Southwest Songslingers Flourish at Bottom on Friday Night

Review and Photo by: Joseph Hayes It's no secret that a countrified resurgence in Indie music has been in vogue for some time now. Don a vintage western, invest in an old hollow body guitar and stock up on obscure Will Oldham records and you're halfway there. But, only at the risk of your own talent and intentions. Thankfully, Friday's bill at the Bottom put just enough of a distinctive spin on the twenty-first century Indie rock rodeo. Unfortunately, I was unable to catch much of AB and the Sea, who transitionally hail from Wisconsin and San Francisco. I thought [...]

Obama Benefit Shows This Week

Sure, there's nothing more disappointing during a presidential race than being in "foregone conclusion" California. But while we won't get the stump speeches or ad barrage that the swing states are getting, that doesn't mean that there aren't ways to get involved. To that end, there are a number of fundraiser shows for Barack Obama this week featuring some great indie music. Check out our rundown after the jump. Tuesday, October 14 OBAMAMANIA, featuring Chuck Prophet, Touched by a Janitor, and Virgil Shaw Hemlock Tavern 9pm, $5-20 sliding scale "All proceeds will be forwarded to the crucial campaign efforts in [...]

Episode 133: September 2008 Monthly Mix

[podcast][/podcast] This week's podcast is our latest monthly mix episode, featuring new music, recent music and otherwise excellent music from seven Bay Area bands and one from the Central Valley. More information about all of the bands below: Blue Rabbit ("Separate") recently released their debut EP Separate digitally and the title track is some great rolling cello-pop. You can pick it up at their MySpace page, and can see the San Francisco folk-rockers on October 19th at the Fiesta on the Hill. French Miami ("Multi Caliber Rifles") killed it at the Rock Make Street Festival, and we're excited for their [...]

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