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    The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion announces new album, drops single "Black Mold," and details North American tour (with a stop at GAMH)

The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion announces new album, drops single "Black Mold," and details North American tour (with a stop at GAMH)

In recent years, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion kept busy releasing expanded reissues of their early material, but the pioneering blues-punk trio hadn't put out a proper album [...]

By |July 10, 2012|Comments Off on The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion announces new album, drops single "Black Mold," and details North American tour (with a stop at GAMH)
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    Review: K-Holes, Dirty Ghosts, & Blasted Canyons bring the noise at Brick and Mortar, 6/26/12

Review: K-Holes, Dirty Ghosts, & Blasted Canyons bring the noise at Brick and Mortar, 6/26/12

K-Holes stopped off at San Francisco's Brick and Mortar Music Hall on Tuesday night, as the band's North American tour in support of their second LP Dismania continued down [...]

By |July 6, 2012|Comments Off on Review: K-Holes, Dirty Ghosts, & Blasted Canyons bring the noise at Brick and Mortar, 6/26/12
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    Cocktails and The Tambo Rays to play the Hemlock this Thursday, 7/5/12

Cocktails and The Tambo Rays to play the Hemlock this Thursday, 7/5/12

Two promising San Francisco bands — Cocktails and The Tambo Rays — are joining up for a one-off gig at the Hemlock this Thursday, July 5th. Fellow SF lo-fi [...]

By |July 3, 2012|Comments Off on Cocktails and The Tambo Rays to play the Hemlock this Thursday, 7/5/12

WATERS release b-side "If Only"; On tour now with Nada Surf

Former Port O'Brien frontman Van Pierszalowski's latest project WATERS premiered their previously unreleased b-side "If Only" on Stereogum in both streaming and downloadable formats this past Monday. Another standout [...]

By |June 26, 2012|Comments Off on WATERS release b-side "If Only"; On tour now with Nada Surf

K-Holes playing Brick and Mortar this Tuesday 6/26/12 with Dirty Ghosts and Blasted Canyons

Brooklyn's K-Holes will descend upon the City this Tuesday, 6/26/12, as their North American tour in support of their second LP Dismania continues into the summer. The sludgy garage [...]

By |June 25, 2012|Comments Off on K-Holes playing Brick and Mortar this Tuesday 6/26/12 with Dirty Ghosts and Blasted Canyons
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    The Soft White Sixties release new single "Knock It Loose" on eve of summer tour

The Soft White Sixties release new single "Knock It Loose" on eve of summer tour

The Soft White Sixties released their new single "Knock It Loose" on Tuesday via Bandcamp. The track, which is available at a "name your price" special, is a hook-heavy, [...]

By |June 25, 2012|Comments Off on The Soft White Sixties release new single "Knock It Loose" on eve of summer tour
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    Emily Jane White releases new single, teams with Marissa Nadler for cover of Townes Van Zandt's "I'll Be Here in the Morning"

Emily Jane White releases new single, teams with Marissa Nadler for cover of Townes Van Zandt's "I'll Be Here in the Morning"

Songstress Emily Jane White has been busy of late, releasing her third LP Ode To Sentience on June 12th and touring Japan and the U.S.. Now she's back with [...]

By |June 22, 2012|Comments Off on Emily Jane White releases new single, teams with Marissa Nadler for cover of Townes Van Zandt's "I'll Be Here in the Morning"
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    Synthetic ID releases debut EP, playing steady diet of Bay Area shows

Synthetic ID releases debut EP, playing steady diet of Bay Area shows

San Francisco punk outfit Synthetic ID released their self-titled debut EP back in February on Cut The Cord That… Records, ripping through three tracks in six minutes flat with [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Comments Off on Synthetic ID releases debut EP, playing steady diet of Bay Area shows
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    Sic Alps announce self-titled fifth album, out September 11, 2012 on Drag City

Sic Alps announce self-titled fifth album, out September 11, 2012 on Drag City

Just a year after releasing their double LP Napa Asylum, Sic Alps is back with their eponymous fifth album, which will drop September 11th on Chicago's Drag City label. [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Comments Off on Sic Alps announce self-titled fifth album, out September 11, 2012 on Drag City

Dylan Shearer's sophomore LP 'Porchpuddles' to drop 6/19/12

Three years after his debut Planted/Plans, SF's Dylan Shearer is back with his second LP Porchpuddles, set for release June 19th on SF-based label Empty Cellar Records. Shearer — [...]

By |June 14, 2012|Comments Off on Dylan Shearer's sophomore LP 'Porchpuddles' to drop 6/19/12
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    Magic Trick record release show set for 6/28/12 at California Academy of Sciences' NightLife

Magic Trick record release show set for 6/28/12 at California Academy of Sciences' NightLife

Tim Cohen's most recent venture Magic Trick (no longer coined "Tim Cohen's Magic Trick") will release its new LP Ruler of the Night on 6/12/12 on the Hardly Art [...]

By |June 13, 2012|Comments Off on Magic Trick record release show set for 6/28/12 at California Academy of Sciences' NightLife

Song Premiere: Seatraffic – "Crimes"

Since forming in 2010, SF-based synthpop duo Seatraffic has slowly built their catalog, releasing a single for their track "Speed Limits" last August, followed by their eponymous debut EP [...]

By |June 12, 2012|Comments Off on Song Premiere: Seatraffic – "Crimes"
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