Muse bolster reputation as arena powerhouse in Oakland

While English trio Muse was making terrific prog-rock records in the early 2000s, Americans largely ignored them. The Bay Area and other large metropolises notwithstanding, Muse didn’t break out [...]

By |December 16, 2015|Comments Off on Muse bolster reputation as arena powerhouse in Oakland
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    Introducing The Drambles: Berkeley band to perform first San Francisco gig at the Honey Hive Gallery

Introducing The Drambles: Berkeley band to perform first San Francisco gig at the Honey Hive Gallery

Don’t discount The Drambles. A sparse Bandcamp, limited social media presence, and abstruse name do not adequately represent the quartet’s deft sonic-punch and elastic energy. The four bandmates, seniors [...]

By |December 15, 2015|1 Comment

Citabria premieres live video of “In Your Eyes”

San Jose-based Citabria has come a long way since the release of their last album Exit Reality - from opening for bands like P.O.D. to getting consistent play on Live [...]

By |December 14, 2015|1 Comment
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    Premiere: Meet children’s musician Yona Bird and watch hilariously silly video for “Kevin the Dog”

Premiere: Meet children’s musician Yona Bird and watch hilariously silly video for “Kevin the Dog”

For all you Parks & Recreation fans out there that will understand this metaphor, the Bay Area has its own Andy Dwyer. Well, at least the Johnny Karate part of [...]

By |December 10, 2015|1 Comment

Sun Kil Moon playing two shows at GAMH

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, [...]

By |December 9, 2015|1 Comment
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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 [...]

By |December 9, 2015|Comments Off on The Bay Bridged Presents: Luke Sweeney at El Rio this Saturday
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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 [...]

By |December 7, 2015|Comments Off on Jack’s Mannequin revives our teenage feels with ‘In Transit’ reunion tour

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 [...]

By |December 2, 2015|Comments Off on Tacocat is bringing their feminist sci-fi punk to SF
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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 [...]

By |December 1, 2015|Comments Off on !!! Bring Sweet Dance Moves, Infectious Energy to Slim’s on Friday Night
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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 [...]

By |November 22, 2015|Comments Off on Avid Dancer opening for BØRNS, bringing his psych-pop to The Independent tonight