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    Five things to look forward to during the Down Dirty Shake residency

Five things to look forward to during the Down Dirty Shake residency

Down Dirty Shake's second annual Milk Bar residency is primed and ready to go, so get psyched because this month-long party is going to be much more than just [...]

By |July 1, 2014|Comments Off on Five things to look forward to during the Down Dirty Shake residency

Kendra McKinley – “Chestnut Street”

Following the release of Chestnut Street, Santa Cruz's Kendra McKinley recently relocated to San Francisco. If you give the singer-songwriter's first full length a spin below, you'll hear an [...]

By |June 26, 2014|Comments Off on Kendra McKinley – “Chestnut Street”

Interview: Cocktails discuss ‘Adult Life’

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Earlier this month, San Francisco's Cocktails released their debut LP Adult Life on Father/Daughter Records. It's one of my favorite releases of the year, as Cocktails [...]

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Couches head out on Comfy Summer Tour, prep new EP

Couches, the brainchild of 20 Sided Records head David Mitchell, kicks off their 11-date "Comfy Summer" Tour of the West Coast with three Bay Area shows surrounding next week's [...]

By |June 25, 2014|Comments Off on Couches head out on Comfy Summer Tour, prep new EP

K.Flay ditches major label, drops ‘Life As A Dog’

Yes. Yes, we are.

Late Monday night, K.Flay took to Facebook to finally, officially announce the release of her long-awaited debut full-length Life As A Dog. The project was a [...]

By |June 24, 2014|Comments Off on K.Flay ditches major label, drops ‘Life As A Dog’
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    Cherry Glazerr headlining Professional Fans showcase at Slim’s

Cherry Glazerr headlining Professional Fans showcase at Slim’s

Photo: Jordan Millington

Professional Fans are back on the live music scene with their 19th showcase, welcoming Cherry Glazerr, Meat Market, Big Tits, Never Young, and Joel Jerome to Slim's [...]

By |June 24, 2014|1 Comment

Phono del Sol: White Fence poised for release of fifth LP

Tim Presley brings his project White Fence to Phono del Sol on July 12 in Potrero del Sol Park in San Francisco and, just ten days later, he's releasing [...]

By |June 19, 2014|1 Comment

Premiere: King Woman – “Fond Affections”

We last heard from Kristina Esfandiari in February with the release of Halloween Dream, her 7-inch solo debut as Miserable. As promised, she has returned again with equally strong [...]

By |June 16, 2014|Comments Off on Premiere: King Woman – “Fond Affections”

Halcyonaire and Union Pacific head to Thee Parkside

Oakland's Halcyonaire is headlining Thee Parkside tomorrow, June 14, marking their first Bay Area show since they kicked off their  Southwest tour in April. While on the road, the [...]

By |June 13, 2014|Comments Off on Halcyonaire and Union Pacific head to Thee Parkside

Some Ember releases self-titled debut LP

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Oakland duo Dylan Travis and Nina Chase are no strangers to dark synth pop - the pair began releasing music as Some Ember in late 2011. [...]

By |June 13, 2014|Comments Off on Some Ember releases self-titled debut LP
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    Grab the new ‘Foamy, Gauzy’ compilation from Phono del Sol’s Bill Baird

Grab the new ‘Foamy, Gauzy’ compilation from Phono del Sol’s Bill Baird

Phono del Sol 2014 performer Bill Baird, whose genius Russell recently wrote about, just released a new compilation called Foamy, Gauzy. Give it a spin and download it for [...]

By |June 13, 2014|Comments Off on Grab the new ‘Foamy, Gauzy’ compilation from Phono del Sol’s Bill Baird

Introducing: Death Records

For those who think the San Francisco music scene is quickly evaporating in the wake of migrating garage rockers, one local label would say you're dead wrong. Brand new [...]

By |June 13, 2014|1 Comment