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    Jack’s Mannequin revives our teenage feels with ‘In Transit’ reunion tour

Jack’s Mannequin revives our teenage feels with ‘In Transit’ reunion tour

If you came of age in the early to mid 2000s, chances are you had some relation to Jack's Mannequin. Maybe you were the #emokid, or perhaps it was [...]

By |December 7, 2015|Comments Off on Jack’s Mannequin revives our teenage feels with ‘In Transit’ reunion tour

Tacocat is bringing their feminist sci-fi punk to SF

One of my Halloween costumes this year was Tacocat, so based on that, I think it's obvious that I am kind of obsessed. Laying on the floor, in too much [...]

By |December 2, 2015|Comments Off on Tacocat is bringing their feminist sci-fi punk to SF
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    !!! Bring Sweet Dance Moves, Infectious Energy to Slim’s on Friday Night

!!! Bring Sweet Dance Moves, Infectious Energy to Slim’s on Friday Night

I always thought my buddy Jeff came up with the sweetest dance moves. He had the perfect combination of hip gyrations, enthusiastic hand movements and overall buoyancy that made [...]

By |December 1, 2015|Comments Off on !!! Bring Sweet Dance Moves, Infectious Energy to Slim’s on Friday Night
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    Thao & the Get Down Stay Down announce new album, New Year’s show with the Decemberists

Thao & the Get Down Stay Down announce new album, New Year’s show with the Decemberists

Thao Nguyen (Photo by Maria Kanevskaya)

We're still reeling at how good they were headlining Noise Pop's 20th Street Block Party in September, but there are tons of new goodies [...]

By |November 30, 2015|Comments Off on Thao & the Get Down Stay Down announce new album, New Year’s show with the Decemberists
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    Avid Dancer opening for BØRNS, bringing his psych-pop to The Independent tonight

Avid Dancer opening for BØRNS, bringing his psych-pop to The Independent tonight

Avid Dancer’s Jacob Summers was raised in a strict religious household, without access to secular music or even the Internet. His favorite childhood artists were Christian rock acts as [...]

By |November 22, 2015|Comments Off on Avid Dancer opening for BØRNS, bringing his psych-pop to The Independent tonight
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    LA’s TÜLIPS release debut LP, book three shows in the Bay

LA’s TÜLIPS release debut LP, book three shows in the Bay

Fresh off the release of their debut album Doom and Bloom on November 13, Los Angeles based noise pop riotgaze band TÜLIPS have since embarked on their tour of California which [...]

By |November 20, 2015|Comments Off on LA’s TÜLIPS release debut LP, book three shows in the Bay
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    Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP

Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP

Acid Fast have been around the block. The group is comprised of seasoned rockers who cut their chops in bands like Big Kids and currently still perform in Nervous, [...]

By |November 18, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Acid Fast’s “Blackout Curtains” off nostalgic, hook filled sophomore LP
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    YASSOU, There’s Talk, and Lila Rose bring dark pop to Oakland’s Starline

YASSOU, There’s Talk, and Lila Rose bring dark pop to Oakland’s Starline

Get ready for an evening of female-fronted pop this Friday night at the Starline Social Club. Actually, the term "pop" is a bit disingenuous standing on its own, because [...]

By |November 18, 2015|Comments Off on YASSOU, There’s Talk, and Lila Rose bring dark pop to Oakland’s Starline
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    Darwin Deez releases ‘money’ new video, plays Rickshaw Stop on Nov. 24

Darwin Deez releases ‘money’ new video, plays Rickshaw Stop on Nov. 24

Back in 2009, I discovered New York City's Darwin Deez through a monthly online playlist that I had subscribed to. The moment "Bay Day" played the bouncy negativity had [...]

By |November 17, 2015|Comments Off on Darwin Deez releases ‘money’ new video, plays Rickshaw Stop on Nov. 24
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    Deerhoof to drop first live album “Fever 12164” on Nov. 27

Deerhoof to drop first live album “Fever 12164” on Nov. 27

San Francisco's Deerhoof have been around the music scene since their founding in 1994. Along the way, the band has released a total of 13 full length albums over [...]

By |November 16, 2015|Comments Off on Deerhoof to drop first live album “Fever 12164” on Nov. 27
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    Evoking a different time in indie rock, The World is a Beautiful Place will play the Rickshaw Stop

Evoking a different time in indie rock, The World is a Beautiful Place will play the Rickshaw Stop

Love or hate the memories, the early Aughts were truly a high water time for eccentricity and excess in indie rock.

Bands could dub themselves nonsensical names like I’m From [...]

By |November 13, 2015|Comments Off on Evoking a different time in indie rock, The World is a Beautiful Place will play the Rickshaw Stop
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    Gold Minor to release debut LP “Bone Flowers” this weekend, throwing masquerade party

Gold Minor to release debut LP “Bone Flowers” this weekend, throwing masquerade party

Finally.

I first covered Gold Minor way back in April and assumed they would also be releasing their debut album Bone Flowers at the time as well. I was excited. I [...]

By |November 12, 2015|1 Comment