Watch performances by Birds & Batteries, Phantom Kicks at Rock Make 2011

At this year's Rock Make Street Festival, the bands absolutely killed it. Headlining the Deli Radio stage, local veterans Birds & Batteries have been a frequent player on our [...]

By |September 22, 2011|Comments Off on Watch performances by Birds & Batteries, Phantom Kicks at Rock Make 2011

Meditations on San Francisco: Barn Owl, Date Palms to perform at SF Zen Center

The San Francisco Zen Center isn't a place I'd normally expect to see a rock show, but the Center's upcoming "Meditations on San Francisco" event on October 8th (6pm, [...]

By |September 21, 2011|Comments Off on Meditations on San Francisco: Barn Owl, Date Palms to perform at SF Zen Center

Burnt Ones announce West Coast tour with Cosmonauts + two local shows this month

Burnt Ones are heading out on a West Coast tour with Cosmonauts, their SoCal-based Burger Records labelmates. This includes two upcoming local shows: September 22nd with the Younger Lovers [...]

By |September 20, 2011|Comments Off on Burnt Ones announce West Coast tour with Cosmonauts + two local shows this month

Wet Illustrated signs to True Panther, new video out now

SF's Wet Illustrated kicked off our Noise Pop Happy Hour earlier this year with a ridiculously fun set of from-the-garage art-pop. "Satellite Kids" comes from the band's upcoming [...]

By |September 19, 2011|Comments Off on Wet Illustrated signs to True Panther, new video out now
  • The Family Crest house show, 9/11/11
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    Family Crest plays 31 straight dates in September, with stopover in my living room, 9-11-11

Family Crest plays 31 straight dates in September, with stopover in my living room, 9-11-11

Editor's note: The above video features our very own Todd Wanerman interviewing the Family Crest during the band's recent intimate show in Todd's living room. Watch the video to [...]

By |September 16, 2011|Comments Off on Family Crest plays 31 straight dates in September, with stopover in my living room, 9-11-11

Gardens & Villa play free noon show Friday at UC Berkeley (and details on upcoming free Berkeley shows)

Santa Barbara's Gardens & Villa will be back at Bottom of the Hill next month, but the band's second stop on their US tour (which kicks off today) is [...]

By |September 15, 2011|Comments Off on Gardens & Villa play free noon show Friday at UC Berkeley (and details on upcoming free Berkeley shows)

Video: Appetite – “Warn Me Right”

Appetite "Warn Me, Right" (Official Music Video) from Aaadam Davies on Vimeo.

Introducing yet another single off of the summer's much-loved Scattered, Smothered, Covered LP from Sacramento's Appetite - "Warn [...]

By |September 14, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Appetite – “Warn Me Right”
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    Recommended, 9/12-9/18: Rock Make Street Festival, Teen Daze, Deerhoof at SFMOMA, Part Time/Pamela

Recommended, 9/12-9/18: Rock Make Street Festival, Teen Daze, Deerhoof at SFMOMA, Part Time/Pamela

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the [...]

By |September 12, 2011|Comments Off on Recommended, 9/12-9/18: Rock Make Street Festival, Teen Daze, Deerhoof at SFMOMA, Part Time/Pamela

Win a pair of tickets to see Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre on 9/10/11

Fleet Foxes are bringing their pastoral folk-rock to the Greek Theatre in Berkeley on Saturday, September 10th, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away. For a [...]

By |September 6, 2011|Comments Off on Win a pair of tickets to see Fleet Foxes at the Greek Theatre on 9/10/11
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    Recommended, 9/6-9/11: Born Gold/Part Time, Mission Creek at McLaren Park, P.S. I Love You, Chromatics

Recommended, 9/6-9/11: Born Gold/Part Time, Mission Creek at McLaren Park, P.S. I Love You, Chromatics

Every week, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the [...]

By |September 6, 2011|Comments Off on Recommended, 9/6-9/11: Born Gold/Part Time, Mission Creek at McLaren Park, P.S. I Love You, Chromatics

Video: The Younger Lovers – “We are the Younger Lovers/Keeps on Falling Down”

The Younger Lovers, led by Brontez Purnell (of Gravy Train), show off some new dance moves in the first video from the band's second full length, Rock Flawless, out [...]

By |September 2, 2011|Comments Off on Video: The Younger Lovers – “We are the Younger Lovers/Keeps on Falling Down”

Video: Still Flyin’ – “Bull Riff”

Still Flyin' has a new album coming out in 2012, and the band's reconfigured lineup performs at the Rickshaw Stop on September 2nd, with Letting Up Despite Great Faults [...]

By |September 2, 2011|Comments Off on Video: Still Flyin’ – “Bull Riff”