Goodnight, Texas – "Jesse Got Trapped in a Coal Mine"

San Francisco's Goodnight, Texas premiered "Jesse Got Trapped in a Coal Mine" with American Songwriter magazine last Wednesday, and trust us – you'll want to hear it. A loping [...]

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Michael Stasis – "Sewer Man"/"The Loving Hand"

Michael Stasis, a Philadelphia native living in Oakland, recently released his first LP entitled Chainsaw. Stasis has been in the Bay Area for less than three years, but he's [...]

By |August 16, 2012|1 Comment
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    Free Dr. Dog show on 8/25/12 @ Marina Green as part of America's Cup World Series week

Free Dr. Dog show on 8/25/12 @ Marina Green as part of America's Cup World Series week

Fresh off another crowd-pleasing performance at this year's Outside Lands, Philadelphia's Dr. Dog yesterday announced their next visit to San Francisco - a free show on August 25th at [...]

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    Videos from Outside Lands 2012: Jack White, Metallica, PAPA, Washed Out and more

Videos from Outside Lands 2012: Jack White, Metallica, PAPA, Washed Out and more

As we alluded to earlier, here are some live-from-the-crowd videos from a bunch of Outside Lands 2012 performers. Be sure to also check out our photos and tweets [...]

By |August 14, 2012|Comments Off on Videos from Outside Lands 2012: Jack White, Metallica, PAPA, Washed Out and more

Hunx and his Punx announce tour dates

Hunx and his Punx will be embarking on a brief West coast tour beginning – and ending – in September.

Perhaps "embarking" is too grand of a word – it's [...]

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Buxter Hoot'n EP release show, Cafe du Nord 8/17/12

Dreamy, harmony-laden San Francisco Americana outfit Buxter Hoot'n will play Cafe du Nord on August 17th, 2012 to herald the arrival of their new EP, Na Na Na.

To celebrate, [...]

By |August 10, 2012|Comments Off on Buxter Hoot'n EP release show, Cafe du Nord 8/17/12
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    Video: Mount Eerie – "The Place Lives" (at Bottom of the Hill, 10/4/12)

Video: Mount Eerie – "The Place Lives" (at Bottom of the Hill, 10/4/12)

Mount Eerie, the moniker of songwriter and experimental musician Phil Elverum, has shared his first ever self-made, self-produced music video for "The Place Lives" from his latest album, Clear [...]

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Video: Shannon and the Claims – "Ozma," from new 7"

Oakland doo-wop revivalists Shannon and the Clams have released a new 7" on Oakland's 1-2-3-4 Go! Records. The first single, "Ozma", is "one of the sweetest odes to a [...]

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Video: Big Tree – "Augury"

Back in February during The Budos Band's Noise Pop performance, we were pretty clear with the pleasure each of the opening bands brought us prior to the main act. [...]

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    White Denim shares two new tracks, playing an Outside Lands night show @ Brick and Mortar on Friday, 8/10/12

White Denim shares two new tracks, playing an Outside Lands night show @ Brick and Mortar on Friday, 8/10/12

A couple years ago, Austin rock band White Denim did a run-of-the-mill interview with CW Bay Area in which they discussed standard topics like their current tour and preferred [...]

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Friday: Wymond Miles, Young Prisms at the Make-Out Room

If you're looking for an alternative to Outside Lands, or hell, just an excellent show on Friday, head to the Make-Out Room for Wymond Miles (of The Fresh & [...]

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Seabright – "Sweep Away" / "Beginning Over Again"

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Seabright, the solo project of San Jose's Justin Morales, will fully release the album Children of the Sun on August 25. Morales has been making [...]

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