Checking in with Hot Flash Heat Wave

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Hot Flash Heat Wave remind me of sweets. Specifically the sweets Theibaud has been painting since the sixties. There's a degree of play at hand in the band's [...]

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    Premiere: Scary Little Friends’ ‘Silent Revolution’ EP

Premiere: Scary Little Friends’ ‘Silent Revolution’ EP

Over two and a half years since their debut full-length, From the Beginning, San Francisco's Scary Little Friends are finally releasing a follow-up tomorrow, Silent Revolution. Luckily, they're letting [...]

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Bay Area Valentine’s Day Concert Compilation

Photo by Samantha Marx

What constitutes a “romantic evening” differs from couple to couple, and often even between individuals in a partnership. Some would say a night of thrashing to [...]

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The Y Axes release their new single “Meteorite”

The Y Axes are the poster space-babes, with a cosmic sound that is dancey and fun.

The first of their four singles to be released this year, "Meteorite", was recorded by Aaron Hellam [...]

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    Part/Human premieres “Touched” off debut EP out this Saturday

Part/Human premieres “Touched” off debut EP out this Saturday

If you're a fan of Silver Shadows, Tiaras, Ganglians, Fine Steps, Mayyors, and 90's acid house rhythms then Part/Human was sculpted for you. Multi-instrumentalist and Silver Shadows guitarist Margaret Rhodes began Part/Human [...]

By |January 27, 2016|Comments Off on Part/Human premieres “Touched” off debut EP out this Saturday
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    Preview: Longings (of Orchid + Ampere), Nopes, Toyota, Spit Tips

Preview: Longings (of Orchid + Ampere), Nopes, Toyota, Spit Tips

Western Massachusetts' prolific guitarist and recording engineer Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere) is bringing his post-punk venture to the Bay at the end of the month. Longings play a dense, cerebral [...]

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    The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”

The Greening bring collage rock to fruition with “All Of A Sudden Tomorrow’s Here”

The first time I met Karl Meischen of The Greening was at a cafe in the Mission, and the first thing I noticed was that he was dressed in [...]

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    Tycho’s remixed “Awake” out now, featuring RJD2, Baio, and more

Tycho’s remixed “Awake” out now, featuring RJD2, Baio, and more

Awake, the fourth studio album released by San Francisco's golden group Tycho, just received a new spin on its eight track length. A remixed version of the breakthrough LP was [...]

By |January 26, 2016|Comments Off on Tycho’s remixed “Awake” out now, featuring RJD2, Baio, and more
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    Video Premiere: Take a bright wilderness hike with Perhapsy in video for “All My Soul Swallowed”

Video Premiere: Take a bright wilderness hike with Perhapsy in video for “All My Soul Swallowed”

Oakland's Perhapsy, in the wake of his single release for "All My Soul Swallowed," asks us a simple but important question: "Where are the outlets in the forest?"

Maybe the questions [...]

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Battlehooch return to Slim’s Saturday night

It's been awhile.

Battlehooch hasn't played a show in San Francisco in six months, or about an eternity in local band years, so expect the city's staple psychedelic outfit to [...]

By |January 25, 2016|Comments Off on Battlehooch return to Slim’s Saturday night

bAd bAd’s last show is Tuesday at the Knockout

Sadly, yet another promising San Francisco band is about to be no more due to a member leaving town. With frontman Christian Zamora leaving town to manage a few [...]

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    Following tweet poll, Blackbird Blackbird, Giraffage, and Mark Redito to form an emo band

Following tweet poll, Blackbird Blackbird, Giraffage, and Mark Redito to form an emo band

The arms of this Blackbird Blackbird member at our Phono Del Sol Festival sum up our excitement of his latest news: he, Mark Redito (fka Spazzkid), and SF local Giraffage are taking their friendship to [...]

By |January 22, 2016|Comments Off on Following tweet poll, Blackbird Blackbird, Giraffage, and Mark Redito to form an emo band