About Katie Kopacz

Katie survives on a diet of 85% music, 10% coffee and 5% whiskey. In addition to writing, Katie also manages Different Fur Studios and operates as 1/3 of Professional Fans. Rock music has a special place in her heart.

Al Lover releases new track, “Stonegoat”

Over the past few years, Al Lover has quickly become one of the most interesting producers in San Francisco. He makes music that slides seamlessly between genres, creating a […]

By |July 18, 2014|0 Comments

WATERS joined by CATHEDRALS at The Chapel tomorrow night

Hometown heroes WATERS, fresh off a two-night stint of sold out shows at The Troubadour in LA, head back to San Francisco to play The Chapel on July 10. […]

Male Gaze dropping new 7″, play Hemlock tonight

Before the release of their debut LP on Castle Face Records later this year, power garage trio Male Gaze is dropping a new 7-inch via another local label, Mt. […]

Some Ember releases self-titled debut LP

(Photo by Suzy Poling)

Oakland duo Dylan Travis and Nina Chase are no strangers to dark synth pop – the pair began releasing music as Some Ember in late 2011. […]

By |June 13, 2014|Comments Off

Devon Williams announces new LP on Slumberland Records

On June 3rd, Oakland’s prestigious Slumberland Records will drop the latest release from long-time LA signee, Devon Williams.

The LP, entitled Gilding The Lily, is a work of deliberately […]

By |May 29, 2014|Comments Off

The Tropics release new video for “Sleepless”

A misfit crew, The Tropics are breaking into the Bay Area music scene with a running start. The pop band has been playing together since 2012, and is now […]

By |May 20, 2014|Comments Off

WillCall presents Ducktails at Neck of the Woods

This Saturday, local ticketing app gone total tastemaker WillCall is presenting another fantastic show, this time at Neck of the Woods. The lineup has a peculiar theme – stellar […]

By |May 13, 2014|Comments Off

Connan Mockasin at The Indy on May 15

It hasn’t been four months since Connan Mockasin last played in San Francisco, yet the psych-pop artist’s next show approaches quickly at The Independent on Thursday, May 15th.

I first […]

By |May 8, 2014|Comments Off

Melted Toys announce debut LP

Melted Toys have announced their self-titled debut LP, to be released on July 15th via New Jersey label Underwater Peoples. The record is a long time coming, a lengthy […]

By |May 7, 2014|Comments Off

Thee Oh Sees release new LP on Record Store Day

Hiatus, shmiatus! Thee Oh Sees are back after all (and rather quickly!) with an unexpected new LP, Drop. Set to release on Record Store Day 2014 (tomorrow!), the album […]

By |April 18, 2014|1 Comment

Empty Cellar and Castle Face co-release new Dylan Shearer

Two like-minded Bay Area record labels, Castle Face and Empty Cellar, are teaming up to release psych rocker Dylan Shearer’s new album garagearray. The record is Shearer’s third LP. […]

By |April 17, 2014|1 Comment

Review & Photos: Small Black, Snowmine at the Rickshaw

Photos by Paige K. Parsons

When Brooklyn’s Small Black released their debut EP in 2009, it was the golden age of chillwave – a genre phrase that I can no […]

By |March 28, 2014|Comments Off
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