Still not satisfied, Bully to headline Rickshaw Stop show

Photo by Pooneh Ghana The debut album of Bully is garnering rave reviews and the band is in hot demand for music festival across the world, but observers shouldn’t expect the righteous indignation of chief songwriter Alicia Bognanno to suddenly dissipate into some kind of newfound self-satisfaction. The 25-year-old singer/guitarist’s fevered wailing and tales of regret and frustration permeate throughout Bully’s Feels Like — angsty emotions that remain, despite the recent success of the band. “I still relate to everything I wrote on the album,” said Bognanno. “There's no doubt that it’s cathartic to perform those songs live. There isn’t [...]

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Mixtape: The Best New Bands from South by Southwest 2015 Download: Mixtape: The Best New Bands from South by Southwest 2015 (Podcast #359) The early word on South by Southwest 2015 was that the music/technology/film conference and festival was scaling back this year, with a significant reduction in permitted events, fewer global mega-brands as sponsors, and less parties headlined by top mainstream acts. And while all of that was true, the week seemed to afford as many opportunities as ever to see a wide variety of emerging indie talent from around the world. If this is the scaled-down South By, then its future is safe for indie bands and [...]

JEFF The Brotherhood, Bully play SF’s Independent this weekend

  JEFF The Brotherhood is really coming into their own. The new album Wasted On A Dream (out now via Infinity Cat Recordings) proves that, though you might suspect as much based on the tidbits we'd heard about it before it released. "It's the most time we've ever spent writing songs, the most time we've ever spent in the studio, and it's definitely the most fully realized JEFF The Brotherhood record we've ever made," Jake Orrall says. The band wanted to make something that was just as much a ruckus as anything they'd made before, but still reach fans of genres ranging from [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Beach Fossils, Futurebirds, and more

Beach Fossils (photo: Terri Nguyen) To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Thursday, March 26th Beach Fossils @ The California Academy of Sciences 6pm, $12, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, March 26th Futurebirds, Jon Gunton @ The Independent 8pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Sunday, March 29th JEFF the Brotherhood, Bully, SCRAPER [...]

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