Moon Duo releases third LP, performing at Bottom of the Hill

Moon Duo have just kicked off their North American tour in support of their third full-length studio LP, Shadow of the Sun (out now on Sacred Bones). Catch the Portland-via-San Francisco psych-rock favorite at Bottom of the Hill on March 25 with support from Once And Future Band and Carlton Melton. The show is all ages. Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada still form the band's core, recruiting Canadian drummer John Jeffrey (who also played on Moon Duo's previous release, Live in Ravenna) to record on Shadow of the Sun. The new album was conceived during a break [...]

Mixtape: San Francisco's Newest Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #306)

Mixtape: San Francisco's Newest Psychedelic Sounds (Podcast #306) It's almost 18 months since we last did a psych-focused mixtape, which means there's quite a bit to catch up on. The Bay continues to be a vital source for top-notch mind-expanding bands, whether it's the heady drones of Carlton Melton and Date Palms, or the swaggering rock of Glitter Wizard and Coo Coo Birds. Several of the groups included here have new records either out now or coming out soon. Prolific instrumental duo Barn Owl just released its fifth album, V, on Thrill Jockey; meanwhile, cosmic rock group Lumerians is serving [...]

Glitter Wizard and Carlton Melton head to the Hemlock Tavern tonight, 5/9/13

Locals Glitter Wizard and Carlton Melton team up tonight for an evening of psychedelia at the Hemlock, pairing the former's metal/hard rock punch with the latter's expansive drones. If the poster is any indication, the show just might melt your face off. Hunting Gatherers by Glitter Wizard Glitter Wizard, Carlton Melton, Joy Hemlock Tavern May 9, 2013 9pm, $10

Review & Photos: KUSF in Exile benefit with Carlton Melton, Disappearing People @ The Lab, 3/29/13

For many, KUSF - one of only two decent SF independent radio stations alongside KPOO - disappeared overnight, leaving a dull, queasy unease about the subpar state of broadcast music in our culturally fertile hometown. But, as with all things community here in SF, KUSF did not go quietly. They have been delivering the same program quality online (may we recommend our favorite show evah evah, "Off the Hook," Mondays noon-3pm?) and mounting a legal challenge to USF's sale of the 90.3 bandwidth to a classical station. (Listen to shows, get caught up and find out how you can help [...]

KUSF-in-Exile's Blown-Out, Blowout Benefit II, 3/29/13

Still on the hunt for a place to call home, the old Save KUSF (soon to be known as San Francisco Community Radio) crew is hosting another show to raise money for legal fees associated with their fight to get KUSF back on regular airwaves. Held at The Lab, the show will feature Carlton Melton, Oakland’s Disappearing People and Yogurt Brain, along with DJ Irwin and The Mixed Bag. Admission is $5-10, followed by those two little words we love the most: sliding scale. Until the show, check out a video from Carlton Melton’s recent tour below and take a [...]

Ten Bay Area-Related Releases for Record Store Day 2012

This Saturday is Record Store Day 2012, a time to celebrate independent record stores and break the bank snatching up exclusive, limited edition releases. Among the many, many tantalizing offerings coming out on Saturday are the following ten with Bay Area connections. For the full list of RSD releases, head here. Rhymesayers is releasing a 10" picture disc featuring artwork by SF's Jeremy Fish, and new songs from Atmosphere and The Uncluded. The latter is the duo of Aesop Rock and Kimya Dawson, who are releasing a joint LP later this year. From the label: "Bats" is the first track [...]

Noted: SF MusicTech, Victory and Associates, Nardwuar vs. Hunx and His Punx, and more

The SF Weekly reports from the SF MusicTech summit: "Will People Still Pay for Songs in Five Years?" Tonight, SF band Victory and Associates releases the successfully-Kickstarted album These Things Are Facts at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Take a listen below: These Things Are Facts by Victory and Associates The Bay Guardian had a great time seeing White Hills, Carlton Melton, and Dirty Ghosts at the Rickshaw Stop. If you're in the mood for forward-thinking electronica, listen to this latest mix from the NXTLVL DJs. NXTLVL 2 Currated by Hotthobo & Danny Gloverrr by NXTLVL Among the many [...]

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