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.

James & Evander, Shortcircles drop new collabo, Hoodcats

James & Evander have teamed up with Shortcircles to form the new group Hoodcats, and they've just dropped a new EP through Mapzzz. The EP's three songs have all [...]

By |March 12, 2012|Comments Off on James & Evander, Shortcircles drop new collabo, Hoodcats

s / s / s: a new Sufjan / Son Lux / Serengeti collaboration

If you were thinking about Googling the new collaboration between Sufjan Stevens, Son Lux, and Serengeti, well, you're shit out of luck. It's called s / s / s. [...]

By |March 12, 2012|Comments Off on s / s / s: a new Sufjan / Son Lux / Serengeti collaboration
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    Interview: Carletta Sue Kay discusses contributing to new album by The Magnetic Fields!

Interview: Carletta Sue Kay discusses contributing to new album by The Magnetic Fields!

When Carletta Sue Kay was first emerging on the Bay Area scene back in 2007, the SF Bay Guardian described the music as "lilting, Emmylou Harris–meets–Magnetic Fields tunes." Turns [...]

By |March 8, 2012|Comments Off on Interview: Carletta Sue Kay discusses contributing to new album by The Magnetic Fields!

Giveaway: Papercuts' 'Mockingbird' reissue, now on vinyl!

Antenna Farm Records has reissued Papercuts first proper album, Mockingbird, and we want to give you a copy. Yes, you!

This ain't just a reissue, it's a deluxe reissue. For [...]

By |March 7, 2012|7 Comments
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    New Mi Ami track, "Time Of Love" (from forthcoming album, 'Decade')

New Mi Ami track, "Time Of Love" (from forthcoming album, 'Decade')

NYC-SF duo Mi Ami will soon drop their new album, Decade, and they've released this trancey preview track, "Time Of Love."

Mi Ami - "Time Of Love"

If this song is [...]

By |March 6, 2012|2 Comments

Chairman Wow release debut full-length

Chairman Wow's self-titled debut full-length album is out now. Typically comprised of just three voices and one guitar, Chairman Wow's music is impossibly catchy. I contend that there's simply [...]

By |March 2, 2012|Comments Off on Chairman Wow release debut full-length
  • Noise Pop 2012: Wye Oak @ The Independent 2/24/12
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    Noise Pop 2012: Wye Oak, Sea of Bees, Social Studies, The 21st Century @ The Independent 2/24/12

Noise Pop 2012: Wye Oak, Sea of Bees, Social Studies, The 21st Century @ The Independent 2/24/12

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There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe how incredible Wye Oak was on Friday night at the Independent.

If you're a fan of [...]

By |February 29, 2012|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2012: Wye Oak, Sea of Bees, Social Studies, The 21st Century @ The Independent 2/24/12
  • Noise Pop 2012: Archers of Loaf @ Great American Music Hall, 2/25/12
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    Noise Pop 2012: Archers of Loaf, The Big Sleep, Hospitality, Built Like Alaska @ Great American Music Hall 2/25/12

Noise Pop 2012: Archers of Loaf, The Big Sleep, Hospitality, Built Like Alaska @ Great American Music Hall 2/25/12

I should probably just mention up front that I already had a ticket to see Archers of Loaf before I got assigned to cover it for The Bay Bridged [...]

By |February 27, 2012|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2012: Archers of Loaf, The Big Sleep, Hospitality, Built Like Alaska @ Great American Music Hall 2/25/12
  • Noise Pop 2012: Mac McCaughan at Swedish American Hall 2/23/12
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    Noise Pop 2012: Mac McCaughan, Sun Foot, Rachel Haden, Sasha Bell @ Swedish American Hall, 2/23/12

Noise Pop 2012: Mac McCaughan, Sun Foot, Rachel Haden, Sasha Bell @ Swedish American Hall, 2/23/12

I probably don't even need to say how cool it was to see Mac McCaughan — leader of indie rock legends Superchunk and Portastatic, co-founder of Merge Records — [...]

By |February 26, 2012|Comments Off on Noise Pop 2012: Mac McCaughan, Sun Foot, Rachel Haden, Sasha Bell @ Swedish American Hall, 2/23/12
  • Noise Pop 2012: Melted Toys @ Cafe du Nord 2/22/12
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    Noise Pop 2012: Young Prisms, Melted Toys, The Tambo Rays @ Cafe Du Nord 2/22/12

Noise Pop 2012: Young Prisms, Melted Toys, The Tambo Rays @ Cafe Du Nord 2/22/12

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The theme at Cafe Du Nord last night was shoegazey/dreamy pop. Oh, and ironic t-shirts.

Though there was a common theme to the bands, it got served up in [...]

By |February 23, 2012|5 Comments
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    Awesome: tUnE-yArDs live-soundtracking Buster Keaton films at Castro Theater

Awesome: tUnE-yArDs live-soundtracking Buster Keaton films at Castro Theater

As part of this year's San Francisco International Film Festival, Merill Garbus and the rest of tUnE-yArDs will be providing live soundtracks to a handful of short films starring [...]

By |February 23, 2012|Comments Off on Awesome: tUnE-yArDs live-soundtracking Buster Keaton films at Castro Theater

Introducing: Death Cheetah

Death Cheetah combines ominous electronic noise, pummeling drums, and metal guitars to make what the band calls "terri fi" music. It's the project of Kevin Taylor, who is a [...]

By |February 17, 2012|1 Comment
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