Totimoshi @ Annie’s Social Club, Saturday

Enigmatic but electrifying, Alameda's Totimoshi turned heads with 2006's Ladron (Crucial Blast/Volcom). Having released 2008's Milagrosa (Volcom), the trio teeter on the brink of something bigger, ready to take [...]

By |June 26, 2009|Comments Off on Totimoshi @ Annie’s Social Club, Saturday

Heavyweight Dub Champion and Sly & Robbie – June 18th

If you know of Sly & Robbie (and god help me if you don't), without ever hearing Heavyweight Dub Champion, you'd probably assume that based on their name they'd [...]

By |June 26, 2009|Comments Off on Heavyweight Dub Champion and Sly & Robbie – June 18th

A Rock Journalist Needs Your Help

The Red Devil Lounge is hosting a benefit show for Paul Williams, this Sunday June 28th.

OK, I hear you. You’re asking, "Who is Paul Williams?" and "Why would [...]

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Cursive returns to SF with Mama, I’m Swollen

Cursive - "Mama, I'm Swollen"

The boys of Cursive have made a comfortable name for themselves as a sophisticated and intelligent group of musicians and lyricists, a reputation that reaches [...]

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Choose your price for fifth XBXRX LP Un Usper

In this modern day of age, it's not uncommon for a band to practically give you their music and ask for you, the listener, to choose how much it's [...]

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Themselves Release Free Mixtape

Themselves - "Take to the King"

Following a six year recording hiatus, Doseone and Jel of hip-hop duo Themselves have released theFREEhoudini.  The 39-minute single track mixtape features guest performances [...]

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Weekend Mix: 6/25-28

Thursday: Papercuts, Port O'Brien, Still Flyin' @ The Independent

Papercuts - "You Can Have What You Want"

Friday: Sugar & Gold, Music for Animals, Castledoor @ Rickshaw Stop

Sugar & Gold - [...]

Free midnight screenings of Björk’s ‘Voltaic’ @ The Roxie

Björk, what can you say about this Icelandic princess that hasn't already been said. It seems like either you love her or you hate her, and for pretty much [...]

By |June 25, 2009|2 Comments

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Papercuts, Goh Nakamura, Telekinesis

It's time for our weekly installment of Ticket Giveaway Wednesday. There are some great local and touring bands playing around the area - and you can see them [...]

Howlin’ Rain @ The Uptown

Howlin' Rain plays in their local downtown at the Uptown on Saturday (9pm, $10) with Radio Moscow and Matt Baldwin (PA). Fans of front-man Ethan Miller's Neo-Psyche band Comets [...]

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Review: San Francisco Embraces its New BFF Band…Sleepy Sun @ GAMH, 6/19

Photos by: Nicole Browner

Earlier this year, I attended one of those Brightblack Morning Light showcases at Cafe Du Nord. It was so resolutely weird (both good and bad weird), [...]

By |June 23, 2009|6 Comments

Battlehooch (Podcast #169)

This week, we're excited to feature Battlehooch, a band whose sound and antics border on the indescribable, combining elements of art rock, prog, and pop to create funky, winning [...]

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