Stream James The Giant's debut EP before it's released

If there’s one characteristic that divides good folk music from cheesy, hokey folk, it’s the songwriter’s openness to delivering songs that sound simple and honest. James The Giant certainly [...]

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    Destruction Unit announces U.S. / European tour dates, shares first single from upcoming LP

Destruction Unit announces U.S. / European tour dates, shares first single from upcoming LP

Arizona's noise punk outfit Destruction Unit just wrapped up a national tour but isn't planning on staying put for long. The band just released the first single off of its [...]

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Steel Cranes – "Boat Song"

"Who is this and where in the name of the Flying Spaghetti Monster did they come from?" That was the first thought that ran through my head when I [...]

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Fuzz announces debut LP, streaming single "Loose Sutres"

We knew the news would come eventually, and thankfully it came sooner rather than later. Fuzz, the SF-based trio comprised of Charlie Moothart (guitar), Roland Cosio (bass), and [...]

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Video: Cool Ghouls – "Queen Sophie"

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Earlier today, Phono del Sol performers Cool Ghouls premiered their video for "Queen Sophie" over on Impose, and like all things involving the Ghouls, it packs as [...]

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Antwon releases 7" on Suicide Squeeze Records

San Jose punk rocker-turned-rapper Antwon is blowing up this summer with two California festival dates and a debut vinyl release. His "Dying in the Pussy" b/w "Life Is What [...]

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Evil Eyes announce 'Borderlines' LP

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San Francisco's Evil Eyes, the band led by Nashville transplants Greg Mabry and Joe Frabotta, was one of my favorite new bands of 2012, a year which [...]

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M. Lockwood Porter releasing 'Judah's Gone' LP

You may not realize it, but there are some great American musicians coming from Oklahoma these days, with the likes of John Moreland, JD McPherson, and John Fullbright among [...]

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    Dirty Beaches announces North American tour dates, includes a San Francisco stop in September

Dirty Beaches announces North American tour dates, includes a San Francisco stop in September

Alex Zhang Hungtai has been making music under the moniker Dirty Beaches since the mid-2000s, but it wasn't until he released 2011's Badlands that the project garnered widespread attention. Inspired by [...]

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Field Medic releases debut EP 'Crushed Pennies'

Kevin Sullivan, singer and guitarist for Rin Tin Tiger, released his debut EP as Field Medic late last month, and will be playing a release show Friday at the [...]

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Kathryn Anne Davis – "Makeup and Gum"

San Francisco's Kathryn Anne Davis, who was once in local garage band Honey, is set to release a 12-inch single "Makeup and Gum" on July 10 at The Hotel [...]

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    Aloonaluna releases split cassette with Motion Sickness of Time Travel

Aloonaluna releases split cassette with Motion Sickness of Time Travel

San Francisco-via-Tallahassee musician Aloonaluna (the solo project of Lynn Fister) has contributed three tracks to a split cassette with acclaimed ambient drone-pop musician Motion Sickness of Time Travel (the [...]

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