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    Premiere: Four rad, noisy songs from Mother Room and Teal’s new split cassette

Premiere: Four rad, noisy songs from Mother Room and Teal’s new split cassette

Mother Room and Teal - photo by Lauren Luck

The Native Sound may be a New York-based record label, but they've been steadily releasing an diverse array of Bay Area [...]

By |December 9, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Four rad, noisy songs from Mother Room and Teal’s new split cassette
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    Premiere: Mammatus emerges from Santa Cruz with new heavy psych jams

Premiere: Mammatus emerges from Santa Cruz with new heavy psych jams

If you're a fan of ambitious, out-there heavy psych, you'll want to dive into Sparkling Waters, the new album from Santa Cruz heavy-prog-psych band Mammatus. The trio's fourth LP [...]

By |November 19, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Mammatus emerges from Santa Cruz with new heavy psych jams

Timmy’s Organism brings ‘Heartless Heathen’ on tour

Cult-beloved Detroit garage punks Timmy's Organism -- led by Tim Lampinen from the Epileptix, Clone Defects, and Human Eye -- has a new album coming next week, and a [...]

By |October 23, 2015|Comments Off on Timmy’s Organism brings ‘Heartless Heathen’ on tour

Friday: Neil Hamburger heads to The Independent

The incredibly strange and strangely incredible comedian Neil Hamburger headlines The Independent this Friday night for what may be his biggest local show to-date.

Even though he's circled relatively mainstream [...]

By |July 23, 2015|Comments Off on Friday: Neil Hamburger heads to The Independent
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    This Week in SF, 6/16-6/21/15: Vetiver, Flesh World, Jolie Holland, City Hall Centennial, Purity Ring

This Week in SF, 6/16-6/21/15: Vetiver, Flesh World, Jolie Holland, City Hall Centennial, Purity Ring

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 |June 16, 2015|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 6/16-6/21/15: Vetiver, Flesh World, Jolie Holland, City Hall Centennial, Purity Ring
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    This Week in SF, 6/9-6/14/15: Huichica, Hanni El Khatib, Tumbleweed Wanderers, The Heavenly States, SF Rock Project Benefit

This Week in SF, 6/9-6/14/15: Huichica, Hanni El Khatib, Tumbleweed Wanderers, The Heavenly States, SF Rock Project Benefit

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 |June 9, 2015|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 6/9-6/14/15: Huichica, Hanni El Khatib, Tumbleweed Wanderers, The Heavenly States, SF Rock Project Benefit
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    This Week in SF, 6/1-6/7/15: Michael Zapruder, Trails and Ways, Christopher Owens, Matmos, BFD 2015

This Week in SF, 6/1-6/7/15: Michael Zapruder, Trails and Ways, Christopher Owens, Matmos, BFD 2015

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 |June 1, 2015|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 6/1-6/7/15: Michael Zapruder, Trails and Ways, Christopher Owens, Matmos, BFD 2015

Stream Friendzone’s new collection ‘While U Wait’

Even though Friendzone has been quiet recently, prepping for the release of 808s & Dark Grapes III with Main Attrakionz. Still, the forward-thinking production duo has remained prolific behind [...]

By |May 29, 2015|Comments Off on Stream Friendzone’s new collection ‘While U Wait’
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    This Week in SF, 5/18-5/26/15: Ceremony, Ava Luna, Fuzz, San Fermin, Howlin Rain

This Week in SF, 5/18-5/26/15: Ceremony, Ava Luna, Fuzz, San Fermin, Howlin Rain

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 [...]

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    This Week in SF, 5/11-5/17/15: Jesus and Mary Chain, Ex-Cult, Coo Coo Birds, Torres

This Week in SF, 5/11-5/17/15: Jesus and Mary Chain, Ex-Cult, Coo Coo Birds, Torres

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 |May 11, 2015|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 5/11-5/17/15: Jesus and Mary Chain, Ex-Cult, Coo Coo Birds, Torres
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    This Week in SF, 5/4-5/10/15: The Sonics, Lila Rose, Other Lives, Wild Moth

This Week in SF, 5/4-5/10/15: The Sonics, Lila Rose, Other Lives, Wild Moth

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 [...]

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    This Week in SF, 4/27-5/3/15: Waxahatchee, Waterstrider, Sleater-Kinney, Hard Left

This Week in SF, 4/27-5/3/15: Waxahatchee, Waterstrider, Sleater-Kinney, Hard Left

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 |April 27, 2015|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 4/27-5/3/15: Waxahatchee, Waterstrider, Sleater-Kinney, Hard Left
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