Video: Foxygen – "San Francisco" (performing tonight with Unknown Mortal Orchestra)

Last month, LA-based Foxygen (made up of Jonathan Rado and Sam France) released a video that doubles as a time machine back to San Francisco circa 1973. The duo spends the track, simply and appropriately titled (you guessed it) "San Francisco," frolicking through Golden Gate Park and emulating The Velvet Underground's Loaded in a pink hotel room. It may be an out-of-towner's rendition of SF, but the Kinks-esque, subdued psychedelic sound and acid-dancing under the trees sure evoke some post-Summer of Love nostalgia. Check out the video below: The psych-pop two-piece released a new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors [...]

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Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – "Kindness be Conceived" (with Joanna Newsom)

San Francisco folk-rocker Thao Nguyen and her band The Get Down Stay Down have a sparkly new album by the name of We the Common, out February 5th. We've already heard some early tracks, "We the Common (for Valerie Bolden)" and "Holy Roller," but the latest to surface is a much-anticipated collaboration with freak-folk wunderkind Joanna Newsom (who also dwelled in the Bay Area for a time, little-known tidbit). The clip-clop acoustic tune, "Kindness be Conceived," is simplistic, lighthearted, and gorgeously harmonized (the combination of their voices is almost Feist-esque). The track seems to declare an equal mix of Nguyen and Newsom, with Thao's [...]

Halloween weekend heaviness with Thrones, Acid King, Christian Mistress @ Hemlock Tavern 10/29/10

Halloween comes but once a year, so it's appropriate, on this spooky special occasion, that doom wizards Acid King grace us with a rare San Francisco appearance -- just two days before the most metal of holidays! Founded in 1993 by guitarist/singer Lori S. and drummer Joey Osbourne, Acid King has endured a host of line-up changes and label switches, but the core of the band's sound hasn't changed much, subsisting on steady diet of tectonic, down-tuned riffsmithing, thrumming leads, and Lori's otherwordly vocals. Can't say I'm sure which drummer or which bassist will show up at the Hemlock, but [...]

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