Beats Antique headlines The Fox Theater on 3/30/12

The ascent in just five years of Oakland tribal-electro trio Beats Antique is one to be applauded. Comprised of David Satori, Tommy Cappel and world-renowned belly dancer Zoe Jakes [...]

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    New 7" from James & Evander, opening for Memoryhouse at the Rickshaw, 3/13/12

New 7" from James & Evander, opening for Memoryhouse at the Rickshaw, 3/13/12

On March 20th, Oakland's electro-pop-disco duo James & Evander will release a new 7" on Gold Robot Records, Let's Go/Welcome to Planet Dance. You can listen side A's "Let's [...]

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Twin Steps – "Pinkie Promise"

Twin Steps - "Pinkie Promise"

Oakland's soul-by-way-of-garage-rock group Twin Steps are seeing a full North American release on April 3rd of their debut EP, Serial Parade.

Signed by San Francisco label [...]

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Tycho – "Dive (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)"

SF's Tycho is headed to Austin for a bunch of SXSW shows, before a Northwest jaunt in May that ends at the Sasquatch Festival. If you live in the [...]

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Jel & Main Attrakionz collaborate to release 'cLOUDLIFE' EP

We didn't see this one coming. Fresh off a performance at The Bay Bridged's Noise Pop Happy Hour, Jel is releasing a new EP called cLOUDLIFE with Oakland cloud [...]

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Giveaway: Papercuts' 'Mockingbird' reissue, now on vinyl!

Antenna Farm Records has reissued Papercuts first proper album, Mockingbird, and we want to give you a copy. Yes, you!

This ain't just a reissue, it's a deluxe reissue. For [...]

By |March 7, 2012|7 Comments

Vir – "Joy in Space"

Take a listen to a new song, "Joy in Space," courtesy of Oakland post-punk/noise pop/psych trio Vir. "Joy in Space" is one of the first tastes from the group's [...]

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    Crocodiles, Terry Malts, and Bleeding Rainbow play Rickshaw Stop Friday, 3/9/12

Crocodiles, Terry Malts, and Bleeding Rainbow play Rickshaw Stop Friday, 3/9/12

Crocodiles – "Sunday (Psychic Conversation #9)"

San Diego’s noisy and glammy five-piece Crocodiles have announced the release of their third album Endless Flowers on June 5 via Frenchkiss Records. The [...]

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Video: Hunx – "Private Room"

Behold: the latest Hunx-minus-Punx video, also directed by Hannah Lew of Grass Widow and filmed at the historic Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. Seth Bogart sings an ode [...]

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    Ceremony plays in-store today at Amoeba SF to celebrate Matador debut

Ceremony plays in-store today at Amoeba SF to celebrate Matador debut

Ceremony - "Hysteria"

As we've mentioned both on the blog and in our Live This Month podcast, North Bay hardcore band Ceremony will be releasing their latest album, Zoo, with [...]

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    New Mi Ami track, "Time Of Love" (from forthcoming album, 'Decade')

New Mi Ami track, "Time Of Love" (from forthcoming album, 'Decade')

NYC-SF duo Mi Ami will soon drop their new album, Decade, and they've released this trancey preview track, "Time Of Love."

Mi Ami - "Time Of Love"

If this song is [...]

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Asthmatic Kitty's Denison Witmer comes to SF on 3/10/12

It's safe to say singer-songwriter Denison Witmer went through a lot in his personal life while making his forthcoming record, The Ones Who Wait (out March 16th on Asthmatic Kitty [...]

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