Live This Month: January 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2016 (Podcast #378) 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. This month's episode introduces some new local bands to our podcast, including the surf-pop of Spooky Mansion and psych-rock from Smokin' Ziggurats. We've also included a mid-podcast three-song set of local heaviness, including Sexless, Life Stinks, and Bosse-De-Nage. Life Stinks is one of two bands in this mix playing at SS15, a weekend of shows commemorating fifteen years of NorCal label Ss Records. Over its tenure, [...]

Stream Bosse-de-Nage’s All Fours’ right now

Local black metal band Bosse-de-Nage's latest, All Fours, comes out tomorrow on Profound Lore (with The Flenser releasing the vinyl), but you can stream it in its entirety below. Produced and recorded by Jack Shirley, it's a heavy record, full of melody and noise, the sort of work that feels immediate but should offer even greater rewards down the line. But in case that isn't enough, consider this description from the label: "like a soundtrack to someone having the ultimate mental breakdown." All Fours by BOSSE-DE-NAGE

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Wreck & Reference, Bosse-De-Nage, and So Stressed announce show at Oakland’s Golden Bull

  California duo Wreck & Reference have only been around since 2011, but the band has already toured as support with an array of acts of an impressive caliber; Deafheaven and Liturgy, just to name a couple, have smacked them onto their bills in recent years. With the release of 2014's drearily stellar Want, Wreck & Reference presented a novel type of metal — one that was rooted in electronic instruments and challenged the classic (and some might argue, tired) tropes of the "conservative" genre. The band is finally about to embark on their own headlining nationwide tour, and will stop in Oakland at the [...]

Sacramento’s So Stressed signs to Meredith Graves’ new label Honor Press

Meredith Graves (Perfect Pussy, ex-Shoppers) recently announced the launch of her new Captured Tracks imprint, Honor Press, and their first band – Sacramento's So Stressed. As far as I know, this noise rock trio has been cranking out twisted songs in various incarnations of their lineup since around 2009. Their live show is wild – synth player/vocalist Morgan Fox is failing around behind his setup, guitarist Andrew Garcia is focusing on his riffs off to the side, and drummer Kenneth Draper is executing unbelievable fills at every moment. I once saw them play in Oakland, and in a break between parts [...]

Deafheaven, Bosse-de-nage, Wreck & Reference play DNA Lounge 11/30/12 (Update: Show Canceled)

Update: Unfortunately, this Friday's show has been canceled. Take note, metal fans, because there's a hell of a celebration going on November 30th at DNA Lounge when Deafheaven, Bosse-de-Nage, and Wreck & Reference take the stage together. Ostensibly a record release show for the new Deafheaven/Boss-de-Nage Split EP — which we wrote about here — the show represents one of the few times we've seen three top metal acts from the Bay Area and Sacramento all gathered in San Francisco at one time. Purchase the EP here via Flenser Records. Based in San Francisco, Deafheaven write black metal songs that [...]

Deafheaven and Bosse-de-Nage recording split EP

Bay Area black metal groups Deafheaven and Bosse-de-Nage are prepping for the release of a split EP for San Francisco's Flensor Records. The EP, which is due for release soon (an exact date has yet to be announced) will feature Deafheaven covering Mogwai's "Punk Rock / Cody," while Bosse-de-Nage are recording a new song called "A Mimesis of Purpose." Bosse-de-Nage are a band to watch in the Bay Area underground metal scene — their latest LP, III, caught the eyes of Pitchfork and other mainstream publications, while Deafheaven's last album Roads to Judah was featured on numerous year-end lists, including [...]

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