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    The Coffis Brothers, The Lady Crooners and Karmen Buttler take over Slim’s

The Coffis Brothers, The Lady Crooners and Karmen Buttler take over Slim’s

A night full of family bands will be taking over Slim's this weekend, bringing some Americana, folk, and pop music. It's gonna be great.

The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain [...]

By |March 10, 2015|Comments Off on The Coffis Brothers, The Lady Crooners and Karmen Buttler take over Slim’s
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    Oakland’s Mall Walk to release new 7″, on tour in March and April

Oakland’s Mall Walk to release new 7″, on tour in March and April

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Last year, Oakland's Mall Walk released a five-song EP comprised of minimalist guitar work, spidery, walking bass lines, and steady rhythms. It's a brand of dynamic rock [...]

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Useless Eaters release singles collection

 
Is your seventh year as a band too soon to release a singles and rarities collection? Not if you're Useless Eaters.

Hot on the heels of last year's well-received full-length, [...]

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    Sonny & the Sunsets release “Happy Carrot Health Food Store” video

Sonny & the Sunsets release “Happy Carrot Health Food Store” video

 
Sonny, Sonny, Sonny. After so many years in our Bay Area scene, how are you still so good?

Veteran local Sonny Smith is back with his band the Sunsets, this [...]

By |March 6, 2015|1 Comment
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    Hibbity Dibbity brings ‘Tinctures, Potions & Elixirs’ to The Chapel tonight!

Hibbity Dibbity brings ‘Tinctures, Potions & Elixirs’ to The Chapel tonight!

After a whirlwind of shows around the country, psychedelic rock n' roll blues band Hibbity Dibbity is back in San Francisco and ready to catch us all by storm with the [...]

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    The Silhouette Era release new single, “Devotion” (playing El Rio tonight)

The Silhouette Era release new single, “Devotion” (playing El Rio tonight)

Local dream wave act The Silhouette Era is coming off of a spurring start to the new year. With the success of a a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of [...]

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SONG-FREUD: French Cassettes’ “Teeth for Talking”

Welcome back to SONG-FREUD, the only music column in the whole world that doubles as a deep cavity search of your favorite Bay Area songs. Equal parts Pitchfork and Dr. Phil, [...]

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Premiere: Meat Market – “Hole” (plus tour dates!)

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Today we are happy to bring you a brand new track from Meat Market - an Oakland quartet that has been making great garage-pop since early 2011, when members [...]

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    Best of the Rest – February 2015 (Six Organs of Admittance, bAd bAd, Panic Is Perfect, & more)

Best of the Rest – February 2015 (Six Organs of Admittance, bAd bAd, Panic Is Perfect, & more)

Ben Chasny of Six Organs of Admittance (Photo Credit: Drag City)

Every month, our editors hear lots of great new music, at shows around the Bay, exploring the far reaches [...]

By |March 4, 2015|Comments Off on Best of the Rest – February 2015 (Six Organs of Admittance, bAd bAd, Panic Is Perfect, & more)
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    Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy, ex-Shoppers) recently announced the launch of her new Captured Tracks imprint, Honor Press, and their first band – Sacramento's So Stressed. As far as I know, [...]

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    Nate Baker, Samuel Gray Edmondson join Australia’s Hipstones at Hotel Utah

Nate Baker, Samuel Gray Edmondson join Australia’s Hipstones at Hotel Utah

Noise Pop 2015 has come to an end, which means it's time to recover with a mellow evening tonight at the Hotel Utah. Australia's Hipstones, a soul band, are [...]

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    Wild Moth announces TWO tours; playing gigs at Thee Parkside and 1-2-3-4 Go!

Wild Moth announces TWO tours; playing gigs at Thee Parkside and 1-2-3-4 Go!

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Wild Moth just announced two tours, one in support of their recently released split with fellow Bay Area post-punk band Creative Adult, and the other presumably [...]

By |February 26, 2015|Comments Off on Wild Moth announces TWO tours; playing gigs at Thee Parkside and 1-2-3-4 Go!