The Spyrals, Wild Wild Wets (SD), Barbarian (SD) and Midnight Palms at Thee Parkside 2/7/13

San Francisco is brimming with psychedelic music of all flavors, but The Spyrals has managed to rise above the hazy cloud of garage-psych resting on this city's landscape as one of the premiere rock and roll bands. A handful of records later, including two EPs and an eponymous debut album, the band has honed a raw sound that is both dizzying and entirely danceable at the same time, not to mention created with a stripped down instrument repertoire of drums, a bass and a guitar. The three-piece outfit has finished recording its second LP, due to be released in late spring [...]

Spyrals record release show tonight (1/19/12) at Brick and Mortar

San Francisco certainly has no shortage of garage bands, a term once applied to bands who rehearsed in garages (one would assume, right?) but now refers to that 60s-era inspired fuzzed-out psychedelia that our beloved City by the Bay is steeped in. The spirit has been kept alive, but the problem is, not everyone influenced by this vintage sound does it well. Enter the Spyrals, who are having their self-titled record release party tonight at the Brick and Mortar Music Hall. Elliot Kiger, Brandon Wurtz, and Jeff Lewis make a sound that takes the spirit of Roky Erickson and adds [...]

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Live This Month: November 2011 – an audio guide through SF concerts this month (Podcast #260)

Live This Month: November 2011 (Podcast #260) 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. The November concert schedule offers a chance to check out the artists behind some big recent releases, as bands like M83, Wild Flag, and Real Estate arrive in support of well-received new albums. Locally, a diverse assortment of acts are launching new releases of their own, including the classic-leaning rock and roll of Zodiac Death Valley, The Northern Key's singer-songwriter pop, and the raucous art-rock of Wet Illustrated. [...]

Recommended, 3/7-3/13: Save KUSF Benefit, Emily Jane White, Balmorhea, and more

Every Monday, we'll be offering you early picks for some of the week's best concerts. Do you think we omitted something worthwhile? Let us know in the comments! Be sure to visit our Local Concert Calendar for an expanded set of daily listings. Emily Jane White and Hélène Renaut perform at Cafe Du Nord It's frustrating to know that Emily Jane White's latest album, Ode to Sentience, was released last year in Europe, but isn't yet available stateside, but it's also an indicator of the deserved success the SF musician has found abroad. There's an all-too-rare opportunity to see her [...]

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