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    Lagunitas Beer Circus serves up beer, charity in fall extravaganza

Lagunitas Beer Circus serves up beer, charity in fall extravaganza

It's the best of both worlds, if your worlds revolve around drinking hoppy beverages and enjoying spectacular acrobatics with fellow adults. Yes, the Lagunitas Beer Circus is back for [...]

By |July 20, 2016|Comments Off on Lagunitas Beer Circus serves up beer, charity in fall extravaganza

Crush share new music video, play Rickshaw Stop tomorrow

"I lowkey have a crush on Crush (from Oakland) because they crush it," is something I and many other people have said while in the crowd of a Crush show. Because [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Comments Off on Crush share new music video, play Rickshaw Stop tomorrow

San Francisco’s Pardoner release new, collaborative EP

 

Several groups of artists are putting San Francisco's Outer Sunset on the map in a big way. One group of affiliates congregate under the tape label Discontinuous Innovation and include names [...]

By |July 18, 2016|Comments Off on San Francisco’s Pardoner release new, collaborative EP
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    Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”

Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”

Tim Presley is somewhat of an enigma on the scene, the kind of musician where musical mastermind transcends persona. Bouncing between San Francisco and L.A., he's also bounced between [...]

By |July 15, 2016|Comments Off on Tim Presley (White Fence) announces solo LP; hear jaunty single “Clue”
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    Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP

Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP

Guy Fox is one of those bands that somehow never disappoints. Over the course of their careers here in the Bay, the band has cultivated a distinctive, accessible sound [...]

By |July 14, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Listen to the somber pop of Guy Fox’s ‘Paper Roads’ EP
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    Perhapsy, with full band, anchors strong Western U.S.-spanning lineup at Neck of the Woods

Perhapsy, with full band, anchors strong Western U.S.-spanning lineup at Neck of the Woods

It's a wonderful thing when down-home, neighborhood-friendly venues put together bills that highlight not only the local but also bands that are evolving in parallel scenes around the U.S. [...]

By |July 13, 2016|Comments Off on Perhapsy, with full band, anchors strong Western U.S.-spanning lineup at Neck of the Woods

Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China

One of my personal favorite country/Americana/folk/whatever bands (both locally and beyond) is China. Their songwriting is brutally honest, and they're likely one of the most talented bands you'll ever [...]

By |July 13, 2016|Comments Off on Video Premiere: Walk through Bernal Heights with China
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    Cool Ghouls are all grown up: listen to a pair of tracks from ‘Animal Races’

Cool Ghouls are all grown up: listen to a pair of tracks from ‘Animal Races’

Cool Ghouls seemed so young back when we first wrote about them in depth nearly four years ago: they were purveyors of a joyous San Francisco sound that just [...]

By |July 12, 2016|Comments Off on Cool Ghouls are all grown up: listen to a pair of tracks from ‘Animal Races’
  • Chairlift at Phono del Sol 2016, by Paige K. ParsonsChairlift at Phono del Sol 2016, by Paige K. Parsons
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    Photos: More great photos from the 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival!

Photos: More great photos from the 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival!

Crowd at Phono del Sol 2016 (By: Paige K. Parsons)

Here's one more collection of great photos from our 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, as captured by Paige K. Parsons.

Thanks again to every [...]

  • The She's at Phono del Sol 2016, by Jon Bauer
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    Photos: The 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival and Phono del Sol Brunch

Photos: The 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival and Phono del Sol Brunch

The Seshen (photo: Jon Bauer)

On Saturday, July 9, 2016, thousands of people filled Potrero del Sol Park for the sixth annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival, which featured performances by nine local [...]

By |July 12, 2016|Comments Off on Photos: The 2016 Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival and Phono del Sol Brunch

Happy Diving release singles ahead of LP, announce tour

(Happy Diving. photo: AV Club)

Birthed in the suburbs of the East Bay but now distributed across the West Coast, Happy Diving turned heads in 2014, releasing a self-titled EP [...]

By |July 11, 2016|Comments Off on Happy Diving release singles ahead of LP, announce tour
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    Phono del Sol 2016 is almost here: Here’s some important information for festival attendees

Phono del Sol 2016 is almost here: Here’s some important information for festival attendees

The 2016 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival is approaching quickly, so here's a recap of all of the important information that festival attendees need to know before July 9th. [...]

By |July 7, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol 2016 is almost here: Here’s some important information for festival attendees