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    Bay Area’s OVVN release live video and new tape ‘Two Lives’

Bay Area’s OVVN release live video and new tape ‘Two Lives’

(OVVN live at Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, photo by Leslie)

With members hailing from West Oakland and small, North Bay redwood enclave Guerneville, OVVN have spent the last year [...]

By |August 25, 2015|Comments Off on Bay Area’s OVVN release live video and new tape ‘Two Lives’
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    Giveaway: Painted Palms’ LP release show with Meat Market, Antwon + Sad Andy

Giveaway: Painted Palms’ LP release show with Meat Market, Antwon + Sad Andy

Local electronic psych-pop duo Painted Palms are hosting an album release show at Rickshaw Stop this Thursday in support of their second full-length LP, Horizons. The all ages event, [...]

By |August 25, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: Painted Palms’ LP release show with Meat Market, Antwon + Sad Andy
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    Tonight’s Thee Oh Sees show at Leo’s has been cancelled; band now playing Ghost Town

Tonight’s Thee Oh Sees show at Leo’s has been cancelled; band now playing Ghost Town

Thee Oh Sees were originally scheduled to play Leo's Music Club tonight as a part of a set of Bay Area shows kicking off their latest US tour (they [...]

By |August 25, 2015|1 Comment

Social Hall SF opening next to Regency Ballroom this fall

The Regency Ballroom is a fairly large space, built to accommodate big-name touring acts and other high-profile shows (upcoming shows at the Regency include acts like O.A.R. and Owl [...]

By |August 21, 2015|Comments Off on Social Hall SF opening next to Regency Ballroom this fall
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    Ticket Giveaway: Thee Oh Sees at Great American Music Hall next week

Ticket Giveaway: Thee Oh Sees at Great American Music Hall next week

Thee Oh Sees at Phono del Sol (photo: Paige K. Parsons)

Our own local punk rock heroes Thee Oh Sees are coming home next week!  While they'll be making a few appearances [...]

By |August 21, 2015|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Thee Oh Sees at Great American Music Hall next week

UC Theatre re-opening doors as a concert venue

It's 1917, and the UC Theatre is being built in Berkeley, California. As an international phenomenon, the “movie theater” is almost a teenager. Hanging from the steel frame is [...]

By |August 21, 2015|Comments Off on UC Theatre re-opening doors as a concert venue

Get to know: Wild Couch

Wild Couch is a San Francisco folk band that according to member Will Skinner began "with casual acoustic jam sessions and then mutated into overdrive banjo solos and heavy [...]

By |August 21, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: Wild Couch
  • Phono del Sol 2014: Thao & the Get Down Stay Down - Photo by Daniel Kielman
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    The 20th Street Block Party is returning: Thao, Nick Waterhouse, Dominant Legs and more

The 20th Street Block Party is returning: Thao, Nick Waterhouse, Dominant Legs and more

The Noise Pop-produced 20th Street Block Party is back this September for a third year of bands, food, drinks, and fun. The free event's lineup of music on two [...]

By |August 20, 2015|Comments Off on The 20th Street Block Party is returning: Thao, Nick Waterhouse, Dominant Legs and more

Dreamgaze Festival expands to San Francisco

Burnt out from the crowds of stampeding human cattle that was Outside Lands? Here's a fest off the beaten path, and into the realms of weird. The Los Angeles creative [...]

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Oakland’s Bicycle Day drops new EP on cassette

Amidst the wave of contemporary bands hailing from the East Bay, Oakland's Bicycle Day seems to be trying their best to craft a musical niche of their own. With [...]

By |August 20, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Bicycle Day drops new EP on cassette

Sexless announces new 7″ and September West Coast tour

Oakland's Sexless dubs themselves as a "Bay Area power trio"— on their social media, at least. Whether or not we'd like to believe that, the trio who cultivate a [...]

By |August 20, 2015|1 Comment
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    East Bay’s Toner shares new music and announces record release

East Bay’s Toner shares new music and announces record release

("Peasant Dreams" single art)

Local Bay Area bad boy and multi-instrumentalist Samuelito Cruz has been releasing music under the pseudonym Toner for only short time, but with the help of [...]

By |August 19, 2015|Comments Off on East Bay’s Toner shares new music and announces record release