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    Interview: Bonnie & the BANG BANG, record release show 7/19/2013

Interview: Bonnie & the BANG BANG, record release show 7/19/2013

Since emerging out of Oakland in 2011, Bonnie & the BANG BANG has been crafting its own distinctive brand of music that burns with western vibes, though not necessarily [...]

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    Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)

Anna: All Mikal Cronin, all day long. I cannot explain why or how this happens, but Mikal's MCII has the ability to both energize and soothe, acting as the [...]

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Video: GRMLN – "Teenage Rhythm"

Here's a new music video for "Teenage Rhythm" by GRMLN. Yoodoo Park is taking his band on tour, playing a handful of West Coast dates (including this Sunday, July [...]

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    Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

The realms of fashion and rock and roll often crossover for obvious reasons, the most apparent being that both worlds value beauty - not beauty in the classic sense [...]

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Video: Watch Mikal Cronin perform on CONAN

Mikal Cronin's well-deserved ascent into the stratosphere continued earlier this week, when his band appeared on CONAN. His latest round of touring finds him today in New York, and [...]

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Video: Kai Straw – "The American Dream (Suburban Part 1)"

San Francisco's Kai Straw is a MC and producer on a mission. "I'm looking to take a steak knife to the heart of hip-hop and replace it with a [...]

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    Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms playing ProFans show @ Cafe Du Nord

Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms playing ProFans show @ Cafe Du Nord

Professional Fans are at it again with another Grade A California showcase featuring Colleen Green, SISU, and Burnt Palms at Cafe Du Nord on Monday, July 22.

Hardly Art sweetheart [...]

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    Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Forty-six years after Monterey Pop, which established the template for the major music festival, a new fest is bringing rock [...]

Mars Today – "The 'F' in Sexy" / "Casual Attire"

Producer, singer, and band leader Mars Today released a new single last week on Urb, "The 'F' in Sexy", which you can also stream or download below. We've previously [...]

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Video: John Vanderslice – "How the West Was Won"

It's quite appropriate that John Vanderslice's new video for "How the West Was Won" happens to feature Tiny Telephone, and that we're featuring it now, seeing as we just [...]

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Couches "leak" debut 7-inch

20 Sided Records and its founder David Mitchell are keeping busy these days. The label is gearing up for the release of Cannons and Clouds' new EP A Challenge [...]

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  • Deafheaven @ Bottom of the Hill 7/15/13 - photo by Nicole L. Browner
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    Review & Photos: Deafheaven, Marriages, Monuments Collapse @ Bottom of the Hill

Review & Photos: Deafheaven, Marriages, Monuments Collapse @ Bottom of the Hill

Photos by Nicole L. Browner

Deafheaven vocalist George Clarke cultivated a peculiar psychopath/serial killer/hitman vibe onstage at Bottom of the Hill Monday night, wearing his trademark all-black outfit plus black [...]

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