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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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Poor Moon head to the Rickshaw Stop, 12/14/12

Poor Moon's summer-y sounds will be coming to Rickshaw Stop on Friday, December 14th. Much lauded as a Fleet Foxes side-project, the band's debut is soft and pretty in [...]

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    Stranded in Oakland with El Vez and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy

Stranded in Oakland with El Vez and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy

NEWSFLASH! There is yet another great new record store in Oakland! Stranded opened just a few months ago. They have loads of luxurious vinyl (both used and [...]

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    Z-Man releases "A Day In the Life" video, playing Elbo Room 12/22/12

Z-Man releases "A Day In the Life" video, playing Elbo Room 12/22/12

San Francisco's Z-Man just released a video he's calling "A Day In the Life of Z-Man!" that is basically four videos and three songs in one. "All Jokes Aside" [...]

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    Matthew E. White playing The Fillmore with The Mountain Goats, 12/14/12

Matthew E. White playing The Fillmore with The Mountain Goats, 12/14/12

Plucked from my old stomping grounds of Richmond, Va., Matthew E. White emerged in the late summer haze with his debut album, Big Inner. Grand and lush in its [...]

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    Camper Van Beethoven to celebrate 30th anniversary with new album, tour stop at The Independent on 12/28/12

Camper Van Beethoven to celebrate 30th anniversary with new album, tour stop at The Independent on 12/28/12

Indie rock pioneers Camper Van Beethoven are ramping up for a thirtieth anniversary celebration in 2013. On January 22nd, the band will release La Costa Perdida, its eighth studio [...]

By |December 10, 2012|Comments Off on Camper Van Beethoven to celebrate 30th anniversary with new album, tour stop at The Independent on 12/28/12