Video: Gentleman Surfer – "Sweep Tactics"

Gentleman Surfer is the brainchild of Jon Bafus (ex-Sholi), who writes, arranges, and performs all of the project's songs. In November 2011, he released Bountiful Ore, a 12-track collection [...]

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    Bowerbirds release 'The Clearing' — performing at The Independent on April 6th

Bowerbirds release 'The Clearing' — performing at The Independent on April 6th

Bowerbirds - "In the Yard"

Listening to a Bowerbirds record is like meandering through a forest: generally tranquil, and peppered by shadows -- but sometimes, somehow, the light manages to [...]

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K. Flay returns to the Bay Area for Popscene on 4/5/12

K. Flay will return to the Bay Area (she left us for Brooklyn last year) to perform at Popscene at the Rickshaw Stop on April 5th with usual DJ [...]

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Odd Future return to play The Warfield April 9

Perhaps you've seen their new music video for "Rella" where the entire LA rap collective terrorizes a suburban neighborhood — slapping women and busting through walls while head-honcho Tyler, [...]

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    New Foxtails Brigade video shot by Pomplamoose, catch them with Emily Jane White

New Foxtails Brigade video shot by Pomplamoose, catch them with Emily Jane White

Foxtails Brigade have released a new video shot by Jack Conte of YouTube darlings Pomplamoose. It's apparently the first of four videos that they plan to do together. The [...]

By |March 30, 2012|1 Comment

Video: Nanosaur – "T33n Dayze"

East Bay dream-pop artist Nanosaur (the one man project of Michael Solorzano) has a new video for his single "T33n Dayze," shot entirely on the Venice Beach boardwalk. The [...]

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    Sunday: The Fifth Annual Switchboard Musical Festival, with Faun Fables, Beep, Dominique Leone and more

Sunday: The Fifth Annual Switchboard Musical Festival, with Faun Fables, Beep, Dominique Leone and more

The Switchboard Music Festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary on April 1st with eight hours of non-stop music from Bay Area artists who are pushing the boundaries in their [...]

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    Sun Araw, Matthewdavid, more play Oakland's Peralta Palace this Saturday

Sun Araw, Matthewdavid, more play Oakland's Peralta Palace this Saturday

There's a fairly big party going down this Saturday at Oakland's Peralta Palace. Pretty Blue Presents and Sick Sad World have joined forces and (wait for it...) formed "Voltron," [...]

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    Interview: Il Gato launches Kickstarter campaign for new record

Interview: Il Gato launches Kickstarter campaign for new record

Il Gato plans to record the follow-up to their debut studio album, All these Slippery Things, at Tiny Telephone in May and June, with the hopes that they can [...]

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    Friday: LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang to DJ at Public Works

Friday: LCD Soundsystem's Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang to DJ at Public Works

If you missed the chance to see ex-LCD Soundsystem members Pat Mahoney and Nancy Whang at Creators Project a couple of weekends ago, you have another opportunity Friday March [...]

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Video: Ceremony – "Adult"

There's menancing smoke and a housewife with a dark secret in the new video for "Adult" from Ceremony. Directed by BRV BLK BRD (Adrien Colon).

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    My favorite show of SXSW 2012: Dustin Wong – playing tonight at Hemlock!

My favorite show of SXSW 2012: Dustin Wong – playing tonight at Hemlock!

Every year, my favorite show from SXSW is a show I didn't plan on seeing. That's what's really magical about the annual clusterfuck/music festival in Austin, TX: There are [...]

By |March 20, 2012|1 Comment