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Song of the Day: Get Ready to Tap Your Feet to Separator by Controller

03/18/2015

Hump Day! You made it! As a reward we have a snappy little pop number by NYC’s Controller for you. The track kind of reminds me of the beginning of an Arcade Fire song, and while it might not evolve into the complex jam you expect out of pop masters like AF, it does have a infections beat and leads Read More

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Song of the Day: “Solace” and the Rest of Fyfe’s Debut Album Control

03/09/2015

Ever since Fyfe released single “For You” I have anxiously awaited the release of his debut album Control. Fyfe, which is the latest moniker for London-based Paul Dixon, layers beautiful flowing ambient tones– building beats that alternate between exhilarating complexity and haunting sparseness. Dixon’s voice reaches through the speakers and demands your attention. In “For You” he weaves his 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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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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Wednesday 1/28 @ Rickshaw Stop: NY’s Beacon Prepares to Drop Heavy Beats and Haunting Vocals

01/26/2015

Another bargain for music lovers this week at Rickshaw Stop, NY acts Beacon and Lord RAJA will be joined by local act Running in the Fog for just $12 at the door. I know it’s a Wednesday, but just convince yourself you don’t REALLY have to work Thursday and come out for some good music. I’ve had Read More

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Song of the Day: The Tropics “Take You Home”

01/09/2015

SF-based pop rockers The Tropics are back with another video for single “Take You Home.” While the song has been floating around since the release of their EP Wind House, it was originally a bonus available only on the vinyl edition of the album. I spent much of 2014 following the act and it looks like 2015 Read More

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Panic is Perfect Continues to Tease Upcoming EP with Single “Build a Wall”

12/22/2014

As we reach the last days of 2014 Panic is Perfect is giving us some great new music to look forward to in 2015. The SF-based electronic pop group was a late entrant to the local scene this year but is already generating some buzz and even made Aaron Axelsen of Live 105’s list of top SF Read More

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Fuckboys Beware, Run The Jewels Duo Killer Mike and El-P Recently Dropped Their Sophomore Album RTJ2 and it’s Exactly What Hip Hop Needed

11/14/2014

RTJ2 is grown up gangster rap. These men give a damn and make indifference look embarrassing. They muse over politics and power with verses that are refreshingly original. The album is blunt and goes straight for the throat. In “Close Your Eyes (and Count to Fuck),” they place themselves on the inmate side of a Read More

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Song of the Day: Mysterious UK Duo, Wonder Wonder With “Shark”

10/07/2014

London-based Wonder Wonder is an enigma. In an age where big name acts are usually paired with a big story about their personal life, trials, or tribulations, this duo decided to try a different approach aimed at trying to let the music speak for itself. The band has no website. No photos or biographical information on their Read More

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