Coming to the Bay: The classic pop of TOPS

Chasing a “timeless” sound is a self-defeating pursuit. Emulating the styles that have always been relevant only dates you upon arrival; meanwhile seeking what is untethered to history risks [...]

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Giveaway: Hundred Waters close out summer NightLife series

NightLife, the live music series that takes place every Thursday night at the California Academy of Sciences, is going out with a grand whisper this Thursday to conclude its [...]

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    Pro Fans bring TOPS, Dinner, and Kid Trails to Brick & Mortar this month

Pro Fans bring TOPS, Dinner, and Kid Trails to Brick & Mortar this month

 
Formed from the wreckage of the Montreal synth pop group Silly Kissers, TOPS quickly made a name for themselves around the Canadian fringe pop scene. They attached their band to the [...]

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    Live This Month: February 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts

Live This Month: February 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts


Download: Live This Month: February 2015 (Podcast #356)

In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San [...]

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    Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13

Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13

This past June, when Mount Kimbie performed at The Independent, I'm pretty sure everyone was thinking the same thing I was: "How awesome would it be if King Krule [...]

By |December 18, 2013|Comments Off on Review & Photos: King Krule & TOPS @ The Independent, 12/17/13
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    Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300)

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300)

Mixtape: Fourteen Songs about Love for Valentine's Day (Podcast #300)

In case you've managed to avoid this news until now, February 14th is Valentine's Day, the greeting card industry holiday [...]

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