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Free tonight in Oakland: Terry Malts, Kids on a Crime Spree, The Tet Holiday, Manatee

It's Slumberland Records night at The Uptown tonight, with Terry Malts, Kids On A Crime Spree, The Tet Holiday, and Manatee playing a FREE show. Seriously, check this [...]

By |June 29, 2011|Comments Off on Free tonight in Oakland: Terry Malts, Kids on a Crime Spree, The Tet Holiday, Manatee

Iceage is coming to the Elbo Room and Amoeba in July

Iceage - "White Rune"

Iceage - "Broken Bone"

The buzz around Iceage is of the sort that immediately puts my bullshit-sensors on heightened alert. They're teenagers! From Denmark! [...]

By |June 28, 2011|Comments Off on Iceage is coming to the Elbo Room and Amoeba in July

il gato releases ‘All those Slippery Things’ EP

il gato presents "Contemplation Blues" from il gato on Vimeo.

Local indie-baroque-folk band il gato has released its new EP, All those Slippery Things, a companion to last year's very [...]

Listen to Forest Floor’s ‘Mother of Muses’

Mother of Muses by Forest Floor / Pragmatism

Oakland's Forest Floor made a strong impression with his Mapzzz EP earlier this year, and Geoff Saba has now released his LP, [...]

By |June 27, 2011|Comments Off on Listen to Forest Floor’s ‘Mother of Muses’

Video: Cowboy and Indian – “Troubled Tracks”

If Cowboy and Indian's last video was pretty goofy, the clip for "Troubled Tracks" is a more serious affair, a visually appealing compliment to the song's spare beauty. [...]

By |June 27, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Cowboy and Indian – “Troubled Tracks”
  • Ty Segall @ GAMH 2/9/11
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    Recommended, 6/27-7/4: El Rio Fourth of July, Neko Case/Dodos, Ty Segall, Sonny and the Sunsets/Calvin Johnson, Lumerians

Recommended, 6/27-7/4: El Rio Fourth of July, Neko Case/Dodos, Ty Segall, Sonny and the Sunsets/Calvin Johnson, Lumerians

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 [...]

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