Video: Marnie Stern – "You Don’t Turn Down" (Live at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival)

Marnie Stern served up a powerful set at the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, full of the technical wizardry and dynamic power we've come to expect from one of the best guitarists around. Shot by Evan Henkel, here's Marnie and her band's performance of "You Don’t Turn Down," one of my favorites from this year's wonderful The Chronicles of Marnia, out now on Kill Rock Stars.

Editors' Picks: What We've Been Listening to This Week (Phono del Sol Edition)

Phono del Sol 2013 takes place tomorrow, July 13, at Potrero del Sol Park. Get your tickets now! Jason: We've been all over K.Flay in the run up to Phono del Sol, most recently with our boy Roman Gohkman's interview with the talented Ms. Flaherty herself. Her new EP What If It Is is due August 6, and we've already shown you the video for the album track "The Cops". But as much as I love that song, there's another track off the album that I've had on repeat much of this week – K.Flay's collaboration with Detroit rapper Danny [...]

Videos: "Dog Concert with Marnie Stern" / "I am Marnie Stern"

The most striking thing about the compliments frequently offered about Marnie Stern's guitar prowess is that they aren't accompanied by the usual caveats about the often-limited songwriting abilities of master technicians. Indeed, this year's The Chronicles of Marnia, which you can stream below in full, collects dynamic, engaging songs that are served, not hindered, by Stern's awesome playing. In addition to her great music, the two videos included here showcase Stern's sense of humor. In the one above, she performs for a group of dogs, so expect noses at the camera lens and other adorableness. After the jump, you can [...]

Mixtape: The Bands of the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival (Podcast #308)

Mixtape: The Bands of the 2013 Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival (Podcast #308) On Saturday, July 13th, 2013, The Bay Bridged and Tiny Telephone are returning to Potrero del Sol Park for the third annual Phono del Sol Music & Food Festival, an all day, all ages celebration of great music and food. We've got twelve amazing bands set to perform, led by SF's Thee Oh Sees and LA-by-way-of-Portland band YACHT. They'll be joined by garage pop duo Bleached, rapper K.Flay, guitar shredder Marnie Stern, and synth-pop duo Painted Palms, as well as Blouse, Radiation City, Social Studies, [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Crystal Castles, Marnie Stern, Har Mar Superstar and more

To enter this contest submit an email to contest[at] with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted. Thursday, April 25th Ben Ottewell, Buddy @ The Independent 2 pairs available. To win, be the first or second person to enter. 8pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, April 26th Herman Dune, Little Wings @ The Chapel 8pm, $15, all ages. Buy [...]

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303)

Live This Month: April 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #303) 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're due for an onslaught of anticipated new albums from Bay Area bands, and that outpouring begins this month with a number of the local artists we've included in this mix. Both Life Coach and Tartufi have gained members since their last records -- Life Coach recently became a duo with the addition of The Mars Volta's Jon Theodore [...]

Marnie Stern & Tera Melos announce dates, tour ends in SF

There are very few bands that are tastefully preserving post-rock's mathy guitar parts, abrupt time signature changes and bright melodies, so cleanly executed in the late 1990s-early 2000s by bands like Hella, Don Caballero and Owls. Sacramento's Tera Melos are among said preservationists. Their 2010 release Patagonian Rats (Sargent House) is streaming below, with the rest of their discography available to stream on their Bandcamp site (boy, do we ever appreciate Bandcamp). Tour dates for Tera Melos and Marnie Stern (who was recently profiled in the New Yorker) are posted after the jump. The joint venture ends here with a [...]

Go to Top