Think and Die Thinking Festival returns to San Jose

For the second year in a row, San Jose will be home to the Think and Die Thinking Festival, a celebration of punk rock, alternative culture and the DIY philosophy that comes along with it. From Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26, Think and Die Thinking will take over the Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center, located on The Alameda in San Jose. All orders of bands — from punk to indie to electronic to experimental — from all over the Bay Area are scheduled to perform; vegan food will be served, art will be exhibited, crafts sold and zines [...]

February's Best: Our favorite Bay Area songs from the blog last month

Here's our latest month-in-review mix collecting some our favorite new (or new to us) songs recently posted on the website. Gathered in the mix are over a dozen new tracks that were posted on in February, with links below to download each of them individually. Mixtape: Best of the Blog February 2012 Tracklisting: 1. Swiftumz – “More Than Sleep” 2. Sea of Bees - "Strikefoot (Live)" 3. Churches – “Feel Alright” 4. Ceremony – “Adult” 5. Sourpatch – “Cynthia Ann” 6. Hunx – “Always Forever” 7. Chuck Prophet – “Castro Halloween” 8. Howlin Rain - "Phantom in the Valley" [...]

Sourpatch to release new album, 'Stagger and Fade'

Sourpatch - "Cynthia Ann" Formed in San Jose in 2007, Sourpatch is a four piece power pop group set to release their sophomore album Stagger and Fade on HHBTM Records on February 28th. In 2011, the group released their debut full length, Crushin'. Below, watch the video for "Cynthia Ann," the first single off of Stagger and Fade.

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Review & Photos: Songs For Moms at 1-2-3-4 Go! Records 1/4/12

Songs For Moms It is with great joy that I report to you from Oakland's 1-2-3-4 Go! Record Store. Truly the lil' record store that could. They now boast live music on a very regular basis and host some of the best shows in town. No booze, but it's all ages and the big kids can go next door to Homeroom for some delicious tap beer (and 4000 kinds of mac n' cheese). The headliner tonite was Oakland's own Songs For Moms, a band I was sadly unfamiliar with. These grrrrls rawwwwwk! Take a listen to "In the West" from [...]

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