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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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    Premiere: The Parson Red Heads serve up a VHS-inspired video for "Every Mile"

Premiere: The Parson Red Heads serve up a VHS-inspired video for "Every Mile"

Portland's psychy country rock troubadours The Parson Red Heads have graced Bay Area stages numerous times over the years. Their latest visit, to The Chapel this Friday night, finds [...]

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Premiere: Ghost and Gale – "Beautiful Lie"

Brodie Jenkins and David Luning credit their folksy musical style to their roots: before eventually establishing Ghost and Gale as an SF-based musical duo, both grew up in Sonoma [...]

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Meet Marcel of Marcel’s Music Journal

Marcel shows off his vinyl collection (Photo: Daniel Kielman)

In the late afternoon on a sunny Saturday, and Marcel’s * mother is fussing with her son’s hair — again. “I [...]

By |November 5, 2013|2 Comments

Interview: Chatting with Charli XCX backstage at Slim's

It’s only been six months since English pop singer-songwriter Charli XCX released her first album, yet she’s already debuted a new song and video, and will soon complete her [...]

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    Interview: Upstairs Downstairs joining Social Studies for first night of residency

Interview: Upstairs Downstairs joining Social Studies for first night of residency

Upstairs Downstairs dropped the band's eponymous second album back on October 1 via David Mitchell's 20 Sided Records, producing what we previously dubbed "a gripping record from start [...]

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