Mixtape: San Francisco’s Modern Psychedelic Sounds

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Download: Mixtape: San Francisco's Modern Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #406)

With the fiftieth anniversary of the Summer of Love this year, the psychedelic sounds of the [...]

Mixtape: New SF Bands with Great Musical Resumes


Download: Mixtape: New SF Bands with Great Musical Resumes (Podcast #344)

In a scene as active as the San Francisco Bay Area, it's not uncommon to learn that the members [...]

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Video: Joel Gion – “YES”

Joel Gion, tambourine star of the Brian Jonestown Massacre and also leader of the under-appreciated Dilettantes, just announced his upcoming LP, Apple Bonkers. The album comes out on August [...]

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Decades in, Brian Jonestown Massacre still sounds damn good

The Brian Jonestown Massacre opened last night's show with "Whoever You Are," from 1997's Give It Back, and gifted us "Jennifer" from 1998's equally masterful Strung Out in Heaven. We [...]

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    Art & Technology, Part II: Opportunities, Challenges, and Moving Forward

Art & Technology, Part II: Opportunities, Challenges, and Moving Forward

In Part I of Art & Technology, I spoke with the 16 musicians to uncover how musicians are experiencing and how they perceive the current state of the Bay [...]

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    Art & Technology, Part I: The state of the Bay Area from the musician’s perspective

Art & Technology, Part I: The state of the Bay Area from the musician’s perspective

The ongoing technology takeover and subsequent affordability crisis in San Francisco has saturated recent conversation here in the Bay Area. As the social, economical, and cultural landscapes continue to [...]

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    The Warlocks, LSD & the Search for God, Cellar Doors and guest DJ Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre set to hypnotize Brick & Mortar 2/16/13

The Warlocks, LSD & the Search for God, Cellar Doors and guest DJ Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre set to hypnotize Brick & Mortar 2/16/13

Three decades of psychedelic sounds are coming together on February 16th in the intimate setting of Brick & Mortar. There will be an excess of shuddering guitars, reverberating vocals [...]

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