Broke-Ass Stuart celebrates ten years in SF with a party

Broke-Ass Stuart has been living in SF for a decade now, dispensing top-notch advice for the budget-conscious. Stuart's celebrating ten years with a party on Thursday night at Public Works that, naturally, features a bunch of great entertainment, and, also naturally, won't break the bank. Judgement Day, Birds & Batteries, and Social Studies, all for just three bucks? Happy anniversary, Broke-Ass. More details & RSVP here. Peacocks / Pink Monsters by Judgement Day Wind Up Wooden Heart by Social Studies

Tonight: Black Dice at The Lab

If you threw arty punk, experimental noise and electronic pop into a meat grinder, you'd probably hear the sounds of Black Dice's new album Mr. Impossible while the machine was running. But who knew such a periodically-abrasive combination would also be so engaging? The band is currently touring the US, and they'll be at The Lab tonight. Listen to the new LP in full below:

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This Week in SF: Picks and a Mix for 5/14-5/20/12

Below, enjoy an 8tracks mix featuring local and touring bands performing in SF this week. After the jump, find out more about when they're all playing! For a full list of upcoming concerts in the SF Bay Area, check our Local Concert Calendar. [8tracks width="512" height="288" playops="" url="http://8tracks.com/mixes/770465"] Monday, May 14 Herman Dune, The Sam Chase, DJ Britt Govea at The Independent Black Dice, A White Hunter, Stillsuit at The Lab Beach Fossils, Catwalk, Permanent Collection at Slim's Light Asylum, Black Materials, Dark Materials at Public Works Wednesday, May 16 Thee Oh Sees, The Mallard, Burnt Ones, Warm Soda at [...]

Birds & Batteries – "Epic Fail"

Photograph of a Supernova Remnant SN 1006 by NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA) "Epic Fail" comes from Birds & Batteries' recent Unfold EP, which finds the band in dark synth pop mode (stream it in full below). The five-song set was actually composed at the same time as the group's upcoming full length, Stray Light. Birds & Batteries perform at the California Academy of Sciences tonight and at Public Works on May 17. UNFOLD by Birds & Batteries

April's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. So much good stuff came our way in April that we've actually got a two-part mix of blog songs this time. As always, we've included links below to download each of these songs individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 1) Mixtape: Best of the Blog April 2012 (Part 2) Tracklisting: Mix 1 1. Exray's - "Ancient Thing" 2. PreTeen - "Nueva York Is Too Far (from me)" 3. Swiftumz - "Willy" 4. Big Drag - "Let You [...]

Free Craft Spells show Friday at SF State

So this week's Drums/Craft Spells/Part Time show at the Great American is sold out, but Craft Spells will be performing a free, all ages show on Friday, May 11th at SFSU's The Depot. The band's new Gallery EP is available for pre-order now. Craft Spells, Dempsey, Horrorscopes The Depot at SF State May 11, 2012 6-9pm, Free

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