PREMIERE: Folk duo Wolf + Crow release haunting first track off “Folklore”


We are excited to premiere the track “Nothing” from Bay Area neo-folk duo* Wolf + Crow‘s new album Folklore, due out next Friday October 23rd. This track epitomizes the masterful songwriting, musical chops, and poetry that makes the entire album an instant classic for fans of old folk, new folk, blues, soul, spirituals, and/or just damn fine musicianship. Read More


Ariel Pink & Black Lips Night 2, and the Return of Bimbos 365 Club


Gypsy punks Black Lips exploded into SF’s hidden gem Bimbos 365 Club creating an unlikely contrast of a spit in your face punk band in a club that would be suited for the rat pack. Garage punk to their core and looser than geese, the band who are known for their high-energy, unpredictable, anything-goes shows, Read More


Photos: JR JR Debuts New Name, New Album and Homage to Full House


Friday night fans at The Great American Music Hall were treated to a truly special night of music from JR JR. The band, fronted by Josh Epstein and Daniel Zott, has been busy since they last stopped in town and had a lot to share with the packed room. Since last performing in SF the Read More


IT’S BRUTAL. IT’S HEAVY. IT’S GOOD. Caspian and Circle Takes the Square | Post Punks finest


Music tends to be a reflection of where a musician lives or where they have been. After Circle Takes The Square at the Rickshaw Stop this past Wednesday night, I get the impression Savannah, Georgia must be the most brutal, passionate and beautiful place on the planet. The three piece, consisting of Drew Speziale (vocals/guitar), Read More

Battles Win!



Packed to the rafters, with barely any room to shake, the Lower East Side experimental art rock group, Battles, hypnotized the earnest crowd. The band staggered on to the stage, first with Dave Konopa setting up 5 guitar loops, next founding member Ian Williams setting up even more loops on guitar and keyboard with fiery spasms, Read More


Photos: London’s Rudimental at The Regency Ballroom


I remember many (many) years ago I was at Notting Hill Carnival. I was there with my mum and my two sisters. At one point we were lost somewhere down Ladbroke Grove between the floats, the people dancing and smell of food. I was standing there, overwhelmed by the costumes and the colors when my Read More

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The Mynabirds: stupendously good at the Swedish American Music Hall


David Byrne gave a TED talk five years ago exploring the relationship between the changing architecture of venues and the evolution of music — watch it; he’s brilliant — and asking the question, “Does the venue make the music?” Byrne’s answer is an unequivocal yes. Last night at the Swedish American Music Hall, indie-pop band Read More


Ticket Giveaway 10/16: Aussie Duo Strange Talk’s New Look, New EP and New Single “Jive”


Friday October 16th is a big day for Australia’s electronic duo Strange Talk, it marks the culmination of a period of reinvention for the young act. We want you to be there to hear their new sound on the day release their new EP at Rickshaw Stop. We have two pairs of tickets for this show so your Read More

San Francisco, CA - October 3, 2015

The Villagers perform first San Francisco headline performance.

Photo Credit: Victoria Smith



This past weekend Dublin Ireland’s Villagers, project of sonic mastermind Conor O’Brien, reminded San Francisco what powerful songwriting can be. Starting on Saturday night, the band took a break from their tour with Paul Weller and braved it alone for their first headlining show of their latest album Darling Arthmetic in San Francisco at the Read More


Interview: Lincoln Durham Talks Cigar Box Blues, Mental Illness, and Upcoming Album


Noticing Lincoln Durham unpack his gear, it may be natural to assume five or six other musicians would later man the stage to help play so many instruments. There are nine or ten, maybe more depending on how you count. But surprise hits when no one else exits the Durham tour van (except Alissa Durham, Read More

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