TV Mike & the Scarecrowes take over Legionnaire Saloon

Oakland's Legionnaire Saloon deserves major props for being what I'm pretty sure is the only venue in town with regularly scheduled live hip hop and heavy metal events. Monday's [...]

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Adam Lipman releases ‘Prove the Beast’ LP

Half Moon Bay's Adam Lipman is releasing his Prove the Beast LP April 15 on Shrimper Records, his follow up to 2013's The Western Bounce. At the core of [...]

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Please welcome Union Pacific

Channeling desert vibrations into a surf pop sound, Union Pacific is the project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zach Vito. A Tucson native and one of San Francisco's newest songsmiths, [...]

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Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze II to blow minds April 18-20

Everybody's favorite crossover fest, Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze, is coming back to blow more minds. Taking place April 18-20 at Oakland's Eli's Mile High Club and Oakland Metro Operahouse, the event [...]

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Rin Tin Tiger bring raw, rocking sound to the Rickshaw

Rin Tin Tiger is not your father's folk rock. Forget the interlocking harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Never mind the laid back melodies of Fairport Convention. These guys [...]

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Craft Spells finally returns with new single

We haven't heard much from Craft Spells, the project of Stockton/San Francisco's Justin Vallesteros, since he holed up in the San Joaquin Valley after 2010's Idle Labor. Since he disappeared, he [...]

By |March 27, 2014|2 Comments
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    Interview: The She’s drop knowledge on middle school and San Francisco

Interview: The She’s drop knowledge on middle school and San Francisco

Unlike so many of their contemporaries, The She's are San Francisco natives, and they've been creating music together since the 7th grade. While most middle schoolers were busy shifting around in [...]

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SF Popfest announces 2014 lineup

San Francisco Popfest (the little indie music festival that could) will take place once again this year from May 22nd through the 25th. Check out the recently-announced lineup at [...]

By |March 25, 2014|1 Comment

Cool Ghouls / Cellar Doors final residency show

After hosting three stellar shows over the course of as many weeks, Cool Ghouls and Cellar Doors are ready to close out their March residency at Amnesia, and they've [...]

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    Get to Know: Eternal Drag (members of The Dodos, Social Studies, White Fence)

Get to Know: Eternal Drag (members of The Dodos, Social Studies, White Fence)

There's a new band in town: Eternal Drag. Made up of members from San Francisco indie pop standards such as The Dodos and Social Studies as well as lo-fi [...]

By |March 21, 2014|Comments Off on Get to Know: Eternal Drag (members of The Dodos, Social Studies, White Fence)

Get to Know: Rachel Angel & The Revelations

Rachel Angel & The Revelations are an Oakland band fronted by none other than (you guessed it) Rachel Angel herself. Angel, a Miami native and student at Mills, shines [...]

Doncat releases ‘Don Gato’ vinyl at Bottom of the Hill

San Francisco's Doncat took my favorite approach to crowdfunding this year to fund pressing of his vinyl LP, Don Gato. He decided he was making an album no matter [...]

By |March 19, 2014|Comments Off on Doncat releases ‘Don Gato’ vinyl at Bottom of the Hill