SONG-FREUD: Toro Y Moi’s “Empty Nesters”

Welcome to SONG-FREUD, a new weekly column that goes where no other blog will go in order to get to the cold hard truth hidden between the verse and the […]

By |January 22, 2015|1 Comment

120 Minutes brings Sasha Go Hard to Elbo Room

Tomorrow night, 120 Minutes — the now legendary and very foggy dance night held every month at Elbo Room — brings Chicago rapper Sasha Go Hard to the Bay to perform alongside […]

By |January 22, 2015|0 Comments

King Woman releases new single “Burn”

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Like a weeping Siren clinging to Ulysses’ ship, the guitar on King Woman’s new single “Burn” seduces you, drawing you near even though you can feel […]

Giveaway: Win Monster Rally & Jay Stone tickets AND vinyl

Enter to win the beauty on the left. (Splatter is already sold out, sorry!)

We’ve been talking a lot about the upcoming release show for Monster Rally & Jay Stone’s […]

By |January 21, 2015|0 Comments

Urban Scandal Records birthday show at Honey Hive Gallery

Urban Scandal Records is a DIY punk label run by Stephen Beebout, and it’s turning three this week. Based out of the underrated avenues of the Richmond District, the San Francisco […]

By |January 20, 2015|1 Comment

Premiere: Stream Stalls’ self-titled debut EP

As soon as we heard the smooth yet snarly voice of Stalls’ Sam Weiss, we were immediately hooked. Today, we’re excited to share the first listen of Stalls’ self […]

By |January 19, 2015|1 Comment

Two Sheds launch Kickstarter for new album

Two Sheds have been playing beautiful folk music for many years in the Bay Area – since 2006! For those unfamiliar, listen to past releases Strange Ammunition, Two Sheds […]

By |January 16, 2015|1 Comment

Will Sprott releases Vortex Numbers on his new label

Photo: Shana Cleveland

It’s been over four years since Will Sprott has released new material, but he’s back with the release of Vortex Numbers, out January 20 on his very […]

By |January 16, 2015|0 Comments
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    Berkeley’s POP ETC. release video for new single “Running In Circles”

Berkeley’s POP ETC. release video for new single “Running In Circles”

Berkeley’s POP ETC. seem to have spent a lifetime consuming popular music’s nuances. They can funnel decades’ worth of synthesizers and crushing melodic textures into a bright pastiche of a song, but still […]

By |January 16, 2015|1 Comment
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    The Tropics talk Noise Pop, “Take You Home”, and horns (that’s right—horns)

The Tropics talk Noise Pop, “Take You Home”, and horns (that’s right—horns)

Indie popsters The Tropics have been one of the most buzzworthy local acts in recent months with the release of their brilliant Wind House EP last October. Riding the […]

By |January 15, 2015|0 Comments
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    Ty Segall already released a new EP, and his Great American Music Hall shows sold out

Ty Segall already released a new EP, and his Great American Music Hall shows sold out

Hey, remember that dude Ty Segall? It’s been almost five whole months since he put out a record, so you might have forgotten all about him. But he’s back […]

By |January 15, 2015|0 Comments

Interview: Monster Rally & Jay Stone on Foreign Pedestrians

As we told you last week, we’re excited to join forces with the former Oakland (and now Boston-based) Gold Robot Records to present the release show for the fantastic […]

By |January 15, 2015|0 Comments
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