Big things are changing in San Francisco's rock scene. Longtime leaders Ty Segall and Thee Oh Sees' John Dwyer are Los Angelenos now, lured by cheaper rent and more space. A recent post on music blog the Bay Bridged explored musicians' perspectives on the tech industry, and acknowledged that the exodus of garage-rockers "is a sure enough sign that the music scene here is shifting." Over at the Bold Italic, Jennifer Maerz wondered, "Who have the Dwyers and Segalls of the... More >>>
Musicians are fighting to stay in ever-more-expensive San Francisco, where old record stores like this one on 24th Street have been replaced by new restaurants. Much of the city's best new rock music reflects this struggle.