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Q&A: Caveman Emerges with New Record, Regency Ballroom and Outside Lands Dates

Q&A: Caveman Emerges with New Record, Regency Ballroom and Outside Lands Dates

New York indie pop rockers, Caveman, make a stop at the Regency Ballroom on Thursday, May 26th, before dropping their highly-anticipated record, Otero War, in June. Formed in 2010, Caveman has a primitive sound of the eighties, combined with heavy synthesizers with choppy reverb soaked…

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The Evolution of Thao and The Get Down Stay Down: Interview, Album & Show at the Fillmore

The Evolution of Thao and The Get Down Stay Down: Interview, Album & Show at the Fillmore

San Francisco songwriter, Thao Nguyen, is on the road with her band, The Get Down Stay Down, in support of her latest record, A Man Alive, including a stop at the Fillmore on April 30th. Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, originally formed in…

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Young Fathers Talks Race Identity, Music Genres & Their Mezzanine Performance Between Coachella Shows

Young Fathers Talks Race Identity, Music Genres & Their Mezzanine Performance Between Coachella Shows

Young Fathers, the hip-hop-tinged pop group from Edinburgh, Scotland, are seemingly saturated with irony. Originally formed as a “Three-Style” group, they connected at the age of 14 at a hip-hop night at the Bongo Club, a friendship that has lasted the ages. Among their shared…

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Live Review: Marco Benevento at the Independent, Plus Secret Shows Tonight & Tomorrow

Live Review: Marco Benevento at the Independent, Plus Secret Shows Tonight & Tomorrow

Marco Benevento, east coast pianist and songwriting extraordinaire, took the stage at the Independent Saturday night for a nearly sold out crowd in support of his latest record, The Story of Fred Short. Marco Benevento has been a pillar of the psychedelic jazz scene since…

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Peacers Rise Up for Easter Show: Q&A with Mike Donovan

Peacers Rise Up for Easter Show: Q&A with Mike Donovan

Mike Donovan, formerly of psych rock/noise band Sic Alps, has spawned a more vintage throwback sound to the sixties with his new band Peacers, made alongside his San Francisco counterpart Ty Segall, who produced the album and performed on a number of the songs. Peacers is…

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Interview: Slayer ‘s ‘Repentless World Tour’ Embarks on the Bay with Two Nights at the Warfield

Interview: Slayer ‘s ‘Repentless World Tour’ Embarks on the Bay with Two Nights at the Warfield

Thrash metal kings, Slayer, are back in action! For the first time since the passing of founding rhythm guitarist, Jeff Hanneman, the legends are now back on tour, in support of their latest record Repentless. Slayer has become a household name, for better or for worse….

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Prince Still Reigns Supreme: Electrifying ‘Piano and a Microphone’ Performance at Oracle Arena

Prince Still Reigns Supreme: Electrifying ‘Piano and a Microphone’ Performance at Oracle Arena

Those who missed Prince at Oakland’s Paramount Theater last Sunday for a special two show performance got another chance to see his “Piano and a Microphone” act last night on a bigger stage at Oracle Arena. When Prince is in the Bay Area there’s a…

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Mutiny Radio Produces Their 1st Annual Comedy Festival

Mutiny Radio Produces Their 1st Annual Comedy Festival

Mutiny Radio, one of San Francisco’s non-profit community-based radio stations, is trying its hand at comedy. Local comedians will be hosting twenty-two handpicked national comedians at the Mutiny Radio headquarters in the Mission District, from March 2nd to 6th for its first ever Mutiny Radio Comedy Festival. Sponsored…

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Film School’s Officially Reunited Lineup Poised for Noise Pop 2016

Film School’s Officially Reunited Lineup Poised for Noise Pop 2016

Two years ago, one of the original shoegaze bands of San Francisco, Film School, reunited for a special one-off performance at Bottom of the Hill for drummer Donny Newenhouse’s birthday. The performance ignited an enchanting moment for that specific lineup; the original members whom contributed…

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Metric Headlines Noise Pop 2016: Q&A with Emily Haines

Metric Headlines Noise Pop 2016: Q&A with Emily Haines

The deeply introspective, sometimes electronic, sometimes indie rock, but always passionate band from Toronto, Metric, headlines San Francisco’s Noise Pop Festival at the Nob Hill Masonic Center on February 23. In 1998, a band from Canada named themselves after a setting on their keyboard that…

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Maybe the Moon Brings Sexy Back, Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Maybe the Moon Brings Sexy Back, Just in Time for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, and while some lovers quarrel over dinner reservations or swoon over flowers and chocolates, and some singles flip through Tinder, desperately seeking a partner in crime for a night – Maybe the Moon’s Karmen Kimball and Alex Lasner make…

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Q&A: Jenny Lee of Warpaint Sets Off on Solo Tour

Q&A: Jenny Lee of Warpaint Sets Off on Solo Tour

Bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg of California indie rock band Warpaint, has started the new year touring in line with the release of her first solo record, Right On! under the moniker “jennylee”. The album is full of bass-heavy new wave riffs, colored with Lindberg’s dreamy vocal…

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