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    Harkenbacks, The Get Down Boys, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, Outbound at Cafe du Nord, 1/15/13

Harkenbacks, The Get Down Boys, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, Outbound at Cafe du Nord, 1/15/13

The Harkenbacks - "The Mongrel"

SF's Bluegrass and Old Time music festival will host The Harkenbacks' CD release party at Cafe du Nord this coming Tuesday, January 15th. The Get [...]

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    Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz

Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz

Al Lover is back at it, churning out yet another quality remix. This time, he gives us his take on "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", the b-side on the 7-inch released [...]

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    New Bay Area supergroup Pale Blue Dot opening for El Ten Eleven tonight, 1/11/13

New Bay Area supergroup Pale Blue Dot opening for El Ten Eleven tonight, 1/11/13

The East Bay trio known as Pale Blue Dot does not necessarily self-identify as a "supergroup," but I went there anyway. Comprised of members of James & Evander, The [...]

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    Christopher Owens' 'Lysandre' streaming on The New York Times' website

Christopher Owens' 'Lysandre' streaming on The New York Times' website

After months of anticipation following the dissolution of Girls last year, the band's former frontman Christopher Owens will finally drop his solo debut Lysandre next Tuesday on Fat Possum [...]

By |January 10, 2013|2 Comments
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    The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

Bay Area folk & bluegrass band The Parmesans continued their steady stream of releases by dropping The Smell of Silence this week, their third EP in a little over [...]

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Sugar Candy Mountain – "Some Body" / "Hey, Look at Me"

Sugar Candy Mountain, a side project of Ash Reiter, has been sharing tracks from their upcoming LP Saudade Love on Bandcamp, and it's music any fan of indie pop [...]

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    Lonesome Leash, Emily Jane White, Michael Musika at Viracocha 1/19/13

Lonesome Leash, Emily Jane White, Michael Musika at Viracocha 1/19/13

As someone who dabbles in the accordionistic arts (by the way, did I mention how cool I am?), I may get a little testy with you if you suggest [...]

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Adam Widener releases new EP, playing at Monarch 1/10/13

San Francisco's Adam Widener, who once played bass for Bare Wires, is set to release a new EP Gimmee Gimmee Scientific Stuff on January 22nd. A vinyl copy of [...]

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Growwler – "Burnt Siena Brown"

San Francisco's Growwler is one of the few high-school bands that survived the inevitable post-graduation breakup and scattering of members, and it's a good thing they did. Having just [...]

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    The Blank Tapes release "Mr. Mister" and "1,000 Leather Tassels", playing Amnesia 1/8/13

The Blank Tapes release "Mr. Mister" and "1,000 Leather Tassels", playing Amnesia 1/8/13

Matt Adams is throwing his proverbial hat back in the ring, dropping two new tracks from The Blank Tapes just before Christmas. Produced by Raymond Richards at L.A.'s Red [...]

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Ty Segall and Charles Moothart form FUZZ, release 7"

If you thought Ty Segall would slow down at all after an insanely productive 2012, you were wrong. Segall has again joined forces with cohort Charles Moothart (who played [...]

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    Fever Charm and False Priest release party at Bottom of the Hill, 1/05/13

Fever Charm and False Priest release party at Bottom of the Hill, 1/05/13

Fever Charm of Oakland (above) is releasing their aptly titled album West Coast Rock And Roll at a show at Bottom of the Hill Saturday night, atop a fun, [...]

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