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    Want to see Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, and Wild Moth on Monday?

Want to see Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, and Wild Moth on Monday?

Were you as disappointed as we were when Perfect Pussy had to cancel their Rickshaw Stop show in March? Well, just two months later, the band is again headed [...]

By |May 23, 2014|Comments Off on Want to see Perfect Pussy, Potty Mouth, and Wild Moth on Monday?
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    Howlin Rain bring ‘Live Rain’ to The Chapel (win tickets!)

Howlin Rain bring ‘Live Rain’ to The Chapel (win tickets!)

Local psych rockers Howlin Rain recently released the band's first official live record, Live Rain. The double-LP set captures songs from the band's 2012 tour across the globe; check [...]

By |May 22, 2014|Comments Off on Howlin Rain bring ‘Live Rain’ to The Chapel (win tickets!)
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    When city living gets you down, hear “City Slicker” from Joyride!

When city living gets you down, hear “City Slicker” from Joyride!

If you enjoy super-catchy punk-pop and you aren't familiar with SF's Joyride!, then you're really missing out. The group's self-titled LP is dynamite from top to bottom, but "City [...]

By |May 19, 2014|Comments Off on When city living gets you down, hear “City Slicker” from Joyride!
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    This Week in SF, 5/19-5/25/14: SF Popfest, Panda Bear, Protomartyr, Whirr

This Week in SF, 5/19-5/25/14: SF Popfest, Panda Bear, Protomartyr, Whirr

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 19, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 5/19-5/25/14: SF Popfest, Panda Bear, Protomartyr, Whirr
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    Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – “Strawberry Letter 23”

Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – “Strawberry Letter 23”

A Million Billion Dying Suns' first piece of vinyl is a 7" featuring Nate Mercereau and company's take on "Strawberry Letter 23" on its A-side. The band's heavy, blown-out [...]

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    This Week in SF, 5/12-5/18/14: A Minor Forest, Connan Mockasin, Mike Sempert, Juan Wauters

This Week in SF, 5/12-5/18/14: A Minor Forest, Connan Mockasin, Mike Sempert, Juan Wauters

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 12, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 5/12-5/18/14: A Minor Forest, Connan Mockasin, Mike Sempert, Juan Wauters
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    This Week in SF, 5/5-5/11/14: Lumerians, Loop, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chasms

This Week in SF, 5/5-5/11/14: Lumerians, Loop, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chasms

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 5, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 5/5-5/11/14: Lumerians, Loop, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Chasms
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    This Week in SF, 4/28-5/4/14: DIIV, The Traditional Fools, Carletta Sue Kay, Sunbeam Rd & more!

This Week in SF, 4/28-5/4/14: DIIV, The Traditional Fools, Carletta Sue Kay, Sunbeam Rd & 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 28, 2014|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 4/28-5/4/14: DIIV, The Traditional Fools, Carletta Sue Kay, Sunbeam Rd & more!
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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)