September 2 is Hiero Day in Oakland

Oakland's legendary Hieroglyphics Crew is throwing a massive, free, and all ages hip-hop festival on Labor Day known as Hiero Day, taking place at Linden Street Brewery in Oakland.

The [...]

By |August 30, 2013|Comments Off on September 2 is Hiero Day in Oakland
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    Warm Soda is back home with a second pressing of 'Someone For You' (win tix to their Chapel show!)

Warm Soda is back home with a second pressing of 'Someone For You' (win tix to their Chapel show!)

On the heels of a European tour, the four guys of Warm Soda are back in the Bay Area and they've brought home some treats for us. Last week, the band [...]

By |August 29, 2013|Comments Off on Warm Soda is back home with a second pressing of 'Someone For You' (win tix to their Chapel show!)
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    Win tix to see Guards, Dan Casey, and Dante Elephante tonight!

Win tix to see Guards, Dan Casey, and Dante Elephante tonight!

No plans tonight? Here’s a last minute ticket giveaway! Tonight, Willcall is taking over the Rickshaw Stop, and bringing with them Dante Elephante, Dan Casey, and Guards.

This show is [...]

By |August 28, 2013|Comments Off on Win tix to see Guards, Dan Casey, and Dante Elephante tonight!

Giveaway: The Breeders @ The Fillmore, 8/28/13

Alt-rock heroes The Breeders are in the middle of a lengthy world tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Last Splash, swinging through SF today and tomorrow [...]

By |August 27, 2013|1 Comment
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    Interview: Myron & E bring 'Broadway' to Stones Throw Soul Tour

Interview: Myron & E bring 'Broadway' to Stones Throw Soul Tour

Since we first told you about soul duo Myron & E back in May, they've been busy. They released their outstanding debut LP Broadway on Stones Throw, dropped a [...]

By |August 26, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: Myron & E bring 'Broadway' to Stones Throw Soul Tour

Washed Out to perform at popscene's 17th anniversary party

Congrats to popscene for celebrating 17 years of consistently well-curated parties, but congrats as well to you, if you've been longing for a chance to see Washed Out and [...]

By |August 26, 2013|Comments Off on Washed Out to perform at popscene's 17th anniversary party
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    Video: The Lone Bellow – "You Never Need Nobody" (Live at Outside Lands 2013)

Video: The Lone Bellow – "You Never Need Nobody" (Live at Outside Lands 2013)

Our writer Roman Gokhman suggested that The Lone Bellow might have been the best folk band at Outside Lands this year -- high praise considering he also saw folks [...]

By |August 23, 2013|Comments Off on Video: The Lone Bellow – "You Never Need Nobody" (Live at Outside Lands 2013)

Video Premiere & Interview: Bill Baird – "Lost at Sea"

Bill Baird, whom we introduced you to shortly before the release of his double LP Spring Break of the Soul, is one of the more fascinating characters in the [...]

By |August 22, 2013|Comments Off on Video Premiere & Interview: Bill Baird – "Lost at Sea"
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    Hella Local at DNA Lounge with Main Attrakionz, Friendzone, Chad Salty

Hella Local at DNA Lounge with Main Attrakionz, Friendzone, Chad Salty

Keepin' it local this weekend and looking for the party? Head to DNA Lounge on Friday, August 23 for some Hella Local beats from Main Attrakionz, Friendzone, and DJ [...]

By |August 21, 2013|Comments Off on Hella Local at DNA Lounge with Main Attrakionz, Friendzone, Chad Salty
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    Video: Social Studies – “Terracur” (Live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival)

Video: Social Studies – “Terracur” (Live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival)

Last but surely not least in our series of videos produced out of this year's Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, we present a live clip of Social [...]

By |August 21, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Social Studies – “Terracur” (Live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival)
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    America's Cup Sounds of San Francisco series wraps with four final shows

America's Cup Sounds of San Francisco series wraps with four final shows

With the America's Cup Finals just around the corner, the world's greatest yachting spectacle is about to conclude its first ever residency in San Francisco, but that doesn't mean [...]

By |August 21, 2013|Comments Off on America's Cup Sounds of San Francisco series wraps with four final shows

Tree covers "Karma Police" — EP out now on R&S Records

About a year ago Oliver Tree Nickell, aka Tree, was a student at SF State and a self-proclaimed "SoundCloud kid" when R&S Records founder Renaat Vandepapeliere discovered his SoundCloud [...]

By |August 19, 2013|1 Comment