Doodling with Jay Som: Rocking out with our socks out

We got lost in Golden Gate Park looking for the Fairy Door.

It's fairly easy to do, since that park is larger than anyone could really imagine. It's like stepping [...]

By |June 1, 2016|Comments Off on Doodling with Jay Som: Rocking out with our socks out

KDVS presents: ORMF XVI Festival in Davis

There aren't many festivals where you can see 18 great bands and artists for only 17 dollars, but there is KDVS's Operation Restore Maximum Freedom Festival or to be [...]

By |May 13, 2016|Comments Off on KDVS presents: ORMF XVI Festival in Davis

Interview: Doodling with Plush

Lately I've been having the problem where whenever I actually want to go to a show, there's too many bands I want to see everyone playing on that one [...]

By |April 15, 2016|1 Comment

Joyous Defiance: Diet Cig to perform at Bottom of the Hill

Diet Cig (photo: Dojozine)

One of the fastest growing sectors of indie-rock in recent years is music by young adults capturing the tension of what it feels like to [...]

By |March 29, 2016|Comments Off on Joyous Defiance: Diet Cig to perform at Bottom of the Hill

Noise Pop: Mitski made us all cry like tall children

Mitski (photo: Jon Bauer)

There was nothing about tonight I wasn't excited about. I had been emotionally preparing for it since the day it was announced that Mitski would be playing [...]

By |February 25, 2016|Comments Off on Noise Pop: Mitski made us all cry like tall children

Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016


Download: Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016 (Podcast #379)

Every year, it's an exciting challenge to compile our "Bands to Watch" mixtape: exciting because it heralds another [...]

By |January 28, 2016|Comments Off on Mixtape: Fourteen San Francisco Bands to Watch in 2016

Opinion: The Bay’s best new band + best new release

2015 saw a lot of great things happening for Bay Area music; new spaces and accommodating houses have popped up across downtown and West Oakland, a slew of new [...]

By |December 29, 2015|Comments Off on Opinion: The Bay’s best new band + best new release
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    Melina Duterte is Jay Som, San Francisco’s dream pop secret

Melina Duterte is Jay Som, San Francisco’s dream pop secret

"Have you heard Jay Som?"

"Did you check out the new Jay Som??"

"You need to listen to this."

Reminding me so much of that way Alex G songs got passed around [...]

By |December 7, 2015|1 Comment
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