About Mike G.

Mike G. is a writer and musician living in San Francisco. He is also a novelist whose debut "The Mysticist" came out via FreemadeSF in 2014.

Bender's to host a special 4/20 KUSF-in-Exile benefit

The next monthly benefit for KUSF-In-Exile hosted by Bender's Bar and Grill falls on 4/20, so there are plans to make this one extra special. I don't think that [...]

By |April 11, 2012|1 Comment

Tartufi finally playing in SF again this Friday, 4/13/12

The members of Tartufi appear to have finally decided that they've accomplished enough world domination for now and are playing their first local show of 2012 on Friday the [...]

By |April 9, 2012|Comments Off on Tartufi finally playing in SF again this Friday, 4/13/12
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    Philip Glass remix album drops June 26, features Beck, Amon Tobin, Memory Tapes, more

Philip Glass remix album drops June 26, features Beck, Amon Tobin, Memory Tapes, more

Few people truly deserve the title "living legend" as much as modern composer Philip Glass. Though he prefers to be thought of as a composer of "music with repetitive [...]

By |April 9, 2012|1 Comment
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    Clipd Beaks take you for a ride through time and space with their new album, WAKE

Clipd Beaks take you for a ride through time and space with their new album, WAKE

According to their Facebook page, Clipd Beaks' new album WAKE is "the Super Mario Bros 2" of their discography. That's a bold claim. Let's unpack it.

Oh wait, shit... I [...]

By |April 6, 2012|Comments Off on Clipd Beaks take you for a ride through time and space with their new album, WAKE

Bear in Heaven play The Independent on April 8

Now that Bear in Heaven's I Love You, It's Cool is out, you can finally decide for yourself if all the hype is warranted. And you can catch watch [...]

By |April 5, 2012|Comments Off on Bear in Heaven play The Independent on April 8
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    Music Video Race looks awesome, but you could help make it awesomer

Music Video Race looks awesome, but you could help make it awesomer

As conceptual events go, the Music Video Race is pretty solid. Like the tagline says:

20 bands.
20 filmmakers.
20 music videos.
1 weekend.
1 kick-ass party.

To explain just a little bit more: 20 [...]

By |April 3, 2012|Comments Off on Music Video Race looks awesome, but you could help make it awesomer
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    New Foxtails Brigade video shot by Pomplamoose, catch them with Emily Jane White

New Foxtails Brigade video shot by Pomplamoose, catch them with Emily Jane White

Foxtails Brigade have released a new video shot by Jack Conte of YouTube darlings Pomplamoose. It's apparently the first of four videos that they plan to do together. The [...]

By |March 30, 2012|1 Comment
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    Interview: Il Gato launches Kickstarter campaign for new record

Interview: Il Gato launches Kickstarter campaign for new record

Il Gato plans to record the follow-up to their debut studio album, All these Slippery Things, at Tiny Telephone in May and June, with the hopes that they can [...]

By |March 28, 2012|Comments Off on Interview: Il Gato launches Kickstarter campaign for new record
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    Radiation City plays Rickshaw Stop with Sea of Bees Wednesday night

Radiation City plays Rickshaw Stop with Sea of Bees Wednesday night

Hot off the release of Cool Nightmare, their second EP, Portland's Radiation City are bringing their atmoshperic, orchestral indie sounds back to our fair city. They play the Rickshaw [...]

By |March 27, 2012|Comments Off on Radiation City plays Rickshaw Stop with Sea of Bees Wednesday night

Photo Recap: The Bay Area rocks South by Southwest 2012

Two Gallants at the Google Live Lot. 03/16/12

I present to you some photos of just a few of the Bay Area bands that played SXSW this year. I'm only [...]

By |March 23, 2012|1 Comment
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    My favorite show of SXSW 2012: Dustin Wong – playing tonight at Hemlock!

My favorite show of SXSW 2012: Dustin Wong – playing tonight at Hemlock!

Every year, my favorite show from SXSW is a show I didn't plan on seeing. That's what's really magical about the annual clusterfuck/music festival in Austin, TX: There are [...]

By |March 20, 2012|1 Comment
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    King Tuff set to drop new album and play the Burger Boogaloo this month

King Tuff set to drop new album and play the Burger Boogaloo this month

King Tuff's new album is self-titled and set to drop May 29 on Sub Pop Records. Check out the lead single "Bad Thing" here:

King Tuff - "Bad Thing"

King Tuff [...]

By |March 13, 2012|Comments Off on King Tuff set to drop new album and play the Burger Boogaloo this month
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