Hard Kn(ox): The Knocks and Cardiknox Team up for East-Meets-West Dance Party at Independent Feb 9-11


It’s no secret that we expect big things from The Knocks when they release their first full LP in March. In fact, the electronic dance duo may be New York’s worst kept secret at this point, after scoring big on the dance charts with “Classic” last summer and then again this summer with the Fetty Read More

Giveaway: 2 Tickets to RÜFÜS DU SOL Friday October 24th at Mezzanine


Today we are teaming up with Columbia Records to give one lucky fan a pair of tickets to see RÜFÜS DU SOL at the Mezzanine Friday October 24th. RÜFÜS DU SOL is one of those hard to miss acts over the summer, with break out single “Sundream” and the fantastic new album Atlas recently being released Read More

Grab Your Tambourine and Check Out “The Stone” by Terraplane Sun


Today Venice, CA based Terraplane Sun announced its upcoming album Generation Blues. As the album title suggests, the group plays a kind of modern indie blues rock with some great dancing potential. They also dropped the single “The Stone” which you can check out below. The track has a great beat and a ton of great energy and Read More

5 Awesome Shows in the Next 2 Weeks (That Aren’t Yet Sold Out)


This post is trying something a little different. Mostly I post photos and reviews of shows I went to and had a great time at, but today I wanted to help anyone in SF discover some great acts coming to town that you might not know you will love. We all know that Broken Bells Read More

Album Review: Kitsuné Maison – Compilation 14


As part of their “10 Year Anniversary Celebrations,” those fun-loving folks over at French fashion mogul/electronic music record label, Kitsuné Maison, are due to release a vibrant and disco-heavy compilation album on October 14th, aptly titled, Compilation 14. The label’s Parisian co-creator Gildas Loaec sums up their motivation for the new work admirably: “We treat Read More

Yelle at Mezzanine [Live Review and Photos]


  Julie Budet is riveting. After her first few English words, spoken with a delightfully distorted accent, one can quickly hear she’s French. Likely few members of the audience understood her lyrics, yet she draws everyone in with a few on-stage antics and a massive dose of enthusiasm. Always moving, if she wasn’t singing, she Read More

“Cold Dust Girl” and “Neverest” by Hey Champ


Chicago-based Hey Champ has been justifiably blowing up in the blogosphere over the past several months with super-catchy electro synthpop. Just signed to Seattle indie label Townie Records, Hey Champ is headlining this Friday at Rickshaw Stop here in beautiful San Francisco in a “Chicago vs. San Francisco” battle presented by Popscene and featuring several Read More

“In Love, Not Limbo” by Of Oceans


Thanksgiving always seems to bring out the sentiment and nostalgia and wistful regret. So, what better song to accompany those often conflicting feelings and moments than this whimsical cut from Of Oceans, In Love, Not Limbo. Feel not regret. Whether you’re having orphan celebrations far from home or well ensconced in family activities that are Read More

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