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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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

Little Wings – "Sandy Babe" / "Bonus Fog"

Little Wings' Kyle Field left the Bay Area for Southern California last year, and it's been teased that Field's newest album, LAST, might be his final record. If that's [...]

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Glitz – 'It's Glitz' LP; at Starry Plough 4/27/13

Besides having one of the best album covers I've seen in a long time (anyone else craving an IT'S-IT right about now?), Glitz's It's Glitz LP is a rollicking [...]

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