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
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    Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Dirty Ghosts (Photo: Liz Caruana)

Allyson Baker has certainly been busy since the release of her band Dirty Ghosts' debut record Metal Moon. Though her marriage with San Francisco-based MC/producer Aesop Rock dissolved, [...]

By |September 28, 2015|Comments Off on Dirty Ghosts premiere “Moving Pictures,” new album to be released on Last Gang

Field Medic releases new LP “Light Is Gone”

As prolific as singer-songwriter Kevin Patrick is, it's surprising to realize he only recently dropped his first full-length album under side project Field Medic. Entitled Light Is Gone and [...]

By |September 25, 2015|Comments Off on Field Medic releases new LP “Light Is Gone”
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    Makthaverskan, Wild Moth, and Never Young at Thee Parkside next week

Makthaverskan, Wild Moth, and Never Young at Thee Parkside next week

Makthaverskan (Photo: Hilda Randulv)

Sweden's Makthaverskan bring their sound to San Francisco on their fall North American tour with a stop at Thee Parkside on Friday, October 2. Formed in [...]

By |September 24, 2015|Comments Off on Makthaverskan, Wild Moth, and Never Young at Thee Parkside next week

Giveaway and interview: A-1 on his hometown show

San Francisco's Adam Traore, better known as A-1, has been hard at work over the past few years, gradually growing a following backed by a steady stream of new [...]

By |September 24, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway and interview: A-1 on his hometown show
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    Premiere: LA’s Fugue prepare for new LP with single and tour

Premiere: LA’s Fugue prepare for new LP with single and tour

(Single Artwork, by Garrett la Bonte)

There are still people making good music in Orange County, braving the heat and carting equipment from practice studios to basements and back while spray tanned locals [...]

By |September 23, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: LA’s Fugue prepare for new LP with single and tour