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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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 [...]

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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
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    Record Store Day 2013 is tomorrow (pick up vinyl from locals Ty Segall, Golden Void, Moon Duo and more)

Record Store Day 2013 is tomorrow (pick up vinyl from locals Ty Segall, Golden Void, Moon Duo and more)

Lovers of vinyl will go to bed tonight with visions of sugar-plums dancing in their heads, as Record Store Day – the high holiday for audiophiles around the world [...]

By |April 19, 2013|Comments Off on Record Store Day 2013 is tomorrow (pick up vinyl from locals Ty Segall, Golden Void, Moon Duo and more)

Sister Crayon EP release show, 4/21/2013

Since forming in 2009, Oakland-based outfit Sister Crayon has captured an electronic soul sound colored with experimental, shoegazey vibrations. After starting out as a duo, the band evolved into [...]

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    Christopher Owens drops acoustic remake of 'Lysandre', announces tour

Christopher Owens drops acoustic remake of 'Lysandre', announces tour

Just three months after releasing his debut solo effort Lysandre to much critical acclaim, San Francisco's own Christopher Owens has a new release ready for his legions of doting [...]

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    Primitive Hearts to release debut LP, playing Brick & Mortar tonight 4/17/13

Primitive Hearts to release debut LP, playing Brick & Mortar tonight 4/17/13

Oakland trio Primitive Hearts are now streaming their debut LP, High & Tight, on their Bandcamp page. Most of Primitive Hearts' tracks remind me of '50s and '60s [...]

By |April 17, 2013|Comments Off on Primitive Hearts to release debut LP, playing Brick & Mortar tonight 4/17/13