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    Maximum Rocknroll & Thrillhouse Records Present: Trenches, Venkman, Violence Creeps

Maximum Rocknroll & Thrillhouse Records Present: Trenches, Venkman, Violence Creeps

It’s only fitting that Maximum Rocknroll and Thrillhouse Records would team up to put on shows: Both are a bevy of punk rock enthusiasts that are fierce supporters of [...]

By |April 9, 2014|Comments Off on Maximum Rocknroll & Thrillhouse Records Present: Trenches, Venkman, Violence Creeps
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    Outside Lands 2014 lineup announced (Kanye West, Tom Petty, the Killers)

Outside Lands 2014 lineup announced (Kanye West, Tom Petty, the Killers)

The lineup for Outside Lands 2014 has been announced! This year's event will feature Kanye West, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and the Killers as headliners, plus Macklemore & [...]

Get to know: Sad Bastard Book Club

"Being in San Francisco right now is like living on borrowed time," Justin Wasterlain of Sad Bastard Book Club says. "For people like us, the rising rents, evictions, mindless [...]

By |April 7, 2014|Comments Off on Get to know: Sad Bastard Book Club
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    The Electric Magpie to release debut full length, ‘Begins’

The Electric Magpie to release debut full length, ‘Begins’

The Electric Magpie, a household name in the Bay Area psych-garage rock scene, is revving up to release their debut full-length on April 15th via one of Los Angeles' [...]

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    Launch party for ‘The Mysticist’ on April 27th at Brick & Mortar

Launch party for ‘The Mysticist’ on April 27th at Brick & Mortar

As previously mentioned, our own Mike G. (using the name Mike E.G. for this particular project) has recently been busy with The Mysticist: a cyberpunk novel set to a [...]

By |April 3, 2014|Comments Off on Launch party for ‘The Mysticist’ on April 27th at Brick & Mortar
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    An Oakland invasion brought to you by Twin Steps, Meat Market, MOM, Ssun Prairie

An Oakland invasion brought to you by Twin Steps, Meat Market, MOM, Ssun Prairie

The day has come. Oakland is (kind of) taking over San Francisco. On April 9, a mostly Oakland-comprised lineup of "difficult" punks Twin Steps, surf pop group Meat Market, experimental [...]

By |April 3, 2014|Comments Off on An Oakland invasion brought to you by Twin Steps, Meat Market, MOM, Ssun Prairie

TV Mike & the Scarecrowes take over Legionnaire Saloon

Oakland's Legionnaire Saloon deserves major props for being what I'm pretty sure is the only venue in town with regularly scheduled live hip hop and heavy metal events. Monday's [...]

By |April 2, 2014|Comments Off on TV Mike & the Scarecrowes take over Legionnaire Saloon

Adam Lipman releases ‘Prove the Beast’ LP

Half Moon Bay's Adam Lipman is releasing his Prove the Beast LP April 15 on Shrimper Records, his follow up to 2013's The Western Bounce. At the core of [...]

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Please welcome Union Pacific

Channeling desert vibrations into a surf pop sound, Union Pacific is the project of singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zach Vito. A Tucson native and one of San Francisco's newest songsmiths, [...]

By |April 1, 2014|Comments Off on Please welcome Union Pacific

Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze II to blow minds April 18-20

Everybody's favorite crossover fest, Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze, is coming back to blow more minds. Taking place April 18-20 at Oakland's Eli's Mile High Club and Oakland Metro Operahouse, the event [...]

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Rin Tin Tiger bring raw, rocking sound to the Rickshaw

Rin Tin Tiger is not your father's folk rock. Forget the interlocking harmonies of Crosby, Stills and Nash. Never mind the laid back melodies of Fairport Convention. These guys [...]

By |March 31, 2014|Comments Off on Rin Tin Tiger bring raw, rocking sound to the Rickshaw

Craft Spells finally returns with new single

We haven't heard much from Craft Spells, the project of Stockton/San Francisco's Justin Vallesteros, since he holed up in the San Joaquin Valley after 2010's Idle Labor. Since he disappeared, he [...]

By |March 27, 2014|2 Comments