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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

A reconfigured Grand Lake headlines “OMFG Oakland”

Grand Lake - "Concrete Blonde On Blonde"

"OMFG Oakland!," indeed. The 2009 Mission Creek Music Festival kicks off this weekend with a couple of Oakland shows, before heading back [...]

By |July 7, 2009|Comments Off on A reconfigured Grand Lake headlines “OMFG Oakland”

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Tall Men and Unclean Projectors

It's time for our weekly installment of Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. There are some great bands playing around the area - and you can see them for free!

Thursday, July [...]

By |July 1, 2009|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Tall Men and Unclean Projectors

Details emerge on Girls’ Album

Girls - "Hellhole Ratrace"

Congrats to SF's Girls, whose debut full length album, er, Album, will be released September 22nd on True Panther Sounds in conjunction with the venerable Matador [...]

By |June 29, 2009|Comments Off on Details emerge on Girls’ Album
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