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  • Cyclops
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    Video Premiere: Cyclops – “Eye of the Storm/Night of the Cyclops”

Video Premiere: Cyclops – “Eye of the Storm/Night of the Cyclops”

Emerging from Cyclops Island -- or, if you want to be humorless about it, Oakland and Portland -- Cyclops is the garage punk duo of Tina Lucchesi (TrashWomen/Bobby Teens/Midnight [...]

By |April 25, 2014|1 Comment

See Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra on us

GY!BE-affiliated Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra returns with Fuck Off Get Free We Pour Light On Everything, its latest burst of chamber punk. The band's going to be [...]

By |April 25, 2014|Comments Off on See Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra on us
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    This Week in SF, 4/21-4/27/14: tUne-YaRdS, Shlohmo, Wild Moth, Trust & more!

This Week in SF, 4/21-4/27/14: tUne-YaRdS, Shlohmo, Wild Moth, Trust & more!

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 21, 2014|1 Comment
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    Tonight: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is at Slim’s (and we have your tickets)

Tonight: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is at Slim’s (and we have your tickets)

Raw rock and roll mainstays The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion are circling the West Coast between two weekends of Coachella shows, including a performance TONIGHT at Slim's. Word is [...]

By |April 14, 2014|Comments Off on Tonight: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion is at Slim’s (and we have your tickets)

Generation Loss: our new featured album!

One of the cool new features of our redesigned home page is a "featured album" player in the right-hand column, where we'll be spotlighting a great recent release from [...]

By |April 9, 2014|Comments Off on Generation Loss: our new featured album!
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    This Week in SF, 4/7-4/13/14: Burnt Ones, New Bums, Neutral Milk Hotel, Destruction Unit & more!

This Week in SF, 4/7-4/13/14: Burnt Ones, New Bums, Neutral Milk Hotel, Destruction Unit & more!

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 7, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 4/7-4/13/14: Burnt Ones, New Bums, Neutral Milk Hotel, Destruction Unit & more!
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    This Week in SF, 3/31-4/6/14: The War on Drugs, Obnox, Meklit Hadero, Push The Feeling & more!

This Week in SF, 3/31-4/6/14: The War on Drugs, Obnox, Meklit Hadero, Push The Feeling & more!

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 |March 31, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 3/31-4/6/14: The War on Drugs, Obnox, Meklit Hadero, Push The Feeling & more!
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    This Week in SF, 3/24-3/30/14: Black Lips, Sleepy Sun, Small Black, Mark Matos & Os Beaches & more!

This Week in SF, 3/24-3/30/14: Black Lips, Sleepy Sun, Small Black, Mark Matos & Os Beaches & more!

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 |March 24, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 3/24-3/30/14: Black Lips, Sleepy Sun, Small Black, Mark Matos & Os Beaches & more!
  • Deafheaven @ Bottom of the Hill 7/15/13 - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    This Week in SF, 3/10-3/16/14: Deafheaven, Sister Crayon, Shannon and the Clams & more!

This Week in SF, 3/10-3/16/14: Deafheaven, Sister Crayon, Shannon and the Clams & more!

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF this week. For a full list of upcoming concerts in the SF Bay Area, check our Concert [...]

By |March 10, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 3/10-3/16/14: Deafheaven, Sister Crayon, Shannon and the Clams & more!
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    This Week in SF, 2/17-2/23/14: Marissa Nadler, Peace Creep, R. Stevie Moore, DRMS & more!

This Week in SF, 2/17-2/23/14: Marissa Nadler, Peace Creep, R. Stevie Moore, DRMS & more!

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF this week. For a full list of upcoming concerts in the SF Bay Area, check our Local [...]

By |February 17, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 2/17-2/23/14: Marissa Nadler, Peace Creep, R. Stevie Moore, DRMS & more!
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    This Week in SF, 2/10-2/16/14: Thao, Hospitality, Quilt, Bay Area Record Label Fair & more!

This Week in SF, 2/10-2/16/14: Thao, Hospitality, Quilt, Bay Area Record Label Fair & more!

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. For a full list of upcoming concerts in the SF Bay [...]

By |February 10, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 2/10-2/16/14: Thao, Hospitality, Quilt, Bay Area Record Label Fair & more!
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    This Week in SF, 2/3-2/9/14: WATERS, Cheap Time, Oneohtrix Point Never, St. Lucia & more!

This Week in SF, 2/3-2/9/14: WATERS, Cheap Time, Oneohtrix Point Never, St. Lucia & more!

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! [...]

By |February 3, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 2/3-2/9/14: WATERS, Cheap Time, Oneohtrix Point Never, St. Lucia & more!