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    #TBT: Watch Aesop Rock and Religious Girls perform at Phono del Sol in 2011

#TBT: Watch Aesop Rock and Religious Girls perform at Phono del Sol in 2011

In honor of #TBT, we're throwing it all way the back to 2011 when Phono del Sol was a brand new festival with six bands on the bill:
Aesop Rock
Mirah
Man/Miracle
Magik*Magik [...]

Watch White Cloud’s bloody new video for “Waves”

We've loved SF band White Cloud for nigh on six years now, so it was exciting to get word that the group's got an new album on the horizon. [...]

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Watch Them Are Us Too’s video for “Eudaemonia”

Them Are Us Too is two people, which probably explains the streamlined aestheticism of the song and the self-directed and edited music video for "Eudaemonia". The song and video seem to be [...]

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    Exclusive: Watch Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes) perform “Candy” live for a Rhinefarm Session at Huichica

Exclusive: Watch Matt Adams (The Blank Tapes) perform “Candy” live for a Rhinefarm Session at Huichica

As we told you last week, this year's Huichica lineup features some of the best independent acts from around the Bay Area and beyond, as well as a bunch [...]

By |April 30, 2015|1 Comment

Get to Know: No Vacation

No Vacation began as a winter break project for USF student Basil Saleh who says, "I started the band started over winter break as a way for me to [...]

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    Built to Spill new album out now, playing Greek Theatre in July

Built to Spill new album out now, playing Greek Theatre in July

Built to Spill started writing songs 23 years ago in Boise, Idaho, and they've played an ever-expanding collection of songs around the world for about the same duration. I [...]

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Premiere: Mammoth Life – “Lights Out”

Over the past few years, SF via Kansas duo Mammoth Life has released a host of indie pop anthems, with breezy, sweeping choruses and jangly guitars. Their sound is [...]

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Stalls releases new video for “Cola”

The hazy post punk landscape that Stalls laid out in January on their S/T cassette EP reeled us in deep. Stalls has played no shortage of shows since then, [...]

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Kiddo – “Sometimes”

Santa Rosa's Kiddo is part of a small but mighty North Bay scene that deserves our attention. Since appearing on our "Best Indie Bands of the North Bay" podcast, [...]

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Lady Lamb’s ‘After’ tour coming to Rickshaw Stop

Lady Lamb is touring in support of her new album, After, out now on Mom + Pop. Rathborne and San Francisco's Sea Knight will support her all ages show [...]

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Julian Elorduy releases new video for “Misery”

SF-based musician Julian Elorduy (Fine Steps, ex-Mayyors) released a new track “Misery", along with a video for the same. The new Fine Steps lineup consists of Margo Rhodes from [...]

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    Winter Break to release debut LP next month on Asian Man Records

Winter Break to release debut LP next month on Asian Man Records

(album art: Carolina)

Mark Chen, Aaron Kovacs, and Matt Gomez played music together for half a decade under the name Summer Vacation. In 2014, that band parted ways with guitarist/vocalist [...]

By |April 13, 2015|Comments Off on Winter Break to release debut LP next month on Asian Man Records