Giveaway: UK psych band TOY comes to The Chapel

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Making their San Francisco debut at the Chapel this Saturday comes psych rock band TOY from London.  Their hazy sound is immediately recognizable yet uniquely distinct all [...]

By |January 16, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway: UK psych band TOY comes to The Chapel

Video Premiere & Giveaway: Big Tree – "Like a Fool"

Berkeley quintet Big Tree has continuously released great folk-influenced pop music since they moved to the Bay in 2012, and today we're happy to share with you their new [...]

By |January 15, 2014|Comments Off on Video Premiere & Giveaway: Big Tree – "Like a Fool"

Rich Girls to play debut show at the Make-Out Room

Following the release of their debut album The One I Want this past November, Rich Girls, the solo project of former The Blacks front-woman Luisa Black, will be playing [...]

By |January 14, 2014|Comments Off on Rich Girls to play debut show at the Make-Out Room

The Wild hit the Bay on 2014 tour

Atlanta’s The Wild will swing through town this week with stops in both Oakland and Santa Cruz. Though the band proudly reps Atlanta as their home turf, The Wild, [...]

By |January 14, 2014|Comments Off on The Wild hit the Bay on 2014 tour
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    Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week: PAWS, Owls, Fronds

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week: PAWS, Owls, Fronds

Anna: I am so incredibly behind on everything. I finally got around to listening to Jonah Raydio after the podcast had already been around for a year. In one [...]

By |January 10, 2014|1 Comment

Giveaway: Parquet Courts at the Great American Music Hall

Parquet Courts just released the Tally All The Things That You Broke EP a few months ago, and I'm hoping they play it in full at the Great American [...]

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Cool Ghouls release video with Yours Truly, announce tour

In the past year, Cool Ghouls hasn’t just become one of the best local rock n’ roll bands - the quartet is taking the San Francisco music scene by [...]

By |January 9, 2014|Comments Off on Cool Ghouls release video with Yours Truly, announce tour
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    Giveaway: Astronauts, Etc., Waterstrider, There's Talk at Slim's

Giveaway: Astronauts, Etc., Waterstrider, There's Talk at Slim's

Astronauts, Etc and Waterstrider are co-headlining a dreamy evening of pop at Slim's Saturday night, and we have a pair of tickets up for grabs. Astronauts, Etc's frontman Anthony [...]

By |January 9, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway: Astronauts, Etc., Waterstrider, There's Talk at Slim's

Jay Stone – '16th & Adeline' EP

I'm really excited about Bay Area hip-hop these days, and Jay Stone is yet another shining example of the strength of the local scene. On 16th & Adeline, named [...]

By |January 8, 2014|Comments Off on Jay Stone – '16th & Adeline' EP

Videos: The Younger Lovers – "Hey Now" / "Get Up, Get Up"

Sugar in My Pocket is the third LP from Brontez Purnell's The Younger Lovers, and it's available now on Southpaw Records. The collection was recorded by Warm Soda's Matthew [...]

By |January 7, 2014|Comments Off on Videos: The Younger Lovers – "Hey Now" / "Get Up, Get Up"

Giveaway: See Pickwick at The Chapel this week!

Pickwick's tour of the western United States comes to The Chapel this Thursday, January 9th, promising a rocking good time from the Seattle sextet known for great live shows. [...]

By |January 7, 2014|Comments Off on Giveaway: See Pickwick at The Chapel this week!

Kool A.D. releases 'Not OK' mixtape

Reflecting on the state of local music in 2013, SF Weekly's Ian Port recently wrote, "Acts, whether they play rock, dance, or increasingly hip-hop, are now defined by the [...]

By |January 3, 2014|Comments Off on Kool A.D. releases 'Not OK' mixtape