Ticket Giveaway: Caveman at The Independent on 3/26/13

We’re giving away two pairs of tickets to see Brooklyn’s indie rock band Caveman at The Independent on Tuesday, March 26th. With the band’s debut album, Coco Beware, now [...]

By |March 25, 2013|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Caveman at The Independent on 3/26/13
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    Cool Ghouls releasing debut LP on Empty Cellar, playing release party tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

Cool Ghouls releasing debut LP on Empty Cellar, playing release party tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall

San Francisco's Cool Ghouls are gaining some serious momentum so far in 2013. Shortly after the New Year, they may or may not have played a brilliant gig in [...]

By |March 25, 2013|Comments Off on Cool Ghouls releasing debut LP on Empty Cellar, playing release party tonight at Brick & Mortar Music Hall
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    Wax Idols celebrate album release with The Mallard and Chasms at Brick & Mortar, 3/30/13

Wax Idols celebrate album release with The Mallard and Chasms at Brick & Mortar, 3/30/13

Oakland post-punk quartet Wax Idols are making a big stand this year, already having recovered from standout festival performances at SXSW and Noise Pop showcases. The band will headline [...]

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Animal Friend – "Just Fine"

San Francisco's Animal Friend caught our ear last year with the upbeat, falsetto, and synth-heavy "Sunset". They've come back with even more synthesizers on the track "Just Fine", which [...]

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    Sonny & the Sunsets offer teaser for new album, 'Antenna to the Afterworld'

Sonny & the Sunsets offer teaser for new album, 'Antenna to the Afterworld'

Polyvinyl just offered up this teaser of "Dark Corners," the first track on Sonny & the Sunsets' new album, Antenna to the Afterworld. The album comes out on June [...]

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Makeunder set to play first live show at El Rio, 3/23/13

San Francisco's Makeunder began in Hamilton Ulmer's childhood home in rural California, where he recorded his entire debut with a laptop mic, a violin, a saxophone, and drums. The [...]

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DonCat – "Ride On"

DonCat, the solo project of Duncan Nielsen, is taking a bit of a unique approach to crowd funding for his first album. From his website:

In this brave year of [...]

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Hear Chaz Bundick's Les Sins' new 12", "Grind"/"Prelims"

Chaz Bundick may have just recently released Anything In Return, the third LP of his main moniker Toro Y Moi, but he is already back in action and offering [...]

By |March 14, 2013|Comments Off on Hear Chaz Bundick's Les Sins' new 12", "Grind"/"Prelims"

Bears! Bears! Bears! – "I Guess We're Both Lonely"

Bears! Bears! Bears! are one of those bands that I dearly love, but wish would have considered the search-engine ramifications of potential names before deciding on the one they [...]

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Cazadero set to release 'Old Friends' LP

Cazadero's criminally under-the-radar Dusk to Dawn was one of my favorite albums of 2012 – from anywhere, not just the Bay Area. The album hit a sweet spot where [...]

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Teenage Sweater become latest addition to Tricycle Records

Imagine if New Wave had a kid brother. A kid brother who ran laps around a playground's swing set but was still kind of morose on the inside. Teenage [...]

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Morgan Manifacier – "Cold Countries"

File this one under ‘one to watch’: Oakland-via-France songwriter Morgan Manifacier has dropped his first single, “Cold Countries,” from his upcoming record Hues and Calm. A darker-than-dark waltz made [...]

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