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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 [...]

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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, [...]

By |May 31, 2013|Comments Off on Video: John Murry – "Southern Sky" (playing GAMH with Chuck Prophet tonight, 5/31/13)

Sic Alps release new EP, new video

Sic Alps reel in their psychedelic mentality on their latest She’s on Top EP in favor of some more straightforward garage rock. “Biz Bag”, premiered on Pitchfork, offers some tightly [...]

By |May 30, 2013|Comments Off on Sic Alps release new EP, new video

Blackbird Blackbird – "Summer's Almost Here"

Back with his first new material since last year's excellent EP Boracay Planet, SF's Mikey Maramag (aka Blackbird Blackbird) just released yet another irresistibly lavish track, the new single [...]

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Burnt Ones release new album, new video, and launch US tour

Psych-pop trio Burnt Ones have released their latest record, You’ll Never Walk Alone, and it’s now available to stream on their Bandcamp page. The album offers up 11 tracks [...]

By |May 29, 2013|Comments Off on Burnt Ones release new album, new video, and launch US tour

The Mantles – "Shadow of Your Step"

The Mantles continue to release a steady stream of tracks off their forthcoming sophomore LP Long Enough to Leave, out June 18 Slumberland, this time dropping the laid back [...]

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