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    Noise Pop 2019 ancillary events include Nosaj Thing at Nightlife, Cannabis Happy Hour + more

Noise Pop 2019 ancillary events include Nosaj Thing at Nightlife, Cannabis Happy Hour + more

Noise Pop Festival kicks into high gear starting February 25 and as a warm-up to the festivities, the San Francisco music and arts festival revealed its ancillary events and [...]

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The Y Axes unveil new single “How We Begin”

San Francisco-based space-pop/post-Americana rockers the Y Axes have debuted the second single, "How We Begin," from their forthcoming album, No Waves.

The band's lead singer, Alexi Rose Belchere, reflects on [...]

By |February 8, 2019|Comments Off on The Y Axes unveil new single “How We Begin”
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    Sonoma County rock bands rally to benefit The Phoenix Theater

Sonoma County rock bands rally to benefit The Phoenix Theater

Sabertooth Zombie and Brown Bags will rock out at The Phoenix Theater on February 16, in a collective effort to raise funds for necessary updates to the iconic venue. [...]

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    Peach Tree Rascals’ “Plus” is a taste of sweet San Jose soul

Peach Tree Rascals’ “Plus” is a taste of sweet San Jose soul

San Jose's Peach Tree Rascals have become the Bay Area's latest emerging DIY darlings and their newest song and video, "Plus" is another sliver of the group's golden-hour soul. [...]

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Thao Nguyen takes over ‘Song Exploder’ for 2019

(illustration: @lerms)

On Twitter this week, longtime San Francisco songwriter Thao Nguyen announced that she will take over hosting duties from Hrishikesh Hirway for popular music podcast Song Exploder for [...]

By |December 6, 2018|Comments Off on Thao Nguyen takes over ‘Song Exploder’ for 2019

DEWR releases new video for “Front Line”

San Francisco-based folk pop solo artist DEWR (AKA Brian Dewar) is here to remind you "Dream Pop is Over."

OK, technically it isn't. However, that is the title of his [...]

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NOLA supergroup Dragon Smoke return to SF

Dragon Smoke returns to headline The Independent tonight, Friday, November 30, 2018. Locally based space-funk band El Metate and DJ Kevvy Kev open the show.

Dragon Smoke is the high-class, high-energy [...]

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    Jay Stone, Queens D. Light, newcomers highlight SMART BOMB v.53

Jay Stone, Queens D. Light, newcomers highlight SMART BOMB v.53

With the shuttering of Los Angeles' legendary Low End Theory in August, it's comforting to know a like-minded spirit lives on and is recognized in the Bay Area through [...]

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Premiere: Jay Stone and his mind are ‘Calibrating…’

When "Flying Monkeys" first came across our desks, we were hooked on to Jay Stone's ruminations and the classically hip-hop sound anchored by producer Micah Aza's soul-sampling. The single [...]

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    With ‘Chains Are Broken,’ The Devil Makes Three headline the Fox

With ‘Chains Are Broken,’ The Devil Makes Three headline the Fox

The Devil Makes Three performs at the Orpheum Theater on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 in Madison, WI (Photo: Jay Westcott)

The Devil Makes Three, a high-energy bluegrass/punk amalgamation of Santa [...]

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Desiree Cannon releases ‘Beach Sleeper’

Oakland's Desiree Cannon has just released her debut LP Beach Sleeper on Long Road Society, a fairly new (and by early indications, wonderful) label, also based in Oakland. Mixing [...]

By |October 17, 2018|Comments Off on Desiree Cannon releases ‘Beach Sleeper’

LoFi Satellites: Self-made in San Francisco

LoFi Satellites rehearsing at their practice space. L-R: Matthew Nance, Federico Pardo Sagueir, Jim Nunes and Marc Belluomini.

Meet Marc Belluomini, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the Bay Area [...]

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