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Little Wings – "Sandy Babe" / "Bonus Fog"

Little Wings' Kyle Field left the Bay Area for Southern California last year, and it's been teased that Field's newest album, LAST, might be his final record. If that's [...]

By |April 26, 2013|Comments Off on Little Wings – "Sandy Babe" / "Bonus Fog"

Thursday, 4/25/13: A Musical Tribute to Steve Brodsky

Steve Brodsky was a vital member of the Bay Area community who passed away in March after battling Acute Myeloid Leukemia. As Christian wrote:

Steve’s tireless passion and dedication could [...]

By |April 23, 2013|Comments Off on Thursday, 4/25/13: A Musical Tribute to Steve Brodsky

Pang – "Attention Deficit"

Oakland quartet Pang celebrates the release of the band's debut 7" tonight at The Knockout with Andy Human and Meercaz. Dig the A-side, "Attention Deficit," below.

Our reviewer MBL caught [...]

By |April 23, 2013|Comments Off on Pang – "Attention Deficit"

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/22-4/28/13

Enjoy this Rdio mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! [...]

By |April 22, 2013|Comments Off on This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/22-4/28/13

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/15-4/21/13

Enjoy this Rdio mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! [...]

By |April 15, 2013|Comments Off on This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/15-4/21/13

The Mantles – "Brown Balloon"

It's been far too long since we last heard from The Mantles, but the band has reemerged with a new LP, Long Enough To Leave, coming out on Slumberland [...]

By |April 12, 2013|Comments Off on The Mantles – "Brown Balloon"

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/8-4/14/13

Enjoy this 8tracks mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! [...]

By |April 8, 2013|Comments Off on This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/8-4/14/13

Blasted Canyons broke up

This arrived with five minutes left on April 1, so I initially hoped it was a late-breaking entry in the April Fools arena. Sadly, the band's Facebook post that [...]

By |April 4, 2013|Comments Off on Blasted Canyons broke up

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/1-4/7/13

Enjoy this 8tracks mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! [...]

By |April 1, 2013|Comments Off on This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/1-4/7/13
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    TBB Premiere: Life Coach (Phil Manley and Mars Volta's Jon Theodore) debut "Fireball"

TBB Premiere: Life Coach (Phil Manley and Mars Volta's Jon Theodore) debut "Fireball"

Consider Alphawaves the debut of Life Coach 2.0, as Phil Manley's former solo project is now a partnership between the Trans Am/Fucking Champs member and drummer Jon Theodore (The [...]

Anna Hillburg (of Dreamdate) releases solo debut

Anna Hillburg of Dreamdate just released her solo debut on California Clap Records. In addition to her work with Dreamdate, Hillburg's also a classically trained trumpet player who you've [...]

By |March 29, 2013|Comments Off on Anna Hillburg (of Dreamdate) releases solo debut

Video: Lumerians – "The Bloom"

The High Frontier is the newly-announced album from Oakland psych explorers Lumerians, arriving on our planet on August 6th. According to the group's announcement, the six-song set was recorded [...]

By |March 27, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Lumerians – "The Bloom"