Noise Pop 2015: Check out all of our festival coverage!

Jessica Pratt at The Chapel (Photo Credit: Jon Ching)   Got any plans for the weekend? If you're like us, you're still recovering from the week that was Noise Pop 2015, and you're not quite ready to wrap your brain another show-filled weekend. Well, if you'd rather stay in this weekend, wear your pajamas around the clock (don't forget Daylight Savings Time starts Saturday night), drink some herbal tea, and go on a Netflix binge, we don't blame you. But, at the very least, you can relive some of the best moments from Noise Pop with this wrap-up of all [...]

Mixtape: New SF Bands with Great Musical Resumes Download: Mixtape: New SF Bands with Great Musical Resumes (Podcast #344) In a scene as active as the San Francisco Bay Area, it's not uncommon to learn that the members of your favorite band are also involved in other musical projects. It's also not surprising to see bands break up, burn out or go through significant lineup changes, enabling former players to explore new terrain on their own. All of this means that a number of newer bands with unfamiliar names might have some familiar faces -- or, perhaps more appropriately, voices -- involved. It also means that if [...]

Amen Dunes headlines Rickshaw Stop tonight in support of ‘Love’ LP

Amen Dunes, the project of Damon McMahon, is touring in support of his latest Sacred Bones release, Love. Tonight, Amen Dunes will headline Rickshaw Stop with support from Axxa/Abraxas and San Francisco four-piece VANIISH. The Murder Dull Mind EP was Amen Dunes' first release on Sacred Bones in 2010, a set of recordings tracked in his Beijing apartment before McMahon had moved back to New York. Amen Dunes has since released more experimental material on McMahon's own Perfect Lives imprint, including The Ethio Covers 7-inch. Love features some of McMahon's most accomplished and accessible songwriting, with his latest collection taking [...]

Ticket Giveaway Wednesday: Fever Charm, S. Carey, Vela Eyes, and more

Fever Charm To enter for a chance to win tickets to any show below, email with the name of the band and the date of the show you’re entering for in the subject line and your full name in the body of the email. Winners will be selected at random and notified via email. Saturday, July 5 S. Carey, The Pines @ The Independent 9pm, $15, 21+. Buy advance tickets here. Saturday, July 5 Kiwi Time, Vela Eyes, Fever Charm @ Slim's 9pm, $11, all ages. Buy advance tickets here. Monday, July 7 Amen Dunes, Axxa/Abraxas, Vaniish @ Rickshaw [...]

Vaniish reveal track off upcoming debut album, ‘Memory Work’

San Francisco based post-punk act, Vaniish, will be releasing their debut album, Memory Work, via Metropolis Records on June 10. But before the album is released, the band (with former and current members of Wax Idols and The Soft Moon) have divulged a track off the upcoming release called "Kaleidoscoped." The single is icy and dark in nature, with cutting vocals and bone chilling synth work. Instruments interlope and tumble together, similar to the effect of a simple twist on a kaleidoscope. There's a remarkable sense of urgency and upheaval in the track, which makes it certainly worth checking out: [...]

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