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    Cool Ghouls releasing debut LP on Empty Cellar, playing release party tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Cool Ghouls releasing debut LP on Empty Cellar, playing release party tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco's Cool Ghouls are gaining some serious momentum so far in 2013. Shortly after the New Year, they may or may not have played a brilliant gig in [...]

By |March 25, 2013|Comments Off on Cool Ghouls releasing debut LP on Empty Cellar, playing release party tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
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    Wax Idols celebrate album release with The Mallard and Chasms at Brick & Mortar, 3/30/13

Wax Idols celebrate album release with The Mallard and Chasms at Brick & Mortar, 3/30/13

Oakland post-punk quartet Wax Idols are making a big stand this year, already having recovered from standout festival performances at SXSW and Noise Pop showcases. The band will headline [...]

By |March 22, 2013|Comments Off on Wax Idols celebrate album release with The Mallard and Chasms at Brick & Mortar, 3/30/13

Animal Friend – "Just Fine"

San Francisco's Animal Friend caught our ear last year with the upbeat, falsetto, and synth-heavy "Sunset". They've come back with even more synthesizers on the track "Just Fine", which [...]

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Low – "Just Make It Stop"

It's the twentieth anniversary of Low, and the band's got a new album, The Invisible Way, out now on Sub Pop. The new record was produced by Jeff Tweedy [...]

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    Interview: Mika feels the love on newest album, intimate US club tour

Interview: Mika feels the love on newest album, intimate US club tour

British singer-songwriter Mika was traumatized when his sister Paloma, one of four siblings in a close-knit family, fell 50 feet from a window and was critically injured. Paloma, who [...]

By |March 21, 2013|2 Comments
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    Mixtape: 15 Bay Area bands trek out to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho this week 3/21-3/24/13

Mixtape: 15 Bay Area bands trek out to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho this week 3/21-3/24/13

Now, you're probably wondering why we care about a festival hitting downtown Boise. In its second year, Treefort Music Fest has managed to maintain exciting headliners -- Sharon Jones [...]

By |March 21, 2013|Comments Off on Mixtape: 15 Bay Area bands trek out to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho this week 3/21-3/24/13
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    Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

As discussed earlier today, we saw a ton of great bands at South by Southwest 2013. Here are fifteen SXSW [...]

By |March 20, 2013|Comments Off on Mixtape: Fifteen Highlights from South by Southwest 2013 (Podcast #302)

Ticket Giveaway: Chelsea Light Moving at GAMH, 3/20/13

With Sonic Youth on a hiatus with no end in sight, it’s not surprising that Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore have moved onto new projects. We saw Gordon’s experimental [...]

By |March 19, 2013|1 Comment
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    Sonny & the Sunsets offer teaser for new album, 'Antenna to the Afterworld'

Sonny & the Sunsets offer teaser for new album, 'Antenna to the Afterworld'

Polyvinyl just offered up this teaser of "Dark Corners," the first track on Sonny & the Sunsets' new album, Antenna to the Afterworld. The album comes out on June [...]

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  • The Bold Italic and Dusty Stax presents Hollywood Babylon Spring Formal
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    The Bold Italic & Dusty Stax present Hollywood Babylon Spring Formal

The Bold Italic & Dusty Stax present Hollywood Babylon Spring Formal

It's that time of the year again! The Bold Italic and Dusty Stax are hosting their annual spring dance on Saturday, March 23rd, and for this year's theme they've grabbed [...]

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Radiation City (Portland) covers "Fly Me To The Moon"

Portland's Radiation City is an experimental dream pop outfit with decade-blending sound and a killer lead vocalist in Lizzy Ellison. The band has pulled off unconventional moves, like covering Outkast's [...]

By |March 19, 2013|1 Comment
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    Poliça announces US tour dates, including Santa Cruz and SF shows in April

Poliça announces US tour dates, including Santa Cruz and SF shows in April

A year after releasing the violent yet celebratory and bittersweet debut album Give You the Ghost, Poliça has transformed from a Minneapolis-based bedroom project to an internationally renowned and respected [...]

By |March 18, 2013|Comments Off on Poliça announces US tour dates, including Santa Cruz and SF shows in April