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    Try the Pie announces ‘Rest,’ a compilation of early recordings

Try the Pie announces ‘Rest,’ a compilation of early recordings

South Bay-based musician Bean Tupou of Try the Pie is involved in a variety of projects in support of the DIY community, from the San Jose collective Think and [...]

By |October 29, 2015|1 Comment

The Illumignarly releasing ‘Apocalypse Gnar’ EP

I'm not sure exactly what's in the water in the North Bay, but they've been sending us some great loud music of late. Santa Rosa's The Illumignarly are no [...]

By |October 27, 2015|Comments Off on The Illumignarly releasing ‘Apocalypse Gnar’ EP

Gold Minor to release new single “Take Me Home”

Anybody who says rock n' roll is dead, or at least dormant in San Francisco, obviously hasn't seen Gold Minor live yet. Whether guitarist Adam Dragland is busting out [...]

By |October 22, 2015|Comments Off on Gold Minor to release new single “Take Me Home”
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    Willow Steps releases debut EP, ‘The Secret You Can’t Bear to Keep’

Willow Steps releases debut EP, ‘The Secret You Can’t Bear to Keep’

Willow Steps is a look into that which is romantic and beautiful about the "steps" we encounter in life. A concoction of Jesse Strickman (vocals, guitar) and Leiya Mahoney (vocals), the [...]

By |October 22, 2015|Comments Off on Willow Steps releases debut EP, ‘The Secret You Can’t Bear to Keep’

Shaggy Sample drops ‘#2 Record’

Oakland's Shaggy Sample just released their second album, the appropriately-titled #2 Record. While the first album heavily features David Jaberi's Wurlitzer finding classic grooves, #2 Record is dominated more [...]

By |October 21, 2015|Comments Off on Shaggy Sample drops ‘#2 Record’

FFS: A Friggin’ Fun Show

FFS (Photos by Brittany O'Brien)

From swaying and atmospheric to face-melting electric rockabilly distortion by way of teeth, The Intelligence managed to put just the right amount of pep in eager FFS [...]

By |October 20, 2015|Comments Off on FFS: A Friggin’ Fun Show
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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

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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