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    Live This Month: January 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #268)

Live This Month: January 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #268)

Live This Month: January 2012 (Podcast #268)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco [...]

By |January 4, 2012|Comments Off on Live This Month: January 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #268)

Future Twin – "Situation" / "Yuka"

Situation is the debut EP from Future Twin, the psych outfit from the SF scene who emerged not too long ago from all-girl band moped gang The Lockits. Since [...]

By |January 4, 2012|2 Comments

Night Genes – "Cyber Me"

Night Genes - "Cyber Me"

San Francisco folk-rock trio Night Genes will release their second full-length album at the end of the month, Like The Blood. "Cyber Me" is the [...]

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    Taking Stock of December: A dozen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

Taking Stock of December: A dozen of our favorite songs from the blog last month

It can be extremely difficult to keep track of all of the new music that's constantly floating around the Internet. Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite [...]

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    Song Premiere: James & Evander – "Unthinkable" (Alicia Keys cover)

Song Premiere: James & Evander – "Unthinkable" (Alicia Keys cover)

Remember Songs We Wish We Wrote You -- the ongoing covers and remixes series from East Bay electronic pop duo James & Evander? Dating back to 2009, J&E have [...]

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Al Lover – 2011 psych mixtape

Although we are technically done with 2011, we can still enjoy 2011 music retrospectives. For those interested, the mixtape master Al Lover has released a free mix of his [...]

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Screeching into 2012: Drugs and Jello

I appreciated Todd's recent post: Happy Memories of 2011. He was spot on about Deerhoof. Though I hadn't seen them in years, I caught their show [...]

By |January 2, 2012|1 Comment

Random, Happy Memories of 2011

Some years are great for shows – like 2008. Some are great years for albums, like 2009. But this was a great year for both, from the start. In [...]

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Tonight: Ferocious Few, B. Hamilton, Feral Cat @ Amnesia

Tonight's show at Amnesia is presented by Loving Cup -- on the bill, Ferocious Few, new-on-the-scene from the East Bay, B. Hamilton, and Feral Cat (8pm, $10, RSVP).

Everything I [...]

By |December 29, 2011|2 Comments
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    2011-in-Review Mixtape: 50+ Signs of a Strong Year for Bay Area Indie Rock, Indie Pop and Folk-Rock (Podcast #267)

2011-in-Review Mixtape: 50+ Signs of a Strong Year for Bay Area Indie Rock, Indie Pop and Folk-Rock (Podcast #267)

After surveying a variety of sounds coming from the Bay Area this year, we're ending our look back at 2011 with the world of indie rock, indie pop, singer-songwriters [...]

By |December 28, 2011|6 Comments
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    2011-in-Review Mixtape: Another Winning Year for SF Rock and Roll (Podcast #266)

2011-in-Review Mixtape: Another Winning Year for SF Rock and Roll (Podcast #266)

The Bay Area has long been a leader in garage rock -- see the annual Budget Rock Fest, which celebrated its tenth and final installment this year -- and, [...]

By |December 27, 2011|2 Comments
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    2011-in-Review Mixtape: Highlights from SF Psych, Drone, and Shoegaze (Podcast #265)

2011-in-Review Mixtape: Highlights from SF Psych, Drone, and Shoegaze (Podcast #265)

The San Francisco Bay Area's psychedelic legacy leaves big shoes for modern bands looking to get weird, but 2011 saw no shortage of heady, trippy music from locals, with [...]

By |December 23, 2011|Comments Off on 2011-in-Review Mixtape: Highlights from SF Psych, Drone, and Shoegaze (Podcast #265)