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    Radiation City added to the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival!

Radiation City added to the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival!

We're excited to announce that Portland's Radiation City will be performing at our 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Rad City's lovingly [...]

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    This Week in SF, 6/3-6/19/13: Lumerians, Parquet Courts, Trails and Ways, Total Control & more!

This Week in SF, 6/3-6/19/13: Lumerians, Parquet Courts, Trails and Ways, Total Control & more!

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! [...]

Parquet Courts playing two Bay Area shows this weekend

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Brooklyn-via-Texas post-punk rockers Parquet Courts will headline two shows in the Bay Area this week as part of a U.S. tour flanked between two Texas festivals, Chaos [...]

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Valleys – "Hounds"

I wandered into a Valleys set at SXSW about halfway through, and proceeded to spend the next fifteen minutes kicking myself for missing the first fifteen. Catchy, noisy, and [...]

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Blank Realm's psych pop to take over the Hemlock, 6/1/13

Indie darlings from down under, Blank Realm, will bring their laid-back psych-pop to the Hemlock Tavern this Saturday. The Brisbane natives released their latest album, Go Easy on Fire [...]

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Blackbird Blackbird – "Summer's Almost Here"

Back with his first new material since last year's excellent EP Boracay Planet, SF's Mikey Maramag (aka Blackbird Blackbird) just released yet another irresistibly lavish track, the new single [...]

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Burnt Ones release new album, new video, and launch US tour

Psych-pop trio Burnt Ones have released their latest record, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and it’s now available to stream on their Bandcamp page. The album offers up 11 tracks [...]

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    Pharmakon playing two SF shows in June, joined by Lust For Youth @ Elbo Room, 6/19/13

Pharmakon playing two SF shows in June, joined by Lust For Youth @ Elbo Room, 6/19/13

Sacred Bones Records label mates Pharmakon and Lust For Youth will team up for a show at the Elbo Room on June 19, and the former will also perform [...]

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The Mantles – "Shadow of Your Step"

The Mantles continue to release a steady stream of tracks off their forthcoming sophomore LP Long Enough to Leave, out June 18 Slumberland, this time dropping the laid back [...]

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International Noise Conference @ The Lab, 5/30/13

On Thursday, May 30, The Lab in San Francisco will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the International Noise Conference. The event will tour the U.S. through June, led by [...]

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    The Spyrals premiere "Out of Sight," the title track off of their upcoming LP

The Spyrals premiere "Out of Sight," the title track off of their upcoming LP

The Spyrals just dropped a killer single in the form of "Out of Sight," the title track off of their upcoming sophomore LP. The song opens with a familiar reverberating [...]

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    Adult Swim and Dr. Pepper released a compilation together and it doesn’t suck

Adult Swim and Dr. Pepper released a compilation together and it doesn’t suck

Adult Swim, Cartoon Network’s absurdist older sibling, has released compilations before, like the excellent Chrome Children series with Stones Throw records. But something about the addition of Dr. Pepper [...]

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