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    Hear now: Tricycle Records releases fifth local music compilation

Hear now: Tricycle Records releases fifth local music compilation

Artwork by Adrian Landon Brooks

Since you've landed here on this site, you probably have a penchant for local music. We're excited to announce that our friends at Tricycle Records are releasing [...]

By |November 6, 2015|Comments Off on Hear now: Tricycle Records releases fifth local music compilation
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    Swap your records with Maximum RockNRoll and Thrillhouse Records at The Knockout this Sunday

Swap your records with Maximum RockNRoll and Thrillhouse Records at The Knockout this Sunday

If you're looking for something to do on one of your slow afternoons this upcoming weekend, look no further. Renowned international DIY punk fanzine Maximum RockNRoll teams with local [...]

By |November 6, 2015|Comments Off on Swap your records with Maximum RockNRoll and Thrillhouse Records at The Knockout this Sunday
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    The She’s release “Cherry Red” off upcoming split single

The She’s release “Cherry Red” off upcoming split single

The She's just released “Cherry Red” off a Split 45' from Empty Cellar Records with The Dry Spells. The song starts with some guttural shout-cough type thing. First time [...]

By |November 6, 2015|1 Comment
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    Interview: Bay Area Producer Nackt on his latest LP, the beauty of classic 80s Roland gear, and growing up in the Bay

Interview: Bay Area Producer Nackt on his latest LP, the beauty of classic 80s Roland gear, and growing up in the Bay

The music coming from local producer Nackt ripples with rhythm. His latest effort Virex, which was released last month on 100% Silk, bounces, slides, flutters, and flexes. From funky [...]

By |November 5, 2015|1 Comment

Future Shapes releases new single “Feel”

New Future Shapes single "Feel" poses some deep questions about the nature of reality and hints at an unspecified, intangible, existential need hanging off the haunting reverb and laid-back [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Oct 28 — Nov 3

In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers will provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a [...]

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    Geographer to drop new Endless Motion EP Vol. 1 featuring New Order, Kate Bush, and Paul Simon covers

Geographer to drop new Endless Motion EP Vol. 1 featuring New Order, Kate Bush, and Paul Simon covers

Since its founding in 2007, San Francisco indie rock group Geographer has brought major recognition and pride to the Bay Area’s music scene. Their latest LP Ghost Modern, released [...]

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Catching up with The Tet Holiday

Oakland band The Tet Holiday recently played at Bottom of the Hill with their new drummer Brandon Farmer, and they rocked it. If you don't know their music, check out [...]

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    How San Francisco’s famously obscure aQuarius Records is still thriving after 45 years

How San Francisco’s famously obscure aQuarius Records is still thriving after 45 years

aQuarius Records (aQ) has been championing the fringes of music for 45 years now. They think. It could be 46, as the San Francisco record store has a murky [...]

By |November 3, 2015|7 Comments

Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills

You see them late into the night. They're sweaty with passion. They revel in the glory of the bright lights. They move to the beat of their own drum. And [...]

By |November 2, 2015|6 Comments

Get to know: The Saxophones

Oakland band The Saxophones began about 10 years ago as a solo songwriting project for Alexi Erenkov, who was in college studying jazz saxophone, flute, and clarinet, but as [...]

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    Shawn Alpay (formerly of The Definite Articles) introduces new project Completions

Shawn Alpay (formerly of The Definite Articles) introduces new project Completions

San Francisco native Shawn Alpay, the sole member of his newly formed indie project Completions and house engineer at local recording studio Tiny Telephone, is someone the Bay Area [...]

By |October 30, 2015|Comments Off on Shawn Alpay (formerly of The Definite Articles) introduces new project Completions