Mini-Playlist: 5 Local Acts to See at Rockage

Going to Rockage2.0? Of course you are. (You are, right?). While it’s mostly a celebration of video-game-geekery in all its glory, Rockage also serves as a sneaky way to [...]

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Sonny Smith releases new album, '100 Records Vol. 3'

The word "prolific" gets tossed around with relative ease nowadays, but it does apply in certain cases (I'm looking at you, Ty Segall). A few years ago, Sonny Smith [...]

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    Interview: Ryan Fisher of Mahgeetah talks influences, the best albums of 2012, and his band's Noise Pop gig with Ramona Falls and Social Studies

Interview: Ryan Fisher of Mahgeetah talks influences, the best albums of 2012, and his band's Noise Pop gig with Ramona Falls and Social Studies

Photo by John Margaretten

For a band that was formed just a couple years ago by a bunch of high school friends who liked to jam cover songs in a [...]

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    Shady Maples tweak sound for show at Bottom of the Hill, 2/2/13

Shady Maples tweak sound for show at Bottom of the Hill, 2/2/13

Shady Maples released their debut LP Unfold just over a year ago, and Saturday night they're headlining at Bottom of the Hill. They'll be joined by Goodnight Texas, who [...]

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    Giraffage releases new single, performing at 1015 Folsom on Friday 2/1/13

Giraffage releases new single, performing at 1015 Folsom on Friday 2/1/13

Giraffage, San Francisco's 21-year old multi-instrumentalist/producer Charlie Yin, has made his Pitchfork debut with the new single "Close 2 Me", and you can stream the track below, via SoundCloud. [...]

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    Warm Soda streams first single off debut LP 'Someone For You', playing the Hemlock with Cocktails and DSTVV this Friday, 2/1/13

Warm Soda streams first single off debut LP 'Someone For You', playing the Hemlock with Cocktails and DSTVV this Friday, 2/1/13

Warm Soda – the new project from Easy Bay denizen, Tennessee native, and former Bare Wires frontman Matthew Melton (above, far right) – recently released its first full-length Someone [...]

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    Live This Month: February 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #298)

Live This Month: February 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #298)

Live This Month: February 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #298)

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

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    Bi-coastal kids: O Presidente drops debut 'Clube de Futebol,' setting up shop in the Bay Area in 2013

Bi-coastal kids: O Presidente drops debut 'Clube de Futebol,' setting up shop in the Bay Area in 2013

When I'm neck-deep in yet another inbox full of emails from every band, label, booking agent, and publicist under the sun, sometimes the strangest things can pique my interest. [...]

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  • Burnt Ones releases "Strawberry Tomb" and shares details about its upcoming LP
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    Burnt Ones release "Strawberry Tomb" and share details about upcoming LP

Burnt Ones release "Strawberry Tomb" and share details about upcoming LP

Since 2009, Burnt Ones have been torching San Francisco venues and house parties with a glittering pop sensibility and a distinctive fusion of garage rock/pop and psych/punk elements. The [...]

By |January 30, 2013|1 Comment

Telekinesis – "Ghosts and Creatures"

Michael Benjamin Lerner, better known as Seattle-based Telekinesis, recorded his latest album in two weeks. Two weeks may seem like a small amount of time to record a (good) [...]

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Satellite High playing at Neck of the Woods, 2/1/13

San Francisco's Satellite High is always busy in the studio, but his local live performances are relatively rare. Luckily, you have your chance to see Satellite in all his [...]

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Wax Idols – "AD RE: IAN"

Oakland's post-punk group Wax Idols are back with a new single that throbs and pulsates. "AD RE:IAN" is a driving roller coaster from the band's upcoming sophomore album, Discipline [...]

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