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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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    Foxtails Brigade to headline KALX's "Solstice In Stereo" at The Chapel

Foxtails Brigade to headline KALX's "Solstice In Stereo" at The Chapel

While Foxtails Brigade's Laura Weinbach isn't known to be particularly fond of the yuletide fervor (as evidenced by last year's Time Is Passed), she is all about the Winter Solstice. And to [...]

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    Interview: The Hot Toddies talk lineup change, plans for 2014

Interview: The Hot Toddies talk lineup change, plans for 2014

It's been a busy year for the members of Oakland's The Hot Toddies. Keyboardist Jessica parted ways as she took a teaching job in Thailand, leaving Erin, Sylvia, and [...]

By |December 9, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: The Hot Toddies talk lineup change, plans for 2014

BFF.fm and Father/Daughter showcase at The Knockout

San Francisco's most secretly located underground radio station BFF.fm and the darling Father/Daughter Records are teaming up to present a showcase at Bernal Heights' Knockout this Thursday.

City-based headliners Cocktails, who have opened for the [...]

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    Saturday: Don't miss The Bay Brewed, SF's only rock and roll beer festival!

Saturday: Don't miss The Bay Brewed, SF's only rock and roll beer festival!

This Saturday, December 7, SF's only rock and roll beer festival, The Bay Brewed, returns to Public Works for a third year of great local music and beer! Get [...]

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Avalon Emerson readies 12" debut for Icee Hot

San Francisco-based producer Avalon Emerson is readying her debut 12-inch vinyl release. Coming soon on Icee Hot, "Pressure"/"Quoi!" includes the two title tracks on the A side. Side B [...]

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