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    Dan the Automator and Emily Wells team up for the most sultry Pillowfight ever

Dan the Automator and Emily Wells team up for the most sultry Pillowfight ever

You know Dan the Automator—he of Deltron 3030, Handsome Boy Modeling School, and Gorillaz fame, the guy who produced Dr. Octagonecologyst. Maybe you know Emily Wells, too—her album Mama [...]

By |January 22, 2013|Comments Off on Dan the Automator and Emily Wells team up for the most sultry Pillowfight ever

Gnarboots premiere "Cats in Pajamas"

San Jose/East Bay band Gnarboots recently released a new video, “Cats in Pajamas.” Just, um...wow.

I’m required to give you at least 100 words in a news post, but I’m [...]

By |January 17, 2013|Comments Off on Gnarboots premiere "Cats in Pajamas"

Video: Foolproof Four – "Hipster Girl"

Man, if anyone had it coming more than The Beach Boys, it's the hipsters.

Local folk rock outfit Foolproof Four posted this video spoofing The Beach Boys' "Surfer Girl" last [...]

By |January 17, 2013|2 Comments
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    Ticket Giveaway: Want to see Black Cobra, Glitter Wizard, and Lecherous Gaze at Brick & Mortar for free?

Ticket Giveaway: Want to see Black Cobra, Glitter Wizard, and Lecherous Gaze at Brick & Mortar for free?

Glam metal maestros Glitter Wizard are supporting doom/sludge metal duo Black Cobra with Lecherous Gaze this Friday night at the Brick & Mortar Music Hall, and we want to [...]

By |January 16, 2013|1 Comment

Video Premiere: Social Studies – "Still Life"

Social Studies has a new video out this morning for "Still Life", one of the key tracks off of their November release, Developer (Antenna Farm Records), and we are [...]

By |January 16, 2013|1 Comment
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    Ticket Giveaway: Two Gallants return to The Fillmore on 2/2/13 with Akron/Family and Future Twin (watch Two Gallants' recent Take Away Show)

Ticket Giveaway: Two Gallants return to The Fillmore on 2/2/13 with Akron/Family and Future Twin (watch Two Gallants' recent Take Away Show)

After touring Europe and playing a few East Coast gigs at the end of 2012, San Francisco folk-rock duo Two Gallants will soon head out on a West Coast [...]

By |January 14, 2013|2 Comments
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    Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Video Premiere: A Million Billion Dying Suns – "Woke Up Floating"

Photo by Peter Freund

A Million Billion Dying Suns is a brand new solo project from The Park guitarist Nate Mercereau, and I couldn't be more excited to share his [...]

By |January 14, 2013|2 Comments
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    Grayceon releases epic new track, record coming out 2/12/13 on Flenser Records

Grayceon releases epic new track, record coming out 2/12/13 on Flenser Records

Chamber metal outfit Grayceon is set to release its new album, Pearl and the End of Days, on February 12th via Flenser Records, and the first taste has surfaced [...]

By |January 10, 2013|Comments Off on Grayceon releases epic new track, record coming out 2/12/13 on Flenser Records
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    Chris Forsyth playing tonight at the Hemlock and Saturday in Berkeley; watch videos for two tracks off 'Kenzo Deluxe'

Chris Forsyth playing tonight at the Hemlock and Saturday in Berkeley; watch videos for two tracks off 'Kenzo Deluxe'

Despite its projected eminence, the title "guitar virtuoso" isn't always a good thing – not when it conjures images of self-indulgent hard rock ax-men from decades past. But in [...]

By |January 10, 2013|Comments Off on Chris Forsyth playing tonight at the Hemlock and Saturday in Berkeley; watch videos for two tracks off 'Kenzo Deluxe'
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    11th Annual Sleepless Nights: A Tribute to Gram Parsons & Cosmic American Music at Great American, 1/12/2012

11th Annual Sleepless Nights: A Tribute to Gram Parsons & Cosmic American Music at Great American, 1/12/2012

Sleepless Nights headliner Red Meat

A long list of Bay area artists will honor Gram Parsons Saturday at the Great American Music Hall for the "11th Annual Sleepless Nights: A [...]

By |January 9, 2013|Comments Off on 11th Annual Sleepless Nights: A Tribute to Gram Parsons & Cosmic American Music at Great American, 1/12/2012
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    The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13

Bay Area folk & bluegrass band The Parmesans continued their steady stream of releases by dropping The Smell of Silence this week, their third EP in a little over [...]

By |January 9, 2013|Comments Off on The Parmesans release "The Smell of Silence" EP, set to embark on California tour with stop in Oakland, 1/24/13
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    Sufis releases second video from October performance for BAMM.tv, playing five Bay Area shows

Sufis releases second video from October performance for BAMM.tv, playing five Bay Area shows

Photo: Pamela Garcia-Aguirre

SF quartet Sufis self-describes as "gypsy blues" and "garage jazz," and either characterization is incredibly apt. Comprised of Jon Shaheri (aka Jonny Cat) on guitar, Lauren Bjelde [...]

By |January 8, 2013|Comments Off on Sufis releases second video from October performance for BAMM.tv, playing five Bay Area shows