This Week in SF, 8/18-8/24/14: First City Festival, 20th Street Block Party, Joanna Gruesome, Sylvan Esso

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring the best local and touring bands performing in SF this week, then find out where and when they’re playing below. For a full list […]

By |August 18, 2014|Comments Off
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    Premiere: Golden Drugs offer hypnotic video for “Appalachian Blood”

Premiere: Golden Drugs offer hypnotic video for “Appalachian Blood”

Golden Drugs leader Drew Pearson (also of Twin Steps) doubled as videographer for this brand new clip for “Appalachian Blood.” The song feels difficult to pin down — a […]

By |August 13, 2014|Comments Off
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    This Week in SF, 8/11-8/17/14: The Coathangers, FKA twigs, Street Eaters, The Coup

This Week in SF, 8/11-8/17/14: The Coathangers, FKA twigs, Street Eaters, The Coup

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring the best local and touring bands performing in SF this week, then find out where and when they’re playing below. For a full list […]

By |August 11, 2014|Comments Off
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