A-1 – "Summertime Sadness" (playing New Parish 5/10/13)

San Francisco MC A-1 just released a new track, "Summertime Sadness", where he rhymes over a Ryan Hemsworth remix of Lana Del Rey's track of the same name. This [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Devendra Banhart, 5/21/13 @ The Regency Ballroom

Ticket Giveaway: Devendra Banhart, 5/21/13 @ The Regency Ballroom

Freak-folk’s not dead, and neither is Devendra Banhart. Though he’s been laying low for the last couple of years, he never really left. Nonetheless, a lot has changed since [...]

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  • Noise Pop 2012: The Dodos @ Gtreat American Music Hall 2/26/12
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    Hear a teaser from The Dodos' first release with Polyvinyl Records

Hear a teaser from The Dodos' first release with Polyvinyl Records

The Dodos announced recently that they've signed to Polyvinyl Records -- also the new home of local band Painted Palms, as well as Sonny + The Sunsets. Details on [...]

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    Sioux City Kid – "Heartbreak Shakedown" (recorded at Third Man Record Booth)

Sioux City Kid – "Heartbreak Shakedown" (recorded at Third Man Record Booth)

Jared Griffin, primary songwriter for San Francisco's Sioux City Kid was one of the first artists to put Jack White's refurbished Third Man Record Booth to use, recording the [...]

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Fine Steps – "All Day Long"

Roughly a year after the release of Fine Steps’ first LP, Boy’s Co., the Sacramento native foursome is back with a new 7”, All Day Long.

The upbeat jangle and [...]

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Trivial Shields – "Camelot" / "Enough"

Trivial Shields is the new project for Christian Carpenter, who was the brain and hair behind the late Chrystian Rawk, a project Carpenter says "didn't quite translate out of [...]

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Shannon and the Clams – "Into A Dream"

Oakland’s favorite doo-wop, punk-infused rock ‘n’ rollers Shannon & the Clams are gearing up to release their latest LP later this month, titled Dreams in the Rat House.

The threesome [...]

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    Hear cuts from post-punk band Creative Adult's new 7" (release party at Thee Parkside Saturday 5/4/13)

Hear cuts from post-punk band Creative Adult's new 7" (release party at Thee Parkside Saturday 5/4/13)

 
The paths of "life after hardcore" bands have been known to go all ways, and Creative Adult is one of those bands taking a pretty interesting stylistic route. Cut [...]

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    oOoOO album preview with Groundislava at Public Works 5/4/13

oOoOO album preview with Groundislava at Public Works 5/4/13

Flip your crosses and triangles upside down, oOoOO is back for another round. In the wake of two decreasingly dark EPs, San Francisco-based electronic musician Chris Dexter (the man [...]

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Voyaj – "Strontium 91" (playing The Uptown 5/3/13)

Oakland trio Voyaj got their start in 2003 when David Krah and Stephen O'Connell collaborated for the score of a short film. They released a few albums and played [...]

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    Premiere: Running in the Fog – "Silver" (headlining The Knockout 5/6/13)

Premiere: Running in the Fog – "Silver" (headlining The Knockout 5/6/13)

The silver blanket of fog is slowly beginning to recede as summer takes ahold of the City, and Amanda Harper is shining brightly on the San Francisco scene. Her [...]

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Video: Date Palms – "Dusted Down"

Is post-psych a thing? If not, Date Palms could definitely qualify it as a term to comprehensibly describe their interdisciplinary sound of drone, Indian classical and ambient. The band's [...]

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