Dominique Leone releases song a day for (almost) a year

San Francisco's Dominique Leone spent much of 2013 making your simple album or EP release seem passe. Leone released a song every day since January 1 on his [...]

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    This Week in SF, 12/16-12/22/13: Ty Segall, King Krule, Icewater, The Herms & more!

This Week in SF, 12/16-12/22/13: Ty Segall, King Krule, Icewater, The Herms & more!

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! [...]

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    Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Mixtape and accompanying text by Russell Jelinek


Download: Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Last week, Slate lamented the lack of modern Christmas classics available, claiming Mariah [...]

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Spend the Holidaze with The Blank Tapes

The Blank Tapes from Southern California are returning to the city on Wednesday, December 18, as part of a short series of Holidaze shows that kicked off on the 14th at The [...]

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Danny James headed to Cafe Du Nord

Previously available only on cassette, Danny James (previously of The Cuts) is releasing his debut LP Pear on Burger Records soon. Stream the collection of widescreen psych-pop in its [...]

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The Outta Sight Holiday Spectacular returns to Verdi Club

Rock Band Land and Upstairs Downstairs are teaming up with the Verdi Club to put on one helluva Holiday party next Wednesday night over on Mariposa Street. The annual [...]

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Get to know Wolf Collage

Hayward native Rodney Brown, aka Wolf Collage, created his debut EP Suburbia Space Program after a falling out with a close friend left him feeling lost. "Suburbia Space Program [...]

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A special night with Warm Soda, The Herms & Pow!

Months after John Dwyer and friends at Castle Face Records reintroduced The Herms to a new decade of listeners with the LP Drop Out Vol. 1, a collection of the [...]

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Giveaway: Cool Ghouls at Brick & Mortar TONIGHT!

Hey party people, it's Friday the 13th. What you got planned? Looking for some appropriately spooky good times? Like, say, maybe some ghoulishly good times?

Okay, enough being coy. We [...]

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O Presidente and Pancho-san playing Make-Out Room on Friday

When I first profiled O Presidente back in January, half of the band was living in the Bay Area, while the other half was still finishing off their college [...]

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    Photos & Thanks: The Bay Brewed 2013 with Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams, Kelley Stoltz and more

Photos & Thanks: The Bay Brewed 2013 with Mikal Cronin, Shannon and the Clams, Kelley Stoltz and more

Thanks to everyone who attended Saturday's The Bay Brewed 2013. The third annual installment of our rock and roll beer festival brought together hundreds of beer and music fans [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Lake County, Curious Quail @ The Lost Church

Ticket Giveaway: Lake County, Curious Quail @ The Lost Church

San Francisco’s a city of transplants, so we imagine a lot of you are heading somewhere else for the holidays. Before you leave, however, fill up on good local [...]

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