Black Mountain bringing spacerock act to the Independent

With their name and their penchant for bone-crunching riffs, Black Mountain would seem like a perfect fit for the Southern grindcore canon that includes outfits like Mastadon and Baroness.

Yet [...]

By |April 28, 2016|0 Comments
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    Q&A: The Younger Lovers premiere new music video for “Poseur”

Q&A: The Younger Lovers premiere new music video for “Poseur”

The Younger Lovers is one of those bands that, if you live in the Bay Area, and like the alternative DIY scene, but don't listen to them, I don't [...]

By |April 22, 2016|1 Comment

Giveaway: Grouper at Swedish American Hall

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Liz Harris, the artist known musically as Grouper, has a Bay Area connection that many people don't remember. Though she's now based in the Portland, OR [...]

By |April 22, 2016|0 Comments
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    Serious and stern, Savages playing Fillmore Tuesday night between Coachella appearances

Serious and stern, Savages playing Fillmore Tuesday night between Coachella appearances

It’s kind of funny to think of Savages, the severe and principled British post-punk band, hanging out in the California desert sun, waiting to play their set at Coachella. [...]

By |April 18, 2016|0 Comments
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    Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Premiere: FASIV collect footage of police brutality in raw video for “Police”

Sometimes the truth lies in the details. FASIV , FKA Strange Hotel, tackle this head-on in their new video for song "Police." In the video, they take the song's theme [...]

By |April 14, 2016|0 Comments

Is the San Francisco music scene dead? We search for clues.

I recently heard the music scene in San Francisco was dead, and being a writer for a website dedicated to covering the music scene in San Francisco, I was [...]

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    Let’s all go see Laura Stevenson and Crying this Friday at Thee Parkside

Let’s all go see Laura Stevenson and Crying this Friday at Thee Parkside

In the end, music is art and is used as a means of self-exploration and explanation by many. Laura Stevenson (based out of Long Island, New York) originally began [...]

By |April 12, 2016|0 Comments
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    Outside Lands 2016: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie to headline

Outside Lands 2016: Radiohead, LCD Soundsystem, Lionel Richie to headline

Nine years after Radiohead became the first music act to play at San Francisco's Golden Gate Park after dark at the first Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, the [...]

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    Cullen Omori, former frontman for Smith Westerns, making most of second chance

Cullen Omori, former frontman for Smith Westerns, making most of second chance

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Editors Note: Cullen Omori's show at the Independent on April 5th has been cancelled.

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Left For Dead.

That ominous three-word phase is the opening [...]

By |April 1, 2016|0 Comments

SXSW darlings Car Seat Headrest play Rickshaw Stop March 31

Will Toledo. Photo by Niffer Calderwood.

Lately I have been staying up late just trying to catch up to all the amazing music being created. I am constantly amazed by [...]

By |March 25, 2016|Comments Off on SXSW darlings Car Seat Headrest play Rickshaw Stop March 31

FASIV releases new music video for “Everybody Knows”

FASIV has released the first music video in support of their new record Ride, a sprawling, double-album showcasing the group's expanding range of influences and forays into genre experimentation.

The [...]

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    Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”

Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”

There's a handful of news tidbits from the Kendra McKinkley camp. For one, she has a new video for single "Party Mask," and it's a sublime little masterpiece that [...]

By |March 22, 2016|Comments Off on Kendra McKinley debuts video for sultry single “Party Mask”
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