Live This Month: January 2017 — an audio guide to upcoming SF concerts Download: Live This Month: January 2017 (Podcast #399) 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. When it comes to concerts, January is starting 2017 off strong, with a whole bunch of great shows happening locally over the coming month. Oakland prog-inspired band Once & Future Band is celebrating a new album, as is SF singer-songwriter Mark Eitzel. We've also included songs from locals The Sunset Shipwrecks, Russell E. L. Butler, Sarah Bethe Nelson, and Richie Cunning. Worth noting: Nelson and Cunning [...]

Premiere: The Sunset Shipwrecks release angst-fueled “Vengeance Will Be Mine”

What do you do when your band and your city meet their end? Start a new band and sing about it all. Well, that's exactly what Ryan Massey did when his band, Fat Wreck Chords/Lookout! mainstays American Steel, met its dissolution and the tech boom of San Francisco forced him to move out of the house he called home for ten years. The energy and anger this double-whammy instilled in Massey led him to start up a new project: The Sunset Shipwrecks The new band features elements of their timeline both old and new. Massey brought back American Steel drummer [...]

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