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    Davis music festival Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom returns for twelfth installment

Davis music festival Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom returns for twelfth installment

As a UC Davis alumnus, I'm always proud to promote the vibrant underground music scene in Davis, CA. Run primarily by the local college radio station KDVS 90.3FM, the [...]

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    Sleepy Sun to conclude North American tour with album release show Friday 5/18/12 at The Independent

Sleepy Sun to conclude North American tour with album release show Friday 5/18/12 at The Independent

SF pysch-rock quintet Sleepy Sun rolls back into SF this Friday, 5/18/12, after a month's-long tour across the States and Canada in support of their latest effort Spine Hits [...]

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The Soft Moon – "Evidence" (with John Foxx of Ultravox)

The Soft Moon recently released this new song, which features Luis Vasquez and company collaborating with John Foxx And The Maths, the new band from former Ultravox singer John [...]

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Night Dust: Barn Owl's Evan Caminiti releases new solo LP

Evan Caminiti of Barn Owl's latest solo release is Night Dust, out now on Immune Recordings. The album is out on LP and cassette, and, as Caminiti told [...]

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Oakland beatsmith Jel remixes Sleigh Bells

Check out this very cool remix by Jel — aka Oakland's Jeff Logan — of the Sleigh Bells' single "Comeback Kid," from their newest album Reign of Terror. The [...]

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    Phono del Sol 2012 is coming in July! Listen to all of the performers (at the same time)!

Phono del Sol 2012 is coming in July! Listen to all of the performers (at the same time)!

Last year, we teamed up with Tiny Telephone and some of the city's best food trucks to throw an awesome daytime music and food festival called Phono del Sol [...]

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Mixtape: SF Popfest 2012 is one week away!

SF Popfest returns for a fourth year for indie music lovers with a sweet tooth. This year’s festival spans three days and two venues, featuring 13 bands and three [...]

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Cruel Summer shares new track off of upcoming EP

Jangle-monsters Cruel Summer have shared a new track that will appear on their upcoming EP (release date TBA) on Mt. St. Mtn., so expect limited edition noise-pop awesomeness with [...]

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    Warm Soda (Matthew Melton of Bare Wires) releases first song, playing first show on 5/16/12

Warm Soda (Matthew Melton of Bare Wires) releases first song, playing first show on 5/16/12

The breakup of Bare Wires after a troubled SXSW tour broke a lot of hearts, but if you're familiar with Matthew Melton's past projects (solo recordings, Snake Flower 2), [...]

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    Second James & Evander track from 'Bummer Pop' premieres; stream the whole album now

Second James & Evander track from 'Bummer Pop' premieres; stream the whole album now

The James & Evander media frenzy continues as the Kings of Future Pop have dropped a second preview track from their forthcoming debut full-length, Bummer Pop. Prefix Magazine had [...]

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    Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom to host Henry Miller Library benefit show at The Warfield on 6/25/12

Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom to host Henry Miller Library benefit show at The Warfield on 6/25/12

June 25th brings a special night of music to The Warfield, as composer extraordinaire Philip Glass teams up with Joanna Newsom and Tim Fain for a benefit show to [...]

Broke-Ass Stuart celebrates ten years in SF with a party

Broke-Ass Stuart has been living in SF for a decade now, dispensing top-notch advice for the budget-conscious. Stuart's celebrating ten years with a party on Thursday night at [...]

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