• The Pendletons, by Robert Alleyne
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    Beyond The Bay: The Pendletons interview at the Roundhouse, London

Beyond The Bay: The Pendletons interview at the Roundhouse, London

Funk/soul group the Pendletons spent a few weeks touring Europe this summer. Eric Boss, Trailer Limon, and Ishtar spent time in Spain, Germany, and England supporting their new album, [...]

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  • The Hold Steady at the Great American Music Hall, by Ria Burman
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    Photos: The Donkeys and the Hold Steady at Great American Music Hall

Photos: The Donkeys and the Hold Steady at Great American Music Hall

The Hold Steady (photo: Ria Burman)

Supporting the Hold Steady, San Diego surf-chill rockers the Donkeys brought a solid set of sand-daze, beach-haze vibes to Great American Music Hall Friday [...]

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    Philadelphia’s Hop Along playing GAMH with Thin Lips tomorrow

Philadelphia’s Hop Along playing GAMH with Thin Lips tomorrow

(photo by Tonje Thilesen)

Philadelphia folk-rock four-piece Hop Along are finally bringing their headlining tour to San Francisco this week, supporting their third studio record, Bark Your Head Off, Dog. [...]

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Video: The Velvet Teen, “Parallel Universes”

The Velvet Teen's musical output has been somewhat sporadic over the last few years, but that doesn't mean they haven't been busy. The Petaluma veterans dropped their first single [...]

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Megan Keely and the art of activism

Music has always been an art that provides a platform for people wanting to express their opinions, whatever it may be.

With politics becoming increasingly divisive, it seems as if [...]

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    Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records announce new mixtape ‘Group Chat’ with first single “So Photogenic”

Text Me Records has been on a roll, stockpiling tunes on tunes from their roster of artists, including Mikos Da Gawd, Julia Lewis, Drew Banga, Tia Nomore and countless [...]

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Photos: Geographer parts ways with the Bay at the Fillmore

Geographer (photo: William Wayland)

One of the Bay Area's best breakouts in recent years has been that of Mike Deni and company's Geographer. Deni has discussed that he is moving out [...]

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  • Bardo Martinez
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 3 – 5

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 3 – 5

Friday, August 3
Oakland Popfest 2018 @ Various Venues
Tonight and tomorrow, Oakland will play host to Popfest, a festival celebrating the best in power-pop. Be on the lookout for shows [...]

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Photos: The Decemberists + Whitney at the Fox Theater

The Decemberists (photo: Lilly Nguyen)

Last Friday saw loquacious wordsmith rockers the Decemberists headline the Fox Theater. They were supported by quickly-rising rock band Whitney, and we were lucky enough [...]

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Good or bad? Clear bags now required at festivals

(A Clusterfest attendee sporting a clear bag. Photo: Ashley Bulayo)

It’s officially happening. Clear bags are now a must when it comes to attending festivals.

That is, they were if you [...]

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    20th Street Block Party Extras: Yoga, classic cars, dog portraits and way more

20th Street Block Party Extras: Yoga, classic cars, dog portraits and way more

If a host of great indie musicians isn't enough to get you out to 20th Street Block Party this year, there's lots more where that came from.

What, exactly? Aside [...]

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Down The 5: The Body cry for help in LA

Portland duo the Body dropped into in Los Angeles to perform another wall-rattling drone-and-gasp performance at the Echo on Tuesday night. Since they released their second full-length LP, All [...]

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