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    Videos: The National, Nine Inch Nails, Surfer Blood, Bhi Bhiman, Smith Westerns at Outside Lands 2013

Videos: The National, Nine Inch Nails, Surfer Blood, Bhi Bhiman, Smith Westerns at Outside Lands 2013

The National, Bhi Bhiman, Nine Inch Nails, Surfer Blood, and Smith Westerns were among the many bands that performed at Outside Lands 2013 over the weekend. Here are clips [...]

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    Videos: Paul McCartney performs with Kronos Quartet, delivers a winning set at Outside Lands 2013

Videos: Paul McCartney performs with Kronos Quartet, delivers a winning set at Outside Lands 2013

Paul McCartney delivered the goods to a rapturous Outside Lands crowd on Friday night. Here are four videos (shot by our Roman Gokhman) from McCartney's set, including a performance [...]

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    Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Cuushe, Houndmouth, Austra)

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Cuushe, Houndmouth, Austra)

Photo: Takao Hashimoto

Nicole:: When I was in Japan a year ago, I was able to catch a Grouper show in Shibuya, with support from this Tokyo local, Cuushe (who [...]

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Want to see Best Coast at The Fillmore, Thursday 8/15/13?

Next Thursday, August 15, surf pop songstress Bethany Cosentino returns to San Francisco with Best Coast. Though she's been stressing about how to pack all of her tour outfits, [...]

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    Video: The Spyrals – "Out of Sight," announce Northwest tour dates

Video: The Spyrals – "Out of Sight," announce Northwest tour dates

The Spyrals just released a music video for "Out of Sight," the title track off of their latest LP, and like the two minute and fifty-second song, its a [...]

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    Interview: MS MR began in secret, but the band's not a secret anymore

Interview: MS MR began in secret, but the band's not a secret anymore

To be fair, Lizzy Plapinger did not force herself onto Max Hershenow, who had sent the Neon Gold Records cofounder an email asking if she knew singers interested in [...]

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Sonny & The Sunsets release new video, "natural acts"

Sonny Smith has never been known to limit himself to just one project, or just one genre, or even just one identity. Antenna to the Afterworld, the latest release [...]

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    Video: Owen (Mike Kinsella) covers Robyn at Bottom of the Hill 8/1/13

Video: Owen (Mike Kinsella) covers Robyn at Bottom of the Hill 8/1/13

At the time I sat down to compose this debrief of the Owen show at Bottom of the Hill last Thursday, I was simultaneously in deep conversation with a [...]

Video: Wet Dreams Dry Magic – "Pleasures of Earth"

Luke Sweeney, also known as Wet Dreams Dry Magic, has released a new video for "Pleasures of Earth" starring his own pet pig, Atticus.

What else counts as a pleasure [...]

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    Interview: The National's Matt Berninger discusses new documentary, embracing the band's chemistry on latest album

Interview: The National's Matt Berninger discusses new documentary, embracing the band's chemistry on latest album

Director Tom Berninger did not gain an appreciation for indie rock after completing a documentary about his older brother’s Brooklyn band, The National. Mistaken For Strangers, which metamorphosed into [...]

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    Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Deer Tick, Moderat, Whirr, The Postal Service)

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Deer Tick, Moderat, Whirr, The Postal Service)

Jason: I wasn't a huge fan of Deer Tick's last album Divine Providence, with its faster pace and hepped up barroom style of rock and roll. Like many of [...]

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    Video: A Recap of the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival!

Video: A Recap of the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival!

Over four thousand people came to Potrero del Sol Park on July 13, 2013 for our 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, an all-around amazing day of [...]

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