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Holy crap is there a lot of good new music coming out of the Bay this week

October 8, 2014
Looking for something to get you past the hump of Hump Day? Well put down that "which Disney princess is your dog" quiz right...

Tough decisions ahead: The Bay Area Record Fair, the Oakland Music Festival, and more

September 24, 2014
Ever get so overwhelmed by all the awesome events in the Bay Area on a given weekend that you give up on trying to...

WATERS sign to Vagrant, drop new single “I Feel Everything”

September 9, 2014
Van Pierszalowski, the songwriter and primary ringleader of SF's WATERS, has always seemed like a guy on the brink of wide(r)spread stardom. The band's...

Local love: Fresh fall jams from Cathedrals, Terry Malts, The Seshen, and more

September 3, 2014
You know that feeling where, if you see one more headline about how all the artists and musicians have fled San Francisco and the...

Guardian Intelligence: August 27 – September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014
 REAL EARTHQUAKE SURVIVALHeavens to Betsy! An earthquake hit wine country, and the upper-middle class are dealing with spilled rivers of their favorite cabernet. While...

Scruff love

Mr. Scruff brings us six hours of love. Plus: SF Drag King Contest, Heartthrob, Odyssey, Coyu, more

Monday music video mayhem

July 28, 2014
Just in case you've been living under a rock slightly behind on your local music coverage for the past couple weeks, allow us to remind you of...

Tune in to SFBG’s Alternative Ink, sickout edition! LISTEN NOW

Spend your Sunday night with the dedicated staff here at the Bay Guardian, for two hours of local music and lively, information talk during...

There is too much going on this weekend: The Congress, Not Dead Yet Fest, and more

June 5, 2014
Y'all ever have that thing where a week or two will go by without a show you're particularly stoked on, and then all of...

Listen: Katie Day’s anti-tech bro jam “San Francisco (Before the West Falls)”

June 3, 2014
Between POW!'s "Hi-Tech Boom," the schticky "Google Bus Song" from Cachebox, and Violent Vickie's "Fuck You!!!!!", it's safe to say San Francisco musicians —...

Losing our religion: The Lost Church says farewell — for now

May 28, 2014
With all the tears shed and (Internet) ink spilled bemoaning the death of the Mission District at the hands of the tech bubble, it's...

Watch: Papercuts’ “Life Among the Savages”

May 27, 2014
Papercuts, the indie-folk output of San Francisco songwriter-producer Jason Quever, has been a San Francisco staple for a decade now. By turns stark and...

Tune in to SFBG’s Alternative Ink, the Holiday Party Edition LISTEN NOW

May 23, 2014
While everyone is out partying it up on the long three-day weekend, the dedicated staff here at the Bay Guardian will still take a...

Tune in to Alternative Ink, the Guardian’s radio show LISTEN NOW

May 9, 2014
Greetings, Guardianistas, we’re making the leap from your eyeballs to your earholes with Alternative Ink, our new radio show on BFF.fm, San Francisco’s best...

On the Rise: Tony Molina

Teenage Fanclub-inspired pop from a Bay Area hardcore veteran

BARF-y, in a good way: Bay Area record labels draw a cattle drive of local music lovers

February 17, 2014
On Saturday, the first annual Bay Area Record Label Fair (BARF) was born. As a labor of love between Father/Daughter Records and local promoters,...

The return of Pyno Man

Plus: 1-2-3-4 Go! Records needs help; A Million Billion Dying Suns get heavy at the Knockout

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

February 4, 2014
The Bay Area music-related Internets was ablaze this week with the rumor that whiskey-fueled nights at the Mission's belovedly divey Elbo Room may be...

The good witches of music tech

Musicians and the tech industry don't have to be the strangest of bedfellows

Positive starts

GOOD TECH ISSUE Toward a more holistic integration of technology into Bay Area life

On the veg

BOOKS ISSUE: Isa Chandra Moskowitz is back with 'Isa Does It,' a vegan cookbook for working stiffs

House party

How to make a home into a venue

Vegan idol Isa Chandra Moskowitz brings ‘Isa Does It’ to SF, reveals restaurant name

November 12, 2013
The first thing you need to know about Isa Chandra Moskowitz is that she's a punky legend in the global vegan community. She started...

Alive, not well

La Luz, Six Week Records, Crashfaster, and more