Check out Billy & Dolly's new album, recorded by Papercuts' Jason Quever

In 2009, Bill Rousseau and Dahlia Gallin Ramirez released In the Beginning, an appropriately-named debut as the likewise appropriately-named Billy & Dolly. Three years later, the duo of former Monolith members returns with Dally Bon Idyll, a Jason Quever-recorded set of winning AM Gold-meets-FM power pop. It's top-shelf stuff, and you should stream it below. After the jump, check out the duo's new video for "Oh Yeah."

Thursday: Billy & Dolly, Carletta Sue Kay, Karina Denike @ Bottom of the Hill

This week feels like a really busy one for live music! But here's another recommendation from the land of local folk: Billy & Dolly headline Bottom of the Hill Thursday, joined by Carletta Sue Kay and Karina Denike (9pm, $10). As Billy & Dolly prepare to go back into the studio for an album produced by Jason Quever of Papercuts, this will be their last show for some time. Billy & Dolly - "You Always Win" Karina Denike - "Polkadots"

Rock Make Street Festival Lineup and Pre-Party!

We're excited to announce details about the third annual Rock Make Street Festival, taking place on Treat Avenue and 18th Street on Sunday, August 22nd, 2010 from 11am-6pm. Presented by The Bay Bridged, Tartufi, and Cookie and the Dude, the free all ages festival brings together the Bay Area's arts and music communities for a hell of an all day party on the streets of San Francisco's Mission District. To be a bit more specific, we're talking three stages of local music and entertainment, 100 local arts and crafts vendors, beer gardens, a children's activity area, and a guaranteed good [...]

KQED podcast suggests Billy & Dolly as a band to rip off

Younger Days by Billy & Dolly Ever find yourself trying to sell your friends and fellow music critics on a new record you're really jazzed about? On Tuesday, KQED Arts released an audio feature focused on local pop-rock duo Billy & Dolly, in which reporter Eric Winick thought to gather some testimonials about their debut album, In the Beginning. The result: an interesting discussion of the album, with the offering of some past and present comparisons to the band's sound. B&D have no upcoming shows scheduled, but continue to check in on their website.

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: !!!, P.E.E., Black Prairie, Sloan

Friday, February 19th: Sloan & HIJK @ Slim's Sloan - "Believe" To enter send an email to with your full name and the phrase "I want to see Sloan!" in the subject line. The FIRST and the FOURTH person to enter will each win a pair of tickets to the show. The show starts at 9pm, $15, 6+. Purchase advance tickets here. Saturday, February 27th: Noise Pop 2010 - !!! (chk chk chk) with Maus Haus, Sugar & Gold, My First Earthquake @ Mezzanine Must Be The Moon (taken from Myth Takes)!!! (Chk Chk Chk) | MySpace [...]

Billy & Dolly: In the Beginning

Billy & Dolly - "Younger Days" Ex-Monolith members Bill Rousseau and Dahlia Gallin Ramirez are back with their new band Billy & Dolly, and a debut album called In the Beginning. Produced by bandmate/20 Minute Looper Nils Erickson and recorded and mixed by Jay Pellicci, the album's packed with catchy guitar- and piano-driven power pop. Take a listen to the whole album below and at Bandcamp: Younger Days by Billy & Dolly This Friday, the band's at Hotel Utah celebrating the new release, with Paul Bertolino and Michael Zapruder.

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Johnny Cash’s ‘Bitter Tears’ book event at Makeout Room

Artwork by Shepard Fairy 45 years ago, Johnny Cash released his most controversial album Bitter Tears, a dive into Native American history inspired by both the possibility of his own Cherokee heritage and his advocacy of Native American rights. On top of its political implication, the album is known to have influenced Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen. Tomorrow at the Makeout Room (7pm, $8 presale tickets) will be an evening in celebration of Antonino D’Ambrosio's newest work and the previously untold story, A Heartbeat and a Guitar: Johnny Cash and the Making of Bitter Tears. D'Ambrosio will be reading before [...]

The Famous unleash Come Home to Me

Local indie/alt-country band The Famous release their second album Come Home to Me this Thursday at Cafe Du Nord. The band describes the new album as a "blast of indie rock fused with hard-edged Americana that continues in the direction established on their debut, while venturing into fuzzed-out garage-blues, New Orleans swamp jazz, and Tex-Mex flavored surf." For the record release, they'll be joined onstage by Joe Goldmark (pedal steel) and jazz trombonist Charlie Wilson, both guest musicians on this newest 11-tracker. The Famous - "Come Home to Me" In addition to making their new CD available for [...]

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