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    Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)

Anna: All Mikal Cronin, all day long. I cannot explain why or how this happens, but Mikal's MCII has the ability to both energize and soothe, acting as the [...]

By |July 19, 2013|Comments Off on Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)
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    Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

The realms of fashion and rock and roll often crossover for obvious reasons, the most apparent being that both worlds value beauty - not beauty in the classic sense [...]

By |July 18, 2013|Comments Off on Saint Laurent, Hedi Slimane and Sam Flax: rock and roll continues to bleed into fashion

Video: Kai Straw – "The American Dream (Suburban Part 1)"

San Francisco's Kai Straw is a MC and producer on a mission. "I'm looking to take a steak knife to the heart of hip-hop and replace it with a [...]

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    Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms playing ProFans show @ Cafe Du Nord

Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms playing ProFans show @ Cafe Du Nord

Professional Fans are at it again with another Grade A California showcase featuring Colleen Green, SISU, and Burnt Palms at Cafe Du Nord on Monday, July 22.

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    Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Mixtape: Bands of the 2013 First City Festival (Podcast #310)

Forty-six years after Monterey Pop, which established the template for the major music festival, a new fest is bringing rock [...]

Mars Today – "The 'F' in Sexy" / "Casual Attire"

Producer, singer, and band leader Mars Today released a new single last week on Urb, "The 'F' in Sexy", which you can also stream or download below. We've previously [...]

By |July 17, 2013|Comments Off on Mars Today – "The 'F' in Sexy" / "Casual Attire"

Couches "leak" debut 7-inch

20 Sided Records and its founder David Mitchell are keeping busy these days. The label is gearing up for the release of Cannons and Clouds' new EP A Challenge [...]

By |July 16, 2013|Comments Off on Couches "leak" debut 7-inch

Listen to Twin Steps' new 'Plague Songs' 7"

Sample-driven pop band Twin Steps has teamed up with the similarly Oakland-based 1-2-3-4 Go! Records for two upcoming releases: the new Plague Songs 7", and a cassette called Double [...]

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Stream James The Giant's debut EP before it's released

If there’s one characteristic that divides good folk music from cheesy, hokey folk, it’s the songwriter’s openness to delivering songs that sound simple and honest. James The Giant certainly [...]

By |July 16, 2013|Comments Off on Stream James The Giant's debut EP before it's released
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    Destruction Unit announces U.S. / European tour dates, shares first single from upcoming LP

Destruction Unit announces U.S. / European tour dates, shares first single from upcoming LP

Arizona's noise punk outfit Destruction Unit just wrapped up a national tour but isn't planning on staying put for long. The band just released the first single off of its [...]

By |July 15, 2013|Comments Off on Destruction Unit announces U.S. / European tour dates, shares first single from upcoming LP

Steel Cranes – "Boat Song"

"Who is this and where in the name of the Flying Spaghetti Monster did they come from?" That was the first thought that ran through my head when I [...]

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Fuzz announces debut LP, streaming single "Loose Sutres"

We knew the news would come eventually, and thankfully it came sooner rather than later. Fuzz, the SF-based trio comprised of Charlie Moothart (guitar), Roland Cosio (bass), and [...]

By |July 15, 2013|Comments Off on Fuzz announces debut LP, streaming single "Loose Sutres"