Halcyonaire – "Young Penitents / The Healer"

Oakland's Halcyonaire recently released "Young Penitents" and "The Healer", their first release after being reunited about a year. Three members of Halcyonaire got their start making hardcore music in [...]

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Bonnie & the Bang Bang takes up residency at Milk Bar

Since releasing their debut LP, The Dark Dream, last July, Bonnie & the BANG BANG has been spreading their Western brand of rock and roll, woven seamlessly with threads of [...]

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    Art & Technology, Part II: Opportunities, Challenges, and Moving Forward

Art & Technology, Part II: Opportunities, Challenges, and Moving Forward

In Part I of Art & Technology, I spoke with the 16 musicians to uncover how musicians are experiencing and how they perceive the current state of the Bay [...]

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Jay Stone – '16th & Adeline' EP

I'm really excited about Bay Area hip-hop these days, and Jay Stone is yet another shining example of the strength of the local scene. On 16th & Adeline, named [...]

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Videos: The Younger Lovers – "Hey Now" / "Get Up, Get Up"

Sugar in My Pocket is the third LP from Brontez Purnell's The Younger Lovers, and it's available now on Southpaw Records. The collection was recorded by Warm Soda's Matthew [...]

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    This Week in SF, 1/6-1/12/14: Pickwick, Geographer, Tennis, Maus Haus & more!

This Week in SF, 1/6-1/12/14: Pickwick, Geographer, Tennis, Maus Haus & 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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John Thill releases 'Ghost Grove'

Last month, Napa's John Thill released Ghost Grove, his second album of new material in 2013. He sets the scene of the album with the line "My girfriend's on [...]

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Here's all of our Best of 2013 coverage!

As 2014 begins, here's a look back at all of the great "Best of 2013" entries we've run over the past few weeks. In addition to all of these [...]

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The Mysticist: a cyberpunk novel set to a rock soundtrack

Our Mike G. doesn't just write about and play music, he's also a fiction writer who recently completed a novel called The Mysticist. Described as "a cyberpunk coming of [...]

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Kool A.D. releases 'Not OK' mixtape

Reflecting on the state of local music in 2013, SF Weekly's Ian Port recently wrote, "Acts, whether they play rock, dance, or increasingly hip-hop, are now defined by the [...]

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    Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324)

Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324)


Download: Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town [...]

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Bill Baird releases 'Bill Sings Will' cassette

Oakland's Bill Baird just released an album of covers, Bill Sings Will, on Curly Cassettes. Bill shared some thoughts with me on creating the album:

I can never do [...]

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