Claire George makes solo debut next week, plays Cafe du Nord Friday

(photo: Tim Hans) Claire George, formerly of HEARTWATCH, is set to release her first solo venture, Bodies of Water, on November 16. Though she's since moved away from the Bay, George made a name for herself as the lead singer for SF's HEARTWATCH (previously the Tropics). Based on her latest single, George's solo work seems to focus on the darker sounds present in her music writing career thus far — a bit more aloof, but still alluring. George will come back around to the Bay on Friday. You can preorder the album here. Claire George, ZOLA, Natasha Kmeto, DJs Studio [...]

By |November 7, 2018|Tags: , |

Announcing the 2016 Phono del Sol Pre-Parties and After-Party!

Our 6th annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival is only over a month away (have you bought your tickets yet?) and while the festivities only last from 12PM-7PM on July 9th, this year you can enjoy some taste of Phono BEFORE the festival and AFTER! Along with our best line-up yet (which features Chairlift, Alvvays, Born Ruffians, Mr Little Jeans and more), we'll be bringing our official Phono del Sol Pre-Parties and After-Party! Scroll down for more information. Phono del Sol Pre-Parties Don't want to wait until the festival to start celebrating? All good! Come get a taste [...]

Is the San Francisco music scene dead? We search for clues.

Hot Flash Heat Wave at the Rickshaw Stop, January 31, 2016 I recently heard the music scene in San Francisco was dead, and being a writer for a website dedicated to covering the music scene in San Francisco, I was obviously a little concerned. To get to the bottom of this, I went out to find some comments from some members on the scene. But man, it was kind of difficult. I thought I'd start with Chuck Prophet, who at this point should be considered one of the deans of the SF scene (if it still exists). Unfortunately, [...]

Ticket Giveaway: HEARTWATCH @ The Independent tomorrow night

Locals HEARTWATCH had a banner year last year, one that saw them change to their current name, field mountains of media attention, and even take the stage at Outside Lands (not to mention our very own Phono Del Sol). That said, we can't blame you if you are eyeing their Noise Pop show at the Indy tomorrow night. There are still tickets available, but hey...wouldn't it be better to get in for free? We've got not one, but two pairs of tickets to give away to this mid-week show with a good-looking lineup: HEARTWATCH will be supported by Banta and [...]

By |February 23, 2016|Tags: |

Heartwatch release lyric video for “Faultlines” ahead of Noise Pop show

Hey! In case you missed the official premiere over at DoTheBay, Heartwatch (f.k.a. The Tropics) have released a new lyric video for their Golden Gate themed single "Faultlines". The Bay Area band made waves at this year's Phono del Sol and Outside Lands music festivals, and will return on February 24 for a Noise Pop show at The Independent. Sing along to the colorful music video for "Faultines" below, and grab tickets for the show here. Heartwatch is currently finalizing the release of their debut full-length, likely set for a 2016 release. Their 2014 EP Wind House is still [...]

By |December 8, 2015|Tags: |

Mixtape: Top Notch San Francisco Bay Area Indie Pop Download: Mixtape: Top Notch San Francisco Bay Area Indie Pop (Podcast #375) Indie pop music -- a wide-ranging label used to describe everything from jangling rock-pop to dreamy synth-pop -- has been one of the Bay Area's successful musical exports in recent years. Groups like Geographer and Painted Palms are just some of the latest in a long line of acclaimed local indie pop bands to break out nationally, joining Rogue Wave, The Dodos, Papercuts, Film School, The Aislers Set and many, many more. Lest one be concerned for the future of local indie pop, this mixtape shows that [...]

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