Get To Know: B/I/R/T/H/D/A/Y

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Everybody loves the Stranger Things soundtrack, right? I'd dismissed it as unearned hype until I'd like, actually watched the show and fell in love with the creepy [...]

By |November 18, 2016|1 Comment

bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight

Christian Zamora started bAd bAd a few years ago as a bedroom recording project, (and one that we've loved from the start). Despite the fact that Zamora's left the [...]

By |November 17, 2016|Comments Off on bAd bAd releases LP, plays the Eagle tonight
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    Hometown Throwdown: Two SF favorites team up this Friday at The Indy

Hometown Throwdown: Two SF favorites team up this Friday at The Indy

On Friday, November 18, two of San Francisco's local favorites will team up for an evening of music that's one part blues, one part surf, and two parts up-and-at-'em rock.

Hot [...]

By |November 16, 2016|Comments Off on Hometown Throwdown: Two SF favorites team up this Friday at The Indy

Get to know: UT Kirin

Yes, UT Kirin is a prolific bedroom recording project from Berkeley's HR Huber-Rodriguez. No, he's not quite as prolific or polished as Will Toledo's early Car Seat Headrest days, [...]

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Numbskull Productions 27th anniversary comes to Santa Cruz

27 is a number that makes any rock and roller nervous, but punk rock promotions company Numbskull Productions is throwing a celebratory bash before it's too late.

The California production [...]

By |November 15, 2016|Comments Off on Numbskull Productions 27th anniversary comes to Santa Cruz

Front Country bring bluegrass to Santa Cruz, SF

The Bay Area's favorite bluegrass band Front Country returns to the Bay in the middle of their 2016 Fall tour.

They will make a stop at Moe's Alley in Santa [...]

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For A Good Paws: A dog-rescue benefit concert at Milk Bar

Calling all proud parents of fur babies, animal rights champions, and dog people! On Saturday, November 12 at Milk Bar, three Bay Area bands will come together for the [...]

By |November 11, 2016|Comments Off on For A Good Paws: A dog-rescue benefit concert at Milk Bar
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    Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’

Last year, we introduced you to San Francisco duo mini and the Bear, and hinted that the duo's next release would not be released on vinyl or cassette, but [...]

By |November 11, 2016|Comments Off on Exclusive: Read an excerpt and listen to a song from Mini and the Bear’s ‘PWR VOL’
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    Matthew Logan Vasquez brings ‘Solicitor Returns’ to Sweetwater Music Hall (giveaway!)

Matthew Logan Vasquez brings ‘Solicitor Returns’ to Sweetwater Music Hall (giveaway!)

The first time I ever encountered Matthew Logan Vasquez (or also known as MLV for short) was in the living room of a friend's home in Southern California. He [...]

By |November 10, 2016|Comments Off on Matthew Logan Vasquez brings ‘Solicitor Returns’ to Sweetwater Music Hall (giveaway!)

Day Wave joins Harvest Records, releases new song

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Oakland’s own shoegaze-infected surf rockers, Day Wave have signed with Harvest Records —the label owned by Capitol Music Group and home to TV On The Radio, Best [...]

By |November 9, 2016|Comments Off on Day Wave joins Harvest Records, releases new song

Nataly Dawn returns to The Chapel next Tuesday

Nataly Dawn, one half of the Stanford-born musical duo Pomplamoose, is coming to The Chapel on Tuesday, November 15.

The Chapel appearance is one of only four dates spanning the [...]

By |November 8, 2016|Comments Off on Nataly Dawn returns to The Chapel next Tuesday

The Chapel hosts election watch party, dance party tomorrow

Tomorrow night, the world will be watching as the 45th president of the United States of America will be announced.

In San Francisco, live music venue The Chapel will be [...]

By |November 7, 2016|Comments Off on The Chapel hosts election watch party, dance party tomorrow