San Francisco Winter Music Festival, 1/29 – 2/4

At the very least, the SF Winter Music Festival (January 29th through February 4th) is a primer to the impending festivities of Noise Pop 2010. From a broader perspective, [...]

By |January 25, 2010|Comments Off on San Francisco Winter Music Festival, 1/29 – 2/4

Family Folk Opry unites Bay Area songwriters this Wednesday

Little Wings - "Sandy Babe"

This Wednesday in the Yoshi's SF Lounge (9pm, $5), a group of the Bay's best singer-songwriters gather for the "Family Folk Opry." The show [...]

By |January 25, 2010|Comments Off on Family Folk Opry unites Bay Area songwriters this Wednesday

Birds & Batteries host Swedish genre-benders MOVITS Saturday

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c

By |January 22, 2010|2 Comments

Dubious Ranger play “farewell” show @ Red Devil Friday

Dubious Ranger, we hardly knew ye. The band is scheduled to play their "farewell show" this Friday, January 22nd (8 pm,  $8/advance, $10/door, 21+) at the Red Devil Lounge:

It [...]

By |January 22, 2010|Comments Off on Dubious Ranger play “farewell” show @ Red Devil Friday

Mark David Ashworth: Bright is the Ring of Words

San Francisco-by-way-of-Austin musician Mark David Ashworth will release his second album, Bright is the Ring of Words, February 23rd on Autobus Records. According to the label:

Coming together over [...]

By |January 22, 2010|Comments Off on Mark David Ashworth: Bright is the Ring of Words

Rogue Wave – Permalight details and upcoming tour

Rogue Wave - "Good Morning"

Rogue Wave recently announced many of the pertinent details surrounding Permalight, the group's upcoming album, out March 2nd. The album emerged following Zach Rogue's [...]

By |January 21, 2010|2 Comments

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Dizzy Balloon, The Cribs

Saturday, January 23rd - Dizzy Balloon, Forrest Day, Ghost and the City, A B & the Sea @ Slim's

A B & the Sea - "Suzie"

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By |January 20, 2010|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Dizzy Balloon, The Cribs

Buy My First Earthquake’s album, support Haiti earthquake relief efforts

From now until the end of January, My First Earthquake will be taking advantage of their (coincidental) name in order to aid victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti.

Purchase [...]

By |January 20, 2010|Comments Off on Buy My First Earthquake’s album, support Haiti earthquake relief efforts

Updated: Honeycomb’s upcoming EP; not playing Elbo Room Wed; show on 1/29

An ongoing collaboration of local musicians and friends, Honeycomb has many familiar faces, such as cellist Nate Blaz of Geographer and folk singer-songwriter Kacey Johansing. This local flavor has [...]

By |January 19, 2010|4 Comments

Reminder: The Mantles, Sonny & the Sunsets with The Yummy Fur tonight

The Mantles - "Bad Design"

Sonny & the Sunsets - "Too Young to Burn"

By |January 18, 2010|Comments Off on Reminder: The Mantles, Sonny & the Sunsets with The Yummy Fur tonight

Lucky Dragons + New Villager play ‘Ecotones’ opening this weekend

This weekend, Lower Deck Gallery is hosting the opening of an art-music interactive exhibit entitled Ecotones with two nights of 8pm receptions. The purpose behind Ecotones is to "present [...]

By |January 18, 2010|Comments Off on Lucky Dragons + New Villager play ‘Ecotones’ opening this weekend

Dominant Legs, Young Prisms, Woodsman, Weekend @ Hemlock Tavern, 1/8

Photos by Rachel Keenan and Nicole L. Browner

The beauty of catching a show at the Hemlock Tavern (in addition to consistently great booking and cheap PBR tall boys), is [...]

By |January 15, 2010|Comments Off on Dominant Legs, Young Prisms, Woodsman, Weekend @ Hemlock Tavern, 1/8