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 [...]

By |May 6, 2013|Comments Off on Shannon and the Clams – "Into A Dream"
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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 [...]

By |May 3, 2013|Comments Off on Hear cuts from post-punk band Creative Adult's new 7" (release party at Thee Parkside Saturday 5/4/13)
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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 [...]

By |May 3, 2013|2 Comments

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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    Stream Mikal Cronin's LP 'MCII' (release show @ Rickshaw Stop 5/25/13)

Stream Mikal Cronin's LP 'MCII' (release show @ Rickshaw Stop 5/25/13)

Mikal Cronin's sophomore LP MCII isn't officially out until next Tuesday, May 7, but you can stream the whole record over on NPR right now. The album, which is [...]

By |April 30, 2013|Comments Off on Stream Mikal Cronin's LP 'MCII' (release show @ Rickshaw Stop 5/25/13)

Mt. Hammer – "JTR"

Earlier this month, a blog post made the rounds on the Internet whining about how bands just don't rock enough these days. Well, San Francisco duo Mt. Hammer wait [...]

By |April 30, 2013|1 Comment
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    Tjutjuna, Acid Mothers Temple, and 3 Leafs will melt your face at Bottom of the Hill, 5/10/13

Tjutjuna, Acid Mothers Temple, and 3 Leafs will melt your face at Bottom of the Hill, 5/10/13

The time has come to mentally prepare yourselves for a night of face-melting psych epics, as Tjutjuna opens for Japanese psych legends Acid Mothers Temple at Bottom of the [...]

By |April 29, 2013|Comments Off on Tjutjuna, Acid Mothers Temple, and 3 Leafs will melt your face at Bottom of the Hill, 5/10/13

Premiere: Window Twins – "Others (Uptown Sinclair Remix)"

Exray's Jon Bernson and The Fresh & Only's Tim Cohen "got the band back together" last year to release Window Twins' second LP, Wish. The album was first made [...]

By |April 26, 2013|Comments Off on Premiere: Window Twins – "Others (Uptown Sinclair Remix)"

Tumbleweed Wanderers premiere video for "Troubador"

Rustic San Francisco balladeers Tumbleweed Wanderers have released a new video for “Troubador," the first single off their upcoming EP, "Worn Down Welcome." The video, as you'll soon see, [...]

By |April 26, 2013|Comments Off on Tumbleweed Wanderers premiere video for "Troubador"
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    Interview: NITEPPL strives to make genre-bending electronic music

Interview: NITEPPL strives to make genre-bending electronic music

Electronic dance music is a confusing phenomena: DJs have become the new rock stars of mainstream music, yet any average Joe can produce beats on his laptop. Somewhere in [...]

By |April 26, 2013|1 Comment