• Guitar Wizards of the Future
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    Guitar Wizards of the Future – "There's a Monster (under the bed)" / "Skyscraper"

Guitar Wizards of the Future – "There's a Monster (under the bed)" / "Skyscraper"

Oakland's Guitar Wizards of the Future are a band that absolutely won't be be defined by ANY genre. You'll hear elements of hip-hop, funk, country, R&B, electronica and just [...]

By |January 23, 2013|3 Comments

Sunbeam Rd. record release party at Thee Parkside, 1/26/13

Sunbeam Rd. is playing a record release party at Thee Parkside on January 26th for new album Breathers. You might recall last year when we told you about the [...]

By |January 23, 2013|Comments Off on Sunbeam Rd. record release party at Thee Parkside, 1/26/13
  • FIDLAR
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    Interview: FIDLAR drops self-titled debut album and discusses the highs and lows of partying

Interview: FIDLAR drops self-titled debut album and discusses the highs and lows of partying

Over the last couple of years, FILDAR has collected a dedicated fan base across the US and Europe with its aggressive, unapologetic punk music without even having released a [...]

By |January 22, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: FIDLAR drops self-titled debut album and discusses the highs and lows of partying
  • Otto Mobile and the Moaners
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    Otto Mobile and The Moaners join TV Mike and The Scarecrowes for dual album release at Amnesia, 1/24/13

Otto Mobile and The Moaners join TV Mike and The Scarecrowes for dual album release at Amnesia, 1/24/13

Otto Mobile and the Moaners

Otto Mobile and The Moaners and TV Mike and The Scarecrowes – two Bay Area bands composed mostly of Indiana transplants – are both releasing [...]

By |January 22, 2013|Comments Off on Otto Mobile and The Moaners join TV Mike and The Scarecrowes for dual album release at Amnesia, 1/24/13
  • Pillowfight
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    Dan the Automator and Emily Wells team up for the most sultry Pillowfight ever

Dan the Automator and Emily Wells team up for the most sultry Pillowfight ever

You know Dan the Automator—he of Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and Gorillaz fame, the guy who produced Dr. Octagonecologyst. Maybe you know Emily Wells, too—her album Mama [...]

By |January 22, 2013|Comments Off on Dan the Automator and Emily Wells team up for the most sultry Pillowfight ever
  • Burger Records
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    Burger Records releasing new LPs by Peach Kelli Pop, The Go, and The Resonars

Burger Records releasing new LPs by Peach Kelli Pop, The Go, and The Resonars

During the second half of January 2013, Fullerton’s Burger Records is releasing three brand new full-length albums from three very rad artists. The garage and pop label is especially [...]

By |January 22, 2013|Comments Off on Burger Records releasing new LPs by Peach Kelli Pop, The Go, and The Resonars

Rx Nightly – "Somniloquist"

I'm not sure exactly what San Francisco's Rx Nightly sounded like before they released their Radians and Aliens EP last month, but apparently they needed to make a change. [...]

By |January 22, 2013|Comments Off on Rx Nightly – "Somniloquist"
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    Giggle Party releases EP 'This City Smells Like Piss', headlining Bottom of the Hill 1/20/13

Giggle Party releases EP 'This City Smells Like Piss', headlining Bottom of the Hill 1/20/13

San Francisco's Giggle Party, who moved to the Bay from Dallas just over a year ago, recently released a three-song EP entitled This City Smells like Piss ahead of [...]

By |January 16, 2013|Comments Off on Giggle Party releases EP 'This City Smells Like Piss', headlining Bottom of the Hill 1/20/13
  • Swiftumz
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    Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"

Swiftumz – the lo-fi pop project from Chris McVickers, an artist we previously dubbed "San Francisco’s loveable and cuddly brat" – is releasing its LP Don't Trip for the [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Swiftumz releasing 'Don't Trip' cassette on Burger Records today, streaming album track "4EVA"
  • Thao
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    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"

The new record from Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, We the Common, comes out on February 5th, 2013 via Ribbon Music, recorded at Tiny Telephone and produced [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Thao & the Get Down Stay Down – "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" / "Holy Roller"
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    Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Photo by Mathew Scott

San Francisco "slop-pop" band Cocktails are set to release their debut 7-inch EP on Father Daughter Records in February, and last week premiered the track "Hey [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13
  • Nate Mercereau
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    Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Photo by Peter Freund

A Million Billion Dying Suns is a brand new solo project from The Park guitarist Nate Mercereau, and I couldn't be more excited to share his [...]

By |January 14, 2013|2 Comments