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 [...]

Premiere: Killer Whale’s ‘Casual Crush’ LP

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Killer Whale's unique sound has been on my radar for quite some time, so I'm pleased as punch to give you all your first listen at his [...]

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    Listen to Killer Whale’s ‘Pink Pacific’ EP today; see them at Bottom of the Hill tonight

Listen to Killer Whale’s ‘Pink Pacific’ EP today; see them at Bottom of the Hill tonight

One of my favorite finds of 2015 was Killer Whale, the project of San Francisco's Thomas Johnson. His releases were a fusion of genres centered around psychedelic rock that [...]

By |February 9, 2016|Comments Off on Listen to Killer Whale’s ‘Pink Pacific’ EP today; see them at Bottom of the Hill tonight

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 [...]

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Get to know: Killer Whale

When asked about his inspiration for his latest album as Killer Whale, Thomas Johnson told me "I basically wanted to make a psychedelic rock n roll record." But his [...]

By |June 16, 2015|Comments Off on Get to know: Killer Whale