Vanwave – “Can You See”

Photo: Matthew Reamer Photography

Vanwave has been on my radar for a little over a year, when I first heard their haunting take on "Didn't Leave Nobody but the Baby" [...]

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    Vinyl Spectrum release “P.S. 118”, play Bottom of the Hill

Vinyl Spectrum release “P.S. 118”, play Bottom of the Hill

If you miss the halcyon days of mid-'00s garage rock, it would be in your best interest to check out San Francisco band Vinyl Spectrum's new single, "P.S. 118." [...]

By |March 31, 2015|1 Comment

Oakland’s Renais debuts with two-song demo

(photo: Senny Mau)

Forming in the late fall of 2014, Renais are a trio from Oakland who play frantic punk that leans toward screamo but also draws heavily on jazz [...]

By |March 30, 2015|Comments Off on Oakland’s Renais debuts with two-song demo

Lila Rose releases new video “World On Fire”

Lila Rose's new music video is almost as terrifying as the cataclysmic effects global warming is wreaking on the planet. Almost.

Underneath the dark imagery that depicts our dying world [...]

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WAG releases new single “New Power”

Slacker rockers WAG have a new single out to get y'all warmed up for their slacker rocker-studded show at the Hemlock April 2 featuring Couches, Friends W/O Benefits and [...]

SONG-FREUD: Astronauts, etc.’s “I Know”

Welcome to SONG-FREUD, home of the SONG-FREUD. Can I take your order???

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I’ve been out-Freuded, and like Harry when he and Voldy go wand to wand, my powers have [...]

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Toro y Moi plays Saturday show at the Independent

On Saturday, Berkeley local Toro y Moi plays a home show at The Independent in San Francisco, kicking off a tour of the U.S. and Europe that includes many [...]

By |March 26, 2015|Comments Off on Toro y Moi plays Saturday show at the Independent
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    Exclusive: Stream Scott Mickelson’s new single, “Hercules & Iron Man”

Exclusive: Stream Scott Mickelson’s new single, “Hercules & Iron Man”

Scott Mickelson has had his fair share of experience in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene and beyond, treading forward with his full band Fat Opie and their [...]

By |March 25, 2015|1 Comment

Travis Hayes to release new EP “Love Songs”

Though Travis Hayes's last full-length record Young Daze isn't even a year old yet, the singer-songwriter already has a new batch of songs ready for release. It's a short [...]

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Palma Violets headlining Rickshaw Stop tonight

After a raucous SXSW performance that ended with being dramatically dragged off stage, the UK's Palma Violets are hopefully bringing that reckless attitude back to San Francisco. The South [...]

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Hinds (fka Deers) headlining Rickshaw Stop tonight

Hopefully the ladies of Hinds had enough time to recover from SXSW before tonight's performance at San Francisco's Rickshaw Stop. The Madrid-based four-piece will headline the show, presented by [...]

By |March 23, 2015|1 Comment

Premiere & Interview: Trans Van Santos – “The Flight”

Mark Matos, who you should already know from his work with Os Beaches, has transformed into Trans Van Santos for his latest LP Moon Mirage, which is available now [...]

By |March 23, 2015|1 Comment