DonCat on old souls, saxophones, and ‘Kind of Love’

Words by Sarah Leighton

In talking to Duncan Nielsen — known as DonCat to the Bay Area music scene — about his recently-debuted EP, Kind of Love, it becomes incredibly [...]

By |February 17, 2017|Comments Off on DonCat on old souls, saxophones, and ‘Kind of Love’
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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

Magik*Magik plays tonight at Swedish American Music Hall with Frail Ophelias and Rose Droll.
Friday, December 2
DonCat, We Arsons, Dogcatcher @ Milk Bar
The two-night year-ender-bender in celebration of DonCat's [...]

By |December 2, 2016|Comments Off on What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Dec 2 – Dec 4

Giveaway: DonCat’s Year-Ender Bender to hit Milk Bar

DonCat, aka Duncan Nielsen, aka San Francisco's sultan of soul-drenched folk, first lassoed our attention with the 2014 debut, Don Gato. His sound carried the air of a dusty Lone Ranger-type [...]

By |November 23, 2016|Comments Off on Giveaway: DonCat’s Year-Ender Bender to hit Milk Bar
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    Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area

Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area


Download: Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area (Podcast #395)

This podcast originally appeared on KQED.org.

San Francisco's Minna Choi has been known to indie musicians and music [...]

By |November 1, 2016|Comments Off on Mixtape: Ten Standout Singers from the San Francisco Bay Area
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    DonCat releases new single “Untrue” off ‘Easy Cowboy’

DonCat releases new single “Untrue” off ‘Easy Cowboy’

For those of you who have been awaiting any new music snippets from the DonCat crew after their explosive debut Don Gato, the boys are back. The band has [...]

By |June 20, 2016|Comments Off on DonCat releases new single “Untrue” off ‘Easy Cowboy’

Mixtape: Spotlight on San Francisco Singer-Songwriters


Download: Mixtape: Spotlight on San Francisco Singer-Songwriters (Podcast #361)

It's not entirely clear why a remarkable new wave of singer-songwriters has begun to emerge in the San Francisco Bay Area [...]

By |April 17, 2015|1 Comment
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    Interview: DonCat records cruising vibes on sophomore album, Easy Cowboy

Interview: DonCat records cruising vibes on sophomore album, Easy Cowboy

Let me introduce you to Duncan Nielsen. He's the sweet, affable guy who sings and plays guitar in local indie-folk band City Tribe, while also nurturing his own personal [...]

By |November 14, 2014|Comments Off on Interview: DonCat records cruising vibes on sophomore album, Easy Cowboy
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    Review: DonCat and Split Screens dual vinyl release party at Bottom of the Hill

Review: DonCat and Split Screens dual vinyl release party at Bottom of the Hill

Saturday night at Bottom of the Hill laid claim to an all San Francisco based line-up, and two very exciting vinyl releases. Split Screens released The Sinner, a 7-inch [...]

By |March 24, 2014|Comments Off on Review: DonCat and Split Screens dual vinyl release party at Bottom of the Hill

Doncat releases ‘Don Gato’ vinyl at Bottom of the Hill

San Francisco's Doncat took my favorite approach to crowdfunding this year to fund pressing of his vinyl LP, Don Gato. He decided he was making an album no matter [...]

By |March 19, 2014|Comments Off on Doncat releases ‘Don Gato’ vinyl at Bottom of the Hill
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    A guide to an interesting and cheap Saturday night in Oakland

A guide to an interesting and cheap Saturday night in Oakland

There's always a ton of great music going on in Oakland, but Saturday night presents a somewhat unique opportunity to see no less than five different artists previously featured [...]

By |November 22, 2013|Comments Off on A guide to an interesting and cheap Saturday night in Oakland

Premiere: DonCat – "Like a Drug"

San Francisco's DonCat, the solo project of Duncan Nielsen, has taken a unique approach to fundraising that we told you about shortly after he launched it. He's consistently released [...]

By |October 9, 2013|Comments Off on Premiere: DonCat – "Like a Drug"

DonCat – "Ride On"

DonCat, the solo project of Duncan Nielsen, is taking a bit of a unique approach to crowd funding for his first album. From his website:

In this brave year of [...]

By |March 15, 2013|Comments Off on DonCat – "Ride On"