Angel Olsen plotting solo dates on ‘Tiny Dreams’ tour

Angel Olsen (photo: Patric Carver)

Folk-pop darling Angel Olsen has announced a set of North American solo dates on her Tiny Dreams tour. With gigs planned in San Francisco, Portland, [...]

Giveaway: Two nights of Speedy Ortiz

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Speedy Ortiz has been up there on my "favorite bands that are alive while I'm alive" list for years now, and with the release of their newest [...]

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    The multi-talented Cehryl is Throwin’ Bo’s’ June centerpiece

The multi-talented Cehryl is Throwin’ Bo’s’ June centerpiece

Poetic on paper and in the studio, singer-songwriter Cehryl (pronounced 'Cheryl') is superbly talented within many facets of music and mood-making. A well-traveled individual (born in Hong Kong, currently [...]

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Giveaway: Jonathan Richman at the Chapel

First time I saw Jonathan Richman was at Burger Boogaloo in Oakland in 2015. The first thing he did was make sure that he didn't have to stand on [...]

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    Greater Sirens to release debut album ‘Unnatural Causes’ tonight

Greater Sirens to release debut album ‘Unnatural Causes’ tonight

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On June 1, post-punk indie rockers Greater Sirens will release their debut full length album, Unnatural Causes. Blending twin bass guitars, toy keyboards, and percussion that pops [...]

Giveaway: Damien Jurado returns to San Francisco

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During his 23-year career, Seattle singer-songwriter Damien Jurado has crafted a distinguished catalog of a dozen albums and about 15 EPs. Jurado has earned critical acclaim for [...]

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Hinds playing the Independent with Goodbye Honolulu

Spanish quartet Hinds are back on tour in support of their new album I Don't Run (out now on Mom + Pop). The follow-up to their 2016 debut full-length [...]

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Planet Booty and TWRP unite for a “Tactile Sensation”

Planet Booty and TWRP
Planet Booty of Oakland and TWRP of Toronto are musical compadres.

The East Bay trio and the Canadian foursome first met in June 2017 when Planet Booty [...]

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    Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat creates folk ballads from heartbreak, returns to Bay Area

Faustina Masigat’s self-titled debut album was born from emotional and artistic struggles.

The Portland singer-songwriter was heartbroken by the end of a relationship and stifled by her traditional musical studies. [...]

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Princess Nokia headlining 1015 Folsom, FEELS 6

"Girls to the front!" is the rallying cry of visionary Harlem artist Destiny Frasqueri, aka Princess Nokia. While she technically is a rapper, that designation seems reductive now. If [...]

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Gene Evaro Jr. headlining Slim’s on Friday

Gene Evaro Jr. and his band, a bubbly and high-energy funk act from Joshua Tree, released their latest full-length album, Like It's 1965, last week.

In celebration, the four-piece will [...]

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    Alice Glass embarks on first solo tour, plays SF twice next month

Alice Glass embarks on first solo tour, plays SF twice next month

Alice Glass recently debuted a Zola Jesus remix of "StillBirth," Glass's debut single from 2015. She will also be starting her first solo tour, and also recently released a [...]

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