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    Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Hey! In case you missed the official premiere over at DoTheBay, Heartwatch (f.k.a. The Tropics) have released a new lyric video for their Golden Gate themed single "Faultlines". [...]

By |December 8, 2015|Comments Off on Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show
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    Album Premiere: listen to Eight Belles’ new self-titled LP

Album Premiere: listen to Eight Belles’ new self-titled LP

Three years after the release of its debut album, Girls Underground, Oakland indie folk duo Eight Belles returns with a self-titled follow-up on Saint Rose Records, and we are beyond stoked [...]

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    Melina Duterte is Jay Som, San Francisco’s dream pop secret

Melina Duterte is Jay Som, San Francisco’s dream pop secret

"Have you heard Jay Som?"

"Did you check out the new Jay Som??"

"You need to listen to this."

Reminding me so much of that way Alex G songs got passed around [...]

By |December 7, 2015|1 Comment

Get to know: Dick Stusso

Seemingly out of nowhere, Oakland's Dick Stusso snuck onto our radar with a cassette on the small-yet-solid Vacant Stare Records that is easily one of my favorite albums of [...]

By |December 3, 2015|2 Comments

Tacocat is bringing their feminist sci-fi punk to SF

One of my Halloween costumes this year was Tacocat, so based on that, I think it's obvious that I am kind of obsessed. Laying on the floor, in too much [...]

By |December 2, 2015|Comments Off on Tacocat is bringing their feminist sci-fi punk to SF

Social Work – “Funny Dancers”

Yesterday, Social Work was introduced to the world on SF Weekly with the release of "Funny Dancers". Social Work is a project centered around the production of Will Butler, [...]

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    Peaking Lights and Al Lover to ‘Push the Feeling’ in SF this weekend

Peaking Lights and Al Lover to ‘Push the Feeling’ in SF this weekend

Push The Feeling is back at Lower Haight's Underground SF this Saturday, rounding out the year with a heady San Francisco dance party fronted by Peaking Lights Acid Test [...]

By |December 1, 2015|Comments Off on Peaking Lights and Al Lover to ‘Push the Feeling’ in SF this weekend
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    Smokin’ Ziggurats (mems. of Social Studies and Foli) release EP, announce first SF club show

Smokin’ Ziggurats (mems. of Social Studies and Foli) release EP, announce first SF club show

Smokin' Ziggurats are as mysterious as their name is epic. This photo is their only visual asset so far, and they don't have a Facebook. The details are sparse, but there [...]

By |November 27, 2015|Comments Off on Smokin’ Ziggurats (mems. of Social Studies and Foli) release EP, announce first SF club show
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    The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

Continuing with our spotlight on some of the 40+ unreleased or rare songs that will be featured on our new 10th anniversary compilation -- only one of many gifts you can [...]

By |November 25, 2015|Comments Off on The Tambo Rays bring the “Soft Fire” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation
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    Q&A: Exclusive premiere of Emily Afton’s new single “Someday”

Q&A: Exclusive premiere of Emily Afton’s new single “Someday”

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By: Andrea Hey

Emily Afton is an Oakland-based musician from a small town down in Southern California. Her take on indie pop is like no other, [...]

By |November 23, 2015|3 Comments
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    Premiere: The Dry Spells release first new music in six years, “Heliotrope”

Premiere: The Dry Spells release first new music in six years, “Heliotrope”

Hello The Dry Spells, it's nice to meet you again! The last time we heard new music from the beloved San Francisco psych-folk four-piece was in 2009, when they released their [...]

By |November 20, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: The Dry Spells release first new music in six years, “Heliotrope”
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    Tumbleweed Wanderers add bluesy b-side “Every Song” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

Tumbleweed Wanderers add bluesy b-side “Every Song” to our 10th Anniversary Compilation

As you know, over forty Bay Area bands have contributed a rare or never-heard-before song to our 2015 fundraiser compilation — one great perk of donating among many. Today, [...]

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