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    Premiere: DSTVV – "Healing Enargy Crystels"; cassette out 5/28/13 on Wormhole Records

Premiere: DSTVV – "Healing Enargy Crystels"; cassette out 5/28/13 on Wormhole Records

Everyone's favorite industrial grungegaze band DSTVV is back with their second EP Underground Product, which will be released as a cassette on Wormhole Records on May 28.

We're pleased to [...]

By |May 22, 2013|Comments Off on Premiere: DSTVV – "Healing Enargy Crystels"; cassette out 5/28/13 on Wormhole Records
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    Video: Shout Out Louds – "Illusions" (win tickets to tonight's show!)

Video: Shout Out Louds – "Illusions" (win tickets to tonight's show!)

Shout Out Louds' Optica is probably my favorite indie pop record so far this year, with each song tightly orchestrated and extremely catchy. The band's US tour is coming [...]

Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti comes to The Chapel, 5/21/13

Considering that lo-fi, analog psychedelic pop has burst open into such a sought-after genre, it’s a wonder there are not more artists as forward thinking as Ariel Pink. The [...]

By |May 20, 2013|Comments Off on Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti comes to The Chapel, 5/21/13
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    Deafheaven tours new album 'Sunbather', playing two SF shows

Deafheaven tours new album 'Sunbather', playing two SF shows

San Francisco's buzzworthy black metal band Deafheaven is gearing up for the release of its new LP Sunbather by playing three West Coast shows with Boris, followed by a [...]

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Video: Lumerians – "Laser Barn"

As we head toward the weekend, enjoy this delightfully frantic performance of "Laser Barn" by Lumerians. The song comes from the Horizon Structures EP, but the band's newest album, [...]

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Mikal Cronin premieres video for "Change," adds tour dates

Recent transplant Mikal Cronin, whose MCII was released a few weeks ago, premiered a video for “Change” with SPIN last week.

Another one for the ‘house party gets out of [...]

By |May 17, 2013|1 Comment
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    Video: The Black Angels – "Don't Play With Guns" (Win tickets to tonight's show!)

Video: The Black Angels – "Don't Play With Guns" (Win tickets to tonight's show!)

The members of Austin's The Black Angels have been cranking out reliably rich psych rock over the past decade, with Indigo Meadow arriving earlier this year. Tonight, the band [...]

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The Reckless Kind plays Milk Bar, 5/17/2013

Since banding together in 2011, the soul rockers of The Reckless Kind have been churning up a brand of music they call heavy soul. Last August, the group dropped its debut [...]

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    Split Screens release video for "Born" (playing Brick & Mortar tonight, 5/16/13)

Split Screens release video for "Born" (playing Brick & Mortar tonight, 5/16/13)

Split Screens, the project led by multi-instrumentalist Jesse Cafiero, released their debut video last week for the track "Born". The video was created by Cafiero, who says he [...]

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    Faux Ferocius, SAFE, Spencer Owen @ The Night Light tonight, 5/15/13

Faux Ferocius, SAFE, Spencer Owen @ The Night Light tonight, 5/15/13

The Night Light in Oakland offers a great lineup tonight, with Nashville lo-fi pop band Faux Ferocious as the announced headliners, but with a "Surprise Special Guest" playing last. [...]

By |May 15, 2013|Comments Off on Faux Ferocius, SAFE, Spencer Owen @ The Night Light tonight, 5/15/13

Video: The Soft Moon – "Want"

The Soft Moon recently dropped the video for "Want," offering visuals that are as disorienting and restless as the music itself. Paired with layered, frenzied rhythms and whispered repetitions of [...]

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    Pickathon celebrates its 15th anniversary with Ty Segall and Jessica Pratt, August 2013

Pickathon celebrates its 15th anniversary with Ty Segall and Jessica Pratt, August 2013

Photo by John Keel

If the idea of festival juggernauts like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo stresses you out despite your appetite for the elongated thrill of a three-day party, Pickathon is a [...]