Chasms shares new video for "Not in this Dimension”

San Francisco duo Chasms (Jess Labrador and Sky Madden) have shared the official music video for “Not in this Dimension”, another highlight from their Riser EP (following the title track), which was released last month on cassette via Dream Recordings. The video is directed by San Francisco visual artist and musician Marc Manning, formerly of Tied to the Branches. Manning says his work “is based on the idea that art and music are divinatory tools when approached with an empty mind." The black-and-white video carries an otherworldly tone that echoes the haunting imagery of the song, with shadowy shots of [...]

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Live This Month: September 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #314) Download: Live This Month: September 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #314) 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. This month's episode is stacked with album release shows for Bay Area bands, with Bay Bridged favorites like Terry Malts and Kelley Stoltz introducing new albums we're really excited about. We're also proud to be presenting a series of September concerts celebrating the release of These Strange Days, a brand new compilation of local bands curated by [...]

Colleen Green, SISU, Burnt Palms playing ProFans show @ Cafe Du Nord

Professional Fans are at it again with another Grade A California showcase featuring Colleen Green, SISU, and Burnt Palms at Cafe Du Nord on Monday, July 22. Hardly Art sweetheart Colleen Green (West LA) released her debut LP with the label in March. Following the Ramones and Descendents-inspired themes of her early releases Cujo and Milo Goes To Compton, her new album Sock It To Me soaks up the sunny sounds of sad girl stoner pop and rings them out with a sense of gloomy lo-fi flair. Watch the video for "Taxi Driver" below, and catch Colleen wearing her signature [...]

SISU EP release party with Young Prisms and Chasms @ Elbo Room, 4/19/13

SISU, the recording project of Sandra Vu and Ryan Wood, is celebrating the release of its new EP Light Eyes (featuring remastered tracks from their 2012 EP Demon Tapes, Vol. 2) at Elbo Room this Friday, April 19 along with shoegaze-oriented local acts Young Prisms and Chasms. Vu (who also plays drums for Dum Dum Girls) and Wood will be joined by a live band consisting of Nat Keefer, Jules Medeiros, Dave South, Tito Echevarria, and Chris Stevens. Demon Tapes, Vol. 2 by SISU While physical copies of Demon Tapes, Vol. 2 are sold out, Light Eyes features two remastered [...]

By |April 18, 2013|Tags: , , |

Review & Photos: DIIV, Wax Idols, SISU, LENZ at Brick & Mortar Music Hall, 3/2/13 (Noise Pop 2013)

There was a lot to choose from among Saturday's Noise Pop 2013 festivities. So thank the gods of psych-pop that I ended up in front of DIIV's second consecutive sold -out show at Brick & Mortar. I've been hooked on DIIV's Oshin for the past few weeks, so I had high hopes for the heavily-anticipated Noise Pop '13 act - but I was not expecting to be so thoroughly winded by their gorgeous dreamy gloom and varied paradox of a live show. I'm not sure how they're able to mix floaty shoegaze and echoey grunge so eloquently, but I'm sure [...]

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