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From the Mailbag: Extra Classic, Teen Witch, moonbell, J. Irvin Dally

We get more submissions than we can handle here at TBB, so periodically we'll dip into the mailbag and check out a bunch of songs we've recently received. [...]

By |June 24, 2011|Comments Off on From the Mailbag: Extra Classic, Teen Witch, moonbell, J. Irvin Dally

CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) announces tour; tickets for Independent show on sale tomorrow at noon

CANT - "Ghosts"

Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear has announced a North American tour for his solo project CANT, and he'll be performing at The Independent on October 5th. [...]

By |June 23, 2011|Comments Off on CANT (Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear) announces tour; tickets for Independent show on sale tomorrow at noon

Dominant Legs – “Laughing All the Time”/Melted Toys – “Rose Again”

Just in time for the start of summer, here are both sides of a new split 7" from SF's Dominant Legs and Melted Toys. The 7" is out [...]

By |June 23, 2011|Comments Off on Dominant Legs – “Laughing All the Time”/Melted Toys – “Rose Again”

Julianna Barwick is performing at Aquarius at 4pm today

Julianna Barwick – “The Magic Place”

If you are the kind of person who can swing over to Aquarius Records at 4pm today, first off, I envy you and your [...]

By |June 22, 2011|Comments Off on Julianna Barwick is performing at Aquarius at 4pm today

Barn Owl releases ‘Shadowland’ today, ‘Lost In The Glare’ LP coming soon

Barn Owl - "Shadowland"

As we mentioned last month, Barn Owl's Shadowland EP comes out today on Thrill Jockey, and the SF drone-rock band is already looking forward to their [...]

By |June 21, 2011|Comments Off on Barn Owl releases ‘Shadowland’ today, ‘Lost In The Glare’ LP coming soon
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    Recommended, 6/20-26: Thao & Mirah/BOBBY, Wax Idols/The Paperhead, Religious Girls/Metal Mother

Recommended, 6/20-26: Thao & Mirah/BOBBY, Wax Idols/The Paperhead, Religious Girls/Metal Mother

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 |June 21, 2011|Comments Off on Recommended, 6/20-26: Thao & Mirah/BOBBY, Wax Idols/The Paperhead, Religious Girls/Metal Mother

Video: Nectarine Pie – “Dreamdaze” (Filmed by Matthew Melton)

Nectarine Pie just released this new video for the band's debut single, out on July 15th on Southpaw Records (and available for pre-order now). The video, shot on [...]

By |June 20, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Nectarine Pie – “Dreamdaze” (Filmed by Matthew Melton)

N O W – “Drone of Dume”

Drone Of Dume by N O W

N O W is the new solo project from Kevin Litrow of 60 Watt Kid and [...]

By |June 17, 2011|Comments Off on N O W – “Drone of Dume”

From the Mailbag: Elle Niño, Sassy!!!, Microfiche

We get more submissions than we can handle here at TBB, so periodically we'll dip into the mailbag and check out a bunch of songs we've recently received. [...]

John Vanderslice/Magik*Magik Orchestra tonight: Minna Choi discusses their collaboration on ‘White Wilderness’

John Vanderslice and The Magik*Magik Orchestra - "Sea Salt"

John Vanderslice and The Magik*Magik Orchestra - "The Piano Lesson"

Tonight, June 17th, we hope you'll join us at Herbst Theatre (8pm, [...]

By |June 17, 2011|Comments Off on John Vanderslice/Magik*Magik Orchestra tonight: Minna Choi discusses their collaboration on ‘White Wilderness’

Vetiver – ‘The Errant Charm’ out now

Vetiver - "Wonder Why"

Vetiver - "Can't You Tell"

Vetiver's latest album, The Errant Charm, is out this week on Sub Pop. It's another gorgeous album from bandleader Andy Cabic, [...]

By |June 16, 2011|Comments Off on Vetiver – ‘The Errant Charm’ out now

Minna Choi’s five favorite Magik*Magik collaborations

In addition to our interview with Minna Choi about the origins of the Magik*Magik Orchestra, we asked her to identify her favorite collaborative performances by the orchestra over its [...]