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Mark Kozelek may be a grumpy curmudgeon, but he’s our grumpy curmudgeon.

The San Francisco-based songwriter, who started his career crafting haunting slowcore ballads as part of Red House Painters, [...]

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    The Bay Bridged Presents: Luke Sweeney at El Rio this Saturday

The Bay Bridged Presents: Luke Sweeney at El Rio this Saturday

Another Saturday night is quickly approaching — where will you be? Celebrating the seventh night of Hanukkah? Spending an evening bundled under the covers because you're too cold to [...]

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    Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Hey! In case you missed the official premiere over at DoTheBay, Heartwatch (f.k.a. The Tropics) have released a new lyric video for their Golden Gate themed single "Faultlines". [...]

By |December 8, 2015|Comments Off on Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show
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    Jack’s Mannequin revives our teenage feels with ‘In Transit’ reunion tour

Jack’s Mannequin revives our teenage feels with ‘In Transit’ reunion tour

If you came of age in the early to mid 2000s, chances are you had some relation to Jack's Mannequin. Maybe you were the #emokid, or perhaps it was [...]

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Tacocat is bringing their feminist sci-fi punk to SF

One of my Halloween costumes this year was Tacocat, so based on that, I think it's obvious that I am kind of obsessed. Laying on the floor, in too much [...]

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    !!! Bring Sweet Dance Moves, Infectious Energy to Slim’s on Friday Night

!!! Bring Sweet Dance Moves, Infectious Energy to Slim’s on Friday Night

I always thought my buddy Jeff came up with the sweetest dance moves. He had the perfect combination of hip gyrations, enthusiastic hand movements and overall buoyancy that made [...]

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    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down announce new album, New Year’s show with the Decemberists

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down announce new album, New Year’s show with the Decemberists

Thao Nguyen (Photo by Maria Kanevskaya)

We're still reeling at how good they were headlining Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party in September, but there are tons of new goodies [...]

By |November 30, 2015|Comments Off on Thao & the Get Down Stay Down announce new album, New Year’s show with the Decemberists
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    Avid Dancer opening for BØRNS, bringing his psych-pop to The Independent tonight

Avid Dancer opening for BØRNS, bringing his psych-pop to The Independent tonight

Avid Dancer’s Jacob Summers was raised in a strict religious household, without access to secular music or even the Internet. His favorite childhood artists were Christian rock acts as [...]

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    LA’s TÜLIPS release debut LP, book three shows in the Bay

LA’s TÜLIPS release debut LP, book three shows in the Bay

Fresh off the release of their debut album Doom and Bloom on November 13, Los Angeles based noise pop riotgaze band TÜLIPS have since embarked on their tour of California which [...]

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    Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP

Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP

Acid Fast have been around the block. The group is comprised of seasoned rockers who cut their chops in bands like Big Kids and currently still perform in Nervous, [...]

By |November 18, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP
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    YASSOU, There’s Talk, and Lila Rose bring dark pop to Oakland’s Starline

YASSOU, There’s Talk, and Lila Rose bring dark pop to Oakland’s Starline

Get ready for an evening of female-fronted pop this Friday night at the Starline Social Club. Actually, the term "pop" is a bit disingenuous standing on its own, because [...]

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    Darwin Deez releases ‘money’ new video, plays Rickshaw Stop on Nov. 24

Darwin Deez releases ‘money’ new video, plays Rickshaw Stop on Nov. 24

Back in 2009, I discovered New York City's Darwin Deez through a monthly online playlist that I had subscribed to. The moment "Bay Day" played the bouncy negativity had [...]

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