About Nicholas Schneider

Writer, drummer for numerous Bay Area bands, and obsessive Titus Andronicus fan, you can find more of his work (both musical and literary) at louderthanadoubt.tumblr.com or facebook.com/Nearmyth62. @LouderThanDoubt

Annie Bacon plans new songs, launches Kickstarter campaign

Singer-songwriter Annie Bacon is planning to record two new songs alongside accompanying videos, songs full of the empathy and passion fans have come to associate with her music.

The first, [...]

Derek Ted to release new solo LP on Wednesday

Derek Ted, frontman for San Francisco-based folk-rock trio Owl Paws, concludes his new solo album with a track called "Poison Poetry."

I can't think of a better way to describe [...]

By |April 19, 2016|Comments Off on Derek Ted to release new solo LP on Wednesday
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    A Response To A Response: A letter to the angry musicians of San Francisco

A Response To A Response: A letter to the angry musicians of San Francisco

This piece is a response to both Andrew Chaming's article for The Bold Italic entitled "Is San Francisco's Music Scene Dead?" and the wildly intense reaction it provoked from [...]

War Cloud releases new single “Vulture City”

Oakland's champions of old-school heavy metal War Cloud have a fittingly ferocious new single out.

The title is cool enough: "Vulture City." Wait till you actually listen to it and [...]

By |April 14, 2016|Comments Off on War Cloud releases new single “Vulture City”

Into The Pit: Cyborg Octopus

Here’s the scene: I’m at Toot's Tavern, a very NorCal bar situated in sleepy little Crockett that's full of flannel and decapitated deer heads, a venue which serves as [...]

By |March 31, 2016|Comments Off on Into The Pit: Cyborg Octopus

Foxtails Brigade release new video for “No Fate”

The music of Foxtails Brigade feels like a fairy tale on the verge of becoming a nightmare: one dark turn, one misstep, and you've passed through the looking glass [...]

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Whiskerman releases single “Waking Up In Providence”

Oakland-based Whiskerman has a new single out from their upcoming album Champions scheduled to drop May 20th.

Entitled "Waking Up In Providence," the track takes a decidedly edgier, angrier tone [...]

By |March 29, 2016|Comments Off on Whiskerman releases single “Waking Up In Providence”

FASIV releases new music video for “Everybody Knows”

FASIV has released the first music video in support of their new record Ride, a sprawling, double-album showcasing the group's expanding range of influences and forays into genre experimentation.

The [...]

Into The Pit: Catapult The Dead

Catapult the Dead is one of those heavy metal bands that reminds you why its called heavy metal. Their droning, crushing compositions are forces of myth and nature, Hephaestus's [...]

Hungry Skinny to headline Bottom of the Hill Saturday night

Hungry Skinny is headlining one slam-bang lineup at Bottom of the Hill Saturday night.

In addition to Skinny's old-school groove rock vibe, like if the southern-fried nasty jams of Black [...]

By |March 15, 2016|Comments Off on Hungry Skinny to headline Bottom of the Hill Saturday night
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    Field Medic releases new single: “fuck these foolz that are making valencia street unchill”

Field Medic releases new single: “fuck these foolz that are making valencia street unchill”

San Francisco, for all its outward beauty and breathtaking views, is getting ugly on the inside. Field Medic capture the feeling of becoming alienated from your own neighborhood mournfully [...]

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    Battlehooch kick off upcoming tour at the Hemlock Tavern Thursday night

Battlehooch kick off upcoming tour at the Hemlock Tavern Thursday night

So here are a few nuggets of news that will be much appreciated by fans of the psych-rock wizards in Battlehooch: the band is announcing both a March West [...]

By |March 14, 2016|Comments Off on Battlehooch kick off upcoming tour at the Hemlock Tavern Thursday night
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