Rohnert Park hardcore heroes Ceremony sign to Matador (and what that means)

Ceremony has a pretty interesting story. They're considered one of the Bay Area's highly notable punk/hardcore bands, and at the same time, they are making inroads in the "indie [...]

By |July 26, 2011|Comments Off on Rohnert Park hardcore heroes Ceremony sign to Matador (and what that means)

Free Amoeba shows this week: Iceage, Release the Sunbird

Two bands playing recommended shows are also playing free sets at Amoeba SF this week, making the store even more tempting than usual. On Tuesday (6pm, Free), Danish post-punk [...]

By |July 26, 2011|Comments Off on Free Amoeba shows this week: Iceage, Release the Sunbird

Download Bridgetown Records’ Summer Mixtape with Grizzel Toe, Kevin Greenspon

Grizzel Toe - "Wet Cliffs"

Hermit Convention - "Kafkaesque"

Do a little digging and you'll find treasures once and a while, like this free summer mixtape from Bridgetown Records. The mixtape [...]

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    Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be [...]

By |July 25, 2011|Comments Off on Recommended, 7/25-7/31: Ghost Animal, Woods/Fresh & Onlys, Grass Widow/Cold Showers, Thurston Moore/Kurt Vile

Video: The Sandwitches – “Lightfoot”

Recorded live at Warnecke Ranch in Healdsburg, CA, "Lightfoot" comes from Mrs. Jones' Cookies, the latest LP from The Sandwitches. The band is currently touring the East Coast.

The [...]

By |July 22, 2011|Comments Off on Video: The Sandwitches – “Lightfoot”

Magic Trick (Tim Cohen) – “Daylight Moon”

Magic Trick (Tim Cohen) - "Daylight Moon"

Tim Cohen's birthday was Tuesday, and Empty Cellar Records celebrated by releasing a limited edition version of Cohen's upcoming album, The Glad Birth [...]

By |July 22, 2011|Comments Off on Magic Trick (Tim Cohen) – “Daylight Moon”

Elephant & Castle – “Sweet Someone”/”I Will”

[Second update: Streams are back online!]

[Update: Looks like the songs have been pulled offline for now. Trust us, they rule! You can still pick up the single [...]

By |July 22, 2011|Comments Off on Elephant & Castle – “Sweet Someone”/”I Will”

Free show Friday: See the Leaves presents Ander (Skeletal System), Equators (Sunbeam Rd.), Bones (Detroit)

Sampler by anderland

Friday evening, See the Leaves is presenting a free early evening show at Velo Rouge Cafe (7pm, Free) in the [...]

By |July 21, 2011|Comments Off on Free show Friday: See the Leaves presents Ander (Skeletal System), Equators (Sunbeam Rd.), Bones (Detroit)

Video: Burnt Ones – “Protection Circle” (and mixtape and show tonight at the Knockout)

Here's a stripped down video performance of an unreleased song from SF's Burnt Ones. On Facebook, the band promises a cassette and at least one new 7", both [...]

By |July 21, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Burnt Ones – “Protection Circle” (and mixtape and show tonight at the Knockout)

Real Estate’s new single, tour stops in Big Sur and at the Independent

Real Estate spent a good part of this year keeping quiet about their upcoming plans, including the move to Domino Records along with all of their side projects' catalogs. [...]

By |July 21, 2011|Comments Off on Real Estate’s new single, tour stops in Big Sur and at the Independent

Girls – “Vomit”

I wrote vomit before Girls was even a band or an idea, this is one of the first songs I ever wrote along with "Substance" and "Headache" what you’re [...]

By |July 21, 2011|Comments Off on Girls – “Vomit”
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    Interview: K. Flay discusses the Bay Area music scene and what inspires her to make music

Interview: K. Flay discusses the Bay Area music scene and what inspires her to make music

K. Flay is a San Francisco-based, genre-blind producer/songwriter who is making her name beyond the City by the Bay. K. Flay is the nom de plume of Kristine Flaherty, [...]

By |July 21, 2011|8 Comments