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Terry Malts and Uzi Rash play free show Saturday

In a city starved for all ages shows and free shows, you can't beat this opportunity to see Terry Malts and Uzi Rash on Saturday afternoon. Don't let [...]

By |May 22, 2012|Comments Off on Terry Malts and Uzi Rash play free show Saturday

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 5/21-5/27/12

Below, enjoy an 8tracks mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! For [...]

New 7" from Grandma's Boyfriend out on Loglady Records

While the designation "punk-pop" might suggest that slick, whiny garbage that somehow became popular around the turn of the millennium, Grandma's Boyfriend is helping to seize back nervy, sped-up [...]

By |May 18, 2012|Comments Off on New 7" from Grandma's Boyfriend out on Loglady Records
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    Check out Billy & Dolly's new album, recorded by Papercuts' Jason Quever

Check out Billy & Dolly's new album, recorded by Papercuts' Jason Quever

In 2009, Bill Rousseau and Dahlia Gallin Ramirez released In the Beginning, an appropriately-named debut as the likewise appropriately-named Billy & Dolly. Three years later, the duo of [...]

By |May 18, 2012|Comments Off on Check out Billy & Dolly's new album, recorded by Papercuts' Jason Quever

SF's Cazadero releases 'Dusk for Dawn'

New SF band Cazadero serves up dusty folk-rock with a notable country feel on its debut LP, Dusk for Dawn, which you can stream in its entirety below. The [...]

By |May 17, 2012|Comments Off on SF's Cazadero releases 'Dusk for Dawn'

The Soft Moon – "Evidence" (with John Foxx of Ultravox)

The Soft Moon recently released this new song, which features Luis Vasquez and company collaborating with John Foxx And The Maths, the new band from former Ultravox singer John [...]

By |May 17, 2012|Comments Off on The Soft Moon – "Evidence" (with John Foxx of Ultravox)

Night Dust: Barn Owl's Evan Caminiti releases new solo LP

Evan Caminiti of Barn Owl's latest solo release is Night Dust, out now on Immune Recordings. The album is out on LP and cassette, and, as Caminiti told [...]

By |May 16, 2012|Comments Off on Night Dust: Barn Owl's Evan Caminiti releases new solo LP
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    Warm Soda (Matthew Melton of Bare Wires) releases first song, playing first show on 5/16/12

Warm Soda (Matthew Melton of Bare Wires) releases first song, playing first show on 5/16/12

The breakup of Bare Wires after a troubled SXSW tour broke a lot of hearts, but if you're familiar with Matthew Melton's past projects (solo recordings, Snake Flower 2), [...]

By |May 15, 2012|Comments Off on Warm Soda (Matthew Melton of Bare Wires) releases first song, playing first show on 5/16/12

Broke-Ass Stuart celebrates ten years in SF with a party

Broke-Ass Stuart has been living in SF for a decade now, dispensing top-notch advice for the budget-conscious. Stuart's celebrating ten years with a party on Thursday night at [...]

By |May 15, 2012|Comments Off on Broke-Ass Stuart celebrates ten years in SF with a party

Tonight: Black Dice at The Lab

If you threw arty punk, experimental noise and electronic pop into a meat grinder, you'd probably hear the sounds of Black Dice's new album Mr. Impossible while the machine [...]

By |May 14, 2012|Comments Off on Tonight: Black Dice at The Lab

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 5/14-5/20/12

Below, enjoy an 8tracks mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! For [...]

By |May 14, 2012|Comments Off on This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 5/14-5/20/12

Salva & Grenier – "Wake The Dead" / "Forest Floor"

LA's Salva and SF's Grenier (aka DJG) have teamed up for a new single on Frite Nite that showcases the collaborators' melting pot approach to a variety of electronic [...]

By |May 11, 2012|Comments Off on Salva & Grenier – "Wake The Dead" / "Forest Floor"