Photos: Finest Dearest’s last show with Stirling Says, Drowning With Our Anchors, 6/26

Photos by Lev Perry.
Last week Finest Dearest announced their retirement, and Saturday at Epicenter Cafe they bid their supporters farewell with close friends Stirling Says and Drowning With [...]

By |June 28, 2010|Comments Off on Photos: Finest Dearest’s last show with Stirling Says, Drowning With Our Anchors, 6/26

Sunday: All-local garage bill of the summer, with Ty Segall, Grass Widow, Sonny & The Sunsets + The Baths

Don't miss the official release party for Ty Segall's Melted, this Sunday at Bottom of the Hill (8pm, $8/10, All Ages), featuring the ridiculously excellent supporting lineup of Grass [...]

By |June 25, 2010|Comments Off on Sunday: All-local garage bill of the summer, with Ty Segall, Grass Widow, Sonny & The Sunsets + The Baths

The summer sounds of Blackbird Blackbird

Blackbird Blackbird - "Sunspray"

Blackbird Blackbird - "Hawaii"

Current gloom notwithstanding, summer is the perfect time for warm electronic sounds. SF's Blackbird Blackbird (aka Mikey S; formerly Bye Bye Blackbird) has [...]

By |June 25, 2010|Comments Off on The summer sounds of Blackbird Blackbird

Festival news: early lineups revealed for On Land, All Shook Down, and Mission Creek fests

You presumably know about Outside Lands and we've revealed a little bit about this year's Rock Make, but details have emerged recently about a number of other festivals taking [...]

By |June 22, 2010|Comments Off on Festival news: early lineups revealed for On Land, All Shook Down, and Mission Creek fests

Video: Bare Wires – “I Love You Tonite”

This ridiculously catchy garage rock nugget comes from Bare Wires' upcoming sophomore album Seeking Love, out soon on John Dwyer's Castle Face Records. The Oakland band's record [...]

By |June 18, 2010|Comments Off on Video: Bare Wires – “I Love You Tonite”

A sampling of videos from Clean White Lines: Spencey Dude and the Doodles, Sean Hayes, The Stone Foxes, Dreamdate

Clean White Lines is a Bay Area production company that has been shooting some really top notch music videos and performance clips. Check out some recent highlights below:

Spencey [...]

By |June 17, 2010|Comments Off on A sampling of videos from Clean White Lines: Spencey Dude and the Doodles, Sean Hayes, The Stone Foxes, Dreamdate

Sunbeam Rd. releases Turtles, Magnets, Animals EP

Sunbeam Rd. - "Waves"

Sunbeam Rd. - "House Boats"

We're currently in the middle of this great moment of exciting young SF rock bands that draw on post-punk and/or shoegazer influences [...]

By |June 15, 2010|Comments Off on Sunbeam Rd. releases Turtles, Magnets, Animals EP

Thursday, 6/17: My First Earthquake release ‘Crush’ @ Rickshaw

Thursday night, get crushed: My First Earthquake is releasing a new EP, Crush at the Rickshaw Stop (9pm, $10). The EP was recorded in one day at Hyde Street [...]

Lady Lazarus: Live on One Night Music, Upcoming Shows

Lady Lazarus "Master and Servant" (4 of 4) - Low-Fi Minimalist Folk - ONM#32 from One Night Music on Vimeo.

Lady Lazarus, the musician, not the poem, is San Jose's [...]

By |June 11, 2010|Comments Off on Lady Lazarus: Live on One Night Music, Upcoming Shows

Tonight at the Rickshaw: Or, the Whale, AB & the Sea, Get Back Loretta

The Rickshaw Stop will host not just two stellar Bay Area bands and one band from San Diego on Friday, June 11th (8:30 pm, $10). The Rickshaw Stop will [...]

By |June 11, 2010|Comments Off on Tonight at the Rickshaw: Or, the Whale, AB & the Sea, Get Back Loretta

Sleepy Sun’s Rachel Fannan showcases her solo music

Rachel Fannan - "Thank You"

Given her amazing work as a vocalist in Sleepy Sun, it should come as no surprise that Rachel Fannan's solo work also sounds compelling. [...]

By |June 9, 2010|Comments Off on Sleepy Sun’s Rachel Fannan showcases her solo music

Video: Sleepy Sun – “Open Eyes”

Sleepy Sun - Open Eyes from ATP Recordings on Vimeo.

Sleepy Sun - "Open Eyes"

From the local psych rock band's excellent new album Fever, out now on ATP Recordings. [...]

By |June 7, 2010|Comments Off on Video: Sleepy Sun – “Open Eyes”