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    Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!

Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!

Every year we bring together a number of bands, both local and nationally touring, to come together in the heart of San Francisco's Mission district to perform at Potrero [...]

By |June 28, 2016|Comments Off on Get ready to grub: Announcing our food trucks for 2016 Phono del Sol!
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    Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings

Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings

Born Ruffians (photo: Laura Lynn Petrick)

Born Ruffians are a band of enduring, humble sensibilities. Hailing from Ontario, the band has seen lineup changes (original drummer Steve Hamelin left the [...]

By |June 22, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol players Born Ruffians talk band milestones, beer brewing, cult followings
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    Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

It's summer, which means music festivals. Yeah, you've got the mega fests of Bottle Rock and Outside Lands sandwiching the beginning and end, but in between, we're blessed with [...]

By |June 3, 2016|Comments Off on Sponsored: Deathstock II comes back to Guerneville for second year (+ a giveaway!)

Doodling with Jay Som: Rocking out with our socks out

We got lost in Golden Gate Park looking for the Fairy Door.

It's fairly easy to do, since that park is larger than anyone could really imagine. It's like stepping [...]

By |June 1, 2016|Comments Off on Doodling with Jay Som: Rocking out with our socks out
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    Premiere: Young Moon finds personal renewal, growth on new album ‘Colt’

Premiere: Young Moon finds personal renewal, growth on new album ‘Colt’

You don't need to know the backstory behind Young Moon's Colt to feel the themes of self-discovery and redemption that guide the album, which arrives this Friday, June 3, [...]

By |June 1, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Young Moon finds personal renewal, growth on new album ‘Colt’

Premiere: Cocktails announce new record, share title track

It's been two years since Cocktails ' last major release, but that doesn't mean that they just disappeared from the Bay Area music scene all together. Oh no: Not [...]

By |May 24, 2016|Comments Off on Premiere: Cocktails announce new record, share title track
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    Still wonderfully weird, Anton Newcombe and the Brian Jonestown Massacre come home

Still wonderfully weird, Anton Newcombe and the Brian Jonestown Massacre come home

Anton Newcombe is probably still most famous for his star-making turn in Dig!, a music documentary that captured the evolution and growth of his band, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, [...]

By |May 23, 2016|1 Comment

10 Sacramento bands to keep your eyes on

The Sacramento indie music scene is really vibrant right now. Most Bay Area folks are familiar with some of the bigger names: Death Grips, Sea of Bees, Chrch, Dog [...]

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    The Redlight District of Santa Cruz: Redefined and ready to rock

The Redlight District of Santa Cruz: Redefined and ready to rock

Psychedelic rock and roll has never really gone away since the sounds of the late 1960s introduced rhythmic melodies with unconventional sonic properties into the mainstream.

Bands like Cream and [...]

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    Interview + Giveaway: Lily & Madeleine @ the Swedish American Hall

Interview + Giveaway: Lily & Madeleine @ the Swedish American Hall

Lily and Madeleine Jurkiewicz are two sisters from Indianapolis who have already put out three records. Between 2013 and now, they've made it their goal to put out a [...]

By |May 4, 2016|Comments Off on Interview + Giveaway: Lily & Madeleine @ the Swedish American Hall
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    Phono del Sol 2016: Chairlift, Alvvays to headline our summer music and food festival!

Phono del Sol 2016: Chairlift, Alvvays to headline our summer music and food festival!

GREAT NEWS! Today, we're excited to announce the lineup of amazing bands performing at our sixth-annual Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival! To celebrate the lineup, check out [...]

By |May 4, 2016|Comments Off on Phono del Sol 2016: Chairlift, Alvvays to headline our summer music and food festival!
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    Living through mythology: What it means to lose a musical legend

Living through mythology: What it means to lose a musical legend

The death of a musical icon affects some individuals more deeply than the passing of any other public figure. Music is a society’s heartbeat, and the loss of one [...]

By |April 29, 2016|1 Comment