Live This Month: December 2015 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: December 2015 (Podcast #376) 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. In this month's podcast, we check out thirteen highlights from December's concert lineup, including touring artists Beach House, Eskimeaux, Alex Bleeker and the Freaks, and GospelbeacH. We also sample local tracks from a number of new and emerging bands, including Silver Shadows, Eight Belles, John Travoltage, Ancient Rites, and Perhapsy. And on a bittersweet note, we include a new one from the always-inventive producer Al Lover, [...]

John Travoltage releases debut EP

The debut EP of John Travoltage may be titled Done to Death, but that certainly doesn't make their charmingly familiar brand of power-pop any less catchy. Recalling everything from the heavier side of Cheap Trick to the scrappy '90s pop-punk of Superchunk, this San Francisco-based four-piece delights with their seemingly boundless energy, penchant for loud, bright guitar lines and wry, pointed lyrics. Single "Buckskin" is the one you'll want to crank--with its charging chorus and boisterous back-beat, it's likely to induce enthusiastic mosh pits at live shows. The accompanying music video emphasizes the band's quirkier side. It's replete with obscure [...]

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