Dyllan Hersey shares new tracks, set to record album

My favorite Bay Area folk singer, Dyllan Hersey, is back living in the Bay after a brief period living in New Orleans, and is now ready to record her [...]

By |May 5, 2015|Comments Off on Dyllan Hersey shares new tracks, set to record album
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    Premiere: Hard Left delivers burst of anthemic punk in “Stay True”

Premiere: Hard Left delivers burst of anthemic punk in “Stay True”

Happy May Day, everyone! Appropriately enough, we're premiering today "Stay True," 67 seconds of anthemic, inspiring punk from SF band Hard Left. The group is comprised of veterans who've [...]

Fellow Wolf – “The Bluebird”

A message to all aspiring musicians out there: you gotta be careful when you pick your band name. Christopher Drellow learned this the hard way with his San Francisco [...]

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Get to Know: No Vacation

No Vacation began as a winter break project for USF student Basil Saleh who says, "I started the band started over winter break as a way for me to [...]

TORRES releasing new LP, headlining Bottom of the Hill

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Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter TORRES (a.k.a. Mackenzie Scott) is touring in support of her sophomore album, Sprinter, out May 5 (U.S.) on Partisan Records. TORRES will headline an [...]

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China releases Towards the Sun

China, the excellent project of Jeff Moller, Michael James Tapscott, and Raphi Gottesman, just released their second EP, Towards the Sun. The trio performs together in Odawas, but [...]

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Blood Sister releases debut 7-inch on Grabbing Clouds

San Francisco's Blood Sister is giving us the goosebumps with the recent release of its debut vinyl offering. The Dysphoria 7-inch is now available from Grabbing Clouds Records and [...]

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    Phono del Sol performer VÉRITÉ drops new single “Colors”

Phono del Sol performer VÉRITÉ drops new single “Colors”

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New York-based singer-songwriter VÉRITÉ – who will perform at Phono del Sol on July 11 in San Francisco – specializes in entrancing, sultry indie-pop, and now [...]

By |April 23, 2015|1 Comment

Flesh World – “Just To Tear Me Down”

Flesh World is Jess Scott and Diane Anastasio of Brilliant Colors and Scott Moore of Limp Wrist, and the trio's gearing up for the release of their sophomore album, [...]

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Giveaway: Birdmonster at Bottom of the Hill

This Friday at Bottom of the Hill, Birdmonster will be joined by Miss Lightning and Cash for Gold, which makes this an all-local lineup, and therefore a truly excellent [...]

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    Vancouver’s Energy Slime and Tough Age playing pair of Bay Area shows

Vancouver’s Energy Slime and Tough Age playing pair of Bay Area shows

Canadian duo Energy Slime is on tour with their label mates, Tough Age, in support of their debut release, New Dimensional, out now on Mint Records. The two Vancouver-based [...]

By |April 21, 2015|Comments Off on Vancouver’s Energy Slime and Tough Age playing pair of Bay Area shows
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    Oakland’s Long Knives to play record release show at Thee Parkside with Prawn and Frameworks

Oakland’s Long Knives to play record release show at Thee Parkside with Prawn and Frameworks

 
Long Knives are a band with members from across the Bay Area who play a nostalgic mix of pop-punk and indie that reminds me of The Get Up Kids – [...]

By |April 20, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Long Knives to play record release show at Thee Parkside with Prawn and Frameworks