Mixtape: Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore (Podcast #290)

Mixtape: Highlights from San Francisco Bay Area Punk, Post-Punk and Hardcore (Podcast #290) The Bay Area has held a prominent place in punk music since punk first became a thing, with groups like Crime, Avengers, Flipper, and Dead Kennedys among the genre's most important '70s and '80s bands. As punk artists began to achieve mainstream success in the '90s, Bay Area bands were again at the forefront, while a wide variety of acts continued to operate independently on local labels like Lookout! and Fat Wreck Chords. Given that history, it shouldn't be surprising to find that there's still a wealth [...]

Rank/Xerox releases self-titled LP, performs at Hemlock on 9/17

Rank/Xerox - S/T LP - A1 - Sterile Regions by ROS RECORDS SF post-punk band Rank/Xerox just released its first LP on Make-A-Mess Records. The Rank/Xerox 12" was recorded by Eric Bauer and Ty Segall "in a Chinatown dungeon," and includes the jagged, nervy cuts posted above and below. Rank/Xerox - S/T LP - A3 - Nausea by ROS RECORDS Rank/Xerox performs at the Hemlock Tavern on September 17th (9:30pm, $7), with Kitchen's Floor (Australia), Fat History Month (Boston), and Yi. Listen to one more song from the 12", plus the band's prior 7", below. Rank/Xerox - S/T LP - [...]

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Noise Pop Review: No Age, Grass Widow, Rank/Xerox, Crazy Band 2/26/11

About halfway through the second band at the Rickshaw the other night, I was beginning to realize that the night's lineup was designed as a "punk rock" bill more than anything (mind you, Spin was presenting). Admittedly, I've always been slightly uneasy with the connotations of "punk". To me, it's become as vague or ironic a descriptor as "indie" or "folk." I always thought punk ended sometime in the early 80s when hard rock and glam metal began, then grunge, 90s arena rock, and the eventual schism of genres we've come to embrace or poke fun at. Were the Talking [...]

Live this week: Bay Area Shows 10/12-17

Tuesday, October 12: El Ten Eleven, Baths, Sister Crayon @ Bottom of the Hill Wednesday, October 13: Shadow Shadow Shade, AM Magic, Upstairs Downstairs @ Red Devil Lounge Shuteye Unison, Carcrashlander, Silian Rail @ Rickshaw Stop Jane Lui, Goh Nakamura, Melissa Polinar @ Cafe du Nord Thursday, October 14: The Acorn, Leif Vollebek, Angel Island @ Cafe du Nord Crayon Fields, Magic Bullets, The Old Fashioned Way @ Rickshaw Stop Chikita Violenta, Leopold and His Fiction, Echo Twin @ Bottom of the Hill Dan Black, Butterfly Bones, DJ Morale @ The Independent Friday, October 15: Kelley Stoltz, The Fresh & [...]

Sacramento/Davis serves punk-heavy lineup @ O:RMF 5/23

The ninth annual Operation: Restore Maximum Freedom festival put on by Davis/Sacramento community radio station KDVS 90.3 FM is proclaiming the punk rock ethic this year, mainly with headliners X (Australia) and A-Frames (Seattle). The local support includes Rank/Xerox, Moon Duo and English Singles (Sacramento). O:RMF 9 takes place this Sunday a few miles out of Davis, at Plainfield Station in Woodland -- a roadside BBQ joint with a sprawling back lawn perfect for this all-day festival (12pm, $10). Rank/Xerox - "Muscle Dogs" Moon Duo - "Strumbling 22nd St."

Saturday: Strange Dog 2 with Rank/Xerox, Terry Malts, Dick Dog, Lilac

The second installment of the show series Strange Dogs continues to dig a little deeper into the Bay Area rock scene with Rank/Xerox, Dick Dog (San Ramon) and Lilac, who we believe is an offshoot of the loud psych-rock collective Honey. If you're on the prowl for a fresh local find, try Terry Malts: this post-punk trio is refreshingly loud, refreshingly Ramones-venerating, and undeniably your warehouse dance party initiators. Strange Dog 2 will be set way out in Bayview at the "Widowmaker Warehouse" (8pm, $5). Rank/Xerox - "Muscle Dogs"

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