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    Seasons of the Witch: Blue Cheer & the so-called San Francisco Sound

Seasons of the Witch: Blue Cheer & the so-called San Francisco Sound

San Francisco is always weathering a Season of the Witch, oscillating somewhere between liberal idealism and cold reality. Whether that reality is in the form of sadistic violence or [...]

Magic Man sows crops, reaps music career

There must be something artistically inspirational in the water of rural France. Lifelong friends Sam Vanderhoop Lee and Alex Caplow spent a summer working on farms in exchange for [...]

By |March 24, 2015|4 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|3 Comments
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    Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP

Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP

 
Bay Area duo Tidelands is set to release a new EP, Old Mill Park, on March 3. The new record – the band's first since their 2012 sophomore full-length [...]

By |February 25, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere & Interview: Listen to Tidelands’ new track “Dog Named Bart” off forthcoming Old Mill Park EP
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    Interview: Geographer, philosophy, and Ghost Modern (plus a ticket giveaway!)

Interview: Geographer, philosophy, and Ghost Modern (plus a ticket giveaway!)

With a unique reconciliation between live instrumentation and electronic innovation, Mike Deni of Geographer has forged a name for himself in the Bay Area, becoming one of its most [...]

By |February 25, 2015|3 Comments
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    Lizzie McGuire or As Told By Ginger? Getting real with Los Angeles’ Slutever

Lizzie McGuire or As Told By Ginger? Getting real with Los Angeles’ Slutever

Los Angeles’ Slutever are Nicole Snyder and Rachel Gagliardi, a two piece that started off as best friends but have evolved into something much more. They are creators of the most honest [...]

By |February 23, 2015|Comments Off on Lizzie McGuire or As Told By Ginger? Getting real with Los Angeles’ Slutever

Interview: Discovering the many sides of Vela Eyes

“What’s the difference between a savings bond and a musician?” Andrew Burmester, bassist for Vela Eyes asks me, turning the interview around for a moment. I don’t know this [...]

By |February 17, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Discovering the many sides of Vela Eyes

Voyages in Vinyl

There is a time in many record collectors’ lives (including mine) when you’re surfing on Discogs, or standing in a frenzy of shoppers and tourists at Amoeba, and it [...]

By |February 11, 2015|1 Comment
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    Interview: Kat Robichaud on her new album, pop culture, and David Bowie

Interview: Kat Robichaud on her new album, pop culture, and David Bowie

It’s hard not to like Kat Robichaud, especially when she starts singing Bowie’s “Lady Grinning Soul” over the phone and then proceeds to rhapsodize about the brilliance of Aladdin [...]

By |February 10, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Kat Robichaud on her new album, pop culture, and David Bowie
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    Wood Shoppe founder talks Astronauts, etc., staging free shows, and their third anniversary party

Wood Shoppe founder talks Astronauts, etc., staging free shows, and their third anniversary party

These days, San Francisco isn't really known for its free events. Ticket prices have swelled, festival costs are up, and you can't buy a pint at a show for [...]

By |February 3, 2015|1 Comment

Interview: Two Gallants talks new LP We Are Undone

I don't always remember the exact moments when I discovered many of the bands I've come to love over the years, but I do distinctly recall the first time [...]

By |January 30, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Two Gallants talks new LP We Are Undone
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    (As you) wish fulfillment: Cary Elwes to join fans at ‘The Princess Bride’ screening at SF Sketchfest

(As you) wish fulfillment: Cary Elwes to join fans at ‘The Princess Bride’ screening at SF Sketchfest

He may be most known for a single, legendary role in cult-favorite film The Princess Bride, but Cary Elwes is not just an actor. He’s now a best-selling author [...]

By |January 28, 2015|1 Comment
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