Premiere: Anna Hillburg, “I Can’t Get Free” (see her at the Make Out Room this Sunday)

Does it get any better than this? The Make Out Room is throwing one hell of a party this Sunday and you should be there. Three local legends on the best stage in SF (and you will still get to bed on time). 1. Anna Hillburg! Be the first on your block to grab the long-awaited, brand-new record Really Real, and check out her new video "I Can't Get Free" below. REALLY REAL by Anna Hillburg 2. Swiftumz! Everybody loves Chris, but Swiftumz don't play often enough, making Chris McVicker a true cult icon. Everybody Loves Chris by Swiftumz 3. [...]

By |September 27, 2018|Tags: , , |

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, Aug 24 -26

Come meet King Dream tonight at the Independent. Friday, August 24 King Dream, Kendra McKinley @ The Independent Jeremy Lyon's new project, King Dream, makes its official recorded debut at the Independent tonight, with a little help from singer-songwriter Kendra McKinley. Jerry's Timeshare, King Willow, Silhouette Era @ Amnesia For Amnesia's late show, local indie with off-kilter quirk take Amnesia's stage. With only a $5 cover, you can afford this one. Life Size Models, Unlikely Heroes @ Art Boutiki San Jose pop-art-punk band Life Size Models are hosting a one-night-only live recording session at Art Boutiki. Come take part in [...]

Anna Hillburg: Video premiere, new record and shows!

"Let it Breathe" is the first single from Anna Hillburg's upcoming second album Really Real. The video was shot at Oakland's Mountain View Cemetery by Swiss directing duo DasPlayground (Laetitia Gauchat and Bastien Bron). Really Real is set to be released October 2nd on Oakland's own California Clap Records! Catch Anna and her band at the Octopus Literary Salon in Oakland on August 25(with Sarah Bethe Nelson, Palm Fire and Big Whoop), or road trip to Cooper's in Nevada City on September 8. A few words from the label: "A lot has changed in San Francisco between the release of [...]

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Video Premiere: Watch a relationship unfold in Anna Hillburg’s “Your Room”

The song "Your Room" kicks off the self-titled debut LP from San Francisco's Anna Hillburg. The Greg Ashley-recorded album arrived a few years ago on California Clap, but it definitely merits a fresh listen with the arrival of this great new video. Directed by Zack Kasten, the clip tracks the singer-songwriter's relationship with a boyfriend played by Lars Kullberg of The Gris Gris, and the highs and lows the two experience feel authentic and relatable. Adding to that lived-in feeling: apparently the video was shot over a few years. It was definitely worth the wait. Hillburg was one-half of [...]

By |September 9, 2015|Tags: |

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Bart Davenport, Lost in the Trees, and more

Photo by Piper Ferguson To enter this contest, email with the name of the band and date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name and email address in the body of the email. A winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Friday, March 21st Bart Davenport, Danny James, Anna Hillburg @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, March 22nd Lost in the Trees, Icy Demons @ The Chapel 9pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Wednesday, March 26th Linda Perhacs @ The Chapel [...]

Anna Hillburg (of Dreamdate) releases solo debut

Anna Hillburg of Dreamdate just released her solo debut on California Clap Records. In addition to her work with Dreamdate, Hillburg's also a classically trained trumpet player who you've likely heard on albums by The Dodos and The Fresh & Onlys. But back to Anna's new solo album: recorded with Greg Ashley, the record's full of warm singer-songwriter pop, and you can stream it in its entirety below. ANNA HILLBURG by Anna Hillburg

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