Premiere: The Nopes to release noisy, relentless debut LP

Although they only released their first EP this time last year, The Nopes are already back with a 12- song LP. The Jack Shirley-produced Never Heard of It sees the [...]

By |September 23, 2016|0 Comments
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    Cass McCombs croons and captivates at Great American Music Hall

Cass McCombs croons and captivates at Great American Music Hall

Cass McCombs (photo: Joshua Huver)

Cass McCombs brought his heavy-hitting, emotionally-charged brand of musicianship to San Francisco on Wednesday, September 14.

The second of his 25-date tour in support of Mangy Love, [...]

By |September 23, 2016|1 Comment

Video Premiere: Beekeepers, “Game Over”

Photo: Nicolas Cubillos Marroquin

After taking a brief hiatus over the last year, Oakland trio Beekeepers released their debut proper album last month, Varroa Mites on Vacant Stare.

Beekeepers are [...]

By |September 15, 2016|0 Comments

K. Flay announces new music video, GAMH appearance

K.Flay at BottleRock Napa Valley 2016 (photo: Jon Ching)

Chicago-born and Stanford-graduated alternative hip-hop artist Kristine Flaherty, better known as K. Flay, just released a music video for her song "Blood In [...]

By |September 15, 2016|0 Comments

Video Premiere: 1988 – “Feria”

Oakland's 1988 caught our ear with their spooky, distorted, synth-heavy pop. 1988's Luis Gutierrez tells me they've been working on a ton of material, and luckily they've asked us [...]

By |September 14, 2016|0 Comments

Madeline Kenney covers Arthur Russell for non•market comp

Man, has it really just been a year since we first told you about Madeline Kenney? She's released a steady stream of material since then, and each release seems [...]

By |September 9, 2016|0 Comments
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    White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight

White Denim to rock The Chapel in support of Blue Bear School of Music tonight

On Tuesday, September 6, San Francisco’s Blue Bear School of Music will be taking over The Chapel for a night of funk-fueled fundraising.

White Denim brings their notoriously swampy brand [...]

By |September 6, 2016|0 Comments
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    Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

Review + Photos: Charles for Change! Charles Bradley at The Chapel

The Chapel felt like a Baptist church as Charles Bradley preached the title track of his new record, Changes (even if it is a Black Sabbath tune). The man [...]

By |September 6, 2016|0 Comments
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    Great Moments In Local Songs: Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright”

Great Moments In Local Songs: Jay Som’s “I Think You’re Alright”

As a Bay Area music fan, you obviously know about Jay Som (aka Melina Duterte) by now. Off the strength of a bedroom demo, she's signed to Polyvinyl, toured [...]

By |September 1, 2016|0 Comments
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    Hot Buttered Rum, ALO to host inaugurual family camp festival in deep end of Anderson Valley

Hot Buttered Rum, ALO to host inaugurual family camp festival in deep end of Anderson Valley

This October 7-10, Bay Area favorites Hot Buttered Rum and ALO are throwing a family camp festival at Camp Navarro in Mendocino County. It’s an epic spot in old [...]

By |September 1, 2016|0 Comments
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    Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”

Video Premiere: Stag Frenzy delivers warm indie pop on “California (You Can Have It All)”

Stag Frenzy is a new project, but it's not Ayal Nistor's first songwriting endeavor. The musician previously recorded and performed as My Second Surprise, which started in Israel, where [...]

By |August 29, 2016|0 Comments
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    Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young craft a noisy, urgent sucker-punch in “Beta Male Erotica”

Never Young are one of our favorite local bands to turn up all the way when we just want to scream into a pillow and thrash away all our [...]

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