Guy Fox – "You"

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San Francisco's Guy Fox, a group of four transplants from the Northeast, recently released their debut self-titled EP. The band jokingly labels itself "afro-pop-yacht-rock," but they [...]

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    Eddie Roberts' West Coast Sounds to release debut album 'It's About Time' on 11/13/2012, share new track "Black Bag"

Eddie Roberts' West Coast Sounds to release debut album 'It's About Time' on 11/13/2012, share new track "Black Bag"

Powerful UK funk band The New Mastersounds may hail from across the pond, but ever since that first Boom Boom Room show some years ago their unrivaled Stateside home [...]

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    Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates release 'The Fates' — playing Amoeba SF on 11/3/12

Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates release 'The Fates' — playing Amoeba SF on 11/3/12

Three years after the dissolution of SF's The Music Lovers, bandleader Matthew Edwards returns with the debut album of folk-pop from Matthew Edwards and the Unfortunates. The Fates comes [...]

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    Emily Wells releases free remix LP, playing two Bay Area shows this weekend

Emily Wells releases free remix LP, playing two Bay Area shows this weekend

Emily Wells released her newest album, Mama, back in April, and it's safe to say it made a solid impression. So much so, in fact, that 13 bands—including Lemonade, [...]

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Hear the latest tune from Trails and Ways, "Border Crosser"

As they push forward to the release of their debut album Trilingual, Oakland's Trails and Ways have shared with us another solid track, titled "Border Crosser." Written by rhythm [...]

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    Grab Thee Oh Sees' cover of "European Son" and two more from the Castle Face Velvet Underground tribute LP

Grab Thee Oh Sees' cover of "European Son" and two more from the Castle Face Velvet Underground tribute LP

Remember how, a week ago, we rounded up a whole bunch of those The Velvet Underground and Nico covers that appear on Castle Face Records' sold-out new tribute LP? [...]

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These Old Wounds – "Home"

These Old Wounds, the solo moniker of Oakland's Thor Dickey, is releasing its debut LP To the Ground November 27th. Dickey, an Idaho native, also plays with LA hardcore [...]

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    Duran Duran bassist’s autobiography: for “people that have never played the Oakland Coliseum – on drugs.”

Duran Duran bassist’s autobiography: for “people that have never played the Oakland Coliseum – on drugs.”

The members of Duran Duran are in a good place right now. Infighting, drug and sex addiction and disappointing album sales previously derailed one of the biggest acts to [...]

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The Buttercream Gang – "Couch Games"

Straight outta Napa, The Buttercream Gang are back with their fourth album, Oh Brother, due in mid-November on the band's own imprint Pitted Records. The trio (comprised of Bobby [...]

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    JL Stiles releases 'House of Murmurs'; celebrating at Cafe Du Nord on 11/1/12

JL Stiles releases 'House of Murmurs'; celebrating at Cafe Du Nord on 11/1/12

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San Francisco's JL Stiles is releasing a new LP, House of Murmurs, on November 1st. Stiles, who also plays in local ragtime band Hobo Paradise, blends [...]

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    Kowloon Walled City preps 'Container Ships' for 12/4/12 release

Kowloon Walled City preps 'Container Ships' for 12/4/12 release

San Francisco's own sludge metal stalwarts Kowloon Walled City are releasing a new album, Container Ships, on December 4 via Brutal Panda Records (no relation to SF's own Kung [...]

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    Christopher Owens announces debut solo album 'Lysandre' and SF show on 11/9/12

Christopher Owens announces debut solo album 'Lysandre' and SF show on 11/9/12

Christopher Owens, the former Girls frontman, has announced the release of his debut solo album. Lysandre is slated for a January 14th release on Turnstile. Owens has describes the [...]

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