Social Studies took a long, convoluted path from their genesis to the rhythmic revelations that make Developer, their second full-length release, such an imaginative excursion. The S.F. band's early history is crowded with shifting interconnections and contradictions that defy attempts at charting a ... More >>
Kapowski is a newish four-piece indie pop band from Oakland that has no guitars and may (or may not) be named after a certain cheerleader from Saved By The Bell. But regardless of its high school sitcom loyalties, the band's new video for "Section 8" is a winner: In the Perez Brothers-directed clip ... More >>
Pancho-san is a newish Bay Area band consisting of former Beulah and Rogue Wave members Patrick Abernethy, Eli Crews, and Pat Spurgeon. With a pedigree like that -- Beulah was ludicrously good, and Crews also helped record and mix tUnE-yArDs' w h o k i l l (along with many other good records ... More >>
We're a bit unsure of the name, but anyone looking for experimental new rock/electronic sounds out of the Bay Area (or anywhere, really), oughta give Mwhahaha a listen. The band sounds more than a little bit like TV on the Radio sometimes, but -- as you may have gathered from its moniker -- it is fa ... More >>
It always seemed like Beulah was just a break or two away from becoming more than just a San Francisco indie-pop band with a solid following. Former frontman Miles Kurosky has no interest in playing the bitter card six years after the group's dissolution, though. In fact, he's been taking Beulah ... More >>
If six avant-garde musicians get together in an art gallery, does it make a sound? You betcha.
The Roofies have perfected the fine art of not taking themselves seriously