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  • Sonny and the Sunsets at Phono Del Sol, by Paige K Parsons
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    Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

The great Sonny Smith, leader of SF's Sonny & the Sunsets, has a new album, his tenth studio LP, arriving this March. Rod For Your Love was produced by [...]

By |January 18, 2018|Comments Off on Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

Push The Feeling turns six with Jex Opolis

Congrats to the local monthly Push The Feeling, celebrating its sixth anniversary on Saturday, January 20th at Underground SF. Over the past five years, the party has showcased a [...]

By |January 17, 2018|1 Comment
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 22 – 24

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 22 – 24

Friday, September 22
Tino Drima, Cool Ghouls, Spooky Mansion, Killer Whale @ Verdi Club
A record release wedding full of great local bands! I'm pretty sure the wedding angle is a [...]

By |September 22, 2017|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Sept 22 – 24
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    Thee Oh Sees now called Oh Sees, still amazing and headlining Phono del Sol

Thee Oh Sees now called Oh Sees, still amazing and headlining Phono del Sol

The recent announcement that Phono del Sol 2017 headliner Thee Oh Sees will now be known as Oh Sees likely generated, at most, acknowledging nods from most music fans, [...]

By |June 14, 2017|Comments Off on Thee Oh Sees now called Oh Sees, still amazing and headlining Phono del Sol
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    Icky Boyfriends celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘I’m Not Fascinating: The Movie!’

Icky Boyfriends celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘I’m Not Fascinating: The Movie!’

During their early 1990s run, San Francisco trio Icky Boyfriends perplexed local audiences with a singular and often unnerving take on primitive garage-punk. More recently, the band, and its [...]

By |November 17, 2016|Comments Off on Icky Boyfriends celebrate the 20th anniversary of ‘I’m Not Fascinating: The Movie!’
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    Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album

Between the above picture of Ethan Miller in his element, and the killer song included below, any words spent describing the ferocity of Oakland heavy psych trio Feral Ohms [...]

By |October 12, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Feral Ohms showcases raw, heavy psych on new live album
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    Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”

Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”

Stag Frenzy is a new project, but it's not Ayal Nistor's first songwriting endeavor. The musician previously recorded and performed as My Second Surprise, which started in Israel, where [...]

By |August 29, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”
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    Tyondai Braxton (ex-Battles) leads Saturday’s Switchboard Music Festival

Tyondai Braxton (ex-Battles) leads Saturday’s Switchboard Music Festival

The 2016 Switchboard Music Festival is the ninth annual installment of the day-long, genre-mixing fest, which showcases new works from a variety of local and out-of-town performers. This year's [...]

By |June 16, 2016|Comments Off on Tyondai Braxton (ex-Battles) leads Saturday’s Switchboard Music Festival
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    Premiere: Young Moon finds personal renewal, growth on new album ‘Colt’

Premiere: Young Moon finds personal renewal, growth on new album ‘Colt’

You don't need to know the backstory behind Young Moon's Colt to feel the themes of self-discovery and redemption that guide the album, which arrives this Friday, June 3, [...]

By |June 1, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Young Moon finds personal renewal, growth on new album ‘Colt’
  • La Sera at the Rickshaw Stop, by Jon Ching
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    Noise Pop Photos & Review: Debuting a new album, La Sera charms the Rickshaw Stop

Noise Pop Photos & Review: Debuting a new album, La Sera charms the Rickshaw Stop

La Sera (photo: Jon Ching)

La Sera's Music For Listening To Music To arrives next week, but Wednesday night's show at the Rickshaw Stop was the group's de facto record release [...]

By |February 25, 2016|Comments Off on Noise Pop Photos & Review: Debuting a new album, La Sera charms the Rickshaw Stop
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    Premiere: Four rad, noisy songs from Mother Room and Teal’s new split cassette

Premiere: Four rad, noisy songs from Mother Room and Teal’s new split cassette

Mother Room and Teal - photo by Lauren Luck

The Native Sound may be a New York-based record label, but they've been steadily releasing an diverse array of Bay Area [...]

By |December 9, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Four rad, noisy songs from Mother Room and Teal’s new split cassette
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    Premiere: Mammatus emerges from Santa Cruz with new heavy psych jams

Premiere: Mammatus emerges from Santa Cruz with new heavy psych jams

If you're a fan of ambitious, out-there heavy psych, you'll want to dive into Sparkling Waters, the new album from Santa Cruz heavy-prog-psych band Mammatus. The trio's fourth LP [...]

By |November 19, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Mammatus emerges from Santa Cruz with new heavy psych jams