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Wet Illustrated signs to True Panther, new video out now

SF's Wet Illustrated kicked off our Noise Pop Happy Hour earlier this year with a ridiculously fun set of from-the-garage art-pop. "Satellite Kids" comes from the band's upcoming [...]

By |September 19, 2011|Comments Off on Wet Illustrated signs to True Panther, new video out now
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    Rock Make 2011 is Saturday, 9/17: Final Reminder and Set Times Announced!

Rock Make 2011 is Saturday, 9/17: Final Reminder and Set Times Announced!

Mixtape: 2011 Rock Make Street Festival Preview Mix (Podcast #257)

We've reached the end of our extensive buildup to this Saturday's 2011 Rock Make Street Festival (Facebook event), our fourth [...]

By |September 16, 2011|2 Comments

Noted: SF MusicTech, Victory and Associates, Nardwuar vs. Hunx and His Punx, and more

The SF Weekly reports from the SF MusicTech summit: "Will People Still Pay for Songs in Five Years?"

Tonight, SF band Victory and Associates releases the successfully-Kickstarted album These Things [...]

By |September 16, 2011|Comments Off on Noted: SF MusicTech, Victory and Associates, Nardwuar vs. Hunx and His Punx, and more

Vetiver – “Can’t You Tell (Bing’s Slim for Summer remix)”

Vetiver - Can't You Tell (Bing's Slim for Summer remix) by subpop

Remixes can be pretty hit or miss (or, perhaps worse, inconsequential), [...]

By |September 15, 2011|Comments Off on Vetiver – “Can’t You Tell (Bing’s Slim for Summer remix)”

Gardens & Villa play free noon show Friday at UC Berkeley (and details on upcoming free Berkeley shows)

Santa Barbara's Gardens & Villa will be back at Bottom of the Hill next month, but the band's second stop on their US tour (which kicks off today) is [...]

By |September 15, 2011|Comments Off on Gardens & Villa play free noon show Friday at UC Berkeley (and details on upcoming free Berkeley shows)

Tussle and Publicist (Trans Am’s Sebastian Thomson) release ‘Split Infinitive’ EP

Tussle and Publicist (Trans Am drummer Sebastian Thomson) have a new Split Infinitive EP on SF's Voltaire Records. The EP includes one original song and a remix from each [...]

By |September 14, 2011|Comments Off on Tussle and Publicist (Trans Am’s Sebastian Thomson) release ‘Split Infinitive’ EP
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    TBB Premiere: Birds & Batteries covers The Who’s “Squeeze Box”

TBB Premiere: Birds & Batteries covers The Who’s “Squeeze Box”

Birds & Batteries - "Squeeze Box" (TBB Premiere)

We're excited to premiere this new cover from Birds & Batteries, a synthed-up take on The Who's 1975 single "Squeeze Box." [...]

By |September 14, 2011|Comments Off on TBB Premiere: Birds & Batteries covers The Who’s “Squeeze Box”

Wednesday night: Rock Make pre-party at The Verdi Club, with The Music Wrong, Lia Rose, Elidila

Blood Vessels by musicwrong

This month's Dark Nights show at The Verdi Club on Wednesday, September 14th (8:30pm, $3-5) doubles as a Rock [...]

By |September 13, 2011|Comments Off on Wednesday night: Rock Make pre-party at The Verdi Club, with The Music Wrong, Lia Rose, Elidila

Girls: new album out now, listen to “Love Life”

Girls' new album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, is out today, September 13th, on True Panther. The album just received a glowing review on Pitchfork, and you can stream it [...]

By |September 13, 2011|Comments Off on Girls: new album out now, listen to “Love Life”

Thee Oh Sees – “Carrion Crawler”

Thee Oh Sees - "Carrion Crawler"

The nearly six-minutes-long "Carrion Crawler" is the first song on Thee Oh Sees' upcoming album Carrion Crawler/The Dream, coming on In the Red on [...]

By |September 12, 2011|Comments Off on Thee Oh Sees – “Carrion Crawler”
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    Recommended, 9/12-9/18: Rock Make Street Festival, Teen Daze, Deerhoof at SFMOMA, Part Time/Pamela

Recommended, 9/12-9/18: Rock Make Street Festival, Teen Daze, Deerhoof at SFMOMA, Part Time/Pamela

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 |September 12, 2011|Comments Off on Recommended, 9/12-9/18: Rock Make Street Festival, Teen Daze, Deerhoof at SFMOMA, Part Time/Pamela

Deerhoof releases free live album, ‘99% Upset Feeling’

In anticipation of a bunch of upcoming dates nationwide, Deerhoof is giving away a new live album called 99% Upset Feeling. Download the album here or stream it [...]

By |September 12, 2011|Comments Off on Deerhoof releases free live album, ‘99% Upset Feeling’