Friday: Shock (Sorcerer/Rubies) performs at Underground SF

With a debut record coming out later this year, local electronic pop band Shock (Dan Judd of Sorcerer/Windsurf, Terri Loewenthal of Rubies, and Michael Taras) are performing at a [...]

By |April 12, 2012|Comments Off on Friday: Shock (Sorcerer/Rubies) performs at Underground SF

Weekend Mix: 1/28-2/1

Thursday: Silver Swans, The Frail, Jonesin' @ Cafe du Nord (9pm, $10)

Silver Swans - "Bi Polar Bear"

Friday: Clipd Beaks, Late Young, White Cloud, Raccoons @ Hemlock (9:30pm, $6)

White Cloud [...]

By |January 28, 2010|Comments Off on Weekend Mix: 1/28-2/1

Thirty-Two Great San Francisco Bay Area Albums from 2009 (Part 1)

The Bay Area may not have a single unified scene, but its diverse musical communities produced a ton of acclaimed records in 2009. The following list collects thirty-two [...]

By |December 16, 2009|8 Comments

Ten from 2009 (Podcast #194)

In preparing some end-of-the-year features that will run over the next week, we were once again struck by how many Bay Area bands made a significant impact on indie [...]

By |December 16, 2009|Comments Off on Ten from 2009 (Podcast #194)

Media Monday: locals on Daytrotter + new Still Flyin’ track

Those behind on their Daytrotter sessions should be aware that a few hometown heroes were recently featured on the website. Two new sessions from Still Flyin' and Deerhoof were [...]

By |August 31, 2009|Comments Off on Media Monday: locals on Daytrotter + new Still Flyin’ track

Rubies (Podcast #173)

This week, we're excited to feature Rubies, a band led by Simone Rubi and Terri Lowenthal, both formerly of Call and Response. If you're familiar with that Bay [...]

By |July 21, 2009|Comments Off on Rubies (Podcast #173)

Mission Creek Holds Court at McLaren Park

Mission Creek held a major free concert in McLaren Park on Saturday featuring over a dozen great bands and a bunch of good times. For me, the event [...]

Sade Sundays #2: The Secret Lives of Men – ABC BBD

A sort of tired determinism lay in the air over the second Sade Sunday meeting between Josh and myself. We intended on talking at a rope swing, which we [...]

By |July 19, 2009|Comments Off on Sade Sundays #2: The Secret Lives of Men – ABC BBD

Mission Creek: Free show this Saturday in McLaren Park

Bart Davenport - "Jon Jon"

There's a lot of great stuff happening as part of this year's Mission Creek Music Festival, but few can compete with the FREE show happening [...]

By |July 13, 2009|Comments Off on Mission Creek: Free show this Saturday in McLaren Park

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday (Part 1 of 2): Rubies, Bray, The Veils

Thursday, July 9th - Rubies @ Rickshaw Stop

Rubies will be celebrating the US release of their album, Explode from the Center, with a dance party at the Rickshaw Stop [...]

By |July 8, 2009|Comments Off on Ticket Giveaway Wednesday (Part 1 of 2): Rubies, Bray, The Veils

Live This Month: July 2009 (Podcast #171)

Every month, we dedicate a week of our podcast to highlighting some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing soon in the San Francisco Bay Area. We've [...]

By |July 7, 2009|Comments Off on Live This Month: July 2009 (Podcast #171)

Rubies release ‘Explode from the Center’

For their first North American release, NorCal/SoCal band Rubies (featuring Simone Rubi and Terri Loewenthal of Call and Response) have blended a folksy singer-songwriter vibe with synthy dance-pop.  While that [...]

By |July 6, 2009|Comments Off on Rubies release ‘Explode from the Center’