Video: Appetite – “Warn Me Right”

Appetite "Warn Me, Right" (Official Music Video) from Aaadam Davies on Vimeo. Introducing yet another single off of the summer's much-loved Scattered, Smothered, Covered LP from Sacramento's Appetite - "Warn Me Right." This one opens up with a real charmer, the xylophone, and is synced up to an adorable stop-motion video directed by Adam Davies. Tonight, Appetite opens for Blackbird Blackbird and Portland's Radiation City at Bottom of the Hill (9pm, $8). What's more, Appetite released a new track as of late. Enjoy "Home Alone Too" below. HOME ALONE TOO- Lost In Yer Zone by Appetite Photo by: Nicole L. [...]

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TBB Premiere: Birds & Batteries covers The Who’s “Squeeze Box”

Birds & Batteries - "Squeeze Box" (TBB Premiere) We're excited to premiere this new cover from Birds & Batteries, a synthed-up take on The Who's 1975 single "Squeeze Box." The indie-Americana-pop band has been working on a new album, the follow up to last year's Panorama, and you can see them at the Rock Make Street Festival this Saturday, September 17th. After that, they're touring the West Coast with Peter Wolf Crier, with all upcoming dates below. September 16, 2011 Davis, CA Sophia's Thai Kitchen w/ Radiation City September 17, 2011 12-7pm San Francisco, CA Rock Make Street Festival The [...]

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Rock Make 2011: Previewing the Performers on the Deli Radio Stage

With the Rock Make Street Festival coming this Saturday, September 17th, here is a preview of the six bands you'll be able to see on the Deli Radio Stage at Folsom Street at 18th Street. Listen to music from Rock Make performers on Deli Radio's Rock Make Radio channel. Our preview of the bands performing on the Audyssey stage ran earlier today. Birds & Batteries – "Strange Kind Of Mirror" Ranging from synth-based dance music to Americana, Birds & Batteries loosens the bonds of genre to reveal the basic element of a well-crafted song. Their music is deeply influenced by [...]

Rock Make 2011: Previewing the Performers on the Audyssey Stage

With the Rock Make Street Festival coming this Saturday, September 17th, here is a preview of the six bands you'll be able to see on the Audyssey Stage at Treat Avenue at 17th Street. Listen to music from Rock Make performers on Deli Radio's Rock Make Radio channel. We'll be back later today with a preview of the bands performing on the Deli Radio stage. Battlehooch unabashedly walks the line between pop sensibility and avant garde experimentation. The band describes their sound as "shape-shifting orchestral rock," characterizing their tendency to write stylistically varied songs with unique arrangements. Battlehooch – “Joke” [...]

The Soft Moon releases ‘Total Decay’ and plays Independent for Halloween

The Soft Moon - "Total Decay" The Soft Moon recently premiered the title track from their latest dark-wave concoction for Captured Tracks, Total Decay, out on Halloween. Personally, I would kill to see The Soft Moon open for Mogwai or John Maus, but their limited amount of tour dates end with a headlining show at the Independent on 8/31, which will also mark the EP's release show. Part Time Punks is throwing the party here in SF, also presented by labels Aquarius and Dark Entries; opening is Led Er Est (NY). Tourdates are after the jump. 09/10 Portland, OR - [...]

By |September 13, 2011|Tags: |

Wednesday night: Rock Make pre-party at The Verdi Club, with The Music Wrong, Lia Rose, Elidila

Blood Vessels by musicwrong This month's Dark Nights show at The Verdi Club on Wednesday, September 14th (8:30pm, $3-5) doubles as a Rock Make Street Festival pre-party. The show features performances by locals The Music Wrong and Lia Rose, and Oregon's Elidila. Come grab a drink with us and start getting excited for Saturday's street festival! When You Need Me Most by Lia Rose

Girls: new album out now, listen to “Love Life”

Girls' new album, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, is out today, September 13th, on True Panther. The album just received a glowing review on Pitchfork, and you can stream it above. As a bonus, Disco Naivete posted a stream of the "Love Life," an iTunes-only bonus track from the album. Check it out below: [Flash 9 is required to listen to audio.] Girls' US tour closes with two nights at the Great American Music Hall on October 8th (9pm, $20) and 9th (8pm, $20).

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Review: Ladybug Transistor, Red Pony Clock, Sea Lions @ The Hemlock 9/8/11

Last Thursday at the Hemlock, Elephant Sixers the Ladybug Transistor made magic and even helped to reunite some long lost family members. Oxnard’s finest, Sea Lions, and San Diego’s experimental tropicalists Red Pony Clock realized that evening some of their members were, in fact, cousins. “The Mexicans of indie rock,” Gabe Saucedo of RPC joked, “it’s just us and them.” [nggallery id=110908-ladybug] Sea Lions opened and performed their jangly and melodic pop, fronted by guitarist and singer Adrain Pillado and his baritone ballads. The band is touring extensively this fall to lead up to their November full-length release on Slumberland [...]

Recommended, 9/12-9/18: Rock Make Street Festival, Teen Daze, Deerhoof at SFMOMA, Part Time/Pamela

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Saturday: The 2011 Rock Make Street Festival!! Obviously, our top pick this week is the 2011 Rock Make Street Festival (Facebook event), our fourth annual free, all ages, all day celebration of local arts, crafts, and music, taking place on Saturday, September 17th on Treat Avenue at 18th Street (12-7pm, Free, All Ages). The lineup of bands [...]

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