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Papercuts Preps for New Album Release, Fillmore Show

Papercuts Preps for New Album Release, Fillmore Show

Fading Parade, the fourth album from locals Papercuts (aka Jason Quever), is a little jangly, a lot melancholy, and a good place to start when you want to give old Morrissey a rest.  There’s even a bit of Earlimart or The Stars of Track and…

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Album Stream: Bright Eyes

Album Stream: Bright Eyes

Omaha boy wonder Conor Oberst has come pretty far from the days of warbling off-key alone in his bedroom.  His seventh (and possibly final) studio album under the moniker Bright Eyes, The People’s Key drops February 15th on Saddle Creek and features guest musicians from…

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Jake Mann + The Upper Hand

Jake Mann + The Upper Hand

There’s something welcoming about a no-frills rock band.  On their new album, Parallel South, local trio Jake Mann + The Upper Hand bring a mix of melodic pop and the best of 90s guitar bands, with singer-songwriter Mann’s layer of grainy, sometimes Dylan-esque vocals landing…

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All that Glitters is Goldenboy

All that Glitters is Goldenboy

With weather this warm, Groundhog Day doesn’t matter much this year.  So here’s something else to populate that February 2 slot:  Head to Dolores Park Cafe for a set from LA-based quintet Goldenboy, fronted by former Elliott Smith member and Bright Eyes touring musician Shon…

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Show Preview: Aaron Novik – Floating World, Vol. 1

Show Preview: Aaron Novik – Floating World, Vol. 1

Local bass clarinetist, composer and 12-year Bay Area resident Aaron Novik is releasing an album based on the works of three “outsider” poets from the streets of the Mission (Bart Alberti, Swan, and Michael B. Loggins).

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Morning Beat: Crocodiles, Magic Bullets, Fresh & Onlys

Morning Beat: Crocodiles, Magic Bullets, Fresh & Onlys

If your only plan this weekend was to cry into a beer mug about how you missed Manchester in the 80s, consider a reschedule. Saturday night, local quintet Magic Bullets bring its Moz-meets-Orange Juice jangle pop to Slim’s in an opening slot for San Diego’s…

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