Behind the Music: How local musicians are paying the bills

You see them late into the night. They're sweaty with passion. They revel in the glory of the bright lights. They move to the beat of their own drum. And they're waking up tomorrow morning to go to work. These are your favorite local artists and believe it or not, they're punching the clock just like you and me. As tech has rolled in, musicians (and other creatives) have begun to roll out. It is harder than ever to make ends meet these days, but these artists are biting the bullet with a little creativity and doing what it takes to [...]

Giveaway: The Lower 48 head to Slim’s on Thursday with LA’s Branches and more

I know, I know - it's tough. If you're anything like me, then at least once a week you flop onto the nearest mattress after work still in a jacket, shoes, and mittens, and hibernate hard. You shuffle out, make yourself some comfort food à la Kraft, and hunker down for anti-social bliss. But listen up. The Lower 48, Branches, Joshua Cook & The Key of Now, and Travis Hayes and The Young Daze all want to serenade you at Slim's this Thursday. You could stare at a screen at home (after staring at a screen at work) OR you could let truly talented [...]

Tonight, 5/22/13: Branches, Kiwi Time, Happy Fangs at Cafe du Nord for SF Station showcase

Tonight at Cafe du Nord, SF Station presents The Lineup, a free showcase of local bands determined by an online vote earlier this month. The people voted, which resulted in Branches headlining, preceded by Kiwi Time, Happy Fangs, and Bring the Tiger. Come early for a free limited-edition T-shirt from D-Structure and capture the moment with our photo booth supplied by Snap Fiesta. Trumer Pils will also offer its fine local brew for only $3 all night long. One pair of VIP tickets ($300 value) will be given away for the Guinness Oyster & Music Festival will be given away [...]

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