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    Upstairs Downstairs drops self-titled LP, video for "Parkas Indoors"

Upstairs Downstairs drops self-titled LP, video for "Parkas Indoors"

San Francisco's Upstairs Downstairs released their self-titled sophomore LP on October 1 via City-based label 20 Sided Records. The quintet – consisting of Tory Ford (vocals, guitar), Kyle McGraw [...]

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    Tony Molina drops 'Six Tracks E.P.' on Matador (stream "Breakin' Up")

Tony Molina drops 'Six Tracks E.P.' on Matador (stream "Breakin' Up")

Local rising star Tony Molina has a new record out on Matador as part of the legendary indie label's Singles Going Home Alone subscription series. The album, which has [...]

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Bay Area garage compilation to be released on Polyvinyl

Polyvinyl Record Co. has announced the release of I Need You Bad, a compilation that focuses on the Bay Area garage scene. A blend of both emerging and established [...]

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Premiere: DonCat – "Like a Drug"

San Francisco's DonCat, the solo project of Duncan Nielsen, has taken a unique approach to fundraising that we told you about shortly after he launched it. He's consistently released [...]

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Video: Opski Chan – "Wizardry"

San Jose's Opski Chan is back with a new video for "Wizardry", the first track from his forthcoming LP There's No Such Thing as Opski Chan, which will be [...]

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Fuck Buttons playing The Independent this Wednesday

Andrew Hung and John Power, better know as Fuck Buttons, will be returning to San Francisco on October 9 to unleash their vast and vacuous Slow Focus on a [...]

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Slow Motion Cowboys – 'Buzzard Songs' LP

If you follow Bay Area music closely, Slow Motion Cowboys should sound familiar to you – the band is a another project from Trainwreck Riders guitarist and vocalist Pete [...]

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Scary Little Friends – 'From the Beginning' LP

San Francisco's Scary Little Friends released their From the Beginning LP in May, which I completely missed until they sent it our way last month. After taking the time [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Ha Ha Tonka, Samantha Crain, M. Lockwood Porter

Ticket Giveaway: Ha Ha Tonka, Samantha Crain, M. Lockwood Porter

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a dream come true for a folk music fan on a budget, with dozens of big names performing for free this weekend. Well, we'd like [...]

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100s – "Life of a Mack"

Nineteen (or 20) year old pimp-rap prodigy 100s has been on our radar for a while – after I saw his video for "1999", I guessed he had a [...]

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    Video Premiere: One Hundred Percent hangs out at home in "Lowbar"

Video Premiere: One Hundred Percent hangs out at home in "Lowbar"

Every few years -- actually, probably even more frequently than that -- there seems to be a narrative arc about the return of "real 90s indie rock," despite no [...]

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Wymond Miles shares new single

Wymond Miles recently dropped "Night Rides," the second single off of his forthcoming LP, Cut Yourself Free, offering more romantic, post punk vibes in anticipation of the album's official [...]

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