Sourpatch to release new album, 'Stagger and Fade'

Sourpatch - "Cynthia Ann" Formed in San Jose in 2007, Sourpatch is a four piece power pop group set to release their sophomore album Stagger and Fade on HHBTM Records on February 28th. In 2011, the group released their debut full length, Crushin'. Below, watch the video for "Cynthia Ann," the first single off of Stagger and Fade.

By |February 21, 2012|Tags: |

Main Attrakionz drop new song, announce first U.S tour

Main Attrakionz - "Focalin" Oakland cloud rap duo Main Attrakionz have announced dates for their first U.S tour, and to celebrate they have released a brand new track entitled "Focalin" produced by Tyler Bisson. Main Attrakionz consists of rapper/producer Squadda Bambino and rapper Mondre Man. In the past year, they have gained a significant amount of national recognition, fueled by the release of their 2011 mixtape 808s & Dark Grapes II. The duo will cap off their first national tour this spring with a week of shows at SXSW. You can view the group's upcoming tour dates below. 2/19: Grand Central – Miami, [...]

By |February 17, 2012|Tags: |

Video: B. Bravo and the Starship Connection perform "The Roll Out"

Electro-funk quartet B. Bravo and the Starship Connection recently filmed a session with theNeighborhood.tv, presented by Audyssey and filmed by Yours Truly, where the band performed their song "The Roll Out." The group is headed by San Francisco based DJ and producer B. Bravo (Adam Mori) who recently added the Starship Connection to accompany his live sets. Late last year, the new outfit released its debut EP, Kiss 'n' Tell, and the performance in the video was shot at the November release party at SOM Bar. The Neighborhood / SOMA: B. Bravo & The Starship Connection from Yours Truly on [...]

K. Flay Drops New EP 'Eyes Shut,' and Music Video for "We Hate Everyone"

Brooklyn, by way of San Francisco, rapper and producer K. Flay has released her second EP entitled Eyes Shut, and she is giving it away for free via Spin. Eyes Shut combines the perfect mix of hip-hop/electronic beats topped with Flay's sharp and smooth lyrical flow. K. Flay, real name Kristine Flaherty, recently left the Bay Area for Brooklyn and is gaining a significant amount of attention as an up-and-coming artist channeling electronic based hip-hop. Along with her new EP, K. Flay also has released a new music video for the first single from Eyes Shut, "We Hate Everyone." Check out the [...]

By |February 9, 2012|Tags: |

Lineup announced for 13th annual San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival

The organizers of the 13th Annual San Francisco Bluegrass and Old-Time Festival have announced details and the lineup for this year's installment. Running from February 10-19th, the ten-day festival, comprised of 30 shows happening around venues in the Bay Area, aims to highlight the best in the Americana and Roots music scenes. In addition to concerts, Bay Area residents will also be treated to special workshops, jam sessions, kids shows as well as a Saturday night old-time square dance, and more. Some Bay Area favorites on the lineup include The Brothers Comatose, The Crooked Jades, Earl White String Band and the Kathy Kallick Quartet. The [...]

Before new album, Sea of Bees gives away free live EP

Sea of Bees will release her sophomore album Orangefarben in May, but before she does, she is offering a free download of an exclusive live performance, now available on Soundcloud. The Live at the Hangar 5.3.11 EP captures Sea of Bees, also known by her real name Jules, in an intimate live setting in Sacramento's Hangar Studios, where she recorded her first album Songs for the Raven. The EP ends with a haunting rendition of the rarely performed "It Won't Be Long," which features Jules playing one of Neil Young's old antique pump organs that she used on the studio version. Sea [...]

By |February 6, 2012|Tags: |

Sacramento's G. Green release new 7" through 12XU, album 'Crap Culture' on Bandcamp

Sacramento garage punk group G. Green has released a new 7" through 12XU with a couple tracks that did not make the cut for their 2012 debut LP Crap Culture, which is now digitally available through their Bandcamp page. The 7" includes "Funny Insurance," as well as the b-side "Sounds Famous." G. Green's core members are guitarist/vocalist Andrew Henderson and drummer/vocalist Liz Liles, however the group has a rotating cast of backing musicians to help fill out the lineup. Take a listen below to their new record Crap Culture: Crap Culture by G. Green

By |February 3, 2012|Tags: |

Video: Garrett Pierce – "Everybody Breaks"

Garrett Pierce "Everybody Breaks" (Music Video) from TERROREYES.TV on Vimeo. One of San Francisco's most promising singer-songwriters Garrett Pierce has released a new music video for the title track from his 2011 EP Everybody Breaks -- his first effort on Narnack Records. The song will also appear on Garret's forthcoming 2012 full-length City of Sand. "Everybody Breaks" was directed by Sean Stout/TerroreyesTV. In the video, Pierce finds himself down and out in an SF bar before being approached by a man who hands him a treasure map that leads him into the woods. Pierce will be part of Noise Pop this year, [...]

By |February 2, 2012|Tags: |

The Midnight Snackers release 'Sudden Death' EP recorded in 72 hours

Over one weekend this past summer San Francisco garage group Midnight Snackers locked themselves into the studio, and just 72 hours or so later, came out with their second EP Sudden Death. The paradoxical concept of wanting to spark total creative freedom through implementing strict constraints lead the band to create the album in a short span of time. Their mission was to avoid the post-editing process and come out with something organic and unadulterated. In a press release for the new record, the band's singer Dylan Haas describes what his thoughts were going into recording: Really, I just wanted to see what [...]

Photographer Peter Ellenby Debuts New Exhibition at Noise Pop 2012: 15 Years of Death Cab for Cutie and John Vanderslice, in Photos

Photographer Peter Ellenby has been taking portraits of Death Cab for Cutie and John Vanderslice for over 15 years. Now as part of Noise Pop's 20th Anniversary, Ellenby's photo exhibit DC/VJ will be on display, featuring portraits depicting the progression of the musicians' celebrated careers as well as Ellenby's own stylistic progression. DC/JV will be housed at sponsor San Franpsycho's offices located at 1314 Grant (between Vallejo and Green). The opening reception will be on Thursday, February 2nd from 5–9pm with an additional festival reception Thursday, February 23rd from 5–7pm. While discussing the exhibit and the festival, which he has photographed the [...]

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