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    Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz – the lo-fi pop project from Chris McVickers, an artist we previously dubbed "San Francisco’s loveable and cuddly brat" – is releasing its LP Don't Trip for the [...]

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    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"

The new record from Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, We the Common, comes out on February 5th, 2013 via Ribbon Music, recorded at Tiny Telephone and produced [...]

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    Curious Quail set to headline Art Boutiki and debut new member on 1/18/13

Curious Quail set to headline Art Boutiki and debut new member on 1/18/13

Just because the Art Boutiki is moving (by the way, the beloved Boutiki has found a new home! More on that later) doesn’t mean they can’t say goodbye to [...]

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    Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Photo by Mathew Scott

San Francisco "slop-pop" band Cocktails are set to release their debut 7-inch EP on Father Daughter Records in February, and last week premiered the track "Hey [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Two Gallants return to The Fillmore on 2/2/13 with Akron/Family and Future Twin (watch Two Gallants' recent Take Away Show)

Ticket Giveaway: Two Gallants return to The Fillmore on 2/2/13 with Akron/Family and Future Twin (watch Two Gallants' recent Take Away Show)

After touring Europe and playing a few East Coast gigs at the end of 2012, San Francisco folk-rock duo Two Gallants will soon head out on a West Coast [...]

By |January 14, 2013|2 Comments
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    Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Photo by Peter Freund

A Million Billion Dying Suns is a brand new solo project from The Park guitarist Nate Mercereau, and I couldn't be more excited to share his [...]

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This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 1/14-1/20/12

Below, enjoy an 8tracks mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! For a [...]

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Elektrik Sunset's new LP “Fish Dinner Party” out now

Sometimes I get these mind-cravings for surf rock. It's been bothering me since I finished Thomas Pynchon's detective novel Inherent Vice — which takes place in the beach towns [...]

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    Harkenbacks, The Get Down Boys, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, Outbound at Cafe du Nord, 1/15/13

Harkenbacks, The Get Down Boys, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, Outbound at Cafe du Nord, 1/15/13

The Harkenbacks - "The Mongrel"

SF's Bluegrass and Old Time music festival will host The Harkenbacks' CD release party at Cafe du Nord this coming Tuesday, January 15th. The Get [...]

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    Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz

Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz

Al Lover is back at it, churning out yet another quality remix. This time, he gives us his take on "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", the b-side on the 7-inch released [...]

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    Push The Feeling's 1 Year Anniversary Party with YACHT, Jeffrey Jerusalem tonight at Underground SF, 1/11/13

Push The Feeling's 1 Year Anniversary Party with YACHT, Jeffrey Jerusalem tonight at Underground SF, 1/11/13

Tonight is the one year anniversary party of Push The Feeling, a dance series taking place the second Friday of each month at Underground SF in the Lower Haight. [...]

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    New Bay Area supergroup Pale Blue Dot opening for El Ten Eleven tonight, 1/11/13

New Bay Area supergroup Pale Blue Dot opening for El Ten Eleven tonight, 1/11/13

The East Bay trio known as Pale Blue Dot does not necessarily self-identify as a "supergroup," but I went there anyway. Comprised of members of James & Evander, The [...]

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