Interview: Taylor Lissandrello drops debut as Wicked Winds

Taylor Lissandrello is hardly a new face in the San Francisco music community. On any given night, he can be found operating lights at The Chapel, manning the drums [...]

By |October 13, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Taylor Lissandrello drops debut as Wicked Winds
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    Premiere: Jazz punks La Bella record debut LP at the Bay Area’s Atomic Garden

Premiere: Jazz punks La Bella record debut LP at the Bay Area’s Atomic Garden

(La Bella and Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden, photo by Daniel Torres)

After three years of radio silence, politically charged, jazz-infused groove punks La Bella are preparing for their [...]

By |October 13, 2015|1 Comment
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    Blisses B begin Tuesday night residency at Amnesia in October

Blisses B begin Tuesday night residency at Amnesia in October

You know it's going to be an interesting evening when Blisses B begins their concert not up on the Amnesia stage, but on the dance floor — right behind [...]

By |October 12, 2015|Comments Off on Blisses B begin Tuesday night residency at Amnesia in October
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    Three records and an alter ego: Catching up with Kelley Stoltz

Three records and an alter ego: Catching up with Kelley Stoltz

Kelley Stoltz (photo: Rich Hirneisen)

Like many San Francisco musicians, Kelley Stoltz releases music in prolific spurts. The last time we talked with him in 2013, he had put out [...]

By |October 9, 2015|Comments Off on Three records and an alter ego: Catching up with Kelley Stoltz
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    Mike Blankenship set to release debut album ‘Living for the Future’

Mike Blankenship set to release debut album ‘Living for the Future’

After several years as a producer and touring and session musician, East Bay native Mike Blankenship is releasing his debut album, Living for the Future October 13 on iTunes [...]

By |October 9, 2015|Comments Off on Mike Blankenship set to release debut album ‘Living for the Future’

Spencer Owen covers Eno for Cassette Store Day release

In 2007, Oakland's Spencer Owen had a Christmas holiday with nothing but an empty house to record whenever he wanted. To pass the time, he decided to record a [...]

By |October 8, 2015|Comments Off on Spencer Owen covers Eno for Cassette Store Day release

Future Shapes support Nick Diamonds tonight at the Rickshaw

I really think Future Shapes does a disservice to themselves with the self-styled label shitwave. Can't they go with freak-wave or psych-wave or anything other than that rather disparaging [...]

By |October 6, 2015|Comments Off on Future Shapes support Nick Diamonds tonight at the Rickshaw
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    Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

(The Down House)

Santa Rosa's known, at least to me, for its often removed, quirky underground scene that's seen a revival in energy thanks in no small part to the Pizza [...]

By |October 1, 2015|Comments Off on Santa Rosa’s The Down House release shoegaze duet ‘I say I So Much’

Growwler to begin October residency at Amnesia

Growwler is gearing up for their October residency at Amnesia that starts later this week. Sorry, not residency — it's a "dead-sidency." The month-long Halloween celebration is sure to [...]

By |September 30, 2015|Comments Off on Growwler to begin October residency at Amnesia

Interview: Get to know San Francisco’s Bear Call

Bear Call's Eric William Mohammed, Skyler Warren, and Nikk Moreno

San Francisco's Bear Call is the brainchild of Skyler Warren, a musician who started the project four years ago in [...]

By |September 30, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Get to know San Francisco’s Bear Call

Go be emotional with Emotional at the Golden Bull tonight

Going to see Emotional (Brian Wakefield of Death Records/Melted Toys) is the perfect way to say "I am not over summer, summer is not over, stop trying to tell [...]

By |September 29, 2015|Comments Off on Go be emotional with Emotional at the Golden Bull tonight
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    Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now

Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now

Solo projects are most always such a sweet deal, especially because whichever musician is involved gets to explore music on their own terms and without the weight of another [...]

By |September 29, 2015|Comments Off on Naytronix (aka bassist of tUnE-yArDs) to release LP ‘Mister Divine,’ hear single now