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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...

Gimme 5: Must-see shows this week

July 9, 2014
Hello friends and festival-goers! Did you just get back from High Sierra? Does your hair still smell of patchouli? Are you sad that you...

Happy Hour: The week in music

June 20, 2014
Hey you. Yeah, you. Are you still sitting at your desk, despite it being a beautiful day outside, and despite the proximity of large-screen...

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...

The pedestrian pop of Sylvan Esso

June 4, 2014
Upon first listen, Sylvan Esso kind of takes hold of you. Nick Sanborn’s melodic, layered, driving electronic beats pair perfectly with Amelia Meath’s blissful...

This Week’s Picks: June 4 – 10, 2014

June 3, 2014
WEDNESDAY 4  'Mr. Irresistible' Multifaceted showman and irrepressible art-dragster D'Arcy Drollinger, the brains and falsies behind such contemporary camp classics as Shit & Champagne and...

A tUnE-yArDs phone date from the road

May 6, 2014
Being weird in a good way seems like a more difficult status for artists to attain than it used to be. We can...

Kitten Grenade on why you shouldn’t underestimate the ukulele

April 30, 2014
By Rebecca HuvalKitten Grenade takes the ukulele seriously. Katelyn Sullivan picked up the instrument when she was lonely and unhappy in Los Angeles, jonesing...

Spring chickens

'Tis the season for new releases, featuring a bumper crop of Bay Area bands. Plus, an identity crisis: Bay Area surf-mariachi-punks bAd bAd defend their honor against LA electro-pop kids badbad

tUnE-yArDs Tuesday

April 8, 2014
Oh, Merrill Garbus. Remember the days when the endearingly weird, weirdly endearing, predictably unpredictable tUnE-yArDs felt like an open Oakland secret, an East Bay...

The top 7 music-related things on the Internet that have nothing to do with Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin

March 26, 2014
Hey, did you hear that Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, lead singer of Coldplay, are splitting up? Of course you did. Did you actually...

Wigging out with Stephen Malkmus

Post-Pavement reunion and adventures abroad, the indie icon talks Beyoncé, Portland fishbowl syndrome, and embracing his classic-rock upbringing

Down at the Rickshaw

One of our favorite independent music venues celebrates 10 years of rockin' -- with a week of great shows

Years Latyr(x)

Bay underground hip-hop luminaries Lyrics Born and Lateef team up again for futuristic new LP

Hot mess

This weekend's music: Triple release party for Battlehooch and friends, lady drummers for Tom Tom Mag benefit, more

Selector: May 15-21, 2013

WEDNESDAY 15Appleseed Cast Change seems to be the only constant for Lawrence, Kansas' meandering Appleseed Cast. Chris Crisci's 14-year-old band has produced eight albums,...

On the Rise: Trails and Ways

"You say bossa nova dream pop, I say Brazilian shoegaze."

Haley Zaremba’s Top 10 Concerts of 2012

December 21, 2012
For our annual Year in Music issue, I asked local musicians, rappers, producers, and music writers to sound off on...

YEAR IN MUSIC 2012: Top 10s Galore

Major SF players share their favorites

Hi-fidelity weather

Michael Zapruder's 'Pink Thunder' project blends poetry, free-verse pop, and hard-wired found art

Heads Up: 6 must-see concerts this week

September 24, 2012
Waiting for the second manicure of my life, flipping through trashy magazines with my excitable fellow preeners, I came upon a photo of glittery...

Even more from the tUnE-yArDs interview

April 20, 2012
Despite a relentless touring schedule, and an intense side-project, scoring the upcoming SFIFF-presented evening of Buster Keaton shorts at the Castro Theatre with Oakland-based...

Music Listings

April 17, 2012
Since club life is unpredictable, it's a good idea to call ahead or check the venue's website to confirm bookings and hours. Prices are...

Alter egos

Labelmates St. Vincent and tUnE-yArDs play with characters