Wednesday: Ayla Nereo, Kate Kilbane, Daniel Durrett at Hotel Utah


As a solo musician, Ayla Nereo of Beatbeat Whisper keeps things creative. Her serene voice proves a successful tool for live loops, but works just as well for [...]

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Best of 2010: Jon Bernson on Tim Cohen

Tim Cohen - Laugh Tracks (Captured Tracks)

The cover of Tim Cohen's Laugh Tracks has a smiling face with a black heart beaming from its mouth. Beside the black heart [...]

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Sade Sundays: That’s How I Remember It, Season Finale (Best of 2010).

Part One: Michael Tapscott
1. Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (DefJam)

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The most controversial and real public figure almost caused a fist [...]

By |December 26, 2010|2 Comments

Video: Pregnant on Terroreyes.tv

Here's a recent Terroreyes.tv performance by Sacramento's Pregnant. Daniel Trudeau's new album, Regional Music, is out now on Life's Blood Records.

Pregnant - "Wiff of Father"

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Video: Cowboy and Indian – “Hurt My Pride” (new band featuring Daniel James of Leopold and His Fiction)

As if being the frontman for Leopold and His Fiction weren't enough, Daniel James has formed another project, Cowboy and Indian, with musicians Jazz Mills (T Bird and the [...]

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Latest Noise Pop additions: Admiral Radley, Tamaryn, No Age and more

Silje Nes – "The Grass Harp"
The Black Ryder - "Gone Without Feeling"
A B & The Sea - "Care Of Cell 44" (Zombies Cover)

Since our first Noise Pop lineup announcement, [...]

By |December 13, 2010|Comments Off on Latest Noise Pop additions: Admiral Radley, Tamaryn, No Age and more

Jean Marie – “Golden Cherries”

Jean Marie: The Weight from Hunter on Vimeo.

Jean Marie's debut, Golden Cherries, is out now, including the title song below. Described by the artist herself as "bedroom-folk," the songs [...]

By |December 10, 2010|2 Comments

Video: Bare Wires – “Don’t Ever Change”

From Bare Wires' upcoming single on Robot Elephant Records and the band's forthcoming LP Cheap Perfume. They're at Public Works Saturday night for this show with The Black [...]

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Backseat Beat, Episode 6: Ash Reiter


Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 [...]

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Drunk driving accident benefit at Mighty on Friday includes Nosaj Thing, Jel and more

On September 18th, 2010, our dear friend Lola Ramos was critically injured in a car accident here in San Francisco, hit by an uninsured drunk driver (read: uninsured drunk [...]

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Video & Photos: Farewell to Casiotone for the Painfully Alone (1997-2010)


It starts and ends here in San Francisco for Casiotone for the Painfully Alone, the musical diary of Owen Ashworth which closed its covers this Sunday evening at Bottom [...]

By |December 7, 2010|4 Comments

New album from Papercuts, ‘Fading Parade,’ out on 3/1/11

As the band's proper induction into the Sub Pop hall of fame, Papercuts (feature podcast) have announced the release of Fading Parade, officially out on March 1st, 2011.

Papercuts - [...]

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