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The Morning Benders’ Live Session EP

The Morning Benders recently released a new live EP, available exclusively on iTunes. The five-song set includes three alternate versions of songs from the group's terrific debut album [...]

By |November 20, 2008|Comments Off on The Morning Benders’ Live Session EP

The Harbours offer No Souvenirs

Miguel Zelaya's The Harbours set a high bar for hooky, earnest rock-pop with their debut album Second Story Maker, which we spoke about when we interviewed Zelaya last year. [...]

By |November 17, 2008|Comments Off on The Harbours offer No Souvenirs

Deerhoof returns to the Bay

Deerhoof caps off their national tour in support of Offend Maggie with a homecoming performance this Saturday at the Mezzanine. After that, the band's got just a bit [...]

By |November 14, 2008|Comments Off on Deerhoof returns to the Bay

New Music from Social Studies

It's been a while since we've heard from Social Studies, whose endearing debut EP This is the World's Biggest Hammer and great live show have made them one of [...]

By |November 10, 2008|Comments Off on New Music from Social Studies

Friday: Free Recession Proof Party

Well, the bad news is that the D.A. Taylor Charitable Foundation benefit show scheduled for this Friday at The Independent has been postponed. In its stead, though, there's [...]

By |November 6, 2008|Comments Off on Friday: Free Recession Proof Party

Last Sunday: Jeffrey Lewis and the Jackals, Sonny Smith and the Sunsets

One of the many highlights of Jeffrey Lewis and the Jackals' performance at the Hotel Utah last Sunday night was a song that examined the history of Communism's emergence [...]

By |October 31, 2008|Comments Off on Last Sunday: Jeffrey Lewis and the Jackals, Sonny Smith and the Sunsets

Scissors for Lefty: New EP, Rickshaw Release Show

Scissors for Lefty are back with a brand new EP and a release show this Saturday at the Rickshaw Stop. The EP features five new songs of lean, [...]

By |October 30, 2008|Comments Off on Scissors for Lefty: New EP, Rickshaw Release Show

Budget Rock Showcase VII

The annual Budget Rock Showcase takes over the The Stork Club in Oakland this weekend for "the West Coast's longest running festival for trashy, out of tune (formerly known [...]

By |October 20, 2008|Comments Off on Budget Rock Showcase VII

Monday: SanFran MusicTech Summit III

This Monday, a number of the best minds in music and technology will be gathering at the Hotel Kabuki for the latest SanFran MusicTech Summit. We thoroughly enjoyed [...]

By |October 17, 2008|Comments Off on Monday: SanFran MusicTech Summit III

Man/Miracle, Pancho Sanza (Rogue Wave), Caleb Nichols (ex-Port O’Brien) @ Hotel Utah

Man/Miracle (Feature Podcast) headline a quality show tonight at the Hotel Utah. The band's been touring quite a bit lately, and their debut 7" single is good stuff [...]

By |October 16, 2008|Comments Off on Man/Miracle, Pancho Sanza (Rogue Wave), Caleb Nichols (ex-Port O’Brien) @ Hotel Utah

Obama Benefit Shows This Week

Sure, there's nothing more disappointing during a presidential race than being in "foregone conclusion" California. But while we won't get the stump speeches or ad barrage that the [...]

By |October 13, 2008|Comments Off on Obama Benefit Shows This Week

Tartufi’s tour kickoff Saturday night!

Our dear friends in Tartufi kick off a month-long tour this Saturday with a great lineup at El Rio. At recent shows, the band's been playing a lot [...]

By |October 10, 2008|Comments Off on Tartufi’s tour kickoff Saturday night!