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    Review & Photos: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 3 @ Lobot Gallery, 10/28/12

Review & Photos: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 3 @ Lobot Gallery, 10/28/12

In near total darkness, Coachwhips appeared magically not on the stage but on the dance floor near the exit. Singing through a blowpop and without a PA they [...]

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    Review: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 2 @ Verdi Club, 10/27/12

Review: Total Trash Halloween Bash, Day 2 @ Verdi Club, 10/27/12

It's the rare show that devolves as the night moves along, but, by name alone, the Total Trash Halloween Bash didn't promise an especially sophisticated evening. In this [...]

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    Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates release 'The Fates' — playing Amoeba SF on 11/3/12

Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates release 'The Fates' — playing Amoeba SF on 11/3/12

Three years after the dissolution of SF's The Music Lovers, bandleader Matthew Edwards returns with the debut album of folk-pop from Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates. The Fates comes [...]

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Hear the latest tune from Trails and Ways, "Border Crosser"

As they push forward to the release of their debut album Trilingual, Oakland's Trails and Ways have shared with us another solid track, titled "Border Crosser." Written by rhythm [...]

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    Grab Thee Oh Sees' cover of "European Son" and two more from the Castle Face Velvet Underground tribute LP

Grab Thee Oh Sees' cover of "European Son" and two more from the Castle Face Velvet Underground tribute LP

Remember how, a week ago, we rounded up a whole bunch of those The Velvet Underground and Nico covers that appear on Castle Face Records' sold-out new tribute LP? [...]

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Side With Us anniversary bash at Thee Parkside, 11/4/12

San Jose's Side With Us Records is turning three with a big ol' bash at Thee Parkside on November 4th. Side With Us bands Not To Reason Why and [...]

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    Review: Goodnight, Texas, Elliot Randall, Jesse Thomas @ Cafe Du Nord, 10/26/12

Review: Goodnight, Texas, Elliot Randall, Jesse Thomas @ Cafe Du Nord, 10/26/12

Café Du Nord was a sea of orange and black on Friday night last week, and it wasn't because Halloween was drawing near. Swinging through San Francisco as they [...]

By |November 1, 2012|1 Comment

These Old Wounds – "Home"

These Old Wounds, the solo moniker of Oakland's Thor Dickey, is releasing its debut LP To the Ground November 27th. Dickey, an Idaho native, also plays with LA hardcore [...]

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    Toro y Moi announces new album 'Anything In Return,' San Francisco listening party

Toro y Moi announces new album 'Anything In Return,' San Francisco listening party

Berkeley resident and chillwave pioneer Chaz Bundick announced his next album under the Toro y Moi moniker. Anything In Return will come out January 22nd via Carpark Records. Here's [...]

By |October 31, 2012|1 Comment
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    Live This Month: November 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #291)

Live This Month: November 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #291)

Live This Month: November 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #291)

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

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    Ticket Giveaway Wendesday: A Place to Bury Strangers, The Stone Foxes, Bowerbirds and more

Ticket Giveaway Wendesday: A Place to Bury Strangers, The Stone Foxes, Bowerbirds and more

The Giants' big win was on Sunday, and you've no doubt got a night of Halloween-related debauchery waiting for you at the end of your workday. Could your week [...]

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The Buttercream Gang – "Couch Games"

Straight outta Napa, The Buttercream Gang are back with their fourth album, Oh Brother, due in mid-November on the band's own imprint Pitted Records. The trio (comprised of Bobby [...]

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