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    A B & The Sea playing a free show at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub

A B & The Sea playing a free show at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub

A B & The Sea, The Frail, Will Sprott (The Mumlers), and Trails & Ways are playing a free show at The Uptown in Oakland tonight. A B & [...]

By |July 6, 2012|Comments Off on A B & The Sea playing a free show at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub

Thee Oh Sees – "Lupine Dominus"

Thee Oh Sees - Lupine Dominus

Just two weeks ago, we announced that San Francisco psych-rock stalwarts Thee Oh Sees were coming out with a new album. Now, they've let [...]

By |July 5, 2012|1 Comment

WHY? to release new EP & LP this fall, full tour announced

Indie hip-hop/pop group WHY? have announced a new EP & LP to be released this fall, ending a three year new-release hiatus since 2009's understated but excellent Eskimo Snow [...]

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Herb-alert: Om to release 'Advaitic Songs,' 7/24/12

Orthodox Christian iconography and bong rips are having another baby. San Francisco's heavily drugged and droning doom-metal duo, Om, are set to release the followup to 2009's God is [...]

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    Treasure Island Music Festival is first scheduled show for new supergroup Divine Fits

Treasure Island Music Festival is first scheduled show for new supergroup Divine Fits

You've maybe been living under a figurative rock if you've managed to miss the interweb-splosion surrounding Divine Fits, the supergroup of sorts made up of Spoon's Britt Daniel, Dan [...]

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Aesop Rock: new LP 'Skelethon' and SF shows

It would seem that Aesop Rock is done with his first album in five years, and now he's just making us wait...until he releases Skelethon next week and subsequently drops [...]

By |July 3, 2012|Comments Off on Aesop Rock: new LP 'Skelethon' and SF shows

Video: Doseone – "Thy Pattern"

Doseone - "Last Life"

Oakland-based hyperspeed oddball rapper Doseone (of Subtle, Themselves, and 13 & God) has released a new video off his latest solo LP, out now on Anticon, [...]

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Space Ghost releases new LP 'You're There' as free download

Oakland electronic artist Space Ghost has just released his new LP, You're There, and it's pretty damn good. Nearly cushion-comfort relaxing, but with enough layered sound to keep your [...]

By |June 29, 2012|Comments Off on Space Ghost releases new LP 'You're There' as free download
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    Woods coming to Great American Music Hall with 'Bend Beyond'

Woods coming to Great American Music Hall with 'Bend Beyond'

Brooklyn-based psych-folk-indie group Woods are coming to the Great American Music Hall in early August before heading down into that great, wild and expansive muse of Henry Miller, Jack [...]

By |June 29, 2012|1 Comment

SF punks La Corde release new 7", playing 6/30/12 at El Rio

Unmarked Doors by La Corde

Delivering punk rock with a slightly gothic streak, SF's La Corde don't play very often, and the band's show on Saturday night at El Rio [...]

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Video: Moonface — "Faraway Lightning" (plus tour dates)

In Spencer Krug's dense, sprawling musical domain, bands come and go — whether that means putting Wolf Parade on indefinite hiatus or seemingly neglecting his former side-project Sunset Rubdown [...]

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Video: Birds & Batteries – "Let the Door Swing"

Birds & Batteries are set to release a new full-length album, Stray Light, on August 7, 2012, and they've just released this video for lead single "Let the Door [...]

By |June 28, 2012|1 Comment