Ty Segall announces new album ‘Manipulator’

We already know Ty Segall likes to stay busy. The former local has had his hand in more projects than you can count on one hand, but just in case that [...]

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    Jesus Sons and The Electric Magpie roll through Brick & Mortar

Jesus Sons and The Electric Magpie roll through Brick & Mortar

Jesus Sons are rolling through Brick & Mortar tomorrow night to soundtrack your full moon Friday the 13th with grimy riffs and gravely vocals. Weaving the experimental underground of 1960s [...]

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    Cold Beat drops video for “Mirror”, and bandleader Hannah Lew spearheads ‘San Francisco Is Doomed’ compilation

Cold Beat drops video for “Mirror”, and bandleader Hannah Lew spearheads ‘San Francisco Is Doomed’ compilation

(Photo by Madeline Allard)

Last month, Cold Beat announced the release of their debut LP Over Me, out July 8 via singer/bassist Hannah Lew's Crime On The Moon imprint, and [...]

By |June 10, 2014|Comments Off on Cold Beat drops video for “Mirror”, and bandleader Hannah Lew spearheads ‘San Francisco Is Doomed’ compilation
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    Video: Shannon and the Clams – “Rip Van Winkle” (win tickets!)

Video: Shannon and the Clams – “Rip Van Winkle” (win tickets!)

Just back from Europe, Shannon and the Clams head to The Chapel this Friday before appearing at Burger Boogaloo in Oakland next month. The band recently released this clip [...]

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    Interview: Odawas are back with ‘Reflections of a Pink Laser’

Interview: Odawas are back with ‘Reflections of a Pink Laser’

Photos: Kayla Krut, edited by Isaac Edwards

Odawas, the combination of Michael James Tapscott and Isaac Edwards, took a brief hiatus starting in 2011, but they are now back [...]

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    Giveaway: Trans Am wraps up ‘Volume X’ tour at the Independent

Giveaway: Trans Am wraps up ‘Volume X’ tour at the Independent

Trans Am (a three-piece band including local Phil Manley, known also for his work at Lucky Cat Recording in Potrero Hill) have been on tour in support of Volume [...]

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Video Premiere: Cocktails – “Bob Pollard’s Mind”

Photo: Jenn Dorn Heard

Earlier this month, Cocktails premiered the track "Bob Pollard's Mind" on Stereogum, and today we're oh so happy to give you a first look at the [...]

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Video: Religious Phase – “Have a Seat”

Is the Bay Area becoming too...normal for you? Well, if for some reason you need a little extra weirdness in your life, let me introduce you to Oakland's Religious [...]

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Luke Sweeney offers new music video for “Miss Me?”

Luke Sweeney, Bay Area garage pop sweetheart, is at it again. This time, with his new video for "Miss Me?" which is set for release on his upcoming full [...]

By |May 27, 2014|Comments Off on Luke Sweeney offers new music video for “Miss Me?”
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    Premiere: Taxes releases new single and video for “Kali”

Premiere: Taxes releases new single and video for “Kali”

Bay Area indie rock band Taxes just released a video for their new single, "Kali".

The video is shot in a black and white landscape, filled with artsy upside down [...]

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Papercuts releases new video; plays Chapel date

San Francisco's Papercuts has released a video for "Life Among the Savages," from the new album of the same name. It's really pretty.

Covering a wide swath of the city, [...]

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Video: Slow Motion Cowboys – “Eight Ball”

Slow Motion Cowboys recently shared a video of their new track "Eight Ball", which was shot and recorded live at Shipwreck Studios in Oakland. SMC frontman Pete Frauenfelder employs [...]

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