Fake Your Own Death, JETSKIIS @ Milk Bar Wednesday

The recently-overhauled Milk Bar is slowly transforming into a go-to live music space in San Francisco. The venue has found a niche playing host to a variety of locally-themed [...]

By |March 30, 2010|Comments Off on Fake Your Own Death, JETSKIIS @ Milk Bar Wednesday

Mark David Ashworth: Free show Saturday

Mark David Ashworth - "Clean Slate"

In January, we blogged about San Francisco-by-way-of-Austin musician Mark David Ashworth, whose recently released second album, Bright is the Ring of Words, is full [...]

By |March 30, 2010|Comments Off on Mark David Ashworth: Free show Saturday

The Western Family Orchestra launches live radio series

The Western Family Orchestra, a collection of local musicians whose core members include Lee Bob Watson (Aficionado/Happy Mayfield), Gabe Nelson (Cake), Tom Heyman (Court and Spark, Chuck Prophet) and [...]

By |March 29, 2010|Comments Off on The Western Family Orchestra launches live radio series

The Heavenly States and Kill Moi @ Bottom of the Hill Friday

Bottom of the Hill will host quite the eclectic evening this Friday, March 26th - and in this case, "eclectic" refers to a mixture of Canadian dance music and [...]

By |March 24, 2010|4 Comments

Sean Hayes – Run Wolves Run; New Parish Wednesday

Sean Hayes - "When We Fall In" (mp3)

SF's Sean Hayes recently self-released his sixth album, Run Wolves Run, and he's performing this Wednesday at The New Parish in Oakland [...]

By |March 22, 2010|Comments Off on Sean Hayes – Run Wolves Run; New Parish Wednesday

Thursday: Common Eider, King Eider + Raccoons at Amnesia

Common Eider, King Eider - "Talking Ravens, Rotting Figs" via Raven Sings the Blues

Top-notch bill of Bay Area experimental rock bands at Amnesia this Thursday night (9pm, $7). Common [...]

By |March 16, 2010|Comments Off on Thursday: Common Eider, King Eider + Raccoons at Amnesia

Tartufi – The Goodwill of the Scar EP

There are times when an allegedly "full length" album is so brief that it feels more like a glorified EP, and then there are times when an EP is [...]

By |March 12, 2010|Comments Off on Tartufi – The Goodwill of the Scar EP

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