Spend the Holidaze with The Blank Tapes

The Blank Tapes from Southern California are returning to the city on Wednesday, December 18, as part of a short series of Holidaze shows that kicked off on the 14th at The [...]

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Danny James headed to Cafe Du Nord

Previously available only on cassette, Danny James (previously of The Cuts) is releasing his debut LP Pear on Burger Records soon. Stream the collection of widescreen psych-pop in its [...]

By |December 13, 2013|Comments Off on Danny James headed to Cafe Du Nord

The Outta Sight Holiday Spectacular returns to Verdi Club

Rock Band Land and Upstairs Downstairs are teaming up with the Verdi Club to put on one helluva Holiday party next Wednesday night over on Mariposa Street. The annual [...]

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Get to know Wolf Collage

Hayward native Rodney Brown, aka Wolf Collage, created his debut EP Suburbia Space Program after a falling out with a close friend left him feeling lost. "Suburbia Space Program [...]

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    Pure Bathing Culture announces SF show and releases Jessie Ware cover

Pure Bathing Culture announces SF show and releases Jessie Ware cover

Portland-via-Brooklyn duo Pure Bathing Culture creates seamless, folk-fringed music on their debut Moon Tides, out earlier this year via Partisan Records. The new album, featuring Sarah Versprille's sweet voice and Daniel Hindman's cloaking [...]

By |December 12, 2013|Comments Off on Pure Bathing Culture announces SF show and releases Jessie Ware cover

Ticket Giveaway: Sweden's Holograms come to SF

A little over a year has passed since Sweden’s Holograms have released their first self-titled LP. After embarking on a tremulous tour––which included their van being broken into and finding [...]

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Kelly McFarling releases covers EP, 'Others'

San Francisco's Kelly McFarling just released an EP of covers, Others, featuring reworks of Whitney Houston, Tom Petty, and others. Covers can be tricky - too often the singer [...]

By |December 11, 2013|Comments Off on Kelly McFarling releases covers EP, 'Others'

El Ten Eleven announces new EP (Updated: win tickets!)

Coming back from their most recent remix album, 'Transitions Remixed', released this past April, El Ten Eleven will be playing Slim's this Friday in anticipation for the release of [...]

By |December 11, 2013|Comments Off on El Ten Eleven announces new EP (Updated: win tickets!)

Cocktails – "Friday"

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Patrick Clos, the primary songwriter for Cocktails, brings a blue-collar Midwestern sentimentality to much of his work, and God bless him for it. Whether he's singing about [...]

By |December 10, 2013|Comments Off on Cocktails – "Friday"
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    Mixtape: Thirteen Bay Area Highlights from 2013 (Podcast #322)

Mixtape: Thirteen Bay Area Highlights from 2013 (Podcast #322)


Download: Mixtape: Thirteen Bay Area Highlights from 2013 (Podcast #322)

As usual, our year-end wrap-up podcast comes leaden with hemming, hawing and caveats aplenty. How can another wide-ranging year full [...]

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Polyvinyl announces 4-track singles series

Polyvinyl Records continues to foster the development and distribution of the best up-and-coming artists from around the world with its new 4-Track Singles Series. Featuring 12 artists, the series is [...]

By |December 10, 2013|1 Comment

Premiere: Travis Hayes' new single, "Warm Bodies"

San Francisco local singer-songwriter Travis Hayes has a brand new song, premiering right here. The self-released track, called “Warm Bodies” features vocals sung by both Hayes and Emily Whitehurst [...]

By |December 10, 2013|2 Comments