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Julia Holter to play the Rickshaw Stop on Sunday, April 29

Julia Holter is a 27-year-old classical composer for the modern age — that is to say, with a pop sensibility. Her ethereal music appeals to the nerd in all [...]

By |April 13, 2012|Comments Off on Julia Holter to play the Rickshaw Stop on Sunday, April 29
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    New Seventeen Evergreen album, 'Steady On, Scientist', comes with acid-washed trailer

New Seventeen Evergreen album, 'Steady On, Scientist', comes with acid-washed trailer

If Lars Von Trier were to have replaced Wagner's Tristan and Isolde with the sounds of electro-psych rock in his gorgeously ruminating, pre-apocalyptic Melancholia, and if Kiefer Sutherland's character [...]

By |April 10, 2012|Comments Off on New Seventeen Evergreen album, 'Steady On, Scientist', comes with acid-washed trailer

The Sandwitches play Brick & Mortar on Thursday, April 12th

Everyone’s favorite spooky songstresses, The Sandwitches, will play at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall on Thursday, April 12th, with Deep Time (Yellow Fever) and Muscle Drum (Rob Spector [...]

By |April 9, 2012|Comments Off on The Sandwitches play Brick & Mortar on Thursday, April 12th
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    Bowerbirds release 'The Clearing' — performing at The Independent on April 6th

Bowerbirds release 'The Clearing' — performing at The Independent on April 6th

Bowerbirds - "In the Yard"

Listening to a Bowerbirds record is like meandering through a forest: generally tranquil, and peppered by shadows -- but sometimes, somehow, the light manages to [...]

By |April 4, 2012|Comments Off on Bowerbirds release 'The Clearing' — performing at The Independent on April 6th

Local shoegaze band Whirr releases debut LP, Pipe Dreams

Local post-millenial shoegaze sextet Whirr released their debut LP, Pipe Dreams, in March on Tee Pee Records. The band, which features Nick Bassett (also of Deafheaven) and Joseph Bautista [...]

By |April 4, 2012|Comments Off on Local shoegaze band Whirr releases debut LP, Pipe Dreams

The Blank Tapes embark on West Coast tour

Invisible Colors by The Blank Tapes

The Blank Tapes, a band whose California-sunny, lo-fi sound is typically achieved by LA/SF frontman Matt Adams’ 8-track, are embarking on a spring tour [...]

By |April 3, 2012|Comments Off on The Blank Tapes embark on West Coast tour

Sacramento's Fine Steps to release first LP this spring

Is Sacramento the new Stockton? It's certainly the birthplace of Fine Steps, the surf pop project of 26-year-old Sacramento native and former Mayyors drummer Julian Elorduy. Other members include [...]

By |March 30, 2012|1 Comment

New EP from Lenz (Cuts, Impediments) out on Tic Tac Totally

Lenz - "Hourglass"

Recently, Oakland’s Andy Jordan (The Cuts, The Time Flys, and Andy Human) joined forces with Ray Seraphin (Buzzer, Hunx & His Punx, Impediments, and Andy Human) to [...]

By |March 26, 2012|Comments Off on New EP from Lenz (Cuts, Impediments) out on Tic Tac Totally
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    Grass Widow unveils “Goldilocks Zone,” off new LP, 'Internal Logic,' out May 22nd

Grass Widow unveils “Goldilocks Zone,” off new LP, 'Internal Logic,' out May 22nd

Although the title of the new track off of Grass Widow’s forthcoming full-length alludes to the classic childhood story, “Goldilocks Zone” harkens back to the Sirens of Greek mythology—assuming [...]

By |March 23, 2012|Comments Off on Grass Widow unveils “Goldilocks Zone,” off new LP, 'Internal Logic,' out May 22nd
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    Hunx & His Punx, NOBUNNY, Heavy Cream, and Shannon and the Clams at Bottom of the Hill tonight, March 21st

Hunx & His Punx, NOBUNNY, Heavy Cream, and Shannon and the Clams at Bottom of the Hill tonight, March 21st

Tonight Oakland's retro rock-and-roll contingent will commandeer one of San Francisco's dearest music venues, and it will be served with a side of punk, and it will be awesome. [...]

By |March 21, 2012|Comments Off on Hunx & His Punx, NOBUNNY, Heavy Cream, and Shannon and the Clams at Bottom of the Hill tonight, March 21st
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    Perfume Genius and Parenthetical Girls at Café Du Nord on Wednesday, March 21st

Perfume Genius and Parenthetical Girls at Café Du Nord on Wednesday, March 21st

Is that rain so often falling from the Seattle sky, or is it tears? It seems that it's been sad times for Mike Hadreas, the man behind Perfume Genius [...]

By |March 21, 2012|Comments Off on Perfume Genius and Parenthetical Girls at Café Du Nord on Wednesday, March 21st
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    East Bay producer pair starts new label/compilation series, West In Dust

East Bay producer pair starts new label/compilation series, West In Dust

Two East Bay producers, Dave Reep and Glenn Jackson, have started a new Oakland-based label focused on electronic music called West In Dust. Their debut compilation, West In Dust [...]

By |March 16, 2012|Comments Off on East Bay producer pair starts new label/compilation series, West In Dust
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