Man/Miracle team up with Rogue Wave on tour, release new 7″

In addition to playing at this year's SxSW (you know, at parties like the Bay Area Takeover - *ahem*), Oakland's Man/Miracle are scheduled to open for fellow Oaklanders Rogue [...]

By |March 12, 2010|4 Comments

Geographer releases Animal Shapes

Geographer - "Kites"

Oh, Geographer. Truly one of our favorite local bands, and a group who seem to win new fans with every live performance. The band's new [...]

By |March 11, 2010|2 Comments

B and Not B release debut album, show on Thursday

Back in November, B and Not B did the guerrilla thing and rocked it out of a U-Haul. And now, circa March 2010, the band has officially released their self-titled [...]

By |March 10, 2010|Comments Off on B and Not B release debut album, show on Thursday

New Fresh & Onlys, El Rio tonight with Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall + The Baths

The Fresh & Onlys - "Vanishing Cream [Plastic Spoons]" via Pitchfork

Tonight, the extremely busy Fresh & Onlys join local genre-mates Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall and The Baths at [...]

By |March 10, 2010|Comments Off on New Fresh & Onlys, El Rio tonight with Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall + The Baths

CD release parties tonight: The Splinters, Veil Veil Vanish

As you'll see in the Weekend Picks, tonight at Amnesia (9pm, $7), The Splinters are holding a party for their new album Kick, which comes out on Tuesday on [...]

By |March 4, 2010|Comments Off on CD release parties tonight: The Splinters, Veil Veil Vanish

Tonight: The Rumble at Cafe Du Nord!

Lilofee - "Runaway"

Tonight's installment of The Rumble SF at Cafe Du Nord (9pm, free with RSVP) is a "Noise Pop Hangover" show, featuring performances by locals Lilofee and Stripmall [...]

By |March 3, 2010|Comments Off on Tonight: The Rumble at Cafe Du Nord!

City Light’s Burned Out Bright out now, show tonight

The Seattle-to-San-Francisco collaborative project known as City Light no longer has a sole album on its roster. Several musicians (singer-songwriter Matt Shaw, producer Nick Andre, musician/producer Denver Valley, musicians [...]

By |March 3, 2010|Comments Off on City Light’s Burned Out Bright out now, show tonight

In A Cloud release party tonight

Kelley Stoltz - "Pinecone"

In A Cloud: New Sounds From San Francisco comes out today, and I hope you've ordered your copy already or intend to pick one up posthaste. [...]

By |March 2, 2010|Comments Off on In A Cloud release party tonight

Rogue Wave Mini-Movie Premiere: “We Will Make A Song Destroy”

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Rogue Wave's show last Wednesday night was a reminder of how beloved the band is in the Bay Area indie music community, as the fans and [...]

By |February 28, 2010|Comments Off on Rogue Wave Mini-Movie Premiere: “We Will Make A Song Destroy”

The Bay Bridged Presents: Noise Pop Happy Hour with Hunx and His Punx, Spencey Dude and the Doodles, Weekend TONIGHT!

Poster Art by Jared Silbert
We've been somewhat absent on the live events side of things lately, but it's not for a lack of irons in fires (or pots on [...]

By |February 26, 2010|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged Presents: Noise Pop Happy Hour with Hunx and His Punx, Spencey Dude and the Doodles, Weekend TONIGHT!

Grass Widow signs to Kill Rock Stars

Grass Widow - "Tattoo"

As it turns out, the Thao with The Get Down Stay Down/Thermals show last month actually featured three Kill Rock Stars-signed bands, not two. In [...]

By |February 19, 2010|Comments Off on Grass Widow signs to Kill Rock Stars

Boy In The Bubble: New Album and Release Show

Boy In the Bubble - "In The Company Town"

Oakland's Boy In The Bubble celebrate the release of The King this Friday night (9pm, $10, 21+) with a release show [...]

By |February 18, 2010|Comments Off on Boy In The Bubble: New Album and Release Show