Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Poolside to Play SF OysterFest May 10th


Some good news this week for anyone looking forward to (not cheap) drinks and delicious oysters at this year’s San Francisco OysterFest. The organizers have announced the first two acts and things are looking pretty good. Indie folk band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros is headlining and we also know that electronic pop duo Read More

Matthew Dear @ Noise Pop 2012 [Photo Review]


Matthew Dear played to a packed house last night at Public Works, marking another amazing performance for this year Noise Pop Festival. Kicking the night off right were opening acts Tropical Popsicle, Exray’s and the San Francisco-based Maus Haus. Dear is known for his catchy blend of dark synth-pop, which carries haunting vocals and a thick texture of percussion, trumpet, guitar Read More

[SOTD] MΔRRI$ “Affair” [NSFW]


Here’s the video for MΔRRI$’ “Affair” by the Kansas born DJ/producer born Phil Canty. “Affair” is a confidant production that juggles styles that can only be described as downtempo-Miami-bass-house music. There isn’t too much music from him public at this point, but take a look at his Soundcloud page. MΔRRI$: “Affairs” If you’re digging “Affair,” Read More

Free Mp3s: Marina And The Diamonds, Semi Precious Weapons, A-Trak and more


Marina And The Diamonds: “Oh No!” (Active Child Remix) It was Marina’s “serious pipes” that moved Pat Grossi to remix “Oh No!”, turning the brash, chart-bound original into something far more private and maudlin. No shock there, I guess, given that privacy and being maudlin are things that seem to happen to Grossi whenever he Read More

The XX Live Review


My experience seeing The xx was like losing my virginity. I built up these high expectations, only to realize three songs into the set that well—“what’s the big deal?” Don’t get me wrong it was great (and I said the same thing to her), but the pressure, the anticipation, the hope for something out of Read More

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