Ezra Furman playing Cafe du Nord

As his extensive U.S. tour comes to a close, Oakland's Ezra Furman will play Cafe du Nord in what’s sure to be sweet homecoming after praise for his most [...]

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Giveaway: Lil B returns to San Francisco this Friday

Berkeley internet-rapper and renowned "Based God" Lil B will bring his motivational live show to the Regency Ballroom this Friday. Lil B just might be the most interesting rapper alive. [...]

By |November 14, 2013|Comments Off on Giveaway: Lil B returns to San Francisco this Friday
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    The Bananas, Audacity, Hunters, Caldecott to play Hotel Utah Friday

The Bananas, Audacity, Hunters, Caldecott to play Hotel Utah Friday

Sacramento punk vets The Bananas are uniting with Audacity, Brooklyn's Hunters, and Oakland's Caldecott at the City's infamously brash Hotel Utah Saloon. While it's obvious that this will be a raucous, high-energy [...]

By |November 14, 2013|Comments Off on The Bananas, Audacity, Hunters, Caldecott to play Hotel Utah Friday
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    WillCall Announces secret show on Thursday with mystery headliner

WillCall Announces secret show on Thursday with mystery headliner

San Francisco's own WillCall has announced a secret show featuring a yet-to-be revealed headline and DJ sets by Cool Greg and DJ Dials this Thursday at Rickshaw Stop. No [...]

By |November 13, 2013|Comments Off on WillCall Announces secret show on Thursday with mystery headliner
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    Interview & Giveaway: Jessie Ware talks pushing her live shows to the next level

Interview & Giveaway: Jessie Ware talks pushing her live shows to the next level

English songstress Jessie Ware may be the Teddy Roosevelt of divas – she sings softly but carries a big voice – but some would some be surprised to learn [...]

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Buffalo Tooth plays Commune with Commissure, Growwler

For its last San Francisco event of 2013, Commune is taking over Elbo Room tomorrow, November 13, and bringing a killer lineup to fill in the soundspace. Headlining the night will be [...]

By |November 12, 2013|Comments Off on Buffalo Tooth plays Commune with Commissure, Growwler
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    Help Rin Tin Tiger replace over $5K in stolen gear and merch

Help Rin Tin Tiger replace over $5K in stolen gear and merch

Back in September, local alt-folk trio Rin Tin Tiger had the unfortunate experience of getting more than $5,000 in gear and merchandise stolen from bassist Sean Sullivan's car while [...]

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Woods' Kevin Morby announces solo album, tour

Woods' bassist Kevin Morby first acquainted us with his more personal work when he teamed up with Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone under the moniker The Babies - an American [...]

By |November 11, 2013|Comments Off on Woods' Kevin Morby announces solo album, tour

The Devil Makes Three releases new LP and kicks off tour

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The Devil Makes Three, the Santa Cruz-via-East Coast folk pros, have announced their latest album, I'm a Stranger Here, out now as their first release from New West [...]

By |November 8, 2013|Comments Off on The Devil Makes Three releases new LP and kicks off tour
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    Wooden Shjips stream new album, set sail on North American tour

Wooden Shjips stream new album, set sail on North American tour

Days away from releasing their fourth studio album, Back to Land, Wooden Shjips are setting sail on a North American tour that kicks off tonight in Chicago. The band will [...]

By |November 8, 2013|1 Comment

Video: Ty Segall – "The Man Man"

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Fuzzmaster Ty Segall has released a new video for "The Man Man", with, of all places, Fangoria.

It makes more sense when you watch it. A blurry, flickering [...]

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Premiere: Garrett Pierce – "Crazy" (Seal Cover)

Northern California songwriter Garrett Pierce has been a Seal fan for a long time. Today, we're happy to premiere his version of "Crazy" -- a cover which comes with [...]

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