Guantanamo Baywatch comes to The Knockout

 
Something about the combination of catchy songwriting and a band’s willingness to not take themselves completely serious is objectively cool. Guantanamo Baywatch flaunt both these things, and lucky for […]

By |February 27, 2015|0 Comments
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    Fresh off Grammy win, Pentatonix kick off tour in Oakland, look ahead

Fresh off Grammy win, Pentatonix kick off tour in Oakland, look ahead

Winning a reality television competition doesn’t guarantee career success. Just ask the majority of celebrated American Idol victors. It’s even more incredible for success to a group of five […]

By |February 26, 2015|1 Comment
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    Title Fight playing Slim’s next month in support of third LP, Hyperview

Title Fight playing Slim’s next month in support of third LP, Hyperview

 
On the heels of their third LP, Hyperview, Title Fight announced a national tour that brings them to San Francisco on March 13. Hyperview is another chapter in Title Fights […]

By |February 24, 2015|0 Comments

The Black Ryder to release sophomore LP at Noise Pop

Australian-born and LA-based outfit The Black Ryder is coming to San Francisco to release its sophomore LP, The Door Behind the Door, at this year’s Noise Pop festival. The band rose […]

By |February 20, 2015|0 Comments
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    Viet Cong releases new album ahead of SF debut at Rickshaw Stop

Viet Cong releases new album ahead of SF debut at Rickshaw Stop

(Photo by Colin Way)

A band that chooses a name like Viet Cong clearly never intends to evoke an undermining sense of joy—rather, the Calgary quartet embodies rigidity and bleakness through […]

By |February 3, 2015|1 Comment
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    The Vaselines play the Independent tomorrow night, touring in support of new LP

The Vaselines play the Independent tomorrow night, touring in support of new LP

Like many music fans my age, I first heard about The Vaselines thanks to Kurt Cobain. The Glaswegians, headed by the duo of Eugene Kelly and Frances McKee, released […]

By |January 26, 2015|Comments Off
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    Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

Shortly after Twerps formed and premiered their self-titled debut album in 2011, they were already onstage at SXSW and CMJ and hitting tours with Mac DeMarco and Real Estate. Since then, they’ve […]

By |January 26, 2015|Comments Off
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    Records Collecting Dust documentary playing in Oakland and SF

Records Collecting Dust documentary playing in Oakland and SF

Who doesn’t like sifting through their record collection (large or small), uncovering old favorites or forgotten gems and giving them another spin on the turntable? And who wouldn’t love […]

By |January 23, 2015|Comments Off
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    Ty Segall already released a new EP, and his Great American Music Hall shows sold out

Ty Segall already released a new EP, and his Great American Music Hall shows sold out

Hey, remember that dude Ty Segall? It’s been almost five whole months since he put out a record, so you might have forgotten all about him. But he’s back […]

By |January 15, 2015|Comments Off
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    French Cassettes take over Amnesia this Thursday and Friday!

French Cassettes take over Amnesia this Thursday and Friday!

Checklist:

1. Do you live in the Bay Area, or have available transportation to the Bay Area this Thursday and/or Friday evening? (If so, continue to #2.)

2. “Do you still […]

By |January 12, 2015|Comments Off
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    Giveaway: Reignwolf with Down and Outlaws at The Independent

Giveaway: Reignwolf with Down and Outlaws at The Independent

Saskatoon native Jordan Cook introduced himself as Reignwolf in 2012 and knocked his adopted home town of Seattle on its ass with his blistering live shows. He’s often called […]

By |December 16, 2014|Comments Off
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    Giveaway: The Lower 48 head to Slim’s on Thursday with LA’s Branches and more

Giveaway: The Lower 48 head to Slim’s on Thursday with LA’s Branches and more

I know, I know – it’s tough. If you’re anything like me, then at least once a week you flop onto the nearest mattress after work still in a jacket, shoes, […]

By |December 4, 2014|Comments Off
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