Animal Collective performing two nights at The Fox Theater

In support of their highly anticipated new album Centipede Hz, Animal Collective is touring the U.S. and Europe, including two consecutive nights scheduled at The Fox Theater in Oakland. [...]

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Song Premiere: Evil Eyes – "Keep Your Mind On Me"

San Francisco's Evil Eyes debuted with an EP and single release this summer, and today are releasing a new single, "Keep Your Mind On Me". The track builds upon [...]

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    Video Playlist: Watch 12 clips from 2012 Rock Make Street Festival bands

Video Playlist: Watch 12 clips from 2012 Rock Make Street Festival bands

The 2012 Rock Make Street Festival is right around the corner, and this year's festival has 12 terrific local bands performing all day long! Here are videos from the [...]

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    Wildlife Control releases debut LP, celebrates at Bottom of the Hill tonight

Wildlife Control releases debut LP, celebrates at Bottom of the Hill tonight

Wildlife Control is an alternative/pop duo formed by brothers Neil and Sumul Shah, who grew up in rural Pennsylvania but are now bi-coastal; drummer Sumul lives in the East [...]

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Spencer Owen – "My Troubled Past" / "Water Drinkers"

Spencer Owen of Oakland recently released an LP entitled End Vogue. Co-produced by Drew Stoeckel of James Rabbit, the album has a bit of a serious tone, but the [...]

By |September 7, 2012|1 Comment
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    Bleached announces Fall tour dates with Japandroids, coming to The Fillmore 11/12/12

Bleached announces Fall tour dates with Japandroids, coming to The Fillmore 11/12/12

L.A.'s Bleached is hitting the road again this November, playing a leg of dates throughout the western U.S. in support of garage rock's newly-minted superstars Japandroids. The recently announced [...]

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Q&A: Antwon discusses 'End of Earth'

San Jose's Antwon, one of my favorites in the Bay Area hip-hop scene, has been busy this summer. He released the outstanding album End of Earth, accompanied by the [...]

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    Cop this free comp: 'Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol. 2'

Cop this free comp: 'Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation Vol. 2'

Tricycle Records released its second annual Friends of Tricycle Records Compilation on August 28th, and if you're looking for a primer on Bay Area music—or just like free mp3s—well [...]

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    Help raise money for Multiple Sclerosis with Will Sprott and The Ian Fays at the Blue Macaw, 9/15/12

Help raise money for Multiple Sclerosis with Will Sprott and The Ian Fays at the Blue Macaw, 9/15/12

The annual Waves to Wine bike ride will cruise across the golden gate bridge in just a few weeks (September 22-23). The two-day, 175-mile ride is a major [...]

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Video: Birds & Batteries – "Be My Girl"

A naked woman sprouts a mini forest on one arm and a mini city on the other in the new NSFW video for Birds & Batteries' cut "Be My [...]

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    Sic Alps debuts video for "Glyphs," playing record release party at Make-Out Room on 9/7/12

Sic Alps debuts video for "Glyphs," playing record release party at Make-Out Room on 9/7/12

As we reported back in June, Sic Alps are dropping their eponymous fifth album on September 11th via Chicago’s Drag City label. They previously released the Sgt. Pepper's-esque "Glyphs"–a [...]

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    Maria Minerva playing at Rickshaw Stop with Father Finger, Bobby Browser, Epicsauce DJs on 9/30/12

Maria Minerva playing at Rickshaw Stop with Father Finger, Bobby Browser, Epicsauce DJs on 9/30/12

Maria Minerva is the alias of London-based and Tallinn, Estonia native lo-fi pop artist Maria Juur. As part of her first ever U.S. tour this September, she will be [...]

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