Shannon and the Clams – "Into A Dream"

Oakland’s favorite doo-wop, punk-infused rock ‘n’ rollers Shannon & the Clams are gearing up to release their latest LP later this month, titled Dreams in the Rat House.

The threesome [...]

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    Review & Photos: Dead Meadow, Dead Skeletons @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 5/4/13

Review & Photos: Dead Meadow, Dead Skeletons @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 5/4/13

May 4th, 1am, I found myself in front of a chaotic Dead Skeletons at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, hypnotized with the rest of the audience by some sort [...]

This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 5/6-5/12/13

Enjoy this Rdio 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! [...]

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Melbourne's The UV Race release new single, launch US tour

QUEENS OF PUNK by The UV Race

Melbourne glam-punk oddballs The UV Race arrive in the Bay Area this weekend for two early stops on the band's US tour, with [...]

By |May 3, 2013|Comments Off on Melbourne's The UV Race release new single, launch US tour
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    Hear cuts from post-punk band Creative Adult's new 7" (release party at Thee Parkside Saturday 5/4/13)

Hear cuts from post-punk band Creative Adult's new 7" (release party at Thee Parkside Saturday 5/4/13)

 
The paths of "life after hardcore" bands have been known to go all ways, and Creative Adult is one of those bands taking a pretty interesting stylistic route. Cut [...]

By |May 3, 2013|Comments Off on Hear cuts from post-punk band Creative Adult's new 7" (release party at Thee Parkside Saturday 5/4/13)
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    Bleached – "Dead in Your Head" (coming to The Independent, 5/5/13)

Bleached – "Dead in Your Head" (coming to The Independent, 5/5/13)

Out of the Hollywood hills comes much-talked about Bleached. Toting a sunny beach-ed out sound that has all the jean-jackets-and-Converse cool of classic rock sewn in, L.A. sisters Jennifer [...]

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    oOoOO album preview with Groundislava at Public Works 5/4/13

oOoOO album preview with Groundislava at Public Works 5/4/13

Flip your crosses and triangles upside down, oOoOO is back for another round. In the wake of two decreasingly dark EPs, San Francisco-based electronic musician Chris Dexter (the man [...]

By |May 3, 2013|2 Comments
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    Interview: Marina and the Diamonds brings 'Electra Heart' to The Warfield

Interview: Marina and the Diamonds brings 'Electra Heart' to The Warfield

Judging by the size of the venues she has been playing, it would be fair to say Marina Diamandis has had a good year. Last summer the pop songstress, [...]

By |May 2, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Marina and the Diamonds brings 'Electra Heart' to The Warfield

Voyaj – "Strontium 91" (playing The Uptown 5/3/13)

Oakland trio Voyaj got their start in 2003 when David Krah and Stephen O'Connell collaborated for the score of a short film. They released a few albums and played [...]

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    Live This Month: May 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #305)

Live This Month: May 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #305)

Live This Month: May 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #305)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands [...]

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    Premiere: Running in the Fog – "Silver" (headlining The Knockout 5/6/13)

Premiere: Running in the Fog – "Silver" (headlining The Knockout 5/6/13)

The silver blanket of fog is slowly beginning to recede as summer takes ahold of the City, and Amanda Harper is shining brightly on the San Francisco scene. Her [...]

By |May 1, 2013|Comments Off on Premiere: Running in the Fog – "Silver" (headlining The Knockout 5/6/13)
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    Stream Mikal Cronin's LP 'MCII' (release show @ Rickshaw Stop 5/25/13)

Stream Mikal Cronin's LP 'MCII' (release show @ Rickshaw Stop 5/25/13)

Mikal Cronin's sophomore LP MCII isn't officially out until next Tuesday, May 7, but you can stream the whole record over on NPR right now. The album, which is [...]

By |April 30, 2013|Comments Off on Stream Mikal Cronin's LP 'MCII' (release show @ Rickshaw Stop 5/25/13)