Mixtape: The New Wave of Bay Area Shoegazers (Podcast #253)

Mixtape: The New Wave of Bay Area Shoegazers (Podcast #253) Amidst its various other micro-scenes, San Francisco has long fostered bands incorporating the dreamy and noisy sounds of shoegaze. Over the years, groups like Film School, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Stratford 4, and others emerged from the Bay Area, employing dense, melodic distortion to much acclaim. Recently, it seems, a new crop of shoegaze-influenced bands has begun to emerge, led by breakout acts like Weekend, Young Prisms, and The Soft Moon. You'll recognize some common threads among these bands, but there's a diversity of influences and approaches here that [...]

Recommended, 6/6-6/12: Rumble, Black Lips, Tied to the Branches, My First Earthquake, Kelly Malone Benefit

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. Free Rumble party Wednesday: Sister Crayon, Excuses for Skipping, White Arrows LA's White Arrows really impressed me at Popfest, and the band is back in SF opening The Rumble this Wednesday, June 8th at Milk (8pm, RSVP here). They're joined by Sister Crayon from Sacramento, and locals Excuses for Skipping, who recently released Tonic For Hysteria. Sister [...]

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