As if anyone needed yet another reason to head to the land of more affordable rent, delicious food and the possibility of having an actual house party go uninterrupted by police intervention—aka Oakland—enter Magic Lantern, a special one-night event showcasing Bay Area video and projection artists at Children’s Fairyland amusement park.
Foxygen is Sam France and Jonathan Rado. They are 22 years old and they are about to explode. Will they be capable of appreciating the greatness of their journey? Are they really bi-coastal? Read on to learn more about their finger-sniffing ways and the origins of the name. Then, catch them at The Independent on Wednesday opening for Moonface.
The hometown hero John Vanderslice is taking his show on the road. Vanderslice will be making a handful of appearances up and down the East Coast and in the Midwest with indie giants Crooked Fingers.
The San Francisco dream-pop duo consisting of Mark Zannad (vox, synths) and Brandon Harrison (drums) has been around since in the summer of 2010, creating highly palatable shoegaze throwbacks and driving heart-churners.
The 2nd annual Phono del Sol Music and Food Festival arrives Saturday, July 21, at Potrero del Sol Park with the mighty trifecta of SF summertime fun: music, food and beer.
Bill Rousseau and Dahlia Gallin Ramirez have been kicking around the SF music scene since 2004 when they played with The Monolith. Fast forward eight years and replace synths and effects with a guitar, a piano and a heck of a lot of lovely harmonies and you have Billy & Dolly, pop sensations.
Local electro-heros Birds & Batteries give us a taste of their upcoming release, Stray Light, by premiering a video for the first single, “Let The Door Swing”.
Chan Marshall, the driving force behind the ever-moody Cat Power, is back. Her new album Sun (Matador) is due out on September 4, but you can download the first single “Ruin” right now.
Remember that song “Young Folks” from back in 2006 by Peter Bjorn and John? The one with the whistling and the bongos and the cooing female vocals? Well, that cooing female is back with a new album from her solo project Taken By Trees, but those bongos have been replaced with pedal steel and dub-step. Let’s get tropical.
Portland’s lo-fi, stoner-rock, garage revivalists White Fang are on a rampage. Listen to “Coffee Table” now before the weed hits the fan.
They’re baaaaack. Those dapper lads from Brooklyn with the melt-your-mind harmonies, break-your-heart melodies and burst-your-ear orchestral builds have announced a new album coming out soon (title TBD), a world tour and an free listen to the first single “Sleeping Ute.”