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    Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13

Photo by Mathew Scott

San Francisco "slop-pop" band Cocktails are set to release their debut 7-inch EP on Father Daughter Records in February, and last week premiered the track "Hey [...]

By |January 15, 2013|Comments Off on Cocktails debut single from new EP, release show with Warm Soda and DSTVV at The Hemlock on 2/1/13
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    Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Photo by Peter Freund

A Million Billion Dying Suns is a brand new solo project from The Park guitarist Nate Mercereau, and I couldn't be more excited to share his [...]

By |January 14, 2013|2 Comments
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    Radio Moscow shuffles lineup again, releasing 7" on Volcom (stream "Rancho Tehama Airport" & "Sweet Little Thing")

Radio Moscow shuffles lineup again, releasing 7" on Volcom (stream "Rancho Tehama Airport" & "Sweet Little Thing")

Iowa native and former NorCal resident Parker Griggs (above) is set to release a new Radio Moscow 7-inch on Volcom Entertainment later this month, and he recently posted both [...]

By |January 14, 2013|Comments Off on Radio Moscow shuffles lineup again, releasing 7" on Volcom (stream "Rancho Tehama Airport" & "Sweet Little Thing")

Elektrik Sunset's new LP “Fish Dinner Party” out now

Sometimes I get these mind-cravings for surf rock. It's been bothering me since I finished Thomas Pynchon's detective novel Inherent Vice — which takes place in the beach towns [...]

By |January 11, 2013|1 Comment
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    Harkenbacks, The Get Down Boys, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, Outbound at Cafe du Nord, 1/15/13

Harkenbacks, The Get Down Boys, Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman, Outbound at Cafe du Nord, 1/15/13

The Harkenbacks - "The Mongrel"

SF's Bluegrass and Old Time music festival will host The Harkenbacks' CD release party at Cafe du Nord this coming Tuesday, January 15th. The Get [...]

By |January 11, 2013|1 Comment
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    Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz

Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz

Al Lover is back at it, churning out yet another quality remix. This time, he gives us his take on "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", the b-side on the 7-inch released [...]

By |January 11, 2013|Comments Off on Al Lover remixes "Fuzz's Fourth Dream", b-side on 7" released by new Segall/Moothart project Fuzz
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    New Bay Area supergroup Pale Blue Dot opening for El Ten Eleven tonight, 1/11/13

New Bay Area supergroup Pale Blue Dot opening for El Ten Eleven tonight, 1/11/13

The East Bay trio known as Pale Blue Dot does not necessarily self-identify as a "supergroup," but I went there anyway. Comprised of members of James & Evander, The [...]

By |January 11, 2013|1 Comment
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    Christopher Owens' 'Lysandre' streaming on The New York Times' website

Christopher Owens' 'Lysandre' streaming on The New York Times' website

After months of anticipation following the dissolution of Girls last year, the band's former frontman Christopher Owens will finally drop his solo debut Lysandre next Tuesday on Fat Possum [...]

By |January 10, 2013|2 Comments
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    The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

Bay Area folk & bluegrass band The Parmesans continued their steady stream of releases by dropping The Smell of Silence this week, their third EP in a little over [...]

By |January 9, 2013|Comments Off on The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

Sugar Candy Mountain – "Some Body" / "Hey, Look at Me"

Sugar Candy Mountain, a side project of Ash Reiter, has been sharing tracks from their upcoming LP Saudade Love on Bandcamp, and it's music any fan of indie pop [...]

By |January 7, 2013|Comments Off on Sugar Candy Mountain – "Some Body" / "Hey, Look at Me"
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    Lonesome Leash, Emily Jane White, Michael Musika at Viracocha 1/19/13

Lonesome Leash, Emily Jane White, Michael Musika at Viracocha 1/19/13

As someone who dabbles in the accordionistic arts (by the way, did I mention how cool I am?), I may get a little testy with you if you suggest [...]

By |January 7, 2013|Comments Off on Lonesome Leash, Emily Jane White, Michael Musika at Viracocha 1/19/13

Adam Widener releases new EP, playing at Monarch 1/10/13

San Francisco's Adam Widener, who once played bass for Bare Wires, is set to release a new EP Gimmee Gimmee Scientific Stuff on January 22nd. A vinyl copy of [...]

By |January 4, 2013|Comments Off on Adam Widener releases new EP, playing at Monarch 1/10/13