The Album Leaf coming to Bottom of the Hill, 9/30/12

San Diego-based ambient/electronic/post-rock band The Album Leaf is coming to the Bottom of the Hill in support of its self-released Forward/Return EP, which just came out on September 18th. [...]

By |September 26, 2012|Comments Off on The Album Leaf coming to Bottom of the Hill, 9/30/12

LENZ's Andy Human releases 'Freeze'

Andy Human - "Land Of The Dinosaurs"

We've been digging Andy Jordan's work with LENZ, but the former Cuts/Time Flys member also has been recording solo as Andy Human. [...]

By |September 25, 2012|Comments Off on LENZ's Andy Human releases 'Freeze'
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    Kacey Johansing releasing latest LP at Brick and Mortar, 9/28/12

Kacey Johansing releasing latest LP at Brick and Mortar, 9/28/12

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Oakland's Kacey Johansing will release her newest LP Grand Ghosts at a performance at Brick and Mortar September 28th. This forthcoming effort was recorded a [...]

By |September 24, 2012|Comments Off on Kacey Johansing releasing latest LP at Brick and Mortar, 9/28/12
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    Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Onlys on 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' tribute

Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Onlys on 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' tribute

Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, and The Fresh & Onlys are among those that recorded cover tracks for an upcoming The Velvet Underground & Nico 45th anniversary tribute. If [...]

By |September 24, 2012|Comments Off on Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, The Fresh & Onlys on 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' tribute
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    Brand New Trash covers 2Pac's "Brenda's Got a Baby" on forthcoming debut LP

Brand New Trash covers 2Pac's "Brenda's Got a Baby" on forthcoming debut LP

Brand New Trash, the nacent "trash pop" project from Buxter Hoot'n founders and brothers Vince and Jimmy Dewald, is primed to release its debut full-length on November 15th. The [...]

By |September 24, 2012|Comments Off on Brand New Trash covers 2Pac's "Brenda's Got a Baby" on forthcoming debut LP
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    Studio Update & Sneak Preview: Coo Coo Birds premiere "Stop My Heart" from forthcoming LP 'Psychedelic Warrior'

Studio Update & Sneak Preview: Coo Coo Birds premiere "Stop My Heart" from forthcoming LP 'Psychedelic Warrior'

Since forming at the dawn of 2012, San Francisco's Coo Coo Birds have taken the proverbial bull by the horns, attacking the writing and recording process while leaving little [...]

By |September 21, 2012|2 Comments

Youth of the Beast – "Shotgun Army"

Youth of the Beast is an alternative pop duo formed by Adrian Symcox of San Fransisco and Blake Carver of Los Angeles. Both Carver and Symcox got their start [...]

By |September 20, 2012|1 Comment
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    Ticket Giveaway: Easy Star All Stars at Slim's this Friday 9/21/12

Ticket Giveaway: Easy Star All Stars at Slim's this Friday 9/21/12

When it comes to the tribute album, a set of guidelines and standards of practice is non-existent. The entire concept is based on open interpretation of the original material. [...]

By |September 20, 2012|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Easy Star All Stars at Slim's this Friday 9/21/12
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    Interview: Trainwreck Riders discuss their forthcoming LP 'Ghost Yards'

Interview: Trainwreck Riders discuss their forthcoming LP 'Ghost Yards'

The Trainwreck Riders have been kicking out excellent country-rock for nearly a decade, and are now streaming their forthcoming LP Ghost Yards on Bandcamp. The album will be released [...]

By |September 19, 2012|Comments Off on Interview: Trainwreck Riders discuss their forthcoming LP 'Ghost Yards'

Black Cobra Vipers release debut EP

EP by Black Cobra Vipers

Meet San Francisco's Black Cobra Vipers. A young rock trio comprised of guitarist/lead singer Gregory DiMartino, bassist Julian Borrego and drummer Rob Mills, their debut [...]

By |September 18, 2012|Comments Off on Black Cobra Vipers release debut EP

The Parmesans – "Brahms Was A Satanist"

The Parmesans, a bluegrass band with members based in San Francisco and Oakland, released a pair of bluegrass EPs this summer via Bandcamp. The five members of The Parmesans [...]

By |September 18, 2012|1 Comment
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    Stream the new Woods album 'Bend Beyond,' catch them on 10/17/12 at the brand new Preservation Hall

Stream the new Woods album 'Bend Beyond,' catch them on 10/17/12 at the brand new Preservation Hall

Woods may hail from Brooklyn but they know how to show the west coast considerable love. We're treated to the Woodsist Festival each year in Big Sur - their [...]

By |September 17, 2012|Comments Off on Stream the new Woods album 'Bend Beyond,' catch them on 10/17/12 at the brand new Preservation Hall