Get To Know: Rebecca Mimiaga

Any Californian who has, at some point in their lives, had to live somewhere else for an extended period of time (a terrifying prospect) would no doubt relate to [...]

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    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down announce new album, New Year’s show with the Decemberists

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down announce new album, New Year’s show with the Decemberists

Thao Nguyen (Photo by Maria Kanevskaya)

We're still reeling at how good they were headlining Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party in September, but there are tons of new goodies [...]

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    Smokin’ Ziggurats (mems. of Social Studies and Foli) release EP, announce first SF club show

Smokin’ Ziggurats (mems. of Social Studies and Foli) release EP, announce first SF club show

Smokin' Ziggurats are as mysterious as their name is epic. This photo is their only visual asset so far, and they don't have a Facebook. The details are sparse, but there [...]

By |November 27, 2015|Comments Off on Smokin’ Ziggurats (mems. of Social Studies and Foli) release EP, announce first SF club show
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    Caleborate transcends the Bay Area, represents his hometown along the way

Caleborate transcends the Bay Area, represents his hometown along the way

Young enough to have an open mind, but old enough to be mindful, Sacramento-born/Berkeley-based rapper Caleborate is an immediately striking talent brewing in the Bay Area. He’s versatile, but [...]

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    The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

Continuing with our spotlight on some of the 40+ unreleased or rare songs that will be featured on our new 10th anniversary compilation -- only one of many gifts you can [...]

By |November 25, 2015|Comments Off on The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation
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    Jenny Gillespie announces “Cure for Dreaming,” to play record-release show at Starlight Social Club

Jenny Gillespie announces “Cure for Dreaming,” to play record-release show at Starlight Social Club

Blending the best of folk, electronica, baroque, and R&B, Jenny Gillespie takes an unintuitive approach to crafting her earthly tunes. She wields the tools of pop-songwriting, but applies them [...]

By |November 25, 2015|Comments Off on Jenny Gillespie announces “Cure for Dreaming,” to play record-release show at Starlight Social Club

Get to Know: NVO

When San Francisco-based trio NVO described their genre to me as "live electronic music," I immediately scoffed. Electronic music is soulless and meaningless and, to recycle some words I've [...]

By |November 24, 2015|Comments Off on Get to Know: NVO
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    Q&A: Exclusive premiere of Emily Afton’s new single “Someday”

Q&A: Exclusive premiere of Emily Afton’s new single “Someday”

Photos by: Nicholas Lea Bruno

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Emily Afton is an Oakland-based musician from a small town down in Southern California. Her take on indie pop is like no other, [...]

By |November 23, 2015|3 Comments

Get to Know: Unruly Things

Two-piece rock outfit Unruly Things certainly have chosen an appropriate moniker for this project. Guitarist Nate Hutchinson and drummer Brian Pelham don't need much to get you banging your [...]

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    The Bay Bridged Presents: Fresh & Onlys at Hemlock Tavern this Saturday

The Bay Bridged Presents: Fresh & Onlys at Hemlock Tavern this Saturday

“We’re stubborn assholes—down to the person, we all are,” said Tim Cohen, lead singer and guitarist of the Fresh & Onlys, perhaps San Francisco’s most beloved local band. “But [...]

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    Premiere: The Dry Spells release first new music in six years, “Heliotrope”

Premiere: The Dry Spells release first new music in six years, “Heliotrope”

Hello The Dry Spells, it's nice to meet you again! The last time we heard new music from the beloved San Francisco psych-folk four-piece was in 2009, when they released their [...]

By |November 20, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: The Dry Spells release first new music in six years, “Heliotrope”
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    Tumbleweed Wanderers add bluesy b-side “Every Song” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

Tumbleweed Wanderers add bluesy b-side “Every Song” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

As you know, over forty Bay Area bands have contributed a rare or never-heard-before song to our 2015 fundraiser compilation — one great perk of donating among many. Today, [...]

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