Annie Bacon shares latest video “The Baby Suite”

Singer-songwriter Annie Bacon has a charming new music video to share which she describes as "an ode to the strangeness of growing a human and being its mother." Suitably [...]

By |October 8, 2015|Comments Off on Annie Bacon shares latest video “The Baby Suite”
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    Oakland’s Horrible/Adorable cover Yo La Tengo, continue to be adorable and not horrible

Oakland’s Horrible/Adorable cover Yo La Tengo, continue to be adorable and not horrible

Horrible/Adorable (photo by Melissa Dale)

Oakland-based Horrible/Adorable first came onto my radar when they self-released their EP Amy Understands, which is chock full of lo-fi bubblegum pop gems with über-clever [...]

By |October 6, 2015|1 Comment
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    Ticket Giveaway: Beirut playing at the Greek Theater on October 10

Ticket Giveaway: Beirut playing at the Greek Theater on October 10

Zach Condon and his band, Beirut, will bring their unique form of Balkan-influenced music to the Greek Theater in Berkeley on October 10.

Beirut's first three albums were expansive affairs featuring songs crammed [...]

By |October 5, 2015|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway: Beirut playing at the Greek Theater on October 10
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    Watch Cumstain get chased down by Hulk Hogan in their new video for “I’m Not Mean”

Watch Cumstain get chased down by Hulk Hogan in their new video for “I’m Not Mean”

Cumstain are known for being sleazy and nostalgic and their video for "I'm Not Mean" does not change that. Actually, it only proves how wonderful their sleazy nostalgia truly [...]

By |September 30, 2015|Comments Off on Watch Cumstain get chased down by Hulk Hogan in their new video for “I’m Not Mean”

The emo kid’s guide to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

The first time I went to Hardly Strictly Bluegrass was 2010. This was the first time I saw Conor Oberst live. I had been a fan for 5 years, [...]

By |September 28, 2015|3 Comments

Review: AC/DC shakes San Francisco all night long

AC/DC (photo: Jon Bauer)

On the one hand, there’s the clichéd image of Butthead in his constant AC/DC shirt. On the other, it’s a wonder to think how many classics guitarist [...]

By |September 28, 2015|2 Comments
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    Check “seeing Kera and the Lesbians” off your to-do list next Friday at The Independent

Check “seeing Kera and the Lesbians” off your to-do list next Friday at The Independent

The first time I ever heard about Kera and the Lesbians was on Sept 6, 2015. Yes, that was only a couple weeks ago. I heard about them on [...]

By |September 25, 2015|Comments Off on Check “seeing Kera and the Lesbians” off your to-do list next Friday at The Independent
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    Premiere: Antiphony and Gay Henry team up for experimental hip-hop video

Premiere: Antiphony and Gay Henry team up for experimental hip-hop video

Screenshot from KUMQUATS/LATTES/CIGARETTES

Antiphony is a heady, playfully moody minimal hip-hop project based out of California's Sonoma County. Comprised of the producer/rapper alter egos of Anthony Jimenez, KUMQUATS/LATTES/CIGARETTES is six tracks [...]

By |September 25, 2015|Comments Off on Premiere: Antiphony and Gay Henry team up for experimental hip-hop video

Field Medic releases new LP “Light Is Gone”

As prolific as singer-songwriter Kevin Patrick is, it's surprising to realize he only recently dropped his first full-length album under side project Field Medic. Entitled Light Is Gone and [...]

By |September 25, 2015|Comments Off on Field Medic releases new LP “Light Is Gone”

‘Sassy Sister Folk’: A Q&A with the T Sisters

The T Sisters (photo: Souls of San Francisco)

The T Sisters (Chloe, Rachel, and Erika Tietjen) are three sisters (two twins and one not) who make timeless folky tunes that are as sweet [...]

By |September 24, 2015|Comments Off on ‘Sassy Sister Folk’: A Q&A with the T Sisters
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    Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind classic, announce Culture Collide show

Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind classic, announce Culture Collide show

Widowspeak (Photo: Shawn Brackbill)

Throwback alert: Widowspeak just made a 90s staple sound like a whole other side of the 90s. The Brooklyn-based duo, who just put out their wonderful third full-length record All [...]

By |September 23, 2015|Comments Off on Widowspeak cover Third Eye Blind classic, announce Culture Collide show
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    Now nationally-recognized, Future Islands ready to host Fox Theater

Now nationally-recognized, Future Islands ready to host Fox Theater

Longtime fans of Future Islands have always known what to expect from animalistic frontman Samuel Herring’s live performances. There will be the pained kisses to the crowd, simulated heart-ripping-out [...]

By |September 22, 2015|Comments Off on Now nationally-recognized, Future Islands ready to host Fox Theater