Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits release debut LP

Amanda Fucking Palmer officially has some serious fucking competition. Meet Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits, a band that channels Palmer's theatrical brand of rock along with echoes of past [...]

By |January 28, 2015|Comments Off on Kat Robichaud and The Darling Misfits release debut LP

William Ryan Fritch drops “Thankless Deeds” video

My colleague Jason has been keeping you posted on Oakland songwriter, composer, and our new favorite person, William Ryan Fritch, since Fritch wowed us with his Heavy EP last [...]

By |January 28, 2015|Comments Off on William Ryan Fritch drops “Thankless Deeds” video
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    Jessica Pratt supporting sophomore release with Noise Pop gig

Jessica Pratt supporting sophomore release with Noise Pop gig

LA-via-SF singer-songwriter Jessica Pratt is releasing her sophomore full-length this week, the followup to her excellent 2012 self-titled debut. Featuring her refreshing new single "Back, Baby", On Your Own [...]

By |January 27, 2015|Comments Off on Jessica Pratt supporting sophomore release with Noise Pop gig
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    Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

Shortly after Twerps formed and premiered their self-titled debut album in 2011, they were already onstage at SXSW and CMJ and hitting tours with Mac DeMarco and Real Estate. Since then, they've [...]

By |January 26, 2015|Comments Off on Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

SONG-FREUD: Toro Y Moi’s “Empty Nesters”

Welcome to SONG-FREUD, a new weekly column that goes where no other blog will go in order to get to the cold hard truth hidden between the verse and the [...]

By |January 22, 2015|1 Comment

120 Minutes brings Sasha Go Hard to Elbo Room

Tomorrow night, 120 Minutes -- the now legendary and very foggy dance night held every month at Elbo Room -- brings Chicago rapper Sasha Go Hard to the Bay to perform alongside [...]

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King Woman releases new single “Burn”

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Like a weeping Siren clinging to Ulysses' ship, the guitar on King Woman’s new single "Burn" seduces you, drawing you near even though you can feel [...]

By |January 21, 2015|Comments Off on King Woman releases new single “Burn”

Giveaway: Win Monster Rally & Jay Stone tickets AND vinyl

Enter to win the beauty on the left. (Splatter is already sold out, sorry!)

We've been talking a lot about the upcoming release show for Monster Rally & Jay Stone's [...]

By |January 21, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: Win Monster Rally & Jay Stone tickets AND vinyl

Urban Scandal Records birthday show at Honey Hive Gallery

Urban Scandal Records is a DIY punk label run by Stephen Beebout, and it's turning three this week. Based out of the underrated avenues of the Richmond District, the San Francisco [...]

By |January 20, 2015|1 Comment

Premiere: Stream Stalls’ self-titled debut EP

As soon as we heard the smooth yet snarly voice of Stalls' Sam Weiss, we were immediately hooked. Today, we're excited to share the first listen of Stalls' self [...]

By |January 19, 2015|1 Comment

Two Sheds launch Kickstarter for new album

Two Sheds have been playing beautiful folk music for many years in the Bay Area - since 2006! For those unfamiliar, listen to past releases Strange Ammunition, Two Sheds [...]

By |January 16, 2015|1 Comment

Will Sprott releases Vortex Numbers on his new label

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It's been over four years since Will Sprott has released new material, but he's back with the release of Vortex Numbers, out January 20 on his very [...]

By |January 16, 2015|Comments Off on Will Sprott releases Vortex Numbers on his new label