Astronauts, etc. – "Mystery Colors"

Astronauts, etc. is the solo project of Anthony Ferraro, a UC Berkeley student who is also a member of Ash Reiter and The Lawlands. Ferraro had aspirations of being [...]

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Watch WATERS' full Baeble Music set live from Austin

WATERS — the latest project from Van Pierszalowski of the late, great band Port O'Brien — continues to gather steam in the wake of the release of their 2011 [...]

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The Coup – "The Magic Clap"

Oakland's The Coup just released the first single from their upcoming album entitled Sorry to Bother You, their first since 2008's Party Music.

"The Magic Clap" features, well, an awful [...]

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    Second annual San Frandelic Summer Fest hits Thee Parkside tomorrow

Second annual San Frandelic Summer Fest hits Thee Parkside tomorrow

Thee 2nd Annual San Frandelic Summer Fest kicks off at Thee Parkside tomorrow. We're talking 12 solid hours in which 14 different bands that can lay some kind of [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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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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