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    Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12

Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12

San Jose has long lived under the shadow of its accomplished older brother, San Francisco, especially when it comes to the music and arts scene. However, this past Sunday [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Comments Off on Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12
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    Synthetic ID releases debut EP, playing steady diet of Bay Area shows

Synthetic ID releases debut EP, playing steady diet of Bay Area shows

San Francisco punk outfit Synthetic ID released their self-titled debut EP back in February on Cut The Cord That… Records, ripping through three tracks in six minutes flat with [...]

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    Sic Alps announce self-titled fifth album, out September 11, 2012 on Drag City

Sic Alps announce self-titled fifth album, out September 11, 2012 on Drag City

Just a year after releasing their double LP Napa Asylum, Sic Alps is back with their eponymous fifth album, which will drop September 11th on Chicago's Drag City label. [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Comments Off on Sic Alps announce self-titled fifth album, out September 11, 2012 on Drag City
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    Jen Schande to release album inspired by a film inspired by a book by Michelle Tea (song premiere! and album giveaway!)

Jen Schande to release album inspired by a film inspired by a book by Michelle Tea (song premiere! and album giveaway!)

This is perhaps the most San Francisco-esque project I've ever heard of. By which I mean: This is so incredibly cool.

Back in 2000, local writer and queer activist Michelle [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Comments Off on Jen Schande to release album inspired by a film inspired by a book by Michelle Tea (song premiere! and album giveaway!)

Watch Ty Segall play "You Make The Sun Fry" in a closet

There are times when purpose is overrated. What's the point in filming Ty Segall's band playing their scorching garage rock in a tiny, closet-like space? I have no idea, [...]

By |June 20, 2012|Comments Off on Watch Ty Segall play "You Make The Sun Fry" in a closet
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    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announce new album, Bimbo's show with Dam-Funk

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announce new album, Bimbo's show with Dam-Funk

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have announced a fall tour, shortly following the release of their new album Mature Themes. The band will be performing at Bimbo's 365 Club in [...]

By |June 19, 2012|Comments Off on Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announce new album, Bimbo's show with Dam-Funk

The Fucking Buckaroos – "29" / "Heading Back"

The Fucking Buckaroos - "29"

The Fucking Buckaroos - "Heading Back"

Punk and bluegrass may seem like strange bedfellows, but bands such as Split Lip Rayfield and Larry and His Flask [...]

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Dirty Projectors to bring 'Swing Lo Magellan' to the Fox

As a writer and a musician, I like to fancy myself an artist — a creative with vision, capable of creating moving pieces of art that challenge and inspire. [...]

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    Curumin plays Slim's with special guest Tommy Guerrero on 6/23/12

Curumin plays Slim's with special guest Tommy Guerrero on 6/23/12

Since being discovered by Blackalicious in 2005, Brazilian musician Curumin (Luciano Nakata Albuquerque) has matured into an important artist for the South American music movement here in the States. [...]

By |June 15, 2012|Comments Off on Curumin plays Slim's with special guest Tommy Guerrero on 6/23/12

Clams Casino releases second 'Instrumentals' mixtape

Ten years after America's abysmal failure to mesh rap and rock at the turn of the millennium, it seems that the cultures of hip-hop and indie rock have been [...]

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    If you wanna die, then Cosmonauts wanna die with you at Brick & Mortar this Saturday 6/16/12

If you wanna die, then Cosmonauts wanna die with you at Brick & Mortar this Saturday 6/16/12

Touring behind their new album, If You Wanna Die Then I Wanna Die, out now on Burger Records, LA's Cosmonauts are at the top of a psych-filled bill this [...]

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    Pancho-san plan to release a new record any day now; definitely playing Make-Out Room on Saturday 6/16/12

Pancho-san plan to release a new record any day now; definitely playing Make-Out Room on Saturday 6/16/12

Pancho-san have a new record called American all recorded and mixed and mastered and ready to release. That should be happening any day now — certainly by the end [...]

By |June 15, 2012|Comments Off on Pancho-san plan to release a new record any day now; definitely playing Make-Out Room on Saturday 6/16/12