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Wallpaper. – Pool Party; Doodoo Face coming soon

Wallpaper. - "Pool Party"

How do Oakland electro-R&B-pop geniuses Wallpaper. find the time to breathe? The group's debut full length Doodoo Face comes out September 22nd on Eenie Meenie, [...]

By |July 23, 2009|Comments Off on Wallpaper. – Pool Party; Doodoo Face coming soon

MakeMe – House of Brakes

Oakland's MakeMe have a couple of upcoming shows to promote their brand new album House of Brakes. My current favorite song on the new record, "Matters", features great [...]

By |July 22, 2009|Comments Off on MakeMe – House of Brakes

Rubies (Podcast #173)

This week, we're excited to feature Rubies, a band led by Simone Rubi and Terri Lowenthal, both formerly of Call and Response. If you're familiar with that Bay [...]

By |July 21, 2009|Comments Off on Rubies (Podcast #173)

Mission Creek Holds Court at McLaren Park

Mission Creek held a major free concert in McLaren Park on Saturday featuring over a dozen great bands and a bunch of good times. For me, the event [...]

Or, the Whale: new music, acoustic performance at Regional Bias

Or, The Whale - Never Coming Out - Luxury Wafers Sessions from Luxury Wafers on Vimeo.

There's been a lot of news emerging from the Or, the Whale camp recently. [...]

By |July 17, 2009|Comments Off on Or, the Whale: new music, acoustic performance at Regional Bias

Download Girls’ new 10″ for free!

The good people at True Panther Sounds are giving away the mp3s for Girls' brand new Hellhole Ratrace 10", featuring a remixed/remastered version of "Hellhole Ratrace" and the brand [...]

By |July 15, 2009|Comments Off on Download Girls’ new 10″ for free!

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: That Ghost, Azure Ray, Micachu & The Shapes

Thursday, July 16th - That Ghost @ Rickshaw Stop

That Ghost - "I Crossed Out the Options"

Santa Rosa's That Ghost just put out a new EP titled Get It and [...]

New from No One and The Nobodies – “Firefly”

No One and The Nobodies - "Firefly"

Here's a brand new exclusive song titled "Firefly" from SF garage-psych-pop band No One and The Nobodies, who are performing this Thursday at [...]

By |July 13, 2009|Comments Off on New from No One and The Nobodies – “Firefly”

Mission Creek: Free show this Saturday in McLaren Park

Bart Davenport - "Jon Jon"

There's a lot of great stuff happening as part of this year's Mission Creek Music Festival, but few can compete with the FREE show happening [...]

By |July 13, 2009|Comments Off on Mission Creek: Free show this Saturday in McLaren Park

The Ferocious Few at Bottom of the Hill

SF Station - The Ferocious Few from Fenny Kuo on Vimeo.

It was smart to show up early to The Blacks' CD release/breakup show last month, as I got my [...]

By |July 10, 2009|Comments Off on The Ferocious Few at Bottom of the Hill

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday (Part 2 of 2): Cracker, Tortoise, LUCE

You know the drill already...Plenty of great shows coming up and plenty of tickets to score!

Friday, July 10th - Cracker @ The Independent

David Lowery and Cracker head to The [...]

By |July 8, 2009|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday (Part 2 of 2): Cracker, Tortoise, LUCE

The Rural Alberta Advantage at Bottom of the Hill this Thursday

The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Frank, AB"

As I mentioned in the notes for this week's podcast, The Rural Alberta Advantage were a SXSW highlight, with an amazing set full [...]

By |July 8, 2009|Comments Off on The Rural Alberta Advantage at Bottom of the Hill this Thursday
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