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    Fever Charm and False Priest release party at Bottom of the Hill, 1/05/13

Fever Charm and False Priest release party at Bottom of the Hill, 1/05/13

Fever Charm of Oakland (above) is releasing their aptly titled album West Coast Rock And Roll at a show at Bottom of the Hill Saturday night, atop a fun, [...]

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Sunbeam Rd. releases 'Breathers Remixed'

"Get ready...get ready...get ready...get ready...for some SUNBEAM RD....SUNBEAM RD....in the mix! Coming straight out of an electric cave, with wall sockets and all."

That's right, San Francisco pop rockers Sunbeam [...]

By |December 21, 2012|Comments Off on Sunbeam Rd. releases 'Breathers Remixed'

Darondo and The Park talk apocalypse on "2012"

Are you tired of hearing about anything related to the Mayan apocalypse yet? I hope not, because San Francisco soul legend Darondo and The Park have teamed up to [...]

By |December 21, 2012|1 Comment
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    Christmas In The Bay, Part 2 – MORE Christmas tunes from local bands

Christmas In The Bay, Part 2 – MORE Christmas tunes from local bands

Like we told you last week, Bay Area bands love the holidays and make plenty of music to celebrate. Here's another round of Christmas tunes from our local artists [...]

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The Soft White Sixties release new track "Chew Toy"

Last Friday, The Soft White Sixties posted a new single to Bandcamp, the grooving and bluesy R&B track "Chew Toy", which premiered on Live 105 back in early November. [...]

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    Q&A: Luke Sweeney (of VOWS) releases solo album, playing tonight at SF's Verdi Club and 1/17/13 at The Uptown with Wet Dreams Dry Magic

Q&A: Luke Sweeney (of VOWS) releases solo album, playing tonight at SF's Verdi Club and 1/17/13 at The Uptown with Wet Dreams Dry Magic

With his two fellow VOWS members now living in L.A., Luke Sweeney was forced to take matters into his own hands, and I mean that pretty literally – Sweeney [...]

By |December 19, 2012|2 Comments
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    Josh Ritter announces new album, March show at The Fox backed by the Royal City Band

Josh Ritter announces new album, March show at The Fox backed by the Royal City Band

Native son of Moscow, Idaho and indie folk stalwart, the venerable Josh Ritter recently announced that his seventh studio album – the beautiful-yet-darkly-titled The Beast In Its Tracks – [...]

By |December 18, 2012|Comments Off on Josh Ritter announces new album, March show at The Fox backed by the Royal City Band
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    Ticket Giveaway for Girls In Suede's EP release at Bottom of the Hill, 12/20/12

Ticket Giveaway for Girls In Suede's EP release at Bottom of the Hill, 12/20/12

San Francisco's Girls In Suede has a style that is tough to pin down. Their new self-titled EP takes you from intricate math-rock to loud, catchy choruses, while hitting [...]

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We Became Owls – "Suitcase"

Photo courtesy of Carrie Richards Photography

We Became Owls is a new, full-band project from singer/songwriter Andrew Blair and multi-instrumentalist Ross Warner that recently released their debut self-titled EP on [...]

By |December 17, 2012|Comments Off on We Became Owls – "Suitcase"
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    Newly signed The Hot Toddies to play Tricycle Records' holiday party

Newly signed The Hot Toddies to play Tricycle Records' holiday party

The Hot Toddies - "Boogie Nights"

If you're into talented babes, then you're surely ready for The Hot Toddies. These Oakland ladies emulate an easy and breezy pop rock, a [...]

By |December 17, 2012|Comments Off on Newly signed The Hot Toddies to play Tricycle Records' holiday party
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    Local Natives to release sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' on 1/29/13, playing Oakland's Fox Theater on 1/30/13

Local Natives to release sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' on 1/29/13, playing Oakland's Fox Theater on 1/30/13

L.A. indie rock outfit Local Natives plan to release their second studio album Hummingbird on January 29th, and they'll be at Oakland's Fox Theater the very next night as [...]

By |December 17, 2012|Comments Off on Local Natives to release sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' on 1/29/13, playing Oakland's Fox Theater on 1/30/13
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    Christmas In The Bay, Part 1 – A sampling of Christmas music from Bay Area bands

Christmas In The Bay, Part 1 – A sampling of Christmas music from Bay Area bands

Love it or hate it, you're going to be listening to Christmas music this time of year. Since there's no avoiding it, why not embrace it by cranking up [...]

By |December 14, 2012|2 Comments