Live This Month: September 2016 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: September 2016 (Podcast #391) Support for this podcast is provided by Goldstar. Visit their web site at 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. We always include a healthy amount of new and emerging bands in these episodes, but this month's mix also includes a handful of reunions. While the founders of P.S. Eliot, Katie and Allison Crutchfield, are now occupied with Waxahatchee and Swearin', the sisters have reunited their early band for a series of [...]

Ticket Giveaway: The Chase presents White Car, Group Rhoda, Vereker tonight at Public Works

Tonight, The Chase will present an end of summer industrial dance party at the Public Works Loft with live performances from White Car and Group Rhoda, plus DJ sets from Vereker and Ash Williams. Alex Cruse will provide the visuals. For a chance to win a pair of tickets, read on. The Chase is Jimmy Gillan (Ash Williams) and Sky Madden (Chasms). The first installment of the spontaneous series began in May 2012 with Suzanne Kraft, SFV Acid, and Avalon Emerson. Tonight, LA's Elon Katz headlines as White Car, bringing his industrial dance vibes to the Loft. San Francisco's Mara [...]

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 [...]

Review: The Soft Moon, Group Rhoda @ The New Parish, 12/14/12

The Soft Moon began their West Coast tour with Group Rhoda in Los Angeles on Wednesday. This past weekend, the bands celebrated the end of the world a week early with apocalyptic sets at The New Parish in Oakland. Both acts were originally scheduled to perform at The Mezzanine in San Francisco on Saturday, but the show was canceled. San Francisco fans who made the trip across the Bay Bridge were treated to a dark dance chamber of controlled chaos. The Soft Moon also recently announced an East Coast tour this January with Majical Cloudz. [Ed. note: They also just [...]

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Sweating Tapes releases Bay Area synth compilation

Sweating Tapes' second regionally-focused synth compilation showcases eleven Bay Area acts, and it's a thoroughly compelling set bookended by standout tracks from Group Rhoda and Uncanny Valley. Two more highlights from the tape, Ssleeping DesiresS and Black Jeans, are performing live at a compilation release party on Friday, October 26th at Sub-Mission.

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