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Viet Cong descend upon Rickshaw Stop this Thursday

03/03/2015

(photo from www.imposemagazine.com) Red-hot Calgary post-punk band Viet Cong are on a tear right now, earning accolades left and right (including the holy grail of a Pitchfork BNM) for their unpredictable and explosive self-titled record, just released in January. You can catch them at Rickshaw Stop this Thursday- tickets are sold out, but I’ve found myself getting Read More

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K Flay and Geographer @ The Fox

03/02/2015

Another year of the Noise Pop music festival brought another lineup of outstanding independent artists from all over the continent.  Yet, with it’s ever-growing reach, Noise Pop, a San Francisco born festival, will always have a soft spot for the Bay Area. Friday night’s lineup at the Fox theater was heavily Bay inspired, with appearances from Geographer, Read More

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Song of the Day: Life in Film “It’s What Happens Next That Matters Most”

02/27/2015

London’s Life in Film is here to get us ready for the weekend with new single “It’s What Happens Next That Matters Most.” The track starts out lo-fi and folksy then builds into a very danceable jam. Long strums and quick plucks of guitar give the song a very upbeat base, clashing with heartfelt and almost Read More

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Thao takes down the Swedish American with her bare heart

02/26/2015

Tuesday night, as part of the Noise Pop festival at the Swedish American Music Hall, I had the pleasure of seeing the excellent Thao Nguyen (of The Get Down Stay Down). Maybe you all know this already, maybe I’m late to this game, but yeah, wow. She lived up to every word of hype, and there is loads of Read More

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Ticket Giveaway + Interview: Magic Man Poised to Make You a Believer with High Flying Show at Slim’s 3/26

02/25/2015

If you missed Magic Man last time they were in SF…what were you thinking?! Now before you get too down on yourself, know that redemption lies just a few short weeks away. On March 26th, Magic Man will return to the Bay Area with Great Good Fine Ok and Vinyl Theatre. With this show sure Read More

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Lotus to Light Up The Regency Ballroom with Electronic Jams Friday 2/20

02/18/2015

Lotus has been around the block a few times by now, after forming at the turn of the millennium in Indiana. From the beginning, they have been mixing musical styles that many people would think just don’t belong together — jam rock and electronica — and doing it well. When listening to their catalogue of music Read More

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Swami John Reis to Drop Some New School Surf Rock at Bottom of Hill This Thursday 2/12

02/11/2015

Get stoked! The legendary “Swami” John Reis and The Blind Shake are making their way to San Francisco tomorrow to debut their newest album, Modern Surf Classics. And forget what you think you know about surf rock — because what these guys are doing isn’t your dad’s surf rock. Playing a mixture of recognizable surf-style licks and Read More

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Annie Bacon & her OSHEN premiere new video: “When Anybody Laughs”

02/11/2015

When writing one’s own review, it’s best to refrain to too many superfluous superlatives, ahem, and to keep it as close to fact as possible. So here, my friends, is a video that I (Annie Bacon) made with my friends for a song from a record that I also made with my friends (my OSHEN). Read More

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Photos: 0 F**ks Given as K. Michelle Pushes Through Tech Glitches to Thrill Fans

02/08/2015

K. Michelle kicked off her My Twisted Mind Tour at San Francisco’s Mezzanine on Thursday night. This was the R&B singer’s first opportunity to hit the road with these songs following the release of her latest album, Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?, at the end of 2014. Following a few technical issues, namely with a Read More

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There’s something in Springtime Carnivore’s Atmosphere – Wednesday 2/11 @ GAMH

02/08/2015

Wednesday evening at the Great American Music Hall, Springtime Carnivore – the “nom de tune” of LA’s Greta Morgan – will invite you in to a dreamy, hazy pop that crosses not only genres but eras with ease. Morgan’s vocals might not be breaking any speakers, but the fluidity and flexibility floating across octaves is Read More

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