Best of 2012: Lynne Angel on The Mallard

My first experience of The Mallard version 5.0 was at Rock Make this year and I was floored. I have known founding member Greer McGettrick for a while and [...]

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    Christmas In The Bay, Part 2 – MORE Christmas tunes from local bands

Christmas In The Bay, Part 2 – MORE Christmas tunes from local bands

Like we told you last week, Bay Area bands love the holidays and make plenty of music to celebrate. Here's another round of Christmas tunes from our local artists [...]

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Best of 2012: Paul Koehler on Social Studies

There are a lot of Bay Area rock bands that I am digging right now, but my favorite local release of the year is Developer by Social Studies, hands [...]

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Video: Pancho-san – "A Fool, A Fall, A Foal"

Pancho-san has released a video for the track "A Fool, A Fall, A Foal" off their latest LP, Americans. It was premiered by Magnet Magazine earlier this month, but [...]

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    Josh Ritter announces new album, March show at The Fox backed by the Royal City Band

Josh Ritter announces new album, March show at The Fox backed by the Royal City Band

Native son of Moscow, Idaho and indie folk stalwart, the venerable Josh Ritter recently announced that his seventh studio album – the beautiful-yet-darkly-titled The Beast In Its Tracks – [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway for Girls In Suede's EP release at Bottom of the Hill, 12/20/12

Ticket Giveaway for Girls In Suede's EP release at Bottom of the Hill, 12/20/12

San Francisco's Girls In Suede has a style that is tough to pin down. Their new self-titled EP takes you from intricate math-rock to loud, catchy choruses, while hitting [...]

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    Local Natives to release sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' on 1/29/13, playing Oakland's Fox Theater on 1/30/13

Local Natives to release sophomore LP 'Hummingbird' on 1/29/13, playing Oakland's Fox Theater on 1/30/13

L.A. indie rock outfit Local Natives plan to release their second studio album Hummingbird on January 29th, and they'll be at Oakland's Fox Theater the very next night as [...]

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    'See A Little Light' — One week left to fund Bob Mould tribute concert film on Kickstarter

'See A Little Light' — One week left to fund Bob Mould tribute concert film on Kickstarter

As BrooklynVegan recently reminded me, Bob Mould's Kickstarter campaign to fund the concert film version of See A Little Light: A Celebration of the Music and Legacy of Bob [...]

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    Thee Oh Sees playing two nights at The Independent in January backed by Sic Alps, The Mallard, and Warm Soda

Thee Oh Sees playing two nights at The Independent in January backed by Sic Alps, The Mallard, and Warm Soda

Local favorites Thee Oh Sees recently announced a two-night stand at The Independent on January 11th and 12th, and they didn't scrimp when booking the supporting acts – Sic [...]

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    Bells and Yesway single release show with Zakiya Harris at Brick and Mortar, 1/10/13

Bells and Yesway single release show with Zakiya Harris at Brick and Mortar, 1/10/13

East Bay quartet Bells will perform a single release show with Yesway and Zakiya Harris at Brick and Mortar on January 10th. Bells has an unique local-meets-exotic sound combining [...]

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    BLAMMOS premiere video for "It's Christmas Everywhere (Except in my Heart)"

BLAMMOS premiere video for "It's Christmas Everywhere (Except in my Heart)"

This week, BLAMMOS released a new Christmas video or their holiday single, “It’s Christmas Everywhere (Except in My Heart)." The video, which accompanies a song originally released in 2010, [...]

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    Win tickets to see Night Beats, The Mallard, and more at Brick and Mortar this Friday, 12/14/12

Win tickets to see Night Beats, The Mallard, and more at Brick and Mortar this Friday, 12/14/12

Now this is what you call a stacked line-up: Night Beats, The Mallard, Cool Ghouls, and The Woolen Men, all playing together at Brick & Mortar this Friday night. [...]

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