One of the more celebrated bands to emerge in the past few years as part of San Francisco's new psychedelic-rock underground, Sleepy Sun made waves globally in 2009 with the release of its acclaimed debut album, Embrace. Shifting easily from epic Zeppelin-esque riff workouts to soulful, gospel-tinge ... More >>
The women of the Bay Area music scene are breaking rules and defying expectations. Lass Out Loud is a new column exploring their lives and work.
Former Sleepy Sun singer Rachel Fannan's new all-girl group, Only You, takes a break from the sunnier shores of Southern California to perform at Brick an ... More >>
You'll be able to get a lot closer to the SF band Weekend this Saturday...
There are at least two problems with most beer festivals: You don't get enough beer for what you pay, and you usually have to listen to crappy music while you drink it. Thankfully, our friends over at the Bay Bridged a ... More >>
We know you like to rock. Perhaps you're reading this from your cubicle, and your colleagues have no idea there's an Iron Maiden t-shirt lurking underneath your sweater vest. You love live music, but every time you reach the front of the line at a concert concession stand, you're faced with overpric ... More >>
There's really no way to get around this: We're tired of your lame band names, musicians. Every year, it seems there's a rash of similarly-monikered new outfits hankering for our eartime. And while we do love to check out new music, we'd sincerely appreciate a bit more imagination and independent th ... More >>
The Bay Area sextet Sleepy Sun is part of a crop of both budding and established bands that base their sound and ethos in a long-gone time: when popular music was actually good and the guitar was an important, interesting instrument. By evoking the spirits of the greats (Sabbath, Zeppelin, or eve ... More >>
The Fresh & Onlys on the night they kicked the cat outta the bandIf you're headed down to Austin in March for the big music industry party SXSW, there are a bunch of locals hosting great acts throughout that week. We told you about our big bash on Friday, March 19 with Superchunk, the xx, the ... More >>
San Francisco psych-popsters Sleepy Sun get extra cosmic on their new video, "New Age," a red- and droopy-eyed ballad that opens up into some seriously stony guitar solos. We would expect nothing less from a band that got its original musical and spiritual guidance down in Santa Cruz.
It's gettin' down to it. One more day to vote for your favorite Bay Area acts in this year's music awards. And two more days until we announce the winners at a big ol' party at Ruby Skye (with, as we've mentioned before, performances by Wallpaper., Loco Bloco, and Lazer Sword) on Thursday. Today ... More >>
The Bay Area music scene's crazy with talent, and we've been working hard as of late to narrow that massive creative pool down to 40 acts worthy of jumping on this year's Music Awards Ballot. So after much research by own own staff, and much polling of respected members of the music industry, we' ... More >>
Sleepy SunFriday, June 19, 2009Great American Music HallBetter than: Black Mountain Brightblack Morning Light Black SabbathThe members of Sleepy Sun had barely taken the stage last night, and the dudes behind me were already stoked. "Oh my God," one of them started repeating to his friend. "Oh m ... More >>
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If you're going to Austin, Texas' annual music festival SXSW, remember the date March 20. On that day, SF-based indie Talking House records is throwing what it calls a "14-hour rager" featuring "a ton of the Bay Area's most interesting bands" at the W ... More >>
After witnessing Sleepy Sun's show at Bottom of the Hill last night (my first time seeing them live), I count myself amongst the convinced that San Francisco's newest stars have been born. The band put on a performance that burned into your memory--and your retina, thanks to a film projector beaming ... More >>