First City Festival announces 2014 lineup featuring Beck and The National

As we told you a little while ago, the second iteration of the First City Festival will take place August 23 and 24 at the Monterey County Fair and Event Center. Now the folks behind NorCal's newest summer music fest have announced this year's lineup, and it's nothing short of spectacular, featuring indie legends Beck and The National as headliners, along with the likes of Best Coast, Dawes, Tokyo Police Club, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Speedy Ortiz, as well as local faves Geographer, Sleepy Sun, The Family Crest, Doe Eye, Cool Ghouls, and Survival Guide. In addition to performers on [...]

Review: The Men at the Rickshaw Stop bring out the dudes

Photos by Erin Dage Brooklyn’s the Men have been active since 2008, and in those six years have consistently produced five studio albums that range from abrasive noise rock to more melodic, country-inspired tunes. The maturity of the group, and the obvious growth they’ve experience musically, is most apparent in their 2014 release of Tomorrows Hits; A far cry from anything they’ve released thus far, the work highlights the boys true nature of harmonizing, blues guitar, and harmonica. Their performance at the Rickshaw Stop exemplified these new maturities, as the Men performed a lengthy set that included plenty of eight [...]

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Review: The Men, CCR Headcleaner, White Cloud @ The Rickshaw Stop 4/22/13

So I guess it's weird to everyone else that I like The Men. Sometimes I'm even surprised I like The Men. People never fail to voice their surprise when I tell them I've been loving the stuff they've been putting out for the last year and a half or so. I guess I get why – they're probably thinking of The Men of records past; the barreling hardcore brewed on the Brooklyn noise scene. If that's all you know of them, I guess that would be pretty weird to hear coming from me. I'm not exactly your typical post-punk consumer. [...]

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Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: The Men, Metric, Palma Violets and more

To enter this contest submit an email to contest[at] with your full name in the body and the concert you’re entering the contest for in the subject line. You may only submit your name once to only one contest. Winners will be chosen at random and will be awarded one pair of tickets unless otherwise noted. ALL CONTESTS CLOSED Thursday, April 18th Savages, No Bra @ The Independent Two pairs available. To win, be the first or second person to enter. 8pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Thursday, April 18th Metric, Mona @ The Fox 8pm, $29.50, all ages. [...]

The Men touring, playing SF with Wax Idols and Burnt Ones

Buzzworthy New York post-punk quartet The Men are making their way to San Francisco this summer for a June 24th performance at Bottom of the Hill, with support from Bay Area locals Wax Idols and Burt Ones. Currently signed to Sacred Bones Records, The Men released their third full-length, Open Your Heart, to critical acclaim earlier this year. On this release, the band took a step forward from last year's Leave Home, with more emphasis on melodic accessibility in their bold, heavy songwriting. Listen to their new single "A Minor" below, featured on the label compilation Sacred Bones Presents: Todo [...]

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279)

Live This Month: June 2012 — an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #279) 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. From the electronic pop of Exray's to the fiery punk of White Lung, June's concert calendar features a wide variety of highlights. Like Exray's, Still Flyin and Adios Amigo are also celebrating new albums this month, but it's not just the locals who have exciting records to offer. Japandroids' latest finds the band in peak DIY noise pop form, [...]

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