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Grand Lake and The Attachments join CYHSY’s Alec Ounsworth at Cafe Du Nord (Win tickets!)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah frontman Alec Ounsworth performs at Cafe Du Nord tomorrow night with two great local bands kicking off the evening. Ounsworth released two solo [...]

By |February 11, 2010|Comments Off on Grand Lake and The Attachments join CYHSY’s Alec Ounsworth at Cafe Du Nord (Win tickets!)

Sunday: KUSF Rock-n-Swap

Spend Valentine's Day morning with what you really love: sweet, sweet records. This Sunday, KUSF’s holding their latest Rock-n-Swap event, "a Giant Music Lovers' Fair where vendors come [...]

By |February 11, 2010|Comments Off on Sunday: KUSF Rock-n-Swap

Clouds Carved The Mountains: new limited edition local comp

This is why it pays to read the Aquarius Records newsletter. Check out the details on this extremely limited local compilation:

V/A - Clouds Carved The Mountains (self released) [...]

By |February 9, 2010|Comments Off on Clouds Carved The Mountains: new limited edition local comp

The Splinters – “Mysterious”

The Splinters - "Mysterious" (from Kick)

Berkeley/Oakland band The Splinters release their debut full-length, Kick, on March 9th, 2010 on Oakland's Double Negative Records. The quartet formed in 2008, [...]

By |February 5, 2010|Comments Off on The Splinters – “Mysterious”

The Northern Key release self-titled debut

The Northern Key - "Proof"

SF's The Northern Key celebrate the release of their self-titled debut this Wednesday night at the Make-Out Room. The band is the latest project [...]

By |February 2, 2010|Comments Off on The Northern Key release self-titled debut

Haiti benefit Tuesday with Oh Sees, Stoltz, Segall, and Sandwitches

The Sandwitches - "Back to the Sea"

Hopefully, by this point, you've already given money to one of the numerous organizations doing relief work in Haiti (and if you haven't, [...]

By |February 1, 2010|Comments Off on Haiti benefit Tuesday with Oh Sees, Stoltz, Segall, and Sandwitches

Judgement Day – New Video for “Cobra Strike”

Oakland string metal maniacs Judgement Day premiered today a video for “Cobra Strike,” the first single off the band’s upcoming album Peacocks/Pink Monsters, out on April 13, 2010. [...]

By |February 1, 2010|2 Comments

All ages local shows at Epicenter Cafe begin this Saturday

Amidst plenty of real concern about the future of local all ages music venues, it's encouraging to receive word that the Epicenter Cafe (Harrison Street b/w 3rd and 4th) [...]

By |January 29, 2010|Comments Off on All ages local shows at Epicenter Cafe begin this Saturday

Rykarda Parasol: For Blood and Wine

Rykarda Parasol - "Covenant" (from For Blood and Wine)

Rykarda Parasol's latest album For Blood and Wine was self-released late last year, another slice of "rock noir" from this talented [...]

By |January 28, 2010|2 Comments

Family Folk Opry unites Bay Area songwriters this Wednesday

Little Wings - "Sandy Babe"

This Wednesday in the Yoshi's SF Lounge (9pm, $5), a group of the Bay's best singer-songwriters gather for the "Family Folk Opry." The show [...]

By |January 25, 2010|Comments Off on Family Folk Opry unites Bay Area songwriters this Wednesday

Mark David Ashworth: Bright is the Ring of Words

San Francisco-by-way-of-Austin musician Mark David Ashworth will release his second album, Bright is the Ring of Words, February 23rd on Autobus Records. According to the label:

Coming together over [...]

By |January 22, 2010|Comments Off on Mark David Ashworth: Bright is the Ring of Words

Rogue Wave – Permalight details and upcoming tour

Rogue Wave - "Good Morning"

Rogue Wave recently announced many of the pertinent details surrounding Permalight, the group's upcoming album, out March 2nd. The album emerged following Zach Rogue's [...]

By |January 21, 2010|2 Comments