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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|0 Comments
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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|0 Comments
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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|0 Comments
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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|0 Comments

Synth-punk songs about working out? Meet Diesel Dudes.

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but Oakland’s Diesel Dudes craft hard, minimalist synth-punk songs about the joys of the gym. As confirmed by the video for […]

By |August 8, 2014|1 Comment

Part Time’s got a new synth-pop jam: “My Jamey”

David Speck’s Part Time is hitting the road later this month, right around the time he releases a new split 7″ with tourmates Gap Dream. “My Jamey” is the […]

By |August 7, 2014|0 Comments
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    This Week in SF, 8/4-8/10/14: Outside Lands, The Bilinda Butchers, Drenge, Ex-Cult

This Week in SF, 8/4-8/10/14: Outside Lands, The Bilinda Butchers, Drenge, Ex-Cult

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 4, 2014|0 Comments
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    This Week in SF, 7/28-8/3/14: Hundred Waters, GRMLN, Ceremony, Hamilton Leithauser

This Week in SF, 7/28-8/3/14: Hundred Waters, GRMLN, Ceremony, Hamilton Leithauser

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 |July 28, 2014|Comments Off
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    This Week in SF, 7/21-7/27/14: Cymbals, The Soft White Sixties, White Lung, Fritz Montana

This Week in SF, 7/21-7/27/14: Cymbals, The Soft White Sixties, White Lung, Fritz Montana

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 |July 21, 2014|Comments Off

Rogue Wave, Cayucas headline 20th Street Block Party

Last year, the 20th Street Block Party served up a free afternoon of excellent music and cool neighborhood vendors. This year, the block party returns for another free day […]

By |July 15, 2014|Comments Off
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