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    The Total Bettys are here to kidnap your feelings and put them in a song

The Total Bettys are here to kidnap your feelings and put them in a song

I first heard of The Total Bettys (SF) was thanks to my friends at The Sugar Bowl. They had made an 8tracks playlist and their track "No Kings" was the first song. [...]

By |October 19, 2015|1 Comment

Unconditional Arms tease upcoming live record

Back in July Unconditional Arms played an intimate show to a group of friends and fans in a beautiful studio hidden away on one of the more unassuming blocks [...]

By |October 16, 2015|Comments Off on Unconditional Arms tease upcoming live record

Still not satisfied, Bully to headline Rickshaw Stop show

Photo by Pooneh Ghana

The debut album of Bully is garnering rave reviews and the band is in hot demand for music festival across the world, but observers shouldn’t expect [...]

By |October 15, 2015|Comments Off on Still not satisfied, Bully to headline Rickshaw Stop show

Cassette Store Day 2015 is this Saturday

As you may have noticed, cassettes are back. Burger Records are a major figure in indie and garage rock scene right now, while also truly being a cassette label. [...]

By |October 14, 2015|Comments Off on Cassette Store Day 2015 is this Saturday

Giraffage tackles yet another US Tour

Charlie Yin, the man behind the Giraffage dance party, has spent a sizable amount of 2015 on the road from a winter tour with Spazzkid to a mass of [...]

By |October 14, 2015|Comments Off on Giraffage tackles yet another US Tour
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    San Francisco’s gypsy punks (Diego’s Umbrella) to play Social Hall

San Francisco’s gypsy punks (Diego’s Umbrella) to play Social Hall

With only a handful of shows under its belt, the newly christened Social Hall will host the heathens of Diego's Umbrella this Friday night. The Regency Ballroom’s subterranean lair [...]

By |October 14, 2015|Comments Off on San Francisco’s gypsy punks (Diego’s Umbrella) to play Social Hall

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