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 >>
Well, San Francisco, this time around you're in it for the long haul. From megaparties to videotheques, this weekend's festivities have something for just about everyone. For dance music fans, it's a rare time when choices and sacrifices will need to be made. But that's enough preamble, let's get in ... More >>
This is a pretty nice lookin' flier, don't you think?It's not really a big weekend for electronic music concerts and dance parties. Sure, the regular DJs and party promoters are milling about, doing what they usually do, which you're already likely to know about if you want to. And we d ... More >>
Well, that's it. The week in music has been overrun by creatures great and small. Even on Labor Day, that hallowed sabbath of secular holidays, we were forced to contend with Panda Bear at the Fox. Is nothing sacred?But press on we must. To prepare you for the faunal frenzy in performance spaces acr ... More >>
San Francisco psych-pop outfit the Fresh & Onlys today announced that its third album, Play it Strange, will come out on the In The Red label October 12. Unlike previous F&O albums, Play It Strange was recorded outside the band's home-side recording space, at San Francisco's Louder Studio ... More >>
AlisonWhat is in the water in Nevada City? That old gold rush town is a hotbed for Bay Area expats (Tim Green) and general musical creativity (Joanna Newsom, Alela Diane) that goes well with what's popular back here (freaky folk, pastoral pop). Tonight Casual Fog comes down from the hills with a hea ... More >>
San Francisco psychsters Assemble Head in Sunburst Sound are getting ready to unleash their latest batch of magically heavy rock on April 7. The new album, When Sweet Sleep Returned, was produced by studio maestro Tim Green at Louder Studios. According to the band's label, Tee Pee Records, the disc ... More >>
Refuge in Genre (Siltbreeze)
The dirtybird crew gives kinky dance jams playful tweaks.
Third Person Shooter (Hook or Crook)
Entering Comets on Fire's blazing parallel universes
The Mission Creek Music & Arts Festival offers tasty treats from the underground
Do It Everywhere
With the release of The Hoop, Crime in Choir is poised to become your new favorite scary instrumental band.
Remember when psych rock thrived in S.F.? Of course you don't. You were high. But Comets on Fire will jar more than your memory.
The apocalyptic acid-rock attack of Comets on Fire
Sound Restores Young Men (Drag City)
A galaxy-spanning journey through space and sound!
Lucid Dreaming (Emperor Jones)
Underground filmmakers find horror in everyday San Francisco
The Lies may be San Francisco's most deceptively honest group
The Fucking Champs aren't your typical metal band -- but they rock like one
The Melvins are (still) willing to provoke and confuse