Backseat Beat Episode 9: Social Studies, part 2

Backseat Beat Episode 9: Social Studies part 2 from Brad Robertson on Vimeo.

Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with [...]

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KIT offers free remix album featuring remixes by Xiu Xiu, Stereo Total, and more

In anticipation of KIT's current European tour, the band invited a number of musicians to remix their song "Rain," from last year's album, Invocation. Names as diverse as [...]

By |March 21, 2011|2 Comments

Recommended, 3/21-3/27: Antonionian, Burger Boogaloo, Parson Red Heads, and more

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 |March 21, 2011|2 Comments

Video: Eux Autres – “Under Rays”

Eux Autres - "Under Rays" from Nicholas Larimer on Vimeo.

From their 2010 album, Broken Bow, the new video from Eux Autres for "Under Rays" is out now. The video [...]

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Michael Musika releases Spells on Friday, 3/18/11

Michael Musika @ Chasing The Moon 6.07.09 from Scott McDowell on Vimeo.

As the story goes, San Francisco's Michael Musika was stranded on the side of a road in Colorado, [...]

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tUnE-yArDs – ‘w h o k i l l’ out 4/19 on 4AD

Judging from the crowd to see them yesterday at the Force Field/Terrorbird party and a slate of high-profile shows the rest of the week, Merrill Garbus and TUnE-yArDs are [...]

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Video: Burnt Ones – “Bury Me In Smoke”

One of the many bands headed from San Francisco to Austin over the next few days is Burnt Ones, whose video for "Bury Me In Smoke" recently debuted over [...]

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Video: Wax Idols – “All Too Human”


Wax Idols represent the femme fatales of modern punk -- never surrendering the strength of fierce, seductive art to deafened, manhood-stripped captors. The three-fourths female garage band has been [...]

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Bart Davenport, Dreamdate, Sean Hayes and more playing fundraiser 3/16/11 for Muffler Men documentary

Clean White Lines, a local video and film company, is attempting the unexpected: to make a documentary about Muffler Men, those big fiberglass sculptures used to promote roadside businesses. [...]

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Video: The Sandwitches perform three songs in a restroom

Before a performance at Berkeley's Shattuck Down Low, The Sandwitches and East Bay blog Echolocale took to the ladies' room for this three song set. The well-shot performance [...]

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Video: Lumerians – “Gaussian Castles”

Stereogum is right to offer "a 'may cause seizures' warning" for this new video from Lumerians' Transmalinnia, out now on Kntting Factory Records. Grab the mp3 below:

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The Ferocious Few release “Pocket Rock-It” iPhone app

The Ferocious Few made a name for themselves by performing pop-up shows all over San Francisco and beyond ("in parks, on street corners, at raucous outdoor festivals"). That's how [...]

By |March 10, 2011|Comments Off on The Ferocious Few release “Pocket Rock-It” iPhone app