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Royal Baths – “Darling Divine”

Royal Baths - "Darling Divine"

After hosting the band's terrific, final SF show, we were all the sadder to see Royal Baths leave for Brooklyn. The band recently announced [...]

By |December 19, 2011|Comments Off on Royal Baths – “Darling Divine”

Weekend – “The One You Want”

Weekend - The One You Want by Slumberland Records

For all the epic noise on Sports, Weekend showed an equal aptitude for compact pop [...]

By |December 16, 2011|2 Comments

Listen to Seventeen Evergreen’s ‘Psyentist’ EP

Psyentist EP by Seventeen Evergreen

The Psyentist EP, from SF psych-pop band Seventeen Evergreen, is out now (digitally and on 10" vinyl) via Lucky Number. Stream the four-track EP [...]

By |December 16, 2011|Comments Off on Listen to Seventeen Evergreen’s ‘Psyentist’ EP

Dirty Ghosts – “Shout It In”

Dirty Ghosts - Shout It In by Last Gang Entertainment

Dirty Ghosts is a new SF project from Allyson Baker, guitarist for beloved '00s rock band Parchman Farm. The funky [...]

By |December 15, 2011|Comments Off on Dirty Ghosts – “Shout It In”

POW! releasing ‘Pretend There’ EP on Afterlife Records

Pretend There EP by POW!

Tonight, SF synthed-up garage trio POW! is releasing its debut, the Pretend There EP, on Afterlife Records. The band's performing at Thee Parkside for [...]

By |December 15, 2011|Comments Off on POW! releasing ‘Pretend There’ EP on Afterlife Records
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    Videos: Lady Lazarus – “Via Elysian Fields: Lake Pontchartrain” / “Kurosawa’s Dreams and Me”

Videos: Lady Lazarus – “Via Elysian Fields: Lake Pontchartrain” / “Kurosawa’s Dreams and Me”

As she kicks off a West Coast tour, Lady Lazarus has released two new videos for songs from 2011's Mantic. Above, check out a stripped-down, haunting live performance [...]

By |December 15, 2011|Comments Off on Videos: Lady Lazarus – “Via Elysian Fields: Lake Pontchartrain” / “Kurosawa’s Dreams and Me”

Terry Malts – “Tumble Down”

Terry Malts - "Tumble Down"

It was no surprise that Terry Malts ruled at The Bay Brewed. In fact, it probably would have jeopardized my worldview if the band [...]

By |December 13, 2011|Comments Off on Terry Malts – “Tumble Down”

Wednesday: Outta Sight Holiday Spectacular features holiday performances by over a dozen local bands

If you're looking for a local music take on holiday cheer, head to the The Verdi Club on Wednesday night (8pm, Free), where Tartufi's monthly Dark Nights show will [...]

By |December 12, 2011|Comments Off on Wednesday: Outta Sight Holiday Spectacular features holiday performances by over a dozen local bands
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    Recommended, 12/12-12/18: Yip Deceiver/Shock, Uzi Rash, Baths/Raleigh Moncrief, Marissa Nadler

Recommended, 12/12-12/18: Yip Deceiver/Shock, Uzi Rash, Baths/Raleigh Moncrief, Marissa Nadler

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the [...]

By |December 12, 2011|Comments Off on Recommended, 12/12-12/18: Yip Deceiver/Shock, Uzi Rash, Baths/Raleigh Moncrief, Marissa Nadler

Yalls – “Vapid Glitch Vow”

Vapid Glitch Vow by Yalls

Yalls just dropped this new single via Crash Symbols. While the "single edit" is an abridged take suitable for this go-go modern world, you'll [...]

By |December 8, 2011|Comments Off on Yalls – “Vapid Glitch Vow”

Shannon and the Clams – “Toxic Revenge” / “Fat Daddy” / “Blue Christmas”

Are you ready for a whole bunch of songs from Shannon and the Clams? Above, watch the band's new video for "Toxic Revenge," from their terrific album, Sleep [...]

By |December 8, 2011|Comments Off on Shannon and the Clams – “Toxic Revenge” / “Fat Daddy” / “Blue Christmas”

The Fleshtones are spending two nights at The Knockout

The Fleshtones - "Bite of My Soul"

New York garage legends The Fleshtones head to The Knockout for two nights of rock and roll at The Knockout on December 8th [...]

By |December 8, 2011|Comments Off on The Fleshtones are spending two nights at The Knockout