Best of 2008: Ben Thorne of Low Red Land on Dame Satan’s Beaches and Bridges

2008 found a number of fantastic local albums seeing release (and one, Tartufi’s Nests of Wave and Wire, seeing a delay that only means it will be my favorite [...]

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Best of 2008: Pete Gidlund of Winter’s Fall on Birds & Batteries’ I’ll Never Sleep Again

I love a record that’s a tough one to crack. And speaking of eggs, you gotta have some huevos to lead your album off with a Neil Young [...]

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Best of 2008: Adrian Bischoff of ipickmynose on Two Sheds’ Self-Titled EP

When this year started I had no knowledge of Two Sheds. After I heard "It's Hard" and then the rest of their album, Strange Ammunition, I was hooked. They [...]

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Best of 2008: Eric Ruud of Sholi on Why?’s Alopecia

 
"alone.... something something..." (repeat indefinitely)

It's 2pm on Good Friday and I'm in Oakland, walking home from the BART train to my apartment at 29th and Fairmount, trying to [...]

By |December 22, 2008|2 Comments

Announcing: Guest Bloggers Tell Us the Best of 2008!

We're going to be taking a break from regular news blogging over the next two weeks, but we've asked some of our friends in the San Francisco Bay Area [...]

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Wallpaper. Remixes, Gets Remixed

2008 SF Weekly Award winner Wallpaper. caps off a big year with T REX RMXd, a new collection of remixes of songs from Ricky Reed's terrific T Rex EP. [...]

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Magic Me Release EP2

Featuring members of The Jim Yoshii Pile-Up, Oakland's Magic Me recently released their second EP, just a few months after their debut. Out now on the Sneakmove label, [...]

By |December 18, 2008|2 Comments

Weekend Picks: Dec. 18th – 21st

Our weekly picks for some great live local music. Take a listen to some of these bands in our streaming audio player…

Thursday:

- Loquat (Feature Podcast), Built for the Sea [...]

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Storytime Festival This Saturday at Palace of Fine Arts

It's not exactly indie music, but this weekend's Storytime Festival will bring together some of the Bay Area's hardest working perfomers for a day of family fun that runs [...]

By |December 17, 2008|4 Comments

Sonic Muppets at YBCA This Friday and Saturday

What do Sonic Youth and The Muppets have in common? Well, nothing, but they will each be showcased in an amazing double feature this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 19 [...]

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Two Gallants Play The Fillmore Dec. 26

In what has become a Two Gallants tradition, the band will close 2008 with a hometown show. But this year, they take it to The Fillmore. The band will [...]

By |December 16, 2008|Comments Off on Two Gallants Play The Fillmore Dec. 26

Episode 144: Twelve From 2008

It's pretty amazing how many great releases came from Bay Area bands this year, and we were pleased to interview many of these groups on our podcast in 2008. [...]

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