Interview: Strange Vine climbs to new heights

It's not always easy to recognize when a band is on the edge of something great. Sometimes a single hit song is all it takes to catapult a band to fame, taking them from indie to mainstream overnight. Other times, it takes years and years of climbing and pushing forward. The band builds a track record -- a bruised and bloodied trail of determination, a ladder of moments on which each rung represents another step forward -- one that proves they stayed true to their sound and paid tribute to no trend. In the last year and a half, Strange [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Extra Classic, Portland Cello Project, and more

To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Wednesday, January 21st The Donkeys, Extra Classic, And And And @ The Chapel 8pm, $15, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, January 23rd Shannon & The Clams, Earth Girl Helen Brown, Magic & Naked @ The Chapel 9pm, $18, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Friday, [...]

Don’t forget: Celebrate the SF music scene Saturday at Not Dead Yet Fest!

"Everybody's moving to L.A." "All the art is happening in Oakland." "This place is dead anyway." No matter where you look these days, someone's singing the death knell of not only the San Francisco music scene, but San Francisco as we know it. If you believed most commentators, you'd picture the City as a seven-mile-by-seven-mile wasteland full of Mark Zuckerberg clones renting studios for $5K per month, applying for permits to build a Walmart on every corner from North Beach to Lake Merced, and namby-pamby former suburbanites petitioning to have every music venue shut down for excessive noise. Well, the [...]

Bottom of the Hill hosting Sandy benefit tonight, 1/17/13, featuring Big Tree, Strange Vine, and more

It may be a new year, but the folks on the East Coast impacted by the recent mega-storm incongruously dubbed "Sandy" (as if it was some spunky neighborhood gal) are still trying to put the pieces back together. If you're looking for a way to help, you can come rock out at Bottom of the Hill tonight. The night features three Bay Area bands (indie-pop quartet and recent NYC-to-SF transplant Big Tree, Oakland-based genre-benders Bonnie & The BANG BANG, and dreamy SF folk group Owl Paws), as well as one of San Joaquin Valley's finest (Fresno blues rock outfit Strange [...]

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