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Magic Bullets: Lives for Romance, 12″ Release Party

Magic Bullets - "The Book Is Closed" (from Lives for Romance)

Fans of a CHILD but in life yet a DOCTOR in love rejoice! Magic Bullets (Feature Podcast) are back [...]

By |January 7, 2009|Comments Off on Magic Bullets: Lives for Romance, 12″ Release Party

Wednesday: The January Rumble!

LoveLikeFire - "From a Tower" (from An Ocean in the Air)

It's the beginning of the month, which means it's time for the latest edition of The Rumble! This [...]

By |January 5, 2009|Comments Off on Wednesday: The January Rumble!

The Rickshaw Stop’s Fifth Anniversary!

Over the next week, the Rickshaw Stop celebrates five years as one of the City's best venues. Previously a camera studio, the Stop's success is well-earned, with quality [...]

By |January 2, 2009|Comments Off on The Rickshaw Stop’s Fifth Anniversary!

Tuesday Night: The Bay Bridged on KZSU!

For the second year in a row, I'm pleased to join Adrian from ipickmynose on KZSU 90.1FM on Tuesday night, December 30th, for a "Best of the Bay Area" [...]

By |December 29, 2008|Comments Off on Tuesday Night: The Bay Bridged on KZSU!

Wallpaper. Remixes, Gets Remixed

2008 SF Weekly Award winner Wallpaper. caps off a big year with T REX RMXd, a new collection of remixes of songs from Ricky Reed's terrific T Rex EP. [...]

By |December 19, 2008|Comments Off on Wallpaper. Remixes, Gets Remixed

Magic Me Release EP2

Featuring members of The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up, Oakland's Magic Me recently released their second EP, just a few months after their debut. Out now on the Sneakmove label, [...]

By |December 18, 2008|2 Comments

Tricycle Records’ Holiday Party Tonight

Tricycle Records is throwing a party to celebrate the holiday season tonight at Cafe Du Nord. Headliner Veil Veil Vanish's dark rock blends elements of shoegaze and post-punk [...]

By |December 11, 2008|Comments Off on Tricycle Records’ Holiday Party Tonight

The Dry Spells Sign to Antenna Farm, Play Bottom of the Hill

San Francisco's The Dry Spells are the latest band to join local label Antenna Farm Records, home to high quality acts like Bart Davenport, The Botticellis and Sugar and [...]

By |December 10, 2008|4 Comments

Win tickets to see Mudhoney, Wooden Shjips and SF’s Dirty Stealer!

We're pleased to be giving away several pairs of tickets to a great show next Friday, December 12th at The Independent, where Seattle legends Mudhoney team up with local [...]

By |December 5, 2008|Comments Off on Win tickets to see Mudhoney, Wooden Shjips and SF’s Dirty Stealer!

Just Announced: Tiny Telephone Tenth Anniversary Party!

In ten years of operation, Tiny Telephone has become one of the crown jewels of Bay Area music, and its founder John Vanderslice one of our indie rock heroes. [...]

By |December 3, 2008|2 Comments

Passionistas, Hard Place: New Split 7″

World Famous in SF has announced the release of a brand new split 7" featuring three new songs from San Francisco art-punks The Passionistas and a new one and [...]

By |December 1, 2008|Comments Off on Passionistas, Hard Place: New Split 7″

Triclops! – Out of Africa

Triclops! - Secret 93

Obama's election aside, all available signs indicate that we're already neck deep in some pretty bad times in America, and I think that's part of why [...]

By |November 26, 2008|Comments Off on Triclops! – Out of Africa