Dan Deacon gets (almost) acoustic, plays Fillmore in March

Ever wonder what Dan Deacon’s real voice actually sounds like? Now is your chance to hear it. The Baltimore musician, typically known for complex and mind-boggling electronics and sound [...]

By |January 17, 2020|1 Comment
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    Giveaway: Local bands old and (very) new share the stage at Rickshaw Stop

Giveaway: Local bands old and (very) new share the stage at Rickshaw Stop

Happy 2020, friends. Hope you've recovered from the holidays, finally — now let's get your concert calendar filled!

Recently-formed supergroup-of-sorts Fast Times will break away from their self-titled series that's [...]

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The Seshen make the call on “Don’t Answer”

Bay Area six-piece the Seshen step out of their comfort zone with "Don't Answer," a beautiful and serene new track from their album CYAN, out February 28. Featuring string [...]

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We paired our favorite local bands with astrological signs

Whether you believe in astrology or not, each zodiac symbol is known for birthing a different personality. Similarly to that of astrology, we’ve noticed a personality with each Bay [...]

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    Premiere: Sound Minerz ponder the many meanings of success on “F.A.M.E.”

Premiere: Sound Minerz ponder the many meanings of success on “F.A.M.E.”

Bay Area hip-hop duo Sound Minerz return with "F.A.M.E.," the second single off their new album Between Time, out January 25.

Proph and Dirac, the group's emcee and producer respectively, [...]

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Awkward Convos with Beejus: Osagie the Great

It's Wednesday, which means a new episode of Awkward Convos is here. This week Beejus runs the conversational gamut with returning guest Osagie the Great, covering ethical consumption, Harris [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: April Magazine, Katzu Oso and more

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: April Magazine, Katzu Oso and more

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Looking for more giveaways? We've moved our hottest ticket giveaways over to Instagram, and are reserving a few more just for newsletter subscribers. Follow us on Instagram [...]

By |January 15, 2020|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: April Magazine, Katzu Oso and more
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    Noise Pop drops 4th wave of artists: Washed Out, Quinn DeVeaux, Blushh and more

Noise Pop drops 4th wave of artists: Washed Out, Quinn DeVeaux, Blushh and more

Adding to an already eclectic combination of performers, Noise Pop announced yet another slate of artists set to join this year's festival roster. This round adds a couple locals [...]

By |January 14, 2020|Comments Off on Noise Pop drops 4th wave of artists: Washed Out, Quinn DeVeaux, Blushh and more

Starcrash crash-lands at DNA Lounge on Thursday

This week, a new monthly party gets started at DNA Lounge. Inspired by cult sci-fi films of yore, Starcrash promises to be "a ritzy, glitzy affair bringing campy, over-the-top [...]

By |January 13, 2020|Comments Off on Starcrash crash-lands at DNA Lounge on Thursday

Your Fearless Leader release “Lime”

On January 10, San Francisco’s Your Fearless Leader (YFL) released new single “Lime.” The tune is infused with horns, strings and a kind of gypsy jazz and rock with [...]

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    Giveaway: You’re Going To Die’s 10-year anniversary with Rainbow Girls + Whiskerman

Giveaway: You’re Going To Die’s 10-year anniversary with Rainbow Girls + Whiskerman

A couple local favorites are playing the Independent on January 18 and we're pleased to offer you a set of freebies. Special shout-out to those harmonizing hunnies, Rainbow Girls, [...]

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Review + Photos: Katie Knipp at Sweetwater Music Hall

Katie Knipp (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Review by Carolyn McCoy

Katie Knipp saunters onto the stage as her backing band paves the way for her entrance with a healthy groove, her long brown [...]

By |January 9, 2020|2 Comments