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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

Video: Religious Girls – “Care Harder” & “Charity”

Oakland's Religious Girls did this live set for Terroreyes.tv. The band is at the RIckshaw Stop on Thursday (8pm, $12), with Lazer Sword, Rainbow Arabia, and Sister Crayon.

By |August 23, 2010|Comments Off on Video: Religious Girls – “Care Harder” & “Charity”

Sunday: The 2010 Rock Make Street Festival!

The 2010 Rock Make Street Festival is this Sunday, August 22nd, 2010, on Treat Avenue and 18th Street from 11am-6pm! Presented by The Bay Bridged, Tartufi, and Cookie [...]

By |August 20, 2010|2 Comments

Fops (Thee More Shallows, Ral Partha Vogelbacher) release debut album later this year

Fops - "Solid Copper Huntress"

If you miss Thee More Shallows like we do, you'll be pleased to know that TMS' Dee Kesler has teamed with Ral Partha Vogalbacher's [...]

By |August 19, 2010|Comments Off on Fops (Thee More Shallows, Ral Partha Vogelbacher) release debut album later this year

Tartufi debuts Chasing the Moon video tonight at 111 Minna

Before Rock Make co-organizers Tartufi perform this Sunday at our third annual street fair, the duo will be premiering their new Chasing the Moon video tonight at 111 Minna [...]

By |August 18, 2010|Comments Off on Tartufi debuts Chasing the Moon video tonight at 111 Minna

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Casiokids and Light Pollution, Thriving Ivory

Wednesday, August 18th - Casiokids, Light Pollution, K. Flay and Einar Stokka @ Cafe du Nord

To win a pair of tickets to the show, be the first person to [...]

By |August 18, 2010|2 Comments

Kelley Stoltz – “I Don’t Get That”

Kelley Stoltz - "I Don't Get That"

From Kelley Stoltz's latest record, To Dreamers, out on October 12th on Sub Pop.

By |August 11, 2010|Comments Off on Kelley Stoltz – “I Don’t Get That”

Teen Daze, Blackbird Blackbird, Fiveng and more at Milk, Thursday 8/12/10

Fiveng - "Jonah"

Epicsauce and Yours Truly are hosting a collection of mostly-local electronic pop bands on Thursday at Milk Bar (8pm, $6). On the bill: Vancouver's Teen Daze, [...]

By |August 10, 2010|Comments Off on Teen Daze, Blackbird Blackbird, Fiveng and more at Milk, Thursday 8/12/10