(((folkYEAH!))) announces Animal Collective in Big Sur, tickets on sale Friday 1/28/11

((((folkYEAH!))) has announced several upcoming events, including Animal Collective at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. Get those typing fingers ready for Friday at noon... ANIMAL COLLECTIVE in BIG SUR! Thursday, April 14th Henry Miller Library On sale @ High Noon on Friday, January 28th, 2011 @ folkyeah.com BRITISH SEA POWER Wednesday, April 6th Brookdale Lodge On sale @ High Noon on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 @ folkyeah.com HENRY ROLLINS spoken word Friday, April 8th Brookdale Lodge On Sale Thursday, January 27th @ High Noon @ folkyeah.com

Recommended, 1/24-1/30: Phil Manley as Life Coach, the insanity of Monotonix, Deerhoof, and Tape Deck Mountain

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Phil Manley - "Life Coach" Barn Owl - "Light from the Mesa" Monotonix - "Before I Pass Away" Ty Segall - "California Commercial (live)" Deerhoof – "Hitch Hike" (LiLiPUT cover) Tape Deck Mountain ‒ "It Goes Down" New Mexico – "Get A Job" White Cloud – “Galapagos” Deerhoof - I Did Crimes for You by Polyvinyl Records [...]

Discuss: Does indie music have a place on the radio?

This week's Bay Area radio shakeup saw KUSF's 90.3fm signal sold to classical station KDFC in a shady deal that paid the University of San Francisco $3.75 million to pull the plug on SF's legendary community-oriented radio station, which had been on the air since 1977. KUSF will apparently still survive online, but given USF President Stephen A. Privett's remark that the station "was of minimal benefit to my students," one suspects it won't be the same if/when it returns. Without KUSF, San Francisco has lost its only above-ground freeform music station, and a major supporter of local independent music. [...]

By |January 21, 2011|Tags: , |

Recommended, 1/17-1/23: Young Prisms, Jake Mann, Worker Bee, and Retribution Gospel Choir

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Young Prisms - "Feel Fine" Melted Toys - "Lost Connection" Sunbeam Rd. - "Circular Breathing" Jake Mann & The Upper Hand - "Days Are Long" Grand Lake - "Spark" Retribution Gospel Choir - "Workin' Hard" Cannons and Clouds - "Chameleons Migrate South" Young Prisms launch tour, new album at Bottom of the Hill With Friends for Now, [...]

Lumerians – “Atlanta Brook”

Lumerians - "Atlanta Brook" Via Impose, here's a new song from Oakland's Lumerians, from the band's upcoming album Transmalinnia. The record is out March 1 on Knitting Factory Records. Previously: Lumerians: The Bay’s next great psych band? Photos: Sleepy Sun, Lumerians, True Widow, Kings & Queens @ BotH

By |January 14, 2011|Tags: |

Video: Alex Koll – “Piñatador”

Local comedian Alex Koll teamed with Clean White Lines to produce this video discussing his father's dangerous work as a piñatador. Koll's debut album, Wizard Hello, is out now on Rooftop Comedy, with a CD release party at the Punchline on January 17th.

By |January 13, 2011|Tags: |

The latest on Noise Pop 2011: new shows, more local bands added to the fest

Royal Baths - "After Death" Nobunny - "Blow Dumb" The Burnt Ones - "All Right (Sha-La-La)" Have you been following the Noise Pop 2011 schedule as closely as we have? No? Well, here are some of the latest additions in the month since we last checked in... A bunch of new shows have been added to fill out the calendar, including: - Ben Gibbard at the Great American Music Hall on 2/27 - "A Night with Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson" at the Great American Music Hall on 2/25 - Geographer headlining at The Independent on 2/23 - Battlehooch and [...]

Video: The Soft Moon – “Circles”

Here's a mesmerizing black-and-white video for "Circles" from The Soft Moon's self-titled full length album, out now via Captured Tracks. The Soft Moon will be performing with Tamaryn, The Black Ryder, and Wax Idols at Cafe Du Nord on February 25th as part of Noise Pop 2011. The Soft Moon - "Tiny Spiders"

By |January 10, 2011|Tags: |
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