Win tickets to see Lindstrøm at the Mezzanine 2/12

Lindstrøm & Christabelle - Lovesick (Four Tet remix) by smalltownsupersound This Saturday is your chance to see Lindstrøm, maybe on the house! We're giving away one pair of tickets to see the Norwegian disco artist on Saturday, February 12 at the Mezzanine (9pm, $15). Entries should be sent to contest[at] and should include your full name and the subject line “Baby Can't Stop [enter your own words here]". We’ll pick a winner (based on our favorite subject line) Friday morning. And a side note: we absolutely love what Lindstrøm did with "Mirrorage" by Glasser -- who coincidentally is a Bay [...]

By |February 10, 2011|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Captain Beefheart Symposium, Honeycomb/Chloe Makes Music, Glitter Wizard

To enter any contest submit an email to contest[at] with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name to one contest. Winners for each show will be decided using the guidelines listed below. Friday, February 11th (((FolkYEAH!))) Presents: Captain Beefheart Symposium Conducted by Gary Lucas @ The Independent To win a pair of tickets to the show be the SIXTH person to enter! The show starts at 9pm, $20-$50, 21+. Purchase advance tickets here. Monday, February 14th Honeycomb, Chloe Makes Music (CD Release), Magic [...]

Interview: The Soft Moon’s Luis Vasquez discusses moods, nostalgia and his plans for 2011 The Soft Moon - "Breathe the Fire" As The Soft Moon, SF's Luis Vasquez crafted one of 2010's great debuts, a self-titled album that mixed alternately lush and abrasive tones into dark synth-driven pop. For The Soft Moon, Vasquez drew on a sense of personal musical nostalgia, an approach that is one of the important differences between his work and bands that crib liberally from post-punk's past. For Vasquez, the inspiration initially came from his memories, and, like all memories, they're indelibly his. There's a connection to the past here, but it's secondary to the drive of a unique [...]

By |February 9, 2011|Tags: |

Effort to save KUSF at critical fundraising moment

Photo by Bobby Castro The USF administration may have framed the sale of KUSF's 90.3fm as a done deal, but the community of dedicated DJs, listeners and supporters continues to fight to save the beloved Bay Area institution. Friends of KUSF tells me that this week marks a critical stage in their efforts. In addition to the generous outpouring of donations since the sale announcement, Friends of KUSF needs to raise $2,000 more by week's end to pay for legal fees to combat the sale. You can donate to help Friends of KUSF fight to save the station by clicking [...]

By |February 9, 2011|Tags: , |

Video: Wolf Larsen – “Wild Things”

Wolf Larsen - "Wild Things" Music Video from Two Trick Pony on Vimeo. Local singer-songwriter Wolf Larsen has her debut album coming out this year, entitled Quiet at the Kitchen Door. Instead of just releasing the standard teaser mp3 and/or album stream, Two Trick Pony and Wolf Larsen instead bring us the above video, which is an adorable tribute to the most recent adaptations of "Where the Wild Things Are." To make the video, Two Trick Pony rounded up children from ACORN Woodland Elementary School in Oakland to augment Wolf Larsen and band as they perform "Wild Things." The children [...]

By |February 8, 2011|Tags: |

Reminder: The Bay Bridged Presents a Benefit for the Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco at the Great American Music Hall, 2/9/11

Just a final reminder about Wednesday night's benefit show for the Coalition on Homelessness, San Francisco. Four great bands, one of SF's historic venues: this is going to be a great time. Also: there will be a warm coat drive held at the show. Bring any warm coats to donate on Wednesday night! Thee Oh Sees Sic Alps Ty Segall The Sandwitches February 9, 2011 Great American Music Hall 8pm, $13 adv/$16 door, All Ages Purchase Tickets Here Thee Oh Sees - "Warm Slime" Sic Alps - "Do You Want To Give $$?" Ty Segall - "California Commercial (live)" The [...]

Tips from John Vanderslice on getting by in the city (+ win tickets to 2/11 show)

John Vanderslice - "Sea Salt" Aside from being one of the Bay Area's most beloved indie rock musicians, John Vanderslice is also a small business owner (Tiny Telephone), and he knows how to strike a deal in the city he's been living in for almost two decades. So, who better to ask for some strategies on ways to save money and still enjoy the many amenities San Francisco offers to musicians and non-musicians alike? John Vanderslice plays a (((folkYEAH!))) Presents show this Friday at the New Parish (9pm, $12, All Ages) in Oakland with Tartufi, where he'll be celebrating his [...]

By |February 8, 2011|Tags: |

Backseat Beat Episode 8, part 1: The Definite Articles Backseat Beat is a video series highlighting indie musicians and the city by the Bay. Armed with Flip cameras, we interview bands in the back seat of our ‘83 Volvo as we spirit them away to unexpected, forgotten corners of San Francisco, where they plug in outdoors to play a few tunes. Each band’s performance transforms these urban spots from their anonymous day to day existence into surreal, magical backdrops. It's a damn shame my public high school didn't have an orchestra. No orchestra means those kids contentedly playing D&D in a corner while everyone else was busy pretending [...]

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