Video: Big Tree – "Storm King"

I'm quickly approaching a saturation point with respect to chamber folk, drawn largely from a sense that too many bands are, consciously or not, falling into a paint-by-numbers approach [...]

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Video: POP ETC – "Live It Up"

Here's a new video from POP ETC, fka The Morning Benders. "Live It Up" comes from the band's self-titled record, coming out on June 12th.

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Video: tUnE-yArDs accompanies Buster Keaton short for SFIFF

Earlier this week, tUnE-yArDs providing live accompaniment to a series of Buster Keaton short films as part of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Here's a brief clip of [...]

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Giraffage & XXYYXX: New EP out 5/15 on Kitsune

San Francisco's Giraffage and 16-year old Orlando, Florida producer XXYYXX are preparing to release their new collaborative dream-pop EP entitled Even Though on May 15 through Kitsune Records. The [...]

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    Video Premiere: The Mallard – "Mansion" (Directed by Hannah Lew)

Video Premiere: The Mallard – "Mansion" (Directed by Hannah Lew)

Below, we're excited to the premiere of the new video from SF's The Mallard. "Mansion" comes from Yes on Blood, the band's recent Castle Face full length, [...]

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Hear Geographer on NPR's World Cafe

It's no secret that NPR Music is easily one of the most comprehensive and respected brands in music, and a feature of any kind within their extensive programming is [...]

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    Just announced: The Mountain Goats to play two solo shows at the Swedish American Hall

Just announced: The Mountain Goats to play two solo shows at the Swedish American Hall

John Darnielle just announced a solo tour of the West Coast, with The Mountain Goats making two stops at the Swedish American Hall on June 27 and 28 (8pm, [...]

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    Video: Ty Segall & White Fence – "Time" (Live at Room 205)

Video: Ty Segall & White Fence – "Time" (Live at Room 205)

Here's one more video from the Room 205 session Ty Segall and White Fence shot recently in support of the now-available Hair. See the previous session clips here.

Ty [...]

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    Elephant & Castle, BOATS, more this Thursday at The Den at The Fox

Elephant & Castle, BOATS, more this Thursday at The Den at The Fox

Elephant & Castle - "En Memoria" (ft. tUnE-yArDs)

This Thursday, Dollops Music presents the first installment of Juicebox, their new monthly musical showcase held at The Den at Oakland's Fox [...]

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    Australia's Twerps on tour with Real Estate, playing Great American tonight, 4/24/12

Australia's Twerps on tour with Real Estate, playing Great American tonight, 4/24/12

For their self-titled debut LP, Australia’s Twerps embrace the musical antecedents of that region -- Aussie bands like Go-Betweens and The Church, and the Kiwi Dunedin Sound championed by [...]

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    Tonight: Screaming Females play Bottom of the Hill in support of Albini-recorded 'Ugly' LP

Tonight: Screaming Females play Bottom of the Hill in support of Albini-recorded 'Ugly' LP

With seven years as a band and over 700 live performances under their belt, New Brunswick's Screaming Females show no signs of slowing down. The band released their fifth [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Orgone with The Aggrolites at GAMH, 4/27/2012

Ticket Giveaway: Orgone with The Aggrolites at GAMH, 4/27/2012

This Friday just got a whole lot funkier for a couple of you, as we've got a pair of tickets up for grabs to Orgone at Great American Music [...]

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