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 [...]

By |November 2, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: The Saxophones
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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
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    Interview & Giveaway: Get to know artist collective Our House and their upcoming Gothic Luau

Interview & Giveaway: Get to know artist collective Our House and their upcoming Gothic Luau

Dust off your ugly floral shirts and your darkest eyeliner: Our House is back with a second installment of their doubly-themed post-Halloween dance party, Gothic Luau, featuring a reunion from [...]

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    Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot

Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot

San Francisco's own budding indie rock quartet Blossom recently dropped a trippy new music video for their track "Weirdspell" via online music outlet Groundsounds. The band, who are working on their first [...]

By |October 29, 2015|Comments Off on Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot
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    Try the Pie announces ‘Rest,’ a compilation of early recordings

Try the Pie announces ‘Rest,’ a compilation of early recordings

South Bay-based musician Bean Tupou of Try the Pie is involved in a variety of projects in support of the DIY community, from the San Jose collective Think and [...]

By |October 29, 2015|1 Comment

The Bay Abridged: Oct 20 — Oct 27

(Jane's Addiction at The Warfield)

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. [...]

By |October 28, 2015|Comments Off on The Bay Abridged: Oct 20 — Oct 27
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    Front Country puts a rootsy spin on the Talking Heads ahead of Halloween show

Front Country puts a rootsy spin on the Talking Heads ahead of Halloween show

The bluegrass scene in the Bay Area is one of the most thriving around, and we're definitely root-ing for Front Country. (Get it? The scene is also full of bluegrass puns.) [...]

By |October 28, 2015|Comments Off on Front Country puts a rootsy spin on the Talking Heads ahead of Halloween show
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    Listen to this ‘Night of the Living Shreds’ mixtape before Friday’s Bay Bridged Halloween show

Listen to this ‘Night of the Living Shreds’ mixtape before Friday’s Bay Bridged Halloween show

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As the list of Halloween weekend events grows bigger and bigger, so does our excitement about our very own Halloween show that we're putting on with [...]

By |October 28, 2015|Comments Off on Listen to this ‘Night of the Living Shreds’ mixtape before Friday’s Bay Bridged Halloween show

The Illumignarly releasing ‘Apocalypse Gnar’ EP

I'm not sure exactly what's in the water in the North Bay, but they've been sending us some great loud music of late. Santa Rosa's The Illumignarly are no [...]

By |October 27, 2015|Comments Off on The Illumignarly releasing ‘Apocalypse Gnar’ EP

Giveaway: Finish Ticket moving to the national stage

A few years ago, Finish Ticket were one of many up-and-coming Bay Area bands trying to break through to the national stage. Following a a tour opening for Twenty [...]

By |October 27, 2015|1 Comment
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    Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”

Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”

The Mantles (Photo by David Armstrong)

There's something about most jangle-pop that instantly recalls warm summer breezes and waxing nostalgic. Today, you deserve a bit of a summer throwback, and [...]

By |October 23, 2015|Comments Off on Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”

Gold Minor to release new single “Take Me Home”

Anybody who says rock n' roll is dead, or at least dormant in San Francisco, obviously hasn't seen Gold Minor live yet. Whether guitarist Adam Dragland is busting out [...]

By |October 22, 2015|Comments Off on Gold Minor to release new single “Take Me Home”