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    Otto Mobile and The Moaners join TV Mike and The Scarecrowes for dual album release at Amnesia, 1/24/13

Otto Mobile and The Moaners join TV Mike and The Scarecrowes for dual album release at Amnesia, 1/24/13

Otto Mobile and the Moaners

Otto Mobile and The Moaners and TV Mike and The Scarecrowes – two Bay Area bands composed mostly of Indiana transplants – are both releasing [...]

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    Burger Records releasing new LPs by Peach Kelli Pop, The Go, and The Resonars

Burger Records releasing new LPs by Peach Kelli Pop, The Go, and The Resonars

During the second half of January 2013, Fullerton’s Burger Records is releasing three brand new full-length albums from three very rad artists. The garage and pop label is especially [...]

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Rx Nightly – "Somniloquist"

I'm not sure exactly what San Francisco's Rx Nightly sounded like before they released their Radians and Aliens EP last month, but apparently they needed to make a change. [...]

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Antwon – "Automatic" (produced by Friendzone)

When two of your favorites team up, there's always the risk that the expectations will trump the finished product. Click below without fear, though, as Antwon and Friendzone deliver [...]

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    Giraffage streams track off new mixtape, playing Noise Pop pre-party at Academy of Sciences' NightLife series, 2/21/13

Giraffage streams track off new mixtape, playing Noise Pop pre-party at Academy of Sciences' NightLife series, 2/21/13

Charlie Yin (aka Giraffage) took to social media yesterday to announce that he signed a record deal with L.A.'s Alpha Pup Records and will soon be releasing a free [...]

By |January 18, 2013|Comments Off on Giraffage streams track off new mixtape, playing Noise Pop pre-party at Academy of Sciences' NightLife series, 2/21/13
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    Oakland's Meat Market joins FIDLAR and Pangea at Bottom of the Hill this Friday 1/18/13

Oakland's Meat Market joins FIDLAR and Pangea at Bottom of the Hill this Friday 1/18/13

Garage punk four-piece Meat Market swings through San Francisco on Friday night, marking the second stop in a week-long tour of California alongside cohorts FIDLAR and Pangea.

Originally formed in [...]

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    Bottom of the Hill hosting Sandy benefit tonight, 1/17/13, featuring Big Tree, Strange Vine, and more

Bottom of the Hill hosting Sandy benefit tonight, 1/17/13, featuring Big Tree, Strange Vine, and more

It may be a new year, but the folks on the East Coast impacted by the recent mega-storm incongruously dubbed "Sandy" (as if it was some spunky neighborhood gal) [...]

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Beyond the Bay Area: A Sacramento Mixtape (Podcast #297)

Beyond the Bay Area: A Sacramento Mixtape (Podcast #297)

It's not technically part of the Bay Area -- and by "technically," of course, we mean "at all" -- but we've [...]

By |January 16, 2013|1 Comment
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    Interview: Tycho pedals down career path mixing music and design

Interview: Tycho pedals down career path mixing music and design

There may be a misconception floating around that San Francisco’s Tycho, a graphic designer cum rising electronic ambient musician, has only two interests. Those people wouldn’t know about Scott [...]

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    Giggle Party releases EP 'This City Smells Like Piss', headlining Bottom of the Hill 1/20/13

Giggle Party releases EP 'This City Smells Like Piss', headlining Bottom of the Hill 1/20/13

San Francisco's Giggle Party, who moved to the Bay from Dallas just over a year ago, recently released a three-song EP entitled This City Smells like Piss ahead of [...]

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    Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz – the lo-fi pop project from Chris McVickers, an artist we previously dubbed "San Francisco’s loveable and cuddly brat" – is releasing its LP Don't Trip for the [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"
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    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"

The new record from Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, We the Common, comes out on February 5th, 2013 via Ribbon Music, recorded at Tiny Telephone and produced [...]

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