Noise Pop: Modern times aren’t ready for Dick Stusso

(photos: Jordan Martich)

From now until the start of Noise Pop, we'll be profiling some of our favorite artists playing the festival this year. Step into the dual realities of [...]

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Bands In Portrait: NRVS LVRS

I meet up with Andrew Gomez and Bevin Fernandez of NRVS LVRS a few days before Christmas. Across town, people are busying themselves by shopping, seasoning food, and decorating [...]

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    Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

Rick Springfield to highlight new blues album at SF Sketchfest

When Rock Solid host Pat Francis sits down with a guest for his comedy podcast about all things music, the conversation is as much a chat with a friend [...]

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    Beyond The Bay: Brandon’s guide to European record collecting

Beyond The Bay: Brandon’s guide to European record collecting

Oye Records, Berlin. (photos: Brandon Roos)

For some, a vacation may mean snapping famous sights, sampling local foods, or simply taking things slow. As a vinyl junkie, anytime I go [...]

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Behind The Scenes: Overcoats at the Independent

Overcoats (photo: Estefany Gonzalez)

As the new year begins, we look back on Overcoats show at the Independent. The concert marked the duo's 96th show of the year, a number the [...]

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    Best of 2017: Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue reflect on a banner year

Best of 2017: Madi Sipes and the Painted Blue reflect on a banner year

(photo: Ryan Devisser)

Words by Sarah Leighton

A lot of plans for the year ahead never make it past the first week of January. If you talked to any of the [...]

By |December 29, 2017|1 Comment

Spiritual Cramp: “We’re Right Here.”

(photo: Garret Van Brunt)

Michael Bingham’s eyes drift restlessly, his attention half-focused on finding our waitress. This particular taqueria is generous with complimentary chips and salsa. The lead vocalist of [...]

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Papa Bear would like to remind you…you’re going to die.

In our final "Music and Mortality" session of the year, we're sending you off with a song from Papa Bear of Papa Bear and the Easy Love fame.

It's a [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Doe Eye

“I think I was getting stuck,”  says Maryam Qudus, who releases music under the moniker Doe Eye. We’re talking about the period just before writing her second album, b-room, [...]

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For 2018, JULiA LEWiS aims to live up to his potential

“Dog dad over everything.”

Benjamin Falik’s Instagram is a sort of window of what ‘everything’ entails. Better known as producer JULiA LEWiS, Falik shares clips of him in the studio [...]

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METZ: “Without quiet, there is no loud.”

Words by Jordan Martich

Toronto noise rock trio METZ have spent the past five years establishing a reputation for furious recordings that are only surpassed by the band's hyper-adrenalized live [...]

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    John Elliott would like to remind you…you’re going to die.

John Elliott would like to remind you…you’re going to die.

Last week, we brought you Chelsea Coleman singing about her missing sister. Today, we have San Francisco songwriter John Elliott singing "Daylight Saving," a ballad about his struggles with [...]

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