Jessica Lea Mayfield breaks her silence through song

Jessica Lea Mayfield continued performing and touring while she privately endured pain and trauma from years of domestic violence.

At home in a small apartment she shared with her husband, [...]

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    Oakland’s Same Girls call upon the dog days of summer in “Sailing”

Oakland’s Same Girls call upon the dog days of summer in “Sailing”

Ah, youthful days of summer. For some of us that felt like eons ago, but Oakland band Same Girls' latest single "Sailing" recalls a sunny bliss, lifting the rainy [...]

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The outlaw country sounds of Willy Tea Taylor

Catch the burly outlaw country of Willy Tea Taylor in San Francisco at The Lost Church on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Exactly one week later on January 27, the [...]

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Review + Photos: Spoon shake up the Masonic

Spoon (photo: Aaron Rubin)

On Wednesday, January 17, Austin rock band Spoon brought an increased intensity to the Masonic in San Francisco proper.

Hot Thoughts, the band's latest and near-universally acclaimed record, [...]

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Review + Photos: Wolf Parade return to the Fillmore

Wolf Parade (photo: William Wayland)

After an extended hiatus after a trio of excellent albums, Montreal rock band Wolf Parade returned to the Fillmore on January 17, 2017 in support of [...]

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Photos: Sløtface at the New Parish

Sløtface (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

If you don’t know them, Sløtface (pronounced “Slutface”) is a feminist pop punk band out of Norway. They’re also known for their environmental stance, [...]

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    Los Angeles duo THEY. bring grunge-R&B to Social Hall SF in March

Los Angeles duo THEY. bring grunge-R&B to Social Hall SF in March

Drew Love (who refers to himself as the Trap Bobby Brown) and Dante Jones, the bad boy heartthrobs of R&B duo THEY., are the types of dudes our fathers [...]

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    Public Access TV’s “Lost in the Game” brightens a gloomy winter

Public Access TV’s “Lost in the Game” brightens a gloomy winter

Despite the frigid temperatures that have blown through the East Coast, New York’s own Public Access T.V. have emerged with the ever-warming, “Lost in the Game.” That is to [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 19 – 22

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Jan 19 – 22

Friday, January 19
KSHMR @ City National Civic (San Jose)
Dance, dance, dance the night away to KSHMR's signature mixes.

Never Weather @ Art Boutiki (San Jose)
This jazz-influenced quintet plays the intimate [...]

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New ‘Pirouette’ 7″ coming soon from Jay Som

Jay Som's Everybody Works was one of last year's best Bay Area releases, so we're really excited about the announcement of the Pirouette 7" (out this month on Polyvinyl [...]

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    Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

Video: Sonny Smith and Angel Olsen team up for “Burnin’ Love”

The great Sonny Smith, leader of SF's Sonny & the Sunsets, has a new album, his tenth studio LP, arriving this March. Rod For Your Love was produced by [...]

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Photos: Foxtails Brigade at The Independent

Foxtails Brigade (photo: Robert Alleyne)

Last Thursday saw Oakland band Foxtails Brigade light up the Independent with a crowd-pleasing show, with support from the bay area's own Everyone is Dirty and [...]

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