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    Interview & TBB Premiere: Swiftumz releases new 'Love Ya 4EVA' 7"

Interview & TBB Premiere: Swiftumz releases new 'Love Ya 4EVA' 7"

Bay Area native Swiftumz has a brand new 7” out via Rocinante Records! The record, including a more upbeat, rocked out re-recording of “Love Ya 4EVA,” and a brand [...]

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    Once and Future Band – "I'm Not a Rolling Stone" / "Heavenly Bodies" (win free tix to tonight's show)

Once and Future Band – "I'm Not a Rolling Stone" / "Heavenly Bodies" (win free tix to tonight's show)

Howlin Rain's Joel Robinow and Raj Ojha are joined by Robinow's Drunk Horse compatriot Eli Eckert in the emerging trio Once and Future Band. I frequently resist writing about [...]

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    This Week in SF, 8/19-8/25/13: First City Festival, My Bloody Valentine, Majical Cloudz, Jel & more!

This Week in SF, 8/19-8/25/13: First City Festival, My Bloody Valentine, Majical Cloudz, Jel & 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 |August 19, 2013|Comments Off on This Week in SF, 8/19-8/25/13: First City Festival, My Bloody Valentine, Majical Cloudz, Jel & more!

Meat Market – "Too Tired"

Earlier this week, Spin premiered a brand new track from Oakland's Meat Market, "Too Tired", which will be on an upcoming 7-inch released by Suicide Squeeze (the same label [...]

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    Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Steel Cranes, Sam Flax, Pond, Pelican, Yung Lean)

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Steel Cranes, Sam Flax, Pond, Pelican, Yung Lean)

Jason: After hearing "Boat Song", the lead single off Steel Cranes' upcoming debut LP Ouroboros, I was hooked by their heavy as all get-out sound. Now, the Oakland duo [...]

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The Y Axes host Space Prom III at El Rio, 8/18/13

San Francisco’s The Y Axes will host their annual Space Prom at El Rio this Sunday night. The third incarnation of the event, Space Prom is much like the [...]

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Fuzz City releases second annual 'Summer of Fuzz' cassette

Flying under the radar earlier this summer was the second installment in Fuzz City Records' Summer of Fuzz compilation series, released exclusively on cassette back on June 10. As [...]

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    Ulrich Schnauss – "I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (Tycho remix)" (win tickets to Friday's show!)

Ulrich Schnauss – "I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (Tycho remix)" (win tickets to Friday's show!)

German electronic pop artist Ulrich Schanuss is touring North America this month, with a stop at The Independent on Friday night, behind his latest LP, A Long Way to [...]

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Midnight North releases debut LP 'End of the Night'

Midnight North, the band formerly known as Grahame Lesh and Friends, recently released their debut LP under their new moniker, End of the Night. Led by Lesh (yes, his [...]

By |August 14, 2013|Comments Off on Midnight North releases debut LP 'End of the Night'
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    Mixtape: Bay Area Rock and Roll, Garage Punk, Lo-Fi, and Power Pop (Podcast #312)

Mixtape: Bay Area Rock and Roll, Garage Punk, Lo-Fi, and Power Pop (Podcast #312)

Download: Mixtape: Bay Area Rock and Roll, Garage Punk, Lo-Fi, and Power Pop (Podcast #312)

Over the past few years, the San Francisco Bay Area has dominated the world of [...]

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Evil Eyes headline Elbo Room tonight, 8/14/2013

San Francisco's Evil Eyes are fresh off of the July 24th release of their debut album, Borderlines, and while they haven't released any tour dates in support of the record, [...]

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Gravys Drop releases 'Gumball' LP

Gravys Drop, a project from Nobunny drummer Billy Grave, released their second LP Gumball back in May, but I sadly didn't stumble onto it until late last month. While [...]

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