Video: Scary Little Friends – "City at Night"

San Francisco's Scary Little Friends, who blew me away with their stellar debut earlier this year, just dropped a video for their track "City at Night." The video takes [...]

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Friday: Haçeteria returns with Cherushii and Glenn Jackson

This Friday's Haçeteria club night will take place in the Public Works Loft, featuring live appearances by two local house favorites, Cherushii and Glenn Jackson. Ben Deploy (Storehouse) will [...]

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Running In The Fog releasing 'Silver' EP on Father/Daughter

Running In The Fog, the moniker of San Francisco's Amanda Harper, is releasing her debut vinyl EP this month. Silver is out on December 10 via Father/Daughter Records. Running [...]

By |December 3, 2013|Comments Off on Running In The Fog releasing 'Silver' EP on Father/Daughter

Premiere: Guy Fox – "The City Line"

Guy Fox released a steady stream of EPs and singles over the last two years, and that trend continues with the premiere of the track "The City Line". "City [...]

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    Mikal Cronin's 'MCII' coming out on tape — see him live at The Bay Brewed this weekend!

Mikal Cronin's 'MCII' coming out on tape — see him live at The Bay Brewed this weekend!

With MCII now popping up on numerous year-end lists -- and with good reason, it's terrific! -- Mikal Cronin's Merge-released LP comes out today at noon as a Burger [...]

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Painted Palms release new single, "Forever"

Just a few weeks ago, San Francisco group Painted Palms released their newest single "Forever" off of their forthcoming full-length album of the same name. The new song comes just after [...]

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Interview: Getting to know Oakland band Bells Atlas

Oakland's Bells Atlas released their strong debut LP earlier this year to pretty decent acclaim for an independent release from a previously "un-googleable" band. Saturday night, they're opening for [...]

By |November 27, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Getting to know Oakland band Bells Atlas

Video: Kitten Grenade – "Gray"

Last month, San Francisco ukulelist Kitten Grenade, (aka Katelyn Sullivan), released a video for the track "Grey," the first single from her upcoming EP, which will come out on [...]

By |November 27, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Kitten Grenade – "Gray"

'I Need You Bad' – The Live Show! (win tickets!)

A little over a month ago, Polyvinyl Records announced the release of its garage rock compilation I Need You Bad, a sonic snapshot of the local garage rock scene. Curated by Sonny Smith [...]

By |November 26, 2013|Comments Off on 'I Need You Bad' – The Live Show! (win tickets!)

Premiere: stream two new soulful albums from Quinn DeVeaux

As previously mentioned, Oakland's own Quinn DeVeaux has put together two new full-length albums (that's right, TWO). The first, Late Night Drive, is an easygoing solo endeavor, stripped down [...]

By |November 26, 2013|Comments Off on Premiere: stream two new soulful albums from Quinn DeVeaux
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    Interview: Emily Jane White releases new album, "Blood Lines"

Interview: Emily Jane White releases new album, "Blood Lines"

Almost three full years after her last album was released in Europe (it was released in the states over a year later), Gothic songstress Emily Jane White has returned [...]

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Pat Thomas of Cool Ghouls releases solo EP

Last week, Pat Thomas, bassist, singer, and songwriter for Cool Ghouls premiered "Not Right Now", the first single from his debut solo EP Coasters Riding in the Air. Pat [...]

By |November 25, 2013|Comments Off on Pat Thomas of Cool Ghouls releases solo EP