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[audio:] Casy & Brian – “Rumble in the Jungle 1974”

Local label, booking consortium, and, more generally, independent music collective Pretty Blue Presents is celebrating their two-year anniversary this weekend with a showcase at the Plea for Peace Center out in Stockton (7pm, $8). As told in this feature article in the Golden Gate Press, PBP was conceived by an SFSU graduate also of Oakland’s Pidgeons or Panthers.

[audio:] French Miami – “Science Fiction”

Religious Girls (Sacramento), French Miami and Casy & Brian are among some of the local acts playing this lofi/experimental/electro-pop showcase in Stockton on Saturday. But there’s also Mattress: the baritone Portlander sings Nick Cave-style over casio beats. You can check out his website for two free tracks off his 2008 12″ Heavy Duty,, but his jam is below: