GRMLN covers "Hallelujah", tours SoCal

We know you, and your mom, and your best friend, and your dog, have heard “Hallelujah” before. Many times. Maybe not the original, and maybe not the just-as-if-not-more-famous Jeff [...]

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Giveaway: Crystal Stilts head to The Chapel

NYC's Crystal Stilts bring their third LP, Nature Noir, to The Chapel on Friday night, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. To enter for a [...]

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Song Premiere: The Y Axes – "Nothing With You"

San Francisco's The Y Axes have debuted "Nothing With You", the first single off their upcoming full-length, Sunglasses & Solar Flares, to be released later this year.

For the uninitiated, [...]

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Video: Casey Chisholm – "Pick Me Up"

Oakland's Casey Chisholm just released a video for "Pick Me Up" off his split cassette with Arcata's Tabor Mountain. Like much of Chisholm's work, the track is forlorn and [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Hunx & His Punx at The Chapel

Hunx & His Punx are coming back home to the bay on the 21st . . . and this time, everyone’s invited.

Hunx & said Punx have taken a turn [...]

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Sleepy Sun creeps into darker territory with new 7"

Three albums deep, the psych rock and rollers of Sleepy Sun recently dropped their latest tune "11:32," from their new self-titled 7-inch out now via Dine Alone Records. Along with [...]

By |October 16, 2013|Comments Off on Sleepy Sun creeps into darker territory with new 7"
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    Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317)

Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317)

Download: Mixtape: The Orchestral Side of San Francisco Indie Rock (Podcast #317)

Guitars and drums may make up the core of indie rock, but a considerable number of Bay Area [...]

By |October 16, 2013|4 Comments

Brass Magic – "Peacebone" (Animal Collective cover)

Brass Magic, as the name suggests, is a band of brass (and woodwind) instruments. However, they aren't what you'd typically expect from a brass band - this isn't New [...]

By |October 15, 2013|1 Comment
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    This Week in SF, 10/14-10/20/13: Treasure Island, The Dodos, Braids, Sleepy Sun & more!

This Week in SF, 10/14-10/20/13: Treasure Island, The Dodos, Braids, Sleepy Sun & more!

Enjoy this Spotify mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF during the rest of this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! [...]

By |October 14, 2013|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 10/14-10/20/13: Treasure Island, The Dodos, Braids, Sleepy Sun & more!
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    Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Yuck, Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death, & more)

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Yuck, Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death, & more)

Ben: Yuck could have gone the way of plenty of bands that lose their lead singers, which is to say that the group could have quietly imploded or shattered [...]

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    RSVP now: Madlib is DJing at Boiler Room's Treasure Island after-party

RSVP now: Madlib is DJing at Boiler Room's Treasure Island after-party

The folks at Boiler Room are coming to SF to throw a Treasure Island Music Festival after-party with a DJ set from Madlib and more special guests to be [...]

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    Interview: Holy Ghost! channels restless energy into new album

Interview: Holy Ghost! channels restless energy into new album

Following the somewhat surprising success of their debut album and extended tour, Brooklyn’s Holy Ghost! returned home and found themselves in an unfamiliar situation.

“I think Keith Richards called it [...]

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