Meat Market made a new album, “Dig Deep”

The word "catchy" is weird - I think it describes an ability. A catchy song does something a non-catchy song can't? I call a song catchy, and that's usually the final frontier in [...]

By |April 28, 2016|1 Comment
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    Premiere: Not the 1’s are “Not the Ones to be Gamed on”

Premiere: Not the 1’s are “Not the Ones to be Gamed on”

We've heard several songs from Not the 1's off their forthcoming LP, and they seem to a have a pretty great formula: write rhymes that take great joy in [...]

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Giveaway: Humans, Manics, and NITEPPL at Swedish American

This Friday night, the Swedish American Hall is bringing a night of indie dance music to the Castro, with a show featuring Canadian duo Humans. Joining the party are [...]

By |April 27, 2016|Comments Off on Giveaway: Humans, Manics, and NITEPPL at Swedish American

UNITY announce summer release of debut LP

(Unity LP variant by Jeff Cheung)

With demos sneaking online as far back as November 2013, Unity began as a songwriting outlet for Oakland-based artist and musician Jeff Cheung, known [...]

By |April 22, 2016|Comments Off on UNITY announce summer release of debut LP
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    Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

Roy Ruth’s Oakland Potwashers release ‘Night Man in a Winter Valley’

The Oakland Potwashers originated with the words of Austin poet Roy Ruth, who wrote an autobiographical collection of poetry about a motorcycle journey entitled "Buffalo Thoughts". To really drive [...]

By |April 21, 2016|1 Comment
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    Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

Slow Motion Cowboys release ‘In Exile/On the Mesa’ at Rickshaw Stop

On Thursday, April 21, Slow Motion Cowboys will celebrate the release of their newest album In Exile/On the Mesa, as well as the birthday of Pete Fields - the [...]

By |April 20, 2016|1 Comment
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    Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Premiere: The Vibrating Antennas contemplate mundane life on “Westward Drag”

Santa Rosa's The Vibrating Antennas is just about ready to release their second full length State of the Art, set for an April 30 release on San Francisco based [...]

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Review: Frankie Cosmos at the Swedish American Hall

Saturday April 16, 2016 was one of those not-rare nights when there were two great shows happening at two great venues that all end being sold out in San [...]

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Interview: Doodling with Plush

Lately I've been having the problem where whenever I actually want to go to a show, there's too many bands I want to see everyone playing on that one [...]

By |April 15, 2016|1 Comment

War Cloud releases new single “Vulture City”

Oakland's champions of old-school heavy metal War Cloud have a fittingly ferocious new single out.

The title is cool enough: "Vulture City." Wait till you actually listen to it and [...]

By |April 14, 2016|Comments Off on War Cloud releases new single “Vulture City”

Is the San Francisco music scene dead? We search for clues.

I recently heard the music scene in San Francisco was dead, and being a writer for a website dedicated to covering the music scene in San Francisco, I was [...]

Sponsored: Lush set to perform at The Warfield this Sunday

Lush is predominantly known for their involvement in crafting melodies and guitars into a genre we know as 'shoegaze'.

Now, 20 years after their first studio recording and live show, they are [...]

By |April 13, 2016|1 Comment