Berkeley’s Waterstrider releases ‘Constellation’ EP; win tix to see them with Gardens & Villa and Young Man

Constellation by Waterstrider Six-piece Waterstrider are a young band that began in a UC Berkeley co-op last year. Constellation is available for purchase above -- where you can also grab the title track for free -- and its swooning indie pop sounds a lot more thoughtful and mature than most self-released debut efforts. Waterstrider opens for Gardens & Villa and Young Man at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday night (9pm, $10). That's a compelling bill, and we've got a pair of tickets to give away! E-mail contest[at] with your full name and the subject line "Waterstrider giveaway" for a [...]

Live This Month: October 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #258)

Live This Month: October 2011 (Podcast #258) 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. While the Treasure Island Music Festival is the month's biggest draw -- and we'll have a separate mixtape soon showcasing TIMF's many great bands -- there are plenty of great shows this month. Girls cap a national tour with two big hometown shows, while The War on Drugs brings an acclaimed new album to SF. Meanwhile, EMA and Hooray for Earth return to the City, while locals The [...]

Gardens & Villa play free noon show Friday at UC Berkeley (and details on upcoming free Berkeley shows)

Santa Barbara's Gardens & Villa will be back at Bottom of the Hill next month, but the band's second stop on their US tour (which kicks off today) is at UC Berkeley, for a free noontime concert at Lower Sproul Plaza on Friday, September 16th. Between nabbing Girls and these guys, hats off to the folks booking those UC Berkeley shows. If you're curious about upcoming UC Berkeley shows, check out the flyer below, with details on Cults, Man Man, and more.

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Recommended, 7/12-17: Phono del Sol, Gardens & Villa, Sean Hayes, Jonathan Richman

Here are early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Phono del Sol is this Saturday! As we discussed yesterday, we are extremely excited to be producing the first ever Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival in Potrero del Sol Park this Saturday. Doors open at noon for this FREE, all ages, all day event, which features Aesop Rock, Mirah, Man/Miracle, Magik*Magik Orchestra, Religious Girls, and Appetite. With food trucks, [...]

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