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 [...]

By |January 18, 2013|Comments Off on Antwon – "Automatic" (produced by Friendzone)
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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 [...]

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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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    Curious Quail set to headline Art Boutiki and debut new member on 1/18/13

Curious Quail set to headline Art Boutiki and debut new member on 1/18/13

Just because the Art Boutiki is moving (by the way, the beloved Boutiki has found a new home! More on that later) doesn’t mean they can’t say goodbye to [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Curious Quail set to headline Art Boutiki and debut new member on 1/18/13
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    Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

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San Francisco "slop-pop" band Cocktails are set to release their debut 7-inch EP on Father Daughter Records in February, and last week premiered the track "Hey [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13