Best of the Rest – January 2015 (Mikal Cronin, Geographer, Sonny & the Sunsets, & more)

  Every month, our editors hear lots of great new music, at shows around the Bay, exploring the far reaches of the Interwebs, and sifting through the veritable deluge of emails from artists and publicists around the globe hawking the latest songs and videos. While we'd love to write about everything that catches our ear, it's impossible – there's just too much good music out there. This is an attempt at rounding up the latest and greatest that we didn't have the bandwidth to cover throughout the month – the Best of the Rest for January 2015. Former son of [...]

Don’t forget: Celebrate the SF music scene Saturday at Not Dead Yet Fest!

"Everybody's moving to L.A." "All the art is happening in Oakland." "This place is dead anyway." No matter where you look these days, someone's singing the death knell of not only the San Francisco music scene, but San Francisco as we know it. If you believed most commentators, you'd picture the City as a seven-mile-by-seven-mile wasteland full of Mark Zuckerberg clones renting studios for $5K per month, applying for permits to build a Walmart on every corner from North Beach to Lake Merced, and namby-pamby former suburbanites petitioning to have every music venue shut down for excessive noise. Well, the [...]

Vandella, Lee Gallagher & the Hallelujah, Fritz Montana @ Milk Bar on Wednesday

Fans of bluesy local acts like The Stone Foxes and The Soft White Sixties will want to check out newbies Fritz Montana, the latest band to enter the Bay Area's raspy rock n' roll game. Born mere months ago, and with band members based out of both San Francisco and San Jose, Fritz Montana are have just won a spot playing this year's Not So Silent Night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciFEmyAy4pE Fritz Montana will be opening for similarly rustic acts Vandella and Lee Gallagher and the Hallelujah on Wednesday at Milk Bar. The best news? Entry is FREE with an RSVP. Vandella, Lee [...]

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