Listen: Camera Shy

From two of the members of Whirr and Nothing, Oakland band Camera Shy is not Whirr or Nothing. All may sound dreamy, but not in the same way [...]

By |July 31, 2015|Comments Off on Listen: Camera Shy

Toby Oler releases ‘Thank You, Bird Snider’

After releasing a bluegrass cassette, an oddball hip-hop influenced storytelling album, and a more straightforward, yet still wonderfully odd collaboration with Michael James Tapscott, Oakland's Toby Oler takes another [...]

By |July 31, 2015|Comments Off on Toby Oler releases ‘Thank You, Bird Snider’
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    Charting San Francisco summers – The Silhouette Era’s ‘Beacons’

Charting San Francisco summers – The Silhouette Era’s ‘Beacons’

It's the time of year where most of our "favorite new music" is poppy, bubbly and a seemingly fitting soundtrack to the warm days that come along with summer. [...]

By |July 30, 2015|Comments Off on Charting San Francisco summers – The Silhouette Era’s ‘Beacons’

Deafheaven Announces Third Album ‘New Bermuda’

Though Deafheaven has hardly been on hiatus since the release of the 2013 LP Sunbather, it’s without a doubt that the announcement of their forthcoming third album New Bermuda [...]

By |July 29, 2015|Comments Off on Deafheaven Announces Third Album ‘New Bermuda’
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    Mike Coykendall and Carlos Forster take over Lost Church 7/31

Mike Coykendall and Carlos Forster take over Lost Church 7/31

Photo of Mike Coykendall by Michael Bordelon

A pair of longtime music veterans (and pals), Portland's Mike Coykendall and SF's Carlos Forster, each released outstanding records this year, and they're [...]

By |July 28, 2015|Comments Off on Mike Coykendall and Carlos Forster take over Lost Church 7/31

Father President: Album release party at Bottom of the Hill

San Francisco's Father President  have released their new album Swim for Your Country.  This Friday at Bottom of the Hill, they will be celebrating the release, and you can join by giving the [...]

By |July 27, 2015|Comments Off on Father President: Album release party at Bottom of the Hill
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    Cotillon shares documentary-style video for “Convenience”

Cotillon shares documentary-style video for “Convenience”

Though Cotillon’s debut S/T full length came out nearly 6 months ago, the band is hardly lacking on news. Not only has the band’s core Jordan Corso (Cotillon himself, [...]

By |July 24, 2015|Comments Off on Cotillon shares documentary-style video for “Convenience”

DRINKS premiere “Laying Down Rock”

It's time, people: Get to know DRINKS.

DRINKS is Cate Le Bon and Tim Presley, teamed up for retro-pop perfection. They've got a new single, "Laying Down Rock," and they've [...]

By |July 23, 2015|Comments Off on DRINKS premiere “Laying Down Rock”

Not the 1’s – “You Wack” (feat. Kool Keith)

Bay Area rap duo Not the 1's just dropped an excellent track off their forthcoming LP Everybody's Rappin', featuring a guest verse from New York hip-hop legend Kool Keith. [...]

By |July 23, 2015|Comments Off on Not the 1’s – “You Wack” (feat. Kool Keith)

Avi Vinocur releases record of solo singles

Long-time local musician Avi Vinocur has released a new solo record, Portraits With No Color, his first in nine years.

The record isn't brand-new — it's comprised of songs recorded [...]

By |July 21, 2015|Comments Off on Avi Vinocur releases record of solo singles

Sandy’s release ‘Prom’ EP

In need of music to facilitate daydreaming? Look no further than Sandy's latest release, Prom. Sandy's frontman Alexi Glickman picks up right where his Fourth Dementia LP left off, [...]

By |July 21, 2015|Comments Off on Sandy’s release ‘Prom’ EP

East Bay’s Spit Tips release debut demo

Garage punk act Spit Tips hails from the East Bay and is comprised of Izzy Maturana on guitar and Rory Elliot on drums and vocals. Having been jamming together [...]