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 [...]

By |August 7, 2013|Comments Off on Sonny & The Sunsets release new video, "natural acts"
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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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    Giveaway: Mwahaha, B. Hamilton, The Burning of Rome play First Friday at The Night Light

Giveaway: Mwahaha, B. Hamilton, The Burning of Rome play First Friday at The Night Light

Here's a pro-tip: You should attend pretty much any show put on by people named Dr. Motorboat and DJ Don't Tell Mom.

The show they've put together for this upcoming [...]

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Ticket Giveaway: Killer Mike and El-P at the Indy tonight

Atlanta native Killer Mike has made a career out of saying things most mainstream musicians, across all genres, have cautiously approached but have been afraid to put in such [...]

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    Interview: Phoenix returns to Outside Lands with 'Bankrupt!'

Interview: Phoenix returns to Outside Lands with 'Bankrupt!'

When French alt-rockers Phoenix take the stage as the fourth, unofficial, headliners at the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival on August 10th, the song parts each band member [...]

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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 [...]

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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"