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    Porcelain Raft preps 'Permanent Signal,' upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill

Porcelain Raft preps 'Permanent Signal,' upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill

Electronic pop artist Porcelain Raft is back and moving out of his comfort zone. The solo project of Brooklyn's Mauro Remiddi, Porcelain Raft's first album, 2011's Strange Weekend, was [...]

By |August 19, 2013|Comments Off on Porcelain Raft preps 'Permanent Signal,' upcoming show at Bottom of the Hill

Meat Market – "Too Tired"

Earlier this week, Spin premiered a brand new track from Oakland's Meat Market, "Too Tired", which will be on an upcoming 7-inch released by Suicide Squeeze (the same label [...]

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    Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Steel Cranes, Sam Flax, Pond, Pelican, Yung Lean)

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Steel Cranes, Sam Flax, Pond, Pelican, Yung Lean)

Jason: After hearing "Boat Song", the lead single off Steel Cranes' upcoming debut LP Ouroboros, I was hooked by their heavy as all get-out sound. Now, the Oakland duo [...]

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    Video: The Dodos perform new song "The Ocean" at Tiny Telephone with Yours Truly

Video: The Dodos perform new song "The Ocean" at Tiny Telephone with Yours Truly

The Dodos & Magik*Magik Orchestra "The Ocean" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

The Dodos are ramping up for the release of their fifth album and Polyvinyl debut, Carrier, out [...]

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    Video: Marnie Stern – "You Don’t Turn Down" (Live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival)

Video: Marnie Stern – "You Don’t Turn Down" (Live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival)

Marnie Stern served up a powerful set at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, full of the technical wizardry and dynamic power we've come to expect [...]

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    Video: Thee Oh Sees perform "Dead Energy" live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival

Video: Thee Oh Sees perform "Dead Energy" live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival

Thee Oh Sees live from The Bay Bridged on Vimeo.

The final set on the Potrero Stage at this year's Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival was a [...]

By |August 15, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Thee Oh Sees perform "Dead Energy" live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival
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    Ulrich Schnauss – "I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (Tycho remix)" (win tickets to Friday's show!)

Ulrich Schnauss – "I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (Tycho remix)" (win tickets to Friday's show!)

German electronic pop artist Ulrich Schanuss is touring North America this month, with a stop at The Independent on Friday night, behind his latest LP, A Long Way to [...]

By |August 15, 2013|Comments Off on Ulrich Schnauss – "I Take Comfort In Your Ignorance (Tycho remix)" (win tickets to Friday's show!)

Midnight North releases debut LP 'End of the Night'

Midnight North, the band formerly known as Grahame Lesh and Friends, recently released their debut LP under their new moniker, End of the Night. Led by Lesh (yes, his [...]

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    Videos: More from Outside Lands 2013 — Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, The Soft White Sixties, The Head and the Heart, Foals

Videos: More from Outside Lands 2013 — Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, The Soft White Sixties, The Head and the Heart, Foals

Here's one more collection of live-from-the-crowd videos from Outside Lands 2013 captured by Roman Gokhman. Below, enjoy clips from Vampire Weekend, Phoenix, The Soft White Sixties, The Head and [...]

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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 [...]

By |August 12, 2013|Comments Off on Videos: Paul McCartney performs with Kronos Quartet, delivers a winning set at Outside Lands 2013
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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 [...]

By |August 9, 2013|Comments Off on Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Cuushe, Houndmouth, Austra)