Cursive returns to SF with Mama, I’m Swollen

Cursive - "Mama, I'm Swollen"

The boys of Cursive have made a comfortable name for themselves as a sophisticated and intelligent group of musicians and lyricists, a reputation that reaches [...]

By |June 26, 2009|Comments Off on Cursive returns to SF with Mama, I’m Swollen

Choose your price for fifth XBXRX LP Un Usper

In this modern day of age, it's not uncommon for a band to practically give you their music and ask for you, the listener, to choose how much it's [...]

By |June 26, 2009|Comments Off on Choose your price for fifth XBXRX LP Un Usper

Themselves Release Free Mixtape

Themselves - "Take to the King"

Following a six year recording hiatus, Doseone and Jel of hip-hop duo Themselves have released theFREEhoudini.  The 39-minute single track mixtape features guest performances [...]

By |June 25, 2009|Comments Off on Themselves Release Free Mixtape

Weekend Mix: 6/25-28

Thursday: Papercuts, Port O'Brien, Still Flyin' @ The Independent

Papercuts - "You Can Have What You Want"

Friday: Sugar & Gold, Music for Animals, Castledoor @ Rickshaw Stop

Sugar & Gold - [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Papercuts, Goh Nakamura, Telekinesis

It's time for our weekly installment of Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. There are some great local and touring bands playing around the area - and you can see them [...]

Giveaway: AA Bondy / Lesser Lights @ Cafe Du Nord

These days it has become increasingly hard to come across more of the purist folk variety, as higher profile "indie" folk artists tend towards the orchestral, going psych, doing [...]

By |June 22, 2009|Comments Off on Giveaway: AA Bondy / Lesser Lights @ Cafe Du Nord

Preview: Isis @ Great American

Isis has the dubious distinction of being too influential for their own good. Formed in Boston, the quintet picked up where Neurosis and The Melvins left off, crafting lengthy, [...]

By |June 22, 2009|Comments Off on Preview: Isis @ Great American

Grizzly Bear starts the week with two nights @ The Fillmore

Before they appeared on Letterman, before they opened for Radiohead, and before the New York Times called their sophomore album one of the best of 2006, Grizzly Bear was [...]

By |June 19, 2009|Comments Off on Grizzly Bear starts the week with two nights @ The Fillmore

Weekend Mix: 6/19-6/21

Weekend Mix is our new mp3-driven preview of some of the upcoming weekend's best concerts. Let us know what you're looking forward to in the comments.

Friday:

- Sleepy Sun, [...]

By |June 18, 2009|Comments Off on Weekend Mix: 6/19-6/21

The Blacks CD release at Rickshaw tonight

The Blacks - "Sunday Boys" (from Tiger Songs)

As we reported last month, San Francisco-New York trio The Blacks' final show is tonight at the Rickshaw Stop with The Red [...]

By |June 18, 2009|Comments Off on The Blacks CD release at Rickshaw tonight

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: White Rabbits & Starfucker

We've already offered up one pair of tickets earlier today (see Trainwreck Riders CD Release Party) as a part of our new Ticket Giveaway Wednesday series and now we [...]

By |June 17, 2009|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: White Rabbits & Starfucker

Giveaway: Trainwreck Riders release party and tour kick-off at Bottom of the Hill Friday

First you make a record and then you hit the road -- Trainwreck Riders is no stranger to this formula. On Friday June 19th, the group kicks off a [...]

By |June 17, 2009|Comments Off on Giveaway: Trainwreck Riders release party and tour kick-off at Bottom of the Hill Friday