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Black Marble & Uniform Join Forces for Noise Pop’s Weirdest Lineup @ Starline Social Club

02/25/2017

Wednesday night, a few bands with seemingly little in common rolled through Oakland’s Starline Social Club as part of Noise Pop’s 25th anniversary festival. I’m not sure how to describe this lineup except like when you walk into the kitchen super hungry at 1am (probably for the 3rd time) and all you can find is Ritz Read More

INTERVIEW: SF native Hanni El Khatib comes home to the Chapel tomorrow night

02/23/2017

San Francisco born Hanni El Khatib is a vintage blues rocker in the vein of The Black Keys, but with a little dab of punk and funk.  He’s garnered more than 8 million spins on Spotify with his four releases, the most recent of which, Savage Times, is a collection of 5 EPs released throughout 2016 plus four Read More

Noise Pop 25: Diet Cig Pack Brick & Mortar Music Hall

02/23/2017

Noise Pop 25 continued to impress last night at Brick and Mortar with a stellar lineup of female-fronted rock acts. The bill showcased local acts Joyride! and Plush, and they didn’t disappoint the sell out crowd. Joyride! with their fast-paced punk riffs was the perfect appetizer. Plush, which features some familiar faces from The She’s, Read More

Photos: The Knocks Continue to Impress and Evolve at Sold Out Fillmore Show

02/15/2017

  Thursday night NYC-based producing duo The Knocks once again turned a San Francisco venue into an insane dance party. After selling out three nights at The Independent last year and packing the Twin Peaks stage at Outside Lands this time the two took on the historic Fillmore and got the whole floor moving. Attendees were Read More

Song of the Day: Phoebe Ryan Wants Your “Dark Side”

02/15/2017

LA-based Phoebe Ryan hasn’t been wasting any time so far in 2017, giving us another new single “Dark Side.” The new single combines Ryan’s impassioned, breathy lyrics with synth-infused beats that might be equally at home in a Tropical House set. Tying the song together are moments of calm featuring a simple guitar riff and her entrancing Read More

Nine Pound Shadow’s new EP is an antidote to troubling times

02/07/2017

At the present moment, most of my closest friends are on a spectrum between dismay, despair, and depression. These are exactly the moments when we realize that music isn’t something that merely entertains us. It is something that heals us and reminds us why it’s worth fighting for existence. Berkeley natives (and brothers) Brendain and Read More

Jorja Smith, a new British star in the making?

02/03/2017

While many were asleep, and some were tucking into burritos, a small army was packed inside Rickshaw Stop to welcome Jorja Smith on her San Francisco debut. Aaron Axelsen’s Popscene is known for bringing exceptional talent to the Bay Area, and nineteen-year-old Jorja Smith, who placed fourth on the BBC’s sound of 2017 list is Read More

Premiere: Seth Lael’s San Francisco filled video for “On the Road”

01/31/2017

San Francisco songwriter Seth Lael has created a beautiful folk song in “On the Road” – a thoughtful, nostalgic record-keeping of the journey to “get where you need to go.” The video – shot using handmade pinhole lenses – features original footage captured from Treasure Island to Pacifica. Whether riding the trolley, lurking at a protest at Read More

Song of the Day: Sofi Tukker is Back with New Single “Johny”

01/23/2017

Sofi Tukker was one of my favorite new acts in 2016 with their deceivingly simple beats and Brazilian folk influences. Sometimes you just want to throw caution to the wind and dance, and they are all about facilitating a good time live. It seems like I wasn’t alone in my admiration as the NYC act also Read More

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