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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
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    Giveaway: The Max Savage Show Episode 3: A Storm of Sword-Sharp Intellects

Giveaway: The Max Savage Show Episode 3: A Storm of Sword-Sharp Intellects

After two triumphant installments, The Max Savage Show returns for "Episode 3: A Storm of Sword-Sharp Intellects" tomorrow night at the lovely Starline Social Club in Oakland. Joining max [...]

By |November 11, 2015|Comments Off on Giveaway: The Max Savage Show Episode 3: A Storm of Sword-Sharp Intellects

Strange Hotel cast a spell with new single “Witchcraft”

Though I’m a bit disappointed the new single by Strange Hotel wasn’t premiered on The Bay Bridged in time for Halloween, I’m glad the band finally released a recorded [...]

By |November 10, 2015|Comments Off on Strange Hotel cast a spell with new single “Witchcraft”
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    Golden Void’s crushing grooves coming to Bottom of the Hill this Friday Night

Golden Void’s crushing grooves coming to Bottom of the Hill this Friday Night

Masters of Bay Area psych-rock Golden Void are playing a one-off show this Friday night at Bottom of the Hill. Celebrating the release of their new LP Berkana, the [...]

By |November 10, 2015|Comments Off on Golden Void’s crushing grooves coming to Bottom of the Hill this Friday Night
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    Premiere: Spooky Mansion unveil retro-cool video for “Feel That Blood” on Wave Dweller Records

Premiere: Spooky Mansion unveil retro-cool video for “Feel That Blood” on Wave Dweller Records

It's already November, but we can't get enough of the spooky -- Spooky Mansion, that is. The San Francisco-based paranormal surf-soul rock 'n' roll group are emerging on the [...]

By |November 10, 2015|1 Comment
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    Beach Slang, still high on life, to bring infectious live show to Rickshaw Stop

Beach Slang, still high on life, to bring infectious live show to Rickshaw Stop

Photo By Jessica Flynn

There is a reason that the myth endures of rock ‘n’ roll playing the role of savior. In every rung of society, there are still young [...]

By |November 9, 2015|Comments Off on Beach Slang, still high on life, to bring infectious live show to Rickshaw Stop
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    POP ETC announce LP ‘Souvenir,’ watch karaoke-themed video for single “Bad Break” now

POP ETC announce LP ‘Souvenir,’ watch karaoke-themed video for single “Bad Break” now

Remember the Morning Benders? In case you need a refresher, the Berkeley boys behind everyone's favorite album of 2010 (Big Echo, released via Rough Trade) are now POP ETC. [...]

By |November 5, 2015|Comments Off on POP ETC announce LP ‘Souvenir,’ watch karaoke-themed video for single “Bad Break” now

Young Creatures — Coming to the Bay

With a San Francisco music scene already overstocked with enough psychedelic rock bands to populate Max Yasgur's farm a dozen times over, the last thing you probably want to [...]

By |November 4, 2015|1 Comment

Catching up with The Tet Holiday

Oakland band The Tet Holiday recently played at Bottom of the Hill with their new drummer Brandon Farmer, and they rocked it. If you don't know their music, check out [...]

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London post-punk outfit Shopping coming to The Knockout

In the pantheon of un-Googeable band names (I’m thinking Girls, Women and the Men get top prizes,  along with the most-NSFW one, Perfect Pussy), Shopping has to be right [...]

By |October 30, 2015|Comments Off on London post-punk outfit Shopping coming to The Knockout
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    Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot

Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot

San Francisco's own budding indie rock quartet Blossom recently dropped a trippy new music video for their track "Weirdspell" via online music outlet Groundsounds. The band, who are working on their first [...]

By |October 29, 2015|Comments Off on Trip out with Blossom’s new video for “Weirdspell,” then see it live on Nov 4 at The Depot
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    Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”

Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”

The Mantles (Photo by David Armstrong)

There's something about most jangle-pop that instantly recalls warm summer breezes and waxing nostalgic. Today, you deserve a bit of a summer throwback, and [...]

By |October 23, 2015|Comments Off on Relive summer nostalgia with The Mantles’ video for “Doorframe”