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

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 [...]

By |April 26, 2013|Comments Off on Glitz – 'It's Glitz' LP; at Starry Plough 4/27/13
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    David & Joanna share tracks from 'Cool Parents', playing Vortex Room, 4/27/13

David & Joanna share tracks from 'Cool Parents', playing Vortex Room, 4/27/13

San Francisco's David Enos and Joanna Lioce, aka David & Joanna, met at a karaoke party on Valentine's Day nine years ago, and have been making music together ever [...]

By |April 25, 2013|Comments Off on David & Joanna share tracks from 'Cool Parents', playing Vortex Room, 4/27/13
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    Guy Fox EP release show with Tumbleweed Wanderers at The Independent this Friday, 4/26/13 (ticket giveaway!)

Guy Fox EP release show with Tumbleweed Wanderers at The Independent this Friday, 4/26/13 (ticket giveaway!)

Guy Fox

San Francisco pop rockers Guy Fox will release their new EP, In the Wild, this Friday, April 26th, at The Independent. The band will be opening for the [...]

By |April 25, 2013|Comments Off on Guy Fox EP release show with Tumbleweed Wanderers at The Independent this Friday, 4/26/13 (ticket giveaway!)
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    Review & Photos: Beach Fossils, Surf Club, Black Jeans @ Slim's 4/23/2013

Review & Photos: Beach Fossils, Surf Club, Black Jeans @ Slim's 4/23/2013

If you're in the mood for some serious '90s nostalgia, no time machine necessary. Brooklyn's Beach Fossils at Slim's on Tuesday night certainly fulfilled such a craving, and the [...]

By |April 25, 2013|1 Comment

Safe releases 7", remastered EP, and accompanying videos

Berkeley "emotional singer" Safe released a 7-inch vinyl single along with a remastered version of his debut EP last week on Greedhead Music. Safe, aka CF Edley, was once [...]

By |April 24, 2013|Comments Off on Safe releases 7", remastered EP, and accompanying videos

Fuzz playing Rickshaw Stop tonight, 4/24/13

Photo: Denee Patrecek

Fuzz – the nacent trio featuring Ty Segall (drums, vocals) and his former Epsilons bandmates Charles Mootheart (guitar) and Roland Cosio (bass) – is playing yet another [...]

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Fuzzy Hunnies release 'Only' LP

Fuzzy Hunnies, fronted by Charlie Musser of Oakland, just released their first studio and full-band LP, Only. Previous recordings had featured Musser alone singing blues over an acoustic guitar, [...]

By |April 23, 2013|Comments Off on Fuzzy Hunnies release 'Only' LP

Pang – "Attention Deficit"

Oakland quartet Pang celebrates the release of the band's debut 7" tonight at The Knockout with Andy Human and Meercaz. Dig the A-side, "Attention Deficit," below.

Our reviewer MBL caught [...]

By |April 23, 2013|Comments Off on Pang – "Attention Deficit"
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    Hickey Fest: 3 days of music and camping in Mendocino County over Memorial Day weekend

Hickey Fest: 3 days of music and camping in Mendocino County over Memorial Day weekend

It's festival season in California, and one of the most interesting I've heard of is Hickey Fest, a three-day festival curated and organized by Oakland's Ash Reiter in the [...]

By |April 22, 2013|1 Comment