Shortcircles – "Patience" / "On My Mind"

Shortcircles - "Patience"

As we'd written previously, Oakland electronic pop artist Shortcircles just released his first LP, Between Waves, on Plug Research. You can download a song from that record [...]

By |July 24, 2013|Comments Off on Shortcircles – "Patience" / "On My Mind"
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    Interview/Giveaway: Cannons and Clouds fêting new EP at The Chapel

Interview/Giveaway: Cannons and Clouds fêting new EP at The Chapel

San Francisco's Cannons and Clouds released their new EP A Challenge to the Dark on July 16 via local label 20 Sided Records, and the band is set to [...]

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Video: Jacco Gardner – "Chameleon"

Dutch psych-pop songwriter Jacco Gardner never made it to SF when he came to the US to promote Cabinet of Curiosities earlier this year, a sad fact that'll thankfully [...]

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Ty Segall's latest LP 'Sleeper' is out August 20th

Yes, it’s that time again. The one that comes not once, sometimes twice, and often three times a year: Ty Segall is releasing a new record

Of course the succession [...]

By |July 22, 2013|Comments Off on Ty Segall's latest LP 'Sleeper' is out August 20th

Video: Lumerians – "Life without Skin"

The latest song from Oakland's Lumerians (following "The Bloom" and "Dogon Genesis") comes in the form of this Waylon Bacon-directed video for "Life without Skin." The song is a [...]

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    Interview: UK electronic pop band Bastille is obsessed with history, film, and Mexican food

Interview: UK electronic pop band Bastille is obsessed with history, film, and Mexican food

It’s appropriate that the popularity of a band with a song about the fiery destruction of an ancient city began to blossom during a storm. Londoners Bastille were playing [...]

By |July 19, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: UK electronic pop band Bastille is obsessed with history, film, and Mexican food
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    Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)

Anna: All Mikal Cronin, all day long. I cannot explain why or how this happens, but Mikal's MCII has the ability to both energize and soothe, acting as the [...]

By |July 19, 2013|Comments Off on Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Mikal Cronin, Weekend, James The Giant)

Video: GRMLN – "Teenage Rhythm"

Here's a new music video for "Teenage Rhythm" by GRMLN. Yoodoo Park is taking his band on tour, playing a handful of West Coast dates (including this Sunday, July [...]

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Video: Watch Mikal Cronin perform on CONAN

Mikal Cronin's well-deserved ascent into the stratosphere continued earlier this week, when his band appeared on CONAN. His latest round of touring finds him today in New York, and [...]

By |July 18, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Watch Mikal Cronin perform on CONAN

Video: Kai Straw – "The American Dream (Suburban Part 1)"

San Francisco's Kai Straw is a MC and producer on a mission. "I'm looking to take a steak knife to the heart of hip-hop and replace it with a [...]

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    Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms playing ProFans show @ Cafe Du Nord

Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms playing ProFans show @ Cafe Du Nord

Professional Fans are at it again with another Grade A California showcase featuring Colleen Green, SISU, and Burnt Palms at Cafe Du Nord on Monday, July 22.

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Mars Today – "The 'F' in Sexy" / "Casual Attire"

Producer, singer, and band leader Mars Today released a new single last week on Urb, "The 'F' in Sexy", which you can also stream or download below. We've previously [...]

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