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Weekend – “Coma Summer”

Weekend - "Coma Summer"

Here's the first track from Weekend's upcoming debut full length/double LP Sports, out 11/9 on Slumberland. After Wednesday night's Elbo Room show, Weekend have a [...]

By |September 15, 2010|2 Comments

Arts Market San Francisco every Thursday at UN Plaza

Our fiscal sponsor, Independent Arts & Media, has launched Arts Market San Francisco, taking place every Thursday from noon to 8pm in the United Nations Plaza at Civic Center [...]

By |September 15, 2010|Comments Off on Arts Market San Francisco every Thursday at UN Plaza

The Society of Rockets – “Lost In Dreams”

The Society of Rockets - "Lost In Dreams"

From The World Inside, the new four-song EP from The Society of Rockets. Out September 14th on Three Ring Records, the [...]

By |September 13, 2010|Comments Off on The Society of Rockets – “Lost In Dreams”

Video: Social Studies – “Holler Boys”

From Social Studies' album Wind Up Wooden Heart, out now on Antenna Farm Records. The band's at the Hemlock Tavern on September 26th, with a national tour to [...]

By |September 8, 2010|Comments Off on Video: Social Studies – “Holler Boys”

Themselves – “You Ain’t It” (Lazer Sword Remix)

Themselves - "You Ain't It" (Lazer Sword Remix)

On September 21, Anticon duo Themselves release CrownsDown & Company, featuring remixes of songs from last year's CrownsDown LP along with a [...]

By |September 7, 2010|Comments Off on Themselves – “You Ain’t It” (Lazer Sword Remix)

Fecal Face anniversary show with Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, Ty Segall

Congratulations to Fecal Face, celebrating ten years of championing the arts locally and internationally. Friday, September 10th marks the opening of Fecal Face's 10 Year Anniversary Show at [...]

By |September 7, 2010|Comments Off on Fecal Face anniversary show with Kelley Stoltz, Sonny Smith, Ty Segall

Dominant Legs – “About My Girls” and Terroreyes.TV video

Dominant Legs from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo.

Above, Dominant Legs performs "Clawing Out at the Walls" for Terroreyes.tv. Below, another new song from the SF band's debut EP, out now [...]

By |September 2, 2010|Comments Off on Dominant Legs – “About My Girls” and Terroreyes.TV video

Electric Sunset – “Soda”

Electric Sunset - "Soda"

Formerly of Olympia band Desolation WIlderness, Nic Zwart moved back to San Francisco and started Electric Sunset. Between "Soda" and the four songs on his [...]

By |August 30, 2010|Comments Off on Electric Sunset – “Soda”

Operation Restore Maximum Freedom X lineup announced (and it’s terrific)

Super Wild Horses - "Carolina"

Greg Ashley - "Requiem Mass - Part I"

Get your mixtapes ready for a drive up to Davis, because KDVS' just-announced tenth Operation Restore Maximum Freedom [...]

By |August 27, 2010|4 Comments

Tamaryn releases The Waves

Tamaryn - "Love Fade"

Tamaryn - "Mild Confusion"

The Waves, the debut full length of shoegazey pop from San Francisco's Tamaryn, is out now digitally, with vinyl coming on September 14th [...]

By |August 27, 2010|Comments Off on Tamaryn releases The Waves

From Monument to Masses: final show 8/28/10 at GAMH (Ticket Giveaway)

From Monument to Masses perform their final show at Great American Music Hall on Saturday, August 28th (9pm, $15). They'll be joined by fellow local instrumental rock bands [...]

By |August 25, 2010|Comments Off on From Monument to Masses: final show 8/28/10 at GAMH (Ticket Giveaway)

Grass Widow: Past Time out today

Grass Widow - "Fried Egg"

Past Time, the new album from SF's Grass Widow, is out today on Kill Rock Stars. Check out "Fried Egg" from the new album [...]

By |August 24, 2010|Comments Off on Grass Widow: Past Time out today