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    First ever Bay Area Record Label Fair (B.A.R.F.) hits Thee Parkside

First ever Bay Area Record Label Fair (B.A.R.F.) hits Thee Parkside

Don't let anyone tell you any differently - the San Francisco Bay Area has some amazing record labels. That's why the coming first annual Bay Area Record Label Fair [...]

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    Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324)

Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324)


Download: Live This Month: January 2014 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #324)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town [...]

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Best of 2013: Russell Jelinek's highlights

John Murry (Photo by Amoreena Berg)

I don't feel like ranking things, but here are some Bay Area highlights for 2013, limited to artists I wrote about:

Favorite Albums:

John Murry - [...]

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Best of 2013: Dan Strachota on Cocktails

My favorite release of the year by a local band is the debut 7-inch by Cocktails.

There are certain sounds that are near and dear to my heart, sounds that [...]

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    Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Mixtape and accompanying text by Russell Jelinek


Download: Mixtape: 12 Original Holiday Songs from Local Artists (Podcast #323)

Last week, Slate lamented the lack of modern Christmas classics available, claiming Mariah [...]

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Cocktails – "Friday"

Photo: Matthew Scott

Patrick Clos, the primary songwriter for Cocktails, brings a blue-collar Midwestern sentimentality to much of his work, and God bless him for it. Whether he's singing about [...]

By |December 10, 2013|Comments Off on Cocktails – "Friday"

BFF.fm and Father/Daughter showcase at The Knockout

San Francisco's most secretly located underground radio station BFF.fm and the darling Father/Daughter Records are teaming up to present a showcase at Bernal Heights' Knockout this Thursday.

City-based headliners Cocktails, who have opened for the [...]

By |December 9, 2013|Comments Off on BFF.fm and Father/Daughter showcase at The Knockout
  • Parquet Courts @ Rickshaw Stop 6/7/13 - photo by Tim Draut
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    Review/Photos: Parquet Courts, Cocktails, Pang @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/7/13

Review/Photos: Parquet Courts, Cocktails, Pang @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/7/13

Rickshaw Stop packed in a full house on Friday night, cutting off the line just as I was able to weasel my way into the madness. I suspect almost [...]

By |June 10, 2013|Comments Off on Review/Photos: Parquet Courts, Cocktails, Pang @ Rickshaw Stop, 6/7/13

Parquet Courts playing two Bay Area shows this weekend

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Brooklyn-via-Texas post-punk rockers Parquet Courts will headline two shows in the Bay Area this week as part of a U.S. tour flanked between two Texas festivals, Chaos [...]

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  • Mac DeMarco @ Rickshaw Stop 4/3/13 - photo by Tim Draut
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    Review & Photos: Mac DeMarco, Trails and Ways, Cocktails, Calvin Love @ Rickshaw Stop, 4/3/13

Review & Photos: Mac DeMarco, Trails and Ways, Cocktails, Calvin Love @ Rickshaw Stop, 4/3/13

The scene at Rickshaw Stop on Wednesday night was much different than on September 14, 2012, the first time Mac DeMarco headlined the venue. Last year's Friday night gathering [...]

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Video: Cocktails – "Hey Winnie"

Photo by Matthew Scott

We've been talking about Cocktails a great deal lately, with good reason. The songs that they've shared from their debut EP, "Hey Winnie" and "No Blondes [...]

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    Live This Month: February 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #298)

Live This Month: February 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #298)

Live This Month: February 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #298)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands [...]

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