Live This Month: December 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #321) Download: Live This Month: December 2013 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #321) 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. It's December again, which means something of a slow down in the world of live music. Tours become more infrequent as bands avoid winter weather, and few albums are being released during a time when most critics are putting the finishing touches on their best-of lists. Likely to appear on more than a few of those lists [...]

Sun Araw, Matthewdavid, more play Oakland's Peralta Palace this Saturday

There's a fairly big party going down this Saturday at Oakland's Peralta Palace. Pretty Blue Presents and Sick Sad World have joined forces and (wait for it...) formed "Voltron," a nine and a half hour music marathon featuring Sun Araw, Matthewdavid, Jel, and more. From 5:30pm till 3:00am, 2441 Peralta St will be filled with a cornucopia of sounds ranging from hip hop to psych-rock to downtempo beats - a theme captured nicely by the wild flyer you see above, designed by Jordan Deherrera. The show costs a mere $10 at the door. The full line up also includes Morris, [...]

Photos & Recap: 2011 Woodsist Fest in Big Sur, 7/30-7/31/11

Photos by Nicole Browner and Ben Van Houten Last weekend in Big Sur, Woodsist Records and (((folkYEAH!))) teamed up to present the sublimely wonderful 2011 Woodsist Fest. These photos showcase most of the many bands that played at the Fernwood Resort and Henry Miller Library, but they just can't come close to capturing the natural beauty of Big Sur that enveloped the weekend. Musically, the highlights were many. The new Real Estate songs have me really excited about the new record. The Fresh and Onlys and Woods should figure out some way to tour in their "Big Band" configuration. Also, [...]

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