Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) Download: Live This Month: November 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #318) 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. For some reason, November's concert offerings include a ton of exciting reunions, returns and anniversaries. This mix includes new music from Medicine, the shoegaze vets who are now touring behind their first album in 18 years, post-punk luminaries Wire, whose Change Becomes Us finds the band fleshing out ideas first generated three decades ago, and The Sonics. [...]

Glasser releases video for "Design"

Glasser is coming to San Francisco early next month in support of their sophomore full length album, Interiors. The band just released a video for their track "Design", which the band aptly describes as "a stunning visual realization of the song's audio elements." Having first found out about Glasser during South by Southwest a few years ago, we can now safely say that their performance and acoustic abilities are sure to impress anyone. After their upcoming show in SF, they're headed across the Pond for a few dates in Europe - but if you miss this one, they'll be back [...]

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Taking stock of South by Southwest 2011: Highlights, photos, and an attempt to make sense of things

When, last Saturday afternoon, Wild Flag's Carrie Brownstein remarked mid-set, "This is our seventh of eight shows at South by Southwest," it was difficult not to hear some sense of relief in her voice. There is an inherently numbing effect to the South by Southwest experience; at some point, I think, both the body and mind, additionally encumbered by the baggage of Tex-Mex and beer, begin to reject new musical experiences. This year's South by was, we have been told, the biggest festival yet. For those of us rooted in indie culture, however, bigger doesn't always mean better, and there [...]

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