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    Interview: BRMC's Robert Levon Been joins his father's bandmates to bring back The Call

Interview: BRMC's Robert Levon Been joins his father's bandmates to bring back The Call

Seminal ‘80s Santa Cruz rockers The Call disbanded in 2000 when frontman-bassist Michael Been decided to focus his energy on his son’s fledgling career. So in a roundabout way, [...]

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This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 4/15-4/21/13

Enjoy this Rdio 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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Saadi Halil releases debut album 'Before I Head Out Again'

Santa Cruz' Saadi Halil finally released his long anticipated, proper full-length Before I Head Out Again on March 20 via Soul Without Borders Publishing. The album was several years [...]

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The Mantles – "Brown Balloon"

It's been far too long since we last heard from The Mantles, but the band has reemerged with a new LP, Long Enough To Leave, coming out on Slumberland [...]

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Video: Kids on a Crime Spree – "Creep the Creeps"

Kids on a Crime Spree's new single, "Creep the Creeps", is the latest release from the band via Slumberland Records. Get a taste now with the video version [...]

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Video: Thee Oh Sees — "Minotaur"

Thee Oh Sees released their music video for "Minotaur," the first single off of the forthcoming album Floating Coffin, due to be released on April 16, and the low-budget [...]

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Video: Chrystian Rawk – "Famous"

Chrystian Rawk – the "I'm not sure what exactly is going on but I like it" band fronted by Christian Carpenter – released their final single and video, "Famous", [...]

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Fox & Woman premiere new single, "Belly of a Whale"

San Francisco’s Fox & Woman have released their new song, “Belly of a Whale.” The song is split into two movements: side A and side B, just like that [...]

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    Video: Luke Sweeney – "The Marrow" (plus tour dates with Garrett Pierce)

Video: Luke Sweeney – "The Marrow" (plus tour dates with Garrett Pierce)

Luke Sweeney (of Wet Dreams Dry Magic and VOWS fame) released the second video from his new solo album, Ether Ore (read my interview with Luke about the album). [...]

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    Eric and Erica release debut EP, playing two SF gigs in coming months

Eric and Erica release debut EP, playing two SF gigs in coming months

Oakland's Eric and Erica, who released their debut self-titled EP last month at an Easter brunch party of all places, began as a collection of bedroom pop demos by [...]

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FWY! releases new cassette on Moon Glyph: 'Any Exit'

San Francisco's own Edmund Xavier (aka Glenn Donaldson of Art Museums and The Skygreen Leopards) is back in the game with a new FWY! offering. Any Exit is the [...]

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    TBB Premiere: Social Studies – "Away for the Weekend (Painless remix)"

TBB Premiere: Social Studies – "Away for the Weekend (Painless remix)"

Local indie rock heroes Social Studies are releasing their Away For The Weekend EP, which includes a handful of remixes, and we've got the exclusive premiere of the title [...]

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