Ume announces co-headlining tour with SF show on 6/13/12

Austin-based rockers Ume will rumble through San Francisco on June 13 with co-headliners The Life and Times. Ume have gained significant points around the blogosphere for combining raw rock [...]

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Video: Seventeen Evergreen – "Burn The Fruit (Pegasus)"

Continuing their theme of visually captivating music videos, space-rockers Seventeen Evergreen have released the official effort for "Burn The Fruit (Pegasus)", the closing track off March's Steady On, Scientist! [...]

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    Wax Idols 7-inch release show Friday 5/11/12 at the Make-Out Room

Wax Idols 7-inch release show Friday 5/11/12 at the Make-Out Room

Wax Idols celebrate the release of their new 7" on Suicide Squeeze with Wounded Lion from LA and Big No at Make-Out Room on Friday. Chances are, all of [...]

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Carletta Sue Kay releases debut album! Finally!

The wait is over at last: Carletta Sue Kay's debut album, Incongruent, is finally here. Well, technically it comes out May 15 on Kitten Charmer Records. But astute Facebook [...]

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Social Studies wants you to help them make their next album

Back when I reviewed Social Studies' set at Noise Pop 2012, I specifically mentioned a new song, "Terracur," as a standout track. Social Studies singer Natalia told me it [...]

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Flying Lotus to play Low End Theory tonight, 5/4/12

Once called "the chief of the Los Angeles beat scene" by the LA Times Music Blog, LA's Flying Lotus is coming to SF to blow all of our minds [...]

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    New Silian Rail album out today, release show at Bottom of the Hill tonight

New Silian Rail album out today, release show at Bottom of the Hill tonight

Silian Rail dropped their new album, each/other, today via Side With Us Records. Check out either of those sites to get a copy and revel in the warm instrumental [...]

By |May 3, 2012|Comments Off on New Silian Rail album out today, release show at Bottom of the Hill tonight
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    Help make something awesome: "Roving Projections in Downtown Oakland"

Help make something awesome: "Roving Projections in Downtown Oakland"

I speak from firsthand experience when I say: Luke Judd is a badass visual artist. He has done projections at a number of shows I've attended/played, and they've always [...]

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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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