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    Listen to Birds & Batteries' new LP, 'Stray Light' (release show on 8/3/12)

Listen to Birds & Batteries' new LP, 'Stray Light' (release show on 8/3/12)

Oakland-based Birds & Batteries have been and continue to be many things: indie-folk, Americana, electronic, pop — often all at the same time. For the uninitiated the thought of [...]

By |August 1, 2012|Comments Off on Listen to Birds & Batteries' new LP, 'Stray Light' (release show on 8/3/12)
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    Birdmonster returns with 'Singles Project', drops new track "Motel Pool"

Birdmonster returns with 'Singles Project', drops new track "Motel Pool"

After a more than two-year drought of new material, Birdmonster returned in January with "Living", their first new track since the release of 2009's Blood Memory EP. The San [...]

By |August 1, 2012|Comments Off on Birdmonster returns with 'Singles Project', drops new track "Motel Pool"
  • Mac DeMarco, Melted Toys, Surf Club
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    Mac DeMarco to release debut full length (coming to Rickshaw Stop with Melted Toys & Surf Club, 9/14/12)

Mac DeMarco to release debut full length (coming to Rickshaw Stop with Melted Toys & Surf Club, 9/14/12)

The up and coming Montreal pop crooner Mac DeMarco will bring one of his reportedly "wildly unhinged live performances" to San Francisco this summer. He will be performing on [...]

By |July 31, 2012|Comments Off on Mac DeMarco to release debut full length (coming to Rickshaw Stop with Melted Toys & Surf Club, 9/14/12)

DIIV and Bleached come to the Rickshaw Stop on 8/1/12

One of my most recent obsessions, DIIV, are scheduled to play The Rickshaw Stop this Wednesday, August 1. The Brooklyn-based band plays a laid-back, reverb-soaked brand of upbeat indie pop [...]

By |July 30, 2012|Comments Off on DIIV and Bleached come to the Rickshaw Stop on 8/1/12

Split Screens – "Born"

Born by Split Screens

Split Screens, the solo project of San Francisco session musician Jesse Cafiero, recently released a self-titled EP for streaming on his bandcamp page. This is the [...]

By |July 27, 2012|Comments Off on Split Screens – "Born"

Mr. Kind releases debut EP 'OK', playing record release show Hotel Utah tonight 7/27/12

Oakland quartet Mr. Kind released their debut EP OK on July 23rd, making it available for download on Bandcamp mere months after originally joining forces. The band — comprised [...]

By |July 27, 2012|Comments Off on Mr. Kind releases debut EP 'OK', playing record release show Hotel Utah tonight 7/27/12
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    Hear Taken By Trees' new track "Dreams" (playing Noisette on 8/4/12)

Hear Taken By Trees' new track "Dreams" (playing Noisette on 8/4/12)

Taken By Trees is the solo project of Swedish musician Victoria Bergsman, former lead singer for notable band The Concretes. Since branching out on her own, Bergsman has released [...]

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    Tonight: Teenage Bottlerocket, The Dopamines, Elway @ Bottom of the Hill 7/25/12

Tonight: Teenage Bottlerocket, The Dopamines, Elway @ Bottom of the Hill 7/25/12

Pop-punk heroes Teenage Bottlerocket are back on the road in support of their 5th studio album Freak Out! which came out earlier this month on Fat Wreck Chords, and [...]

By |July 25, 2012|Comments Off on Tonight: Teenage Bottlerocket, The Dopamines, Elway @ Bottom of the Hill 7/25/12

Battlehooch – "Someone to Remind You" b/w "Seraphim"

The boys in Battlehooch done and did it again.

They've just released the third in their singles series, the very catchy-but-subdued "Someone to Remind You". The song features a warm [...]

By |July 24, 2012|Comments Off on Battlehooch – "Someone to Remind You" b/w "Seraphim"

DRMS releases debut full-length at Rickshaw Stop, 7/28/12

San Francisco's DRMS (formerly known as Dreams) are releasing their debut full-length album at a record release show on July 28th at the Rickshaw Stop, performing with support from [...]

By |July 24, 2012|Comments Off on DRMS releases debut full-length at Rickshaw Stop, 7/28/12
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    King Tuff, Jaill, The Coathangers tour California (at Bottom of the Hill 7/26/12)

King Tuff, Jaill, The Coathangers tour California (at Bottom of the Hill 7/26/12)

Stop by Bottom of the Hill on Thursday, July 26th for a wild punk/garage-rock show featuring King Tuff, Jaill, and The Coathangers. The three bands are teaming up for [...]

By |July 23, 2012|Comments Off on King Tuff, Jaill, The Coathangers tour California (at Bottom of the Hill 7/26/12)
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    Mornin' Old Sport releases self-titled debut LP, on tour now

Mornin' Old Sport releases self-titled debut LP, on tour now

We previously brought you Mornin' Old Sport's track "When the Bomb", a lively and tongue-in-cheek number about the emotional fallout after losing a lover. The Oakland residents and Boston [...]

By |July 23, 2012|Comments Off on Mornin' Old Sport releases self-titled debut LP, on tour now