John Travoltage releases debut EP

The debut EP of John Travoltage may be titled Done to Death, but that certainly doesn't make their charmingly familiar brand of power-pop any less catchy. Recalling everything from [...]

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Get to Know: Abbot Kinney (+ win free tickets!)

Abbot Kinney is both San Francisco and Los Angeles. It is the story and culmination of living in two great cities in one big state. The sound of fog as [...]

By |October 20, 2015|3 Comments
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    Face Tat re-cut famous German expressionist film for new video, announce West Coast tour

Face Tat re-cut famous German expressionist film for new video, announce West Coast tour

Perhaps San Francisco only sci-fi dark rock duo, Face Tat are back with a new video for the single "Open Up Your Arms" and a full West Coast tour. [...]

By |October 19, 2015|Comments Off on Face Tat re-cut famous German expressionist film for new video, announce West Coast tour
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    The Total Bettys are here to kidnap your feelings and put them in a song

The Total Bettys are here to kidnap your feelings and put them in a song

I first heard of The Total Bettys (SF) was thanks to my friends at The Sugar Bowl. They had made an 8tracks playlist and their track "No Kings" was the first song. [...]

By |October 19, 2015|1 Comment
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    San Francisco’s EagleWolfSnake set to drop debut LP ‘Zang!’, playing Bottom of the Hill in November

San Francisco’s EagleWolfSnake set to drop debut LP ‘Zang!’, playing Bottom of the Hill in November

San Francisco natives EagleWolfSnake are set to release their full-length debut album, Zang! on Oct. 30. The three-piece band features Eli Meyskens (bass), Nick Bray (guitar), and Ryan Malley [...]

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Unconditional Arms tease upcoming live record

Back in July Unconditional Arms played an intimate show to a group of friends and fans in a beautiful studio hidden away on one of the more unassuming blocks [...]

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Introducing: the sirens of Golda

I'll spare you the "good timing for a folk album with strings — it's autumn!" analogies of home-knit sweaters, steaming mugs of pumpkin something-or-other, and a mewing feline forever glued to your sternum. Those are [...]

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    Vetiver announce West Coast dates to highlight latest LP ‘Complete Strangers’

Vetiver announce West Coast dates to highlight latest LP ‘Complete Strangers’

Following the release of Vetiver’s newest album Complete Strangers in March, band leader Andy Cabic and co. embarked on a Europe tour to promote their soothing folk sounds. That tour, which began [...]

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Growwler releases new Halloween-themed single

Growwler has a spine-chilling new single out just in time for Halloween. Titled "Dawn of the Red" and conceived as a tribute to "slasher cinema," the thumping bass line [...]

By |October 15, 2015|Comments Off on Growwler releases new Halloween-themed single

TIMF Interview: Shamir, the 20-year-old killing the game

There are many musicians and bands playing at Treasure Island Music Festival, and all of them are worth knowing, but Shamir is the one you need to keep an [...]

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The Bay Abridged: Oct 7 — Oct 13

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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Cassette Store Day 2015 is this Saturday

As you may have noticed, cassettes are back. Burger Records are a major figure in indie and garage rock scene right now, while also truly being a cassette label. [...]

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