Live This Month: June 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: June 2016 (Podcast #387) In Live This Month, we sample some of the great local and out-of-town bands performing in the coming month in the San Francisco Bay Area. Festival season has begun! In this mix, we've included songs from artists performing at an eclectic set of fests around Northern California, including the Huichica Music Festival, Deathstock II, Burger Boogaloo, and Asian Man Records' 20th anniversary celebration. June is also a big month for new albums from local bands, and we've got some great new songs in this mix from Night School, Whiskerman, Young Moon, [...]

Babewatch release “Darken My Door,” head out on tour

Oakland-via-Santa Cruz surf rockers Babewatch put out the latest single for their upcoming album. "Darken My Door" is an energetic, almost spooky psych rock blast.  Take a listen! Brian by Babewatch We last heard from Babewatch a couple weeks ago with the driving energy of "Brian," the first single of the album. The full-length will come out in June, with Some Weird Sin Records (out of Texas) releasing vinyl and Lolipop Records (LA) doing the tape.  They're also heading out on a West coast tour, going all the way up to Vancouver before coming back to the bay and then heading [...]

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Mixtape: New Music from Santa Cruz’s Best Bands Download: Mixtape: New Music from Santa Cruz's Best Bands (Podcast #367) The Thrills once said, "Santa Cruz, you're not that far" -- a statement far truer for San Franciscans than for a band from Dublin, Ireland -- but the truth is, the Santa Cruz music scene has always felt a little remote, tethered to the Bay Area by that treacherous Highway 17. That feeling of distance isn't for a lack of talent, mind you: from Camper Van Beethoven and Comets on Fire through The Devil Makes Three, Battlehooch, and Mammatus, plenty of great bands have emerged from Santa Cruz [...]

Santa Cruz’s Babewatch to play Milk Bar in July

When I first moved to San Francisco, one of the first weekend trips I took was to Santa Cruz. There was this offbeat charm and likability to Santa Cruz that was as endearing as their vegetarian-friendly cosmic diner. It's a sleepy beach town complete with all the real-life problems those types of towns have and, luckily for your listening pleasure, all the chillwave/dadwave music you could ever want. The latest and greatest form of the aforementioned is the Santa Cruz-formed, now Oakland-based Babewatch. In 2013, members Peter, Chase, Eli, and Callum played several shows for UC Santa Cruz students and [...]

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