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    Okkervil River announce reissue of ‘Black Sheep Boy’, will play Swedish American Hall in December

Okkervil River announce reissue of ‘Black Sheep Boy’, will play Swedish American Hall in December

On Tuesday, Okkervil River announced that they would be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the group’s seminal release, Black Sheep Boy, by reissuing a deluxe three-LP set of the [...]

By |September 10, 2015|Comments Off on Okkervil River announce reissue of ‘Black Sheep Boy’, will play Swedish American Hall in December

Introducing: The Dark Heart of Impuritan

When someone calls your band "experimental," it's not necessarily a compliment. It's more like they didn't know what the hell else to call you. When hearing your songs, their [...]

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    Giveaway: Big Scary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall this Friday

Giveaway: Big Scary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall this Friday

Tom Iansek and Jo Syme are the team that make up the Australian band Big Scary and have been making music for nearly 9 years. The band's humble beginnings started off simply [...]

By |September 10, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: Big Scary at Brick & Mortar Music Hall this Friday
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    Shannon & the Clams celebrate ‘Gone by the Dawn’ release Friday at Great American Music Hall

Shannon & the Clams celebrate ‘Gone by the Dawn’ release Friday at Great American Music Hall

Shannon and the Clams have been one of my favorite local bands since 2011. They have been a band I've supported wholeheartedly throughout the years. A band that I've [...]

By |September 9, 2015|1 Comment
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    Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’

Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’

(Record Release flier by Carlos Salas)

In late 2011 three friends who'd never made music together started working on what would become Wild Moth, a driving, jangly, post-punk band with infectious [...]

By |September 8, 2015|Comments Off on Bay Area punk heavyweights Wild Moth celebrate the release of 2nd LP ‘Inhibitor’

The Stratford 4 releases ‘Keep Your Head on Straight’

11 years after being recorded, The Stratford 4's album Keep Your Crazy Head On Straight has been released this year, and on September 9, the band is playing their [...]

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Total Trash Halloween Bash 2015 lineup announced

Read it and weep! The line-up for Total Trash 2015 is here!! The world's grimiest music festival returns with a schedule that only a super fucked-up music fanatic [...]

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Michael Stasis releases ‘RIP III’

Although Michael Stasis has left the Bay Area for LA (where else?), we're happy to see that his delightfully weird pop stylings have found a proper release on Montreal's [...]

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Whiskerman releases “Cardinal City”

Oakland-based Whiskerman has announced a full-length LP set to be released early October, and the first single "Cardinal City" is out now. It's a slice of low-key psychedelic soul [...]

bAd bAd drops some videos; shows forthcoming

In support of their most recent release, Waterboredom, bAd bAd has released a pair of videos for your enjoyment. Earlier this summer, they dropped a stop-motion animation romp for [...]

By |August 31, 2015|Comments Off on bAd bAd drops some videos; shows forthcoming
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    Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Down on your luck? Trying to get over a recent breakup? Not sure if you'll be able to make this month's rent? Though Oakland-based band Johnny Soultrain sings about [...]

By |August 28, 2015|Comments Off on Men of Constant Sorrow: Johnny Soultrain and their new booze-soaked EP

Get to know: Blaine Todd

San Francisco's Blaine Todd has been a part of the Bay Area's experimental music scene for several years as a member of Common Eider, King Eider, Andrew Weathers Ensemble [...]

By |August 26, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: Blaine Todd