Interview: Two Gallants talks new LP We Are Undone

I don't always remember the exact moments when I discovered many of the bands I've come to love over the years, but I do distinctly recall the first time [...]

By |January 30, 2015|Comments Off on Interview: Two Gallants talks new LP We Are Undone

Video Premiere: The Things of Youth – “Eleventeen”

 
Did you check out the premiere of The Things of Youth’s "Eleventeen" on The Bay Bridged last month and think to yourself, "Damn, wish there was a video"? Well [...]

By |January 29, 2015|Comments Off on Video Premiere: The Things of Youth – “Eleventeen”

William Ryan Fritch drops “Thankless Deeds” video

My colleague Jason has been keeping you posted on Oakland songwriter, composer, and our new favorite person, William Ryan Fritch, since Fritch wowed us with his Heavy EP last [...]

By |January 28, 2015|Comments Off on William Ryan Fritch drops “Thankless Deeds” video
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    Last chance to party in the MEGADOME! This Saturday with Delmarva and Slouching Stars

Last chance to party in the MEGADOME! This Saturday with Delmarva and Slouching Stars

The Octopus Literary Salon will open its doors in the next few weeks at 2101 Webster in Oakland. They present the very last pop-up in their killer MEGADOME series [...]

By |January 27, 2015|Comments Off on Last chance to party in the MEGADOME! This Saturday with Delmarva and Slouching Stars

Weyes Blood brings winter to San Francisco

New York City-based artist Natalie Mering is rolling through San Francisco tonight with her solo project Weyes Blood. Though she's been honing her own brand of psychedelic piano music [...]

By |January 27, 2015|Comments Off on Weyes Blood brings winter to San Francisco
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    Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March

Shortly after Twerps formed and premiered their self-titled debut album in 2011, they were already onstage at SXSW and CMJ and hitting tours with Mac DeMarco and Real Estate. Since then, they've [...]

By |January 26, 2015|Comments Off on Twerps to release new album Range Anxiety, announce Bottom of the Hill show in March
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    Strange Hotel releases new music video for “Double Life”

Strange Hotel releases new music video for “Double Life”

Strange Hotel, a rock band so cool they make the Strokes look like the cast of The Big Bang Theory, has just released a new video for their song "Double [...]

By |January 23, 2015|Comments Off on Strange Hotel releases new music video for “Double Life”
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    Prince Rama play CULT Gallery’s first birthday this Saturday

Prince Rama play CULT Gallery’s first birthday this Saturday

According to their Instagram, Brooklyn-based post-apocalyptic pop duo Prince Rama has been hanging out in California for a few days now, and we can only imagine what kind of [...]

By |January 23, 2015|Comments Off on Prince Rama play CULT Gallery’s first birthday this Saturday
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    Joel Gion & The Primary Colours round up SF psych favorites at The Independent

Joel Gion & The Primary Colours round up SF psych favorites at The Independent

We're off to a killer start here in 2015, from the Soft White Sixties’s ongoing Brick & Mortar residency to Lee Gallagher and The Hallelujah’s celestial, family-studded epic of [...]

By |January 20, 2015|Comments Off on Joel Gion & The Primary Colours round up SF psych favorites at The Independent

Bay Area bands in the NPR Tiny Desk Concert Contest

The deadline recently passed for entries into the Tiny Desk Contest, a contest run by NPR that will reward one lucky winner with an appearance on their famous video [...]

By |January 20, 2015|31 Comments

Will Sprott releases Vortex Numbers on his new label

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It's been over four years since Will Sprott has released new material, but he's back with the release of Vortex Numbers, out January 20 on his very [...]

By |January 16, 2015|Comments Off on Will Sprott releases Vortex Numbers on his new label
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    Berkeley’s POP ETC. release video for new single “Running In Circles”

Berkeley’s POP ETC. release video for new single “Running In Circles”

Berkeley's POP ETC. seem to have spent a lifetime consuming popular music's nuances. They can funnel decades' worth of synthesizers and crushing melodic textures into a bright pastiche of a song, but still [...]

By |January 16, 2015|1 Comment