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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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

Premiere: The Phenomenauts – “Theme for Oakland”

Now in their fourteenth year of existence, Oakland's The Phenomenauts are officially paying musical tribute to their hometown with a brand-new song, "Theme for Oakland". Stand up, put your [...]

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Brasil releases live set of Pavement covers

Brasil just released their eponymous debut album last fall, and now they're back at it again – but this time with a much different project. Last week, the Oakland [...]

By |June 6, 2014|1 Comment

WAG releases ‘No Worries’ LP

San Francisco's WAG just released their debut LP No Worries, an upbeat album heavily influenced by '90s rock radio. These guys aren't just imitating Nirvana or Green Day, however. [...]

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    Jess Williamson to bring her haunting sound to The Independent

Jess Williamson to bring her haunting sound to The Independent

Jess Williamson, the singer-songwriter from Austin, is bringing her haunting folk to The Independent.

Her new album, Native State, came out earlier this year and is making waves as a [...]

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Pizza Friday’s “I Need A Summer” is great beach music

Pizza Friday, an Oakland-based surf rock trio, just dropped their debut single, "I Need A Summer." Their music is the perfect soundtrack to Ocean Beach adventures. It's slightly reminiscent of [...]

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Live at the Honey Hive: Monster Treasure

Stockton’s Monster Treasure recently gave quite the performance at SF Pop Fest, alongside hard hitters Dressy Bessy, Dreamdate, and SF favorites Swiftumz. This Friday, the pop trio returns for [...]

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    A Million Billion Dying Suns covers Journey…and it’s damn good

A Million Billion Dying Suns covers Journey…and it’s damn good

Very few bands could pull off a Journey cover without the whole operation looking like a bad attempt at irony (and resulting in the decision maker's head getting examined), [...]

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