Voting commences for ’09 SF Weekly Music Awards

The nominations are up for SF Weekly’s music awards – vote now! Among the nominees include many of our fondly covered artists: Two Sheds, Themselves and Emily Jane White, to name a few. But one category that might present a struggle to our readers would be "indie/rock/pop," mandating a choice between Girls, Morning Benders, Sleepy Sun and Downer Party all competing. Voting closes a month from today (Oct 14 , 3pm), with the winners being announced the following day at the music awards party at Ruby Skye.

Ticket Giveaway: The Morning Benders’ Homecoming Show at the Rickshaw Stop

Few Bay Area bands have had the year that The Morning Benders have had. To sum it up: the release of Talking Through Tin Cans (out on +1 Records) and resulting critical love, the eclectic and excellent The Bedroom Covers release, performances at the Treasure Island and Monolith festivals, and seemingly neverending touring alongside some of the buzziest of indie bands. The Morning Benders - "Crosseyed" The Morning Benders - "Fools Rush In" (Johnny Mercer/Rube Bloom cover) While the band's currently on a three week jaunt with Ra Ra Riot, they're already building anticipation for their [...]

Photos: Treasure Island Music Festival – Day 2

Whew! Our hands and eyes are sore, but we've finally put together the photos from Day 2 of the Treasure Island Music Festival! Featuring some stellar local acts paired with incredible national acts, Day 2 was definitely a highlight for most of us over here. Once again our beloved and soon to be departing photographer, Muhammad Asranur, captured all of the action from the festival on Sunday! You can view his photos from Day 1 here as well as our live blog coverage of both Saturday and Sunday to get the play by play of each day. Or, the Whale [...]

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