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    Interview: Marina and the Diamonds uses style to convey irony

Interview: Marina and the Diamonds uses style to convey irony

Marina Diamandis is well aware that a female musician’s image, if strong enough, can overtake perception of skill. The 27-year-old Welsh singer-songwriter, better known by her stage name Marina [...]

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Girls loses frontman Christopher Owens

San Francisco band Girls had a big hit on their hands with their album Father, Son, Holy Ghost, released this past September, following 2010's Broken Dreams EP and 2009's [...]

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    Ticket Giveaway: Grupo Fantasma, Y La Bamba spice up Great American Music Hall tomorrow, 7/7/2012

Ticket Giveaway: Grupo Fantasma, Y La Bamba spice up Great American Music Hall tomorrow, 7/7/2012

Quite the co-headlining bill tomorrow at the Great American. Austin's ten-piece, Latin fusion outfit Grupo Fantasma and Portland's experimental-folk, Mexican-tinged Y La Bamba will share the stage for a [...]

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    New video from Foxtails Brigade, playing Starry Plough this Friday 7/6/2012

New video from Foxtails Brigade, playing Starry Plough this Friday 7/6/2012

Avant chamber-popsters Foxtails Brigade have released the third installment of their Farmhouse Sessions video series - this time for a new, unreleased track titled "We Are Not Ourselves." The [...]

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Sea of Bees releases new video: "Gone"

Sacramento's Sea of Bees (songwriter Julie Ann Bee with other musician friends) has released a new video for "Gone". The track comes from May's Orangefarben, which has been praised [...]

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Aesop Rock: new LP 'Skelethon' and SF shows

It would seem that Aesop Rock is done with his first album in five years, and now he's just making us wait...until he releases Skelethon next week and subsequently drops [...]

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    Interview: Liars discuss the merits of recording in isolation, the lure of electronic music, and their favorite sports teams (spoiler: the 49ers make the list)

Interview: Liars discuss the merits of recording in isolation, the lure of electronic music, and their favorite sports teams (spoiler: the 49ers make the list)

For an experimental rock group that initially found an audience as part of the New York dance punk scene in the early 2000s, Liars have come a long way. [...]

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Video: Doseone – "Thy Pattern"

Doseone - "Last Life"

Oakland-based hyperspeed oddball rapper Doseone (of Subtle, Themselves, and 13 & God) has released a new video off his latest solo LP, out now on Anticon, [...]

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    Review & Videos: Foster the People brings pumped-up beats, Mayer Hawthorne and Kimbra to the Greek Theater, 6/29/12

Review & Videos: Foster the People brings pumped-up beats, Mayer Hawthorne and Kimbra to the Greek Theater, 6/29/12

About two-thirds of the way through Foster the People’s sold out show at the Greek Theater in Berkeley Friday evening, frontman-keyboardist Mark Foster noted his band is just a [...]

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    Woods coming to Great American Music Hall with 'Bend Beyond'

Woods coming to Great American Music Hall with 'Bend Beyond'

Brooklyn-based psych-folk-indie group Woods are coming to the Great American Music Hall in early August before heading down into that great, wild and expansive muse of Henry Miller, Jack [...]

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Video: Moonface — "Faraway Lightning" (plus tour dates)

In Spencer Krug's dense, sprawling musical domain, bands come and go — whether that means putting Wolf Parade on indefinite hiatus or seemingly neglecting his former side-project Sunset Rubdown [...]

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    (((folk yeah))) presents Carletta Sue Kay and Baby Dee at Brick and Mortar

(((folk yeah))) presents Carletta Sue Kay and Baby Dee at Brick and Mortar

The good folks at (((folk yeah))) are putting on a little show tonight at Brick and Mortar featuring SF's own, cherished, beloved, one-of-a-kind Carletta Sue Kay. Here's the video [...]

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