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This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 6/18-6/24/12

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 |June 18, 2012|Comments Off on This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 6/18-6/24/12

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 6/11-6/17/12

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 |June 11, 2012|Comments Off on This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 6/11-6/17/12
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    So What Are We Going to Do: The good and the bad in the SF Weekly's article about "the Future of Music in Affluent S.F."

So What Are We Going to Do: The good and the bad in the SF Weekly's article about "the Future of Music in Affluent S.F."

Judging by the volume of comments it has generated and the frequency with which it keeps popping up in my Facebook timeline, Ian Port's "When Pork Belly Replaces the [...]

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 6/4-6/10/12

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 |June 4, 2012|Comments Off on This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 6/4-6/10/12
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    Mixtape: 25 SF bands in celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary

Mixtape: 25 SF bands in celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary

Although we adapted our name from San Francisco's other large water-crossing landmark, we'd like to extend a happy anniversary to the Golden Gate Bridge, which still looks relatively youthful [...]

By |May 25, 2012|Comments Off on Mixtape: 25 SF bands in celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge's 75th anniversary
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    Listen to Ty Segall's 'Goodbye Bread' performed entirely on synthesizers

Listen to Ty Segall's 'Goodbye Bread' performed entirely on synthesizers

Via Pitchfork, here's Goodbye Bread "recreated using the Moog Taurus 3 and Voyager XL plus Moogerfooger array" by Marty Marquis of Blitzen Trapper. It's a fitting listen for [...]

By |May 23, 2012|Comments Off on Listen to Ty Segall's 'Goodbye Bread' performed entirely on synthesizers

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)