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    Introducing The Baylist, our playlist of the best new Bay Area music

Introducing The Baylist, our playlist of the best new Bay Area music

There's a ridiculous amount of exciting new Bay Area music coming out all the time, which is why we're really excited to launch The Baylist, our new music playlist [...]

DJ Qbert kicks off Undiscovered SF in SOMA Pilipinas

On July 21, witness legendary DJs Qbert and Shortkut of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz and tastemaker Kronika of Soulection in rare collaborative form as they launch the second season [...]

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    The Acharis play Elbo Room TONIGHT before heading off to Europe

The Acharis play Elbo Room TONIGHT before heading off to Europe

Poster by Hannah James Knight

Oakland-based noise rock/no-wave artists The Acharis are embarking on a European tour, but will first entice the audience at Elbo Room (new Jack London location) [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jul 13 -15

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jul 13 -15

Friday, July 13
Jill Tracy Sonic Seance @ San Francisco Botanical Garden
It's Friday the 13th — time for SF's Queen of Eerieness to make her appearance at the Botanical [...]

Photos: Hippo Campus at the Independent

Hippo Campus (photo: Lilly Nguyen)

Still riding high off their debut Landmark, St. Paul's own Hippo Campus returned to the bay to perform at the Independent on Monday, July 9, [...]

  • Townes Van Zandt Tribute at Sweetwater Music Hall, by Carolyn McCoy
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    Review + Photos: Townes Van Zandt tribute at the Sweetwater Music Hall

Review + Photos: Townes Van Zandt tribute at the Sweetwater Music Hall

Townes Van Zandt Tribute (photo: Carolyn McCoy)

Words by Carolyn McCoy

The late, great Texan songwriter Townes Van Zandt was often considered “a songwriter’s songwriter.” Van Zandt was part of the “outlaw [...]

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    Interview: Shannon Shaw talks about her debut album ‘Shannon in Nashville’

Interview: Shannon Shaw talks about her debut album ‘Shannon in Nashville’

Earlier this month, Shannon Shaw (founder of Shannon and the Clams) dropped her very first solo album, Shannon In Nashville. This solo project was produced by the Black Keys' [...]

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    Dumbfoundead headlines ‘Uncaged Nights’ finalist showcase

Dumbfoundead headlines ‘Uncaged Nights’ finalist showcase

Get familiar with these names quick: Le Vice, Tin and Momoko. Each act — two from New York and one local band — are finalists for Tiger Beer and [...]

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    Tarnation’s ‘What Is and Was’ is a year old. Now’s a good time to listen.

Tarnation’s ‘What Is and Was’ is a year old. Now’s a good time to listen.

All too often in this age of music journalism centering on the newest and hottest, gems sometimes slip through the cracks and unfortunately miss that magic window of coverage [...]

Madeline Kenney announces new album, ‘Perfect Shapes’

(photo: Cara Robbins)

Oakland's Madeline Kenney is shaping up to be one of the most prolific artists in the Bay. On the heels of last year's Night Night at the [...]

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  • Sasami at The Independent, by Kaiya Gordon
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    Photos: Let It Bleed featuring Sasami, KERA at the Independent

Photos: Let It Bleed featuring Sasami, KERA at the Independent

Sasami (photo: Kaiya Gordon)

"Let it Bleed," Sea Witch Productions' yearly "rock and roll tampon drive," is special — not just because it's designed to collect tampons for houseless people in [...]

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    Giveaway: The Mattson 2, Extra Nappy, Magik*Magik Orchestra in San Francisco

Giveaway: The Mattson 2, Extra Nappy, Magik*Magik Orchestra in San Francisco

Do you like music? Do you like music-and-art mashup events? Do you like mystery and intrigue?

We have a whole bunch of tickets for an entertaining, interactive music-themed experience in [...]