Live This Month: January 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2017 (Podcast #399) 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. When it comes to concerts, January is starting 2017 off strong, with a whole bunch of great shows happening locally over the coming month. Oakland prog-inspired band Once & Future Band is celebrating a new album, as is SF singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. We've also included songs from locals The Sunset Shipwrecks, Russell E. L. Butler, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and Richie Cunning. Worth noting: Nelson and Cunning [...]

Win tickets to see Pink Mountaintops in support of ‘Get Back’ at The Chapel

Pink Mountaintops, the resurrected rock foray of Steve McBean (best known for his work with Black Mountain), will be playing The Chapel on May 29, and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader. Get Back, their JagJaguwar release out April 29, is a pastiche of influences from those iconic rock scenes—a motorcycle shop, Slayer posters, '80s VHS sissing—but feels as energetic as Pink Mountaintops has ever been. It's dysfunctional, but that constitution defends its quality. Even the album title seems etched on its cover like a school desk vandalized with a sharp pen. It's irreverent and brutish as [...]

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