Bells Atlas to release debut LP, release show at New Parish

East Bay band Bells Atlas is releasing its self-titled debut LP this week, and they're celebrating with a release show at the New Parish. We mentioned Bells Atlas a [...]

By |June 13, 2013|Comments Off on Bells Atlas to release debut LP, release show at New Parish
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    Wires on Fire (PAPA, GIRLS, Queens of the Stone Age) return with new tracks

Wires on Fire (PAPA, GIRLS, Queens of the Stone Age) return with new tracks

In 2004, Wires on Fire formed in Los Angeles -- and released an EP, an LP, and then pretty much fell off the map. Brothers Darren and Evan Weiss [...]

By |June 11, 2013|Comments Off on Wires on Fire (PAPA, GIRLS, Queens of the Stone Age) return with new tracks
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    Joseph Childress to release 'The Rebirths' on Empty Cellar, 8/20/13

Joseph Childress to release 'The Rebirths' on Empty Cellar, 8/20/13

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After several years of only playing live and releasing a handful of singles over, San Francisco's Joseph Childress is set to release his first proper LP later [...]

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Birdmonster – "I Say What I Want"

Birdmonster is back with the fourth installment of their Singles Project, an acoustic track entitled "I Say What I Want". The song has an intensity that ebbs and flows [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch @ The Warfield, 6/14/13

Ticket Giveaway: They Might Be Giants, Moon Hooch @ The Warfield, 6/14/13

Geek bands get a bad rap, or at the very least a vehement eye-roll, from snooty adults, but c'mon — they deserve some credit. Admit it: how many of [...]

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Com Jr. – "Lunchtime"

Oakland duo Com Jr. is yet another fine male/female duo that has come to our attention this year, following the likes of Eric and Erica and David & Joanna. [...]

Violent Change releases debut LP on Catholic Guilt Records

We last heard from SF's Violent Change in October when the band dropped its debut EP Suck On The Gun via city-based label Melters. The excellent 7-inch was moderately [...]

By |June 5, 2013|Comments Off on Violent Change releases debut LP on Catholic Guilt Records
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    John Vanderslice announces house show tour and sale/stream of 'Dagger Beach'

John Vanderslice announces house show tour and sale/stream of 'Dagger Beach'

In support of his forthcoming record, Dagger Beach, John Vanderslice has announced a string of West coast house shows to accompany its release, in addition to the record being [...]

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Video: Makeunder – "To the Ladder"

We told you about Makeunder's Radiate, Satellite EP back in March, and the experimental pop group just released an excellent video of a live performance of "To the Ladder". [...]

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Blank Realm's psych pop to take over the Hemlock, 6/1/13

Indie darlings from down under, Blank Realm, will bring their laid-back psych-pop to the Hemlock Tavern this Saturday. The Brisbane natives released their latest album, Go Easy on Fire [...]

By |May 31, 2013|Comments Off on Blank Realm's psych pop to take over the Hemlock, 6/1/13
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    The Sam Chase named Best Band in SF Weekly's Best of SF Readers' Poll; record release show 5/31/2013

The Sam Chase named Best Band in SF Weekly's Best of SF Readers' Poll; record release show 5/31/2013

It's not a bad week to be named Sam Chase. Hours after dropping the new music video for "In A Perfect World," the San Francisco-based folk artist saw his [...]

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    Video: John Murry – "Southern Sky" (playing GAMH with Chuck Prophet tonight, 5/31/13)

Video: John Murry – "Southern Sky" (playing GAMH with Chuck Prophet tonight, 5/31/13)

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Oakland's John Murry, who just wrapped up a European tour, will be playing Great American Music Hall with Chuck Prophet Friday night. Before Murry left for Europe, [...]

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