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    Giveaway: Coo Coo Birds, Al Lover, Face Tat, Bubblegum Crisis at Bottom of the Hill

Giveaway: Coo Coo Birds, Al Lover, Face Tat, Bubblegum Crisis at Bottom of the Hill

Four genre-bending local acts are coming together for a raucous evening of psychedelic sounds at Bottom of the Hill tomorrow night, with Convent-dwellers and old school psych revivalists the [...]

By |July 30, 2013|Comments Off on Giveaway: Coo Coo Birds, Al Lover, Face Tat, Bubblegum Crisis at Bottom of the Hill

Video: Anna Ash – "Haunt"

It's always unfortunate when an artist we love leaves the Bay Area, but it's always nice if they just head down the coast for a little more sun so [...]

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  • Diiv @ Slim's 6/23/13 - Converse Represent in San Francisco - photo by Matthew Reamer
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    Video: mini-documentary about "Converse Represent San Francisco"

Video: mini-documentary about "Converse Represent San Francisco"

Diiv @ Slim's 6/23/13 - Converse Represent in San Francisco - photo by Matthew Reamer

As previously reported ("Converse Represent" free concert series at Slim's and Photo Recap: Converse Represent [...]

By |July 26, 2013|Comments Off on Video: mini-documentary about "Converse Represent San Francisco"

Casey Chisholm – "So Much to Lose" (ft. Nicole Kidman)

Oakland's Casey Chisholm describes himself as a "one man wolfpack," but recently teamed up with fellow Oaklander Nicole Kidman for the one-off single "So Much to Lose". The track [...]

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    Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Fang Island, Hunx & His Punx, Volary, Tall Sheep)

Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Fang Island, Hunx & His Punx, Volary, Tall Sheep)

Anna: Everything from Fang Island is undeniably catchy, but there's something extra special about "Victorinian." My inability to take this song off repeat has single-handedly planted 2012's Major quite [...]

By |July 26, 2013|Comments Off on Editors’ Picks: What We’ve Been Listening to This Week (Fang Island, Hunx & His Punx, Volary, Tall Sheep)

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 [...]

By |July 24, 2013|Comments Off on Interview/Giveaway: Cannons and Clouds fêting new EP at The Chapel

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)