Churches: Show Preview

Band break-ups are not always completely sad. The dissolution of local indie-rock fave Port O'Brien paved the way for two promising new guitar-based groups,…

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Mark Eitzel: Show Preview

“I Love You But You're Dead” is the first single from Don't Be a Stranger, the new album from American Music Club singer-songwriter Mark…

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Six Organs of Admittance: Show Preview

Psychedelic-folk soothsayer Ben Chasny (the main man behind Six Organs of Admittance) frequently lets his guitar instrumentals soar into the upper reaches of nowhere,…

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10th Anniversary Tribute to Joe Strummer

In its earliest days, punk rock was a genre almost entirely populated by assholes — artful, incendiary, culture-changing assholes, but assholes nonetheless. From his…

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Xiu Xiu: Show Preview

Jamie Stewart doesn't make things easy — not for fans of Xiu Xiu, not for his group's assorted guest personnel, and certainly not for…

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Budget Rock 10: Show Preview

Now in its 10th year, the 2011 edition of the Bay Area's Budget Rock Festival will be its last — it's fittingly billed as…

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Wooden Shjips: Show Preview

Wooden Shjips have been kicking around the S.F. rock scene since about 2007, but it may be only now that this drone-heavy band is…

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