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    Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12

Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12

San Jose has long lived under the shadow of its accomplished older brother, San Francisco, especially when it comes to the music and arts scene. However, this past Sunday [...]

By |June 21, 2012|Comments Off on Review: Benjamin Henderson and River City Extension, The Blank Club, San Jose 6/17/12

Watch Ty Segall play "You Make The Sun Fry" in a closet

There are times when purpose is overrated. What's the point in filming Ty Segall's band playing their scorching garage rock in a tiny, closet-like space? I have no idea, [...]

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Video: The Phenomenauts premiere "I'm With Neil" on Wired

Oakland's fabled space-race rock n' roll band, The Phenomenauts, have released a quickie video and track to Wired.com. The song, "I'm With Neil", is an ode to astrophysicist (and [...]

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    "Guess the Fest" and win a trip to Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

"Guess the Fest" and win a trip to Austin for Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012

That pic right there is Slayer playing at Fun Fun Fun Fest last year. It was definitely one of my highlights of 2011. That's downtown Austin you see in [...]

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    Interview: Midi Matilda talks singles, influences, and playing BFD

Interview: Midi Matilda talks singles, influences, and playing BFD

Since the release of their first single, "Day Dreams", Midi Matilda has exploded onto San Francisco's local music scene. Topping Hype Machine's play lists, appearing on hundreds of blogs, [...]

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Video: Part Time – "Is it Magic"

San Francisco's 80s-inspired murk-pop group Part Time is out with a hilarious video for their latest single, "Is It Magic", off their new album, What Would You Say?, recently [...]

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    Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announce new album, Bimbo's show with Dam-Funk

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announce new album, Bimbo's show with Dam-Funk

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti have announced a fall tour, shortly following the release of their new album Mature Themes. The band will be performing at Bimbo's 365 Club in [...]

By |June 19, 2012|Comments Off on Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti announce new album, Bimbo's show with Dam-Funk
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    Review: The Better Maker, Twin Steps, Jail Weddings at Hemlock Tavern

Review: The Better Maker, Twin Steps, Jail Weddings at Hemlock Tavern

Brothers and sisters, bros and chicks, Californians everywhere! Let us lay down our arms and put an end to this silly fighting, for I have found a band worth [...]

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Video: The Sandwitches – "Heaviest Head in the West"

Check out the new video for “Heaviest Head in the West,” the darkest track off of The Sandwitches’ 2011 LP Mrs. Jones’ Cookies. The video, directed by Danish filmmaker [...]

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Wymond Miles releases 'Under the Pale Moon' LP

Wymond Miles’ awaited Under the Pale Moon LP came out on Tuesday, June 12 on Sacred Bones, and you can hear all of the moody drama and lush instrumentation [...]

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Dirty Projectors to bring 'Swing Lo Magellan' to the Fox

As a writer and a musician, I like to fancy myself an artist — a creative with vision, capable of creating moving pieces of art that challenge and inspire. [...]

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    Interview: Politics change the Temper Trap’s tone on new album

Interview: Politics change the Temper Trap’s tone on new album

The largely blue-collar London borough of Hackney resembled a warzone after a battle. It was 2011, and mounting protests against a coalition government – facing large deficits, and cutting [...]

By |June 13, 2012|Comments Off on Interview: Politics change the Temper Trap’s tone on new album